Upgrading your car speakers is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving your car’s sound system, and if extra bass is what you are looking for, you need to be sure you pick the right speakers.
If you’ve spent any time online looking at speakers, you’ll know that there are hundreds of different brands and models to choose from, and it’s not always apparent from the manufactures advertisements which speakers are right for you.
So, to help you out, we’ve put together these reviews of the best car speakers for bass.
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The 8 Best Car Speakers for Bass – Reviews 2020
1. JBL GTO629 Co-Axial Car Speaker – Best Overall
With the GTO629 Premium, JBL has come up with a set of outstanding speakers. Featuring carbon injected, plus one cones that are considerably larger than many other speakers in their class, together with JBL’s patented UniPivotTM tweeters these low-impedance, three-ohm speakers produce simply fantastic sound.
It is in the bass department, however, where these speakers come into their own. Most 6.5-inch car door speakers don’t have a large enough cone to produce anywhere near the bass levels that JBL manages to get out of a pair of GTO629 Premium speakers.
They are capable of handling 60 Watts RMS power (180 watts peak), which means that these speakers will work well with a factory fitted or aftermarket car stereo. But pair them with a good amplifier and the sound will blow your mind.
2. Pyle PLG64 Mid Bass Woofer Car Speaker – Best Value
If a speaker with plenty of bass is what you are looking for, it’s hard to go past a mid-bass woofer, and the Pyle PLG64 Mid Bass Woofer is a great place to start. Featuring a large polypropylene cone with a treated rubber surround these speakers produce a crisp, clean sound that you won’t ever tire of.
They can handle 150 watts RMS power (300 Watts peak) and have a frequency range of between 60-20,000 Hz.
Add in their solidly build steel basket that does a great job of eliminating errant sound waves, and you have excellent speakers on your hands. Best of all, they come at a very reasonable price.
While these speakers won’t match the JBL GTO629 Premium in versatility and overall sound quality, Pyle Audio’s PLG64 mid-bass woofers get our vote for the best car speakers for bass for the money.
3. Kicker CSC674 Car Audio Speakers – Premium Choice
If you don’t mind spending a little extra cash, you can’t go past these premium speakers from Kicker. As you’d expect from quality speakers, they are exceptionally well built, come with an excellent reputation for reliability, and make for a superb upgrade from factory-fitted sound.
They feature a polypropylene woofer with long-lasting polyester foam surrounds, can handle 150 watts of RMS power (300 watts peak) and the bass that these speakers produce is excellent. Of course, their large balanced dome tweeters also add to you listening experience, and these speakers produce crisp, bright mid and high tones as well.
In bass quality alone, Kicker’s CSC674 speakers are a serious contender for our best overall rating. But, when you factor in their price, we still think that the JBL’s come out on top.
4. Rockford Fosgate R165X3 Prime Coaxial Car Speaker
We really like the overall sound produced by Rockford Fosgate’s three-way R165X3 speakers. They have an excellent high pass crossover that channels higher frequencies to the two smaller tweeters, while the stiff polypropylene woofer cone is left to delivers a nice strong bass.
Rated to 45 watts RMS power (90 watts peak), these speakers won’t be as well suited to being powered by an aftermarket amplifier as our higher-rated speakers. But they are a well built and great sounding unit that you can pick up for quite a reasonable price.
When played at higher volumes, you may notice a slight distortion in the bass, but unless you listen to loud bass-heavy music all the time, it’s unlikely to be a problem.
5. Pioneer TS-G1620F Car Audio Stereo Speakers
Pioneer’s TS-G1620F speakers might be the right choice if you’re simply looking to replace your poor-quality factory-fitted speakers with something with a better sound and more solid base.
They feature an Injected Molded Polypropylene™ composite cone woofer, a rubber-coated cloth surround and balanced dome tweeter, and they’re capable of handling 40 watts RMS power (300 watts peak) with a frequency response of 31-18,000 Hz.
These speakers will work well with your factory or aftermarket stereo and provide an even punchier bass if installed along with a small amplifier.
For mid-priced speakers, these Pioneers perform well. They provide plenty of bass as well as clear, crisp mids and highs. They are quite easy to install, although we’ve seen several reports of people having difficulty fitting the provided speaker cover when installing them in car doors.
6. Infinity REF-6522EX Coaxial Car Speakers
With their REF-6522ex speakers, Infinity has produced a well built and nice sounding speaker. Thanks mostly to the larger than average Infinity Plus One+ woofer design, these speakers have a particularly punchy and satisfying bass.
Able to handle up to 93 watts RMS power (165 watts peak), these speakers will work well with a factory fitted or aftermarket car stereo but will perform best when powered by an aftermarket amplifier.
7. Pioneer TS-A1670F Car Speakers
This is the second model of Pioneer speakers that we have included on this list. Pioneer has produced another solid choice for somebody looking to replace their poor-quality factory fitted speakers with something with a punchier bass.
Featuring a composite Carbon and MICA Reinforced IMPP Woofer Cone with elastic Polymer Surround Material as well as 11mm PET dome tweeters, Panasonic’s TS-A1670F speakers are capable of delivering a wide dispersion of sound with deep, strong bass.
Able to handle 70 watts RMS power (320 watts peak), these speakers can be powered with a bigger amplifier than you could use with the Panasonic speakers we reviewed earlier in this article. Although we’re not entirely convinced that the difference between the models justifies the 30% extra that you’ll pay for these speakers, hence we’ve rated them lower on our list.
8. Rockville RM84PRO Car Speaker
Rockville RM84PRO mid-range woofers feature cones are made using pressure-treated Kevlar-reinforced pulp paper, and according to the manufacturer have been designed with those who prefer bass-heavy music firmly in mind.
They are capable of handling 150 watts RMS power (300 watts peak) and to get the best out of these woofers, we suggest you power them with a decent amplifier.
With a frequency response of between 88 Hz and 6,000 Hz, you may also want to consider installing some high-end door speakers, such as the JBL GTO629 Premiums, in the front of your car. Otherwise, you’ll be missing out on the finer details of the high frequencies in your music.
We also have some doubts about the build of these speakers, most notably the pulp paper cones that Rockville have chosen. Sure, they’ve been coated in a thin layer of Kevlar, but as paper cones are more typically a feature of low-grade factory speakers, we can’t help but wonder about the quality of these speakers.
When you are looking to buy speakers with good bass sound, there are a couple of crucial things to consider.
To produce strong bass, your speakers need to be well made and have a woofer cone constructed out of a quality rigid material. Flimsy cardboard and lined paper cones should be avoided when possible, and instead, you want something like a moulded polypropylene.
You need to take a look at the speaker specifications when you are looking for extra bass. Ideally, you want speakers that have a high sensitivity rating and excellent power handling. This will ensure that they will perform when powered only by a factory or aftermarket stereo unit, but that they’ll also work well if you decide to install an amplifier to your system.
Hopefully, our reviews have provided you with the right place to start when looking for the best car speakers for bass.
There is quite a ranger of good speakers available on the market, as well as plenty that you should avoid, but you should feel confident in knowing that if you chose one of the speakers from the top of our list, you wouldn’t go wrong.
To recap, our top picks are:
Best Overall: JBL GTO629 Premium 6.5-Inch Co-Axial Speaker
Best Value: Pyle PLG64 Mid Bass Woofer Sound Car Speaker
Premium Choice: Kicker CSC674 Car Audio Speakers
Featured Image Credit: Car music box by Jan2575, Pixabay
- A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
- The 8 Best Car Speakers for Bass – Reviews 2020
- 1. JBL GTO629 Co-Axial Car Speaker – Best Overall
- 2. Pyle PLG64 Mid Bass Woofer Car Speaker – Best Value
- 3. Kicker CSC674 Car Audio Speakers – Premium Choice
- 4. Rockford Fosgate R165X3 Prime Coaxial Car Speaker
- 5. Pioneer TS-G1620F Car Audio Stereo Speakers
- 6. Infinity REF-6522EX Coaxial Car Speakers
- 7. Pioneer TS-A1670F Car Speakers
- 8. Rockville RM84PRO Car Speaker
- Buyer’s Guide