Category: Speakers

If you’ve decided it’s time for better music quality in your car, start with the speakers. In our car speaker buying guides we explain why it makes sense to upgrade and what your options are. We discuss both coaxial and component speakers and the sizes they come in. If you’re adding an amplifier, or thinking of doing so, you’ll want to consider impedance as well as power, so that’s covered in each guide too.

Price is always a factor when buying car audio components, so we don’t limit our evaluations to top-of-the-line products. Instead, our guides cover the spectrum from good budget speakers to some of the best car speakers you can buy.

Factory speakers are mostly inexpensive units that deliver poor clarity. (If they were good quality who would buy the premium audio packages?) Plus, most factory speakers wear out quickly. That’s because the cheap foam mounts gradually lose elasticity and break down over time. So if you want better sound, start with the speakers.

Even if you’re upgrading the head unit, (the piece in the dashboard/center stack with the controls), start with the speakers. Surely a better head unit deserves better speakers anyway?

Probably the most common size for speakers is the 6.5” diameter. There’s a lot of choice here so our guides address budget 6.5” component speakers, high-end 6.5” speakers and the best 6.5” component speakers. We don’t overlook 6.5” coaxial speakers either (and they are easier to install!)

Another common size is the 6×8” oval speaker. You’ll find these in Fords, Mazdas and Chryslers. We cover these, along with 5×7” speakers and 5.25” component speakers. If you’re really after the best car speakers you can get, be sure to read our guide to 6×9” speakers – they’ll boost the bass notes noticeably! If you’re unsure of your speaker size, check out our speaker fitment guide.

Having decided it’s time to upgrade, you need to decide what to buy. Don’t assume the best car speakers are out of reach because it all depends on what you’re trying to achieve. Take a look through our options below and find a great set of car speakers that meet all of your needs!


Best 6X8 Car Speaker Reviews for 2021

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021 at 08:57 pmLots of vehicle manufacturers use 6×8” speakers in cars because they are easier to fit in small spaces than 6×9” speakers while providing comparable performance. Ford in…


Best 6X9 Car Speaker Reviews for 2021

Last updated on July 28th, 2021 at 11:55 amIf you’re looking around for a speaker to upgrade the sound of your car’s stereo, and maybe even add some bass without the hassle of an additional…


Best 5X7 Car Speaker Reviews for 2021

Last updated on June 10th, 2021 at 06:43 pmThe factory speakers that come with your car are typically made from low quality, inexpensive components and low-grade materials. Even “Premium” audio packages often include subpar speakers….