The 10 Best 6.5 Inch Car Speakers

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in August of 2018. While there are now more ways to store and access music than ever, a song only sounds as good as the speakers it comes out of. The 6.5-inch format is among the most common sizes found in cars and, at high power, it resists distortion better than smaller or oval-shaped cones. We've ranked some of the best aftermarket upgrade options, as well as some great replacements for blown factory units. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 6.5 inch car speaker on Amazon.

10. Alpine SPR-60

9. JL Evolution C5

8. Rockford Fosgate R165

7. Kicker DX65

6. JL Audio C2-650X

5. Infinity Kappa

4. JBL Club5000C

3. Pioneer TS-A

2. JBL GTO 629

1. Focal Access 165

Editor's Notes

July 10, 2019:

If you're looking to swap out the weak factory-installed speakers that came with your car and nothing else, we recommend you stick to models with lower power handling, such as the Rockford Fosgate R165, which have a 40-watt RMS for each component. With the original stereo still in your dashboard, there's likely no need to spend extra money on speakers designed to have a ton of power pumped through them.

Now, if you're thinking about throwing down money on a whole car audio system, including an aftermarket radio and amplifier, getting speakers that won't blow out in high-wattage systems is critical. The JBL Club5000C and the Focal Access 165 are good examples of picks that can handle over 100 watts RMS in each component.

In fact, we've bumped up the Focal Access 165 to the top of the heap because, in addition to their high-output capability, they flawlessly handle audio across the frequency spectrum. We've also added the JL Audio C2-650X to the list, which at under $200 are a steal for the durability and sound quality they provide.


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Last updated on July 12, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

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