The 10 Best Car Speakers

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Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you spend a reasonable amount of time in your vehicle, a quality sound system is probably high on your wish list. But the world of automotive speakers is crowded with nearly endless options. To help you wade through it all, we've compiled our ten favorite picks, ranging from low-cost models that make great replacements for standard units, to high-end choices that will appeal to audiophiles. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best car speaker on Amazon.

10. Pioneer A-Series

9. JBL GTO

8. Image Dynamics iDQ

7. Infinity Reference X

6. Pioneer TS-D Series

5. Morel Maximo

4. Focal Access

3. Alpine Type-S

2. Morel Tempo Ultra 602

1. JL Audio C2-650X Evolution

Editor's Notes

May 17, 2019:

Though a good amp goes a long way in improving your car's sound system, you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't match them with a pair of capable speakers. It doesn't take much money to do so, either. If your budget is tight, you can get away with a pair like the Infinity Reference X, which are well-made and relatively easy to install on your own.

Once you look to the other end of the price spectrum, you'll enter audiophile territory. For a few hundred dollars, you can have a pair of coaxial speakers that approaches studio-monitor level sound reproduction. Our #1 and #2 picks, the JL Audio C2-650X Evolution and Morel Tempo Ultra 602, respectively, do just this. The latter will better serve somebody who already has an aftermarket amp and wants to push it to its upper limits, whereas the former can deliver exquisite, high-fidelity audio even when connected to a factory setup amp/radio.


Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on June 02, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.


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