On a long journey up-country or maybe just for a short drive to your friend’s place or even just getting stuck in traffic, there is always one thing that always comes in handy during such times, your car speakers. Whether you are listening to the radio or playing music from a certain device, your sound system is always a major factor in your car and not only the sound system itself but also the way the sound is emitted.
It is important to have good car speakers, and there are a few factors to be considered when choosing car speakers; size, power handling, sensitivity and build quality. In most cases, you might also have to consider your budget but working with these factors in mind will allow you to find the best speakers that will work with your system to produce great sound. Before listing the best car speakers, it is important for you to read more and to understand exactly how the above factors can help in determining your best choice in car speakers.
SPEAKER SIZE AND CONFIGURATION
If you are planning on replacing your current car speakers, then it is very vital for you to know a little information on size about the speakers that are currently in your car or truck. If you provide the model, make, and year of your vehicle to most stores that sell car speakers then it is very possible for them to look up the configuration and size of your current speakers thus making it easy for them to replace them with the same size. It is also fairly important for you to know the sizes and configurations of the current units of your speakers if your car came from the factory with full range speakers.
COAXIAL VS COMPONENT
If sound quality is what you consider the most, then you should go for component speakers, because their sound is better, but they are more expensive. Full range speakers(coaxial) get the job done just fine and are also easier to install because aftermarket replacements which are direct replacements for the OEM units are not hard to find. If you do not have a lot of experience and plan on a DIY installation, then full range speakers are your best option.
Most people choose a head unit before looking at speakers to get the most out of their sound system. This is mainly because speakers need the capability to handle the power that your external amplifier(head unit) will be putting out. Either way, you can still choose speakers with power handling characteristics that you like then proceed to choose an external amp or a head unit that will take full advantage of them. Make sure to also pay attention to the maximum RMS(common measurement-root mean square) power handling of speakers instead of peak RMS.
The power that speakers require for them to give out a certain volume. The higher the sensitivity, the less the power.
AFTERMARKET VS FACTORY
Factory speakers are made from cheap materials, have poor RMS rating and have paper cones that last a short time. Aftermarket speakers, on the other hand, are made of durable overall materials and have components that produce higher-quality tones and sounds.
Below is a list of the best speakers;
- NAME: JL Audio C3 Series
PEAK: 300W per set
STANDARD POWER OUTPUT: 150W per set
FREQUENCY RANGE: 48-25000Hz
- NAME: Rockford Fosgate R Series
– Comes with a vacuum polypropylene cone with a rubber surround thus
helping protect the speakers while pointing the sound in the right
direction.NAME: Rockford Fosgate Punch P Series
- NAME: Rockford Fosgate Punch P Series
RMS: 50W(6×5), 75W(6×9)
MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT: 120W
FREQUENCY RANGE: 75-22000Hz
– Comes with FlexFit basket design(flexibility in adjusting the speakers after being mounted), injection molded cone and dome tweeters.
- NAME: JBL GTO Series
RMS: 90W(6×5), 100W(6×9)
- NAME: Pioneer TS A-Series
RMS: 50W(6×5), 75W(6×9)
FREQUENCY RANGE: 32-38000Hz