Updated September 24, 2019 by Kevin Flores

The 10 Best JBL Car Speakers

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in August of 2018. JBL produces both consumer- and professional-level audio equipment, and has been doing so successfully since the 1950s. Their well-regarded products are often used in competition settings or as dealership add-ons, so these speakers should provide enough bump to keep your head swaying, even in rush hour traffic. We've scoured the market to find models to suit a range of budgets and car types. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best jbl car speaker on Amazon.

10. GX302 3.5-inch

9. CS762 135-watt

8. Stage 9603

7. Club 4020

6. GX963 3-Way

5. GT-BassPro12

4. BassPro SL

3. GTO 629

2. GT7-6

1. GTO 609C

Editor's Notes

September 19, 2019:

In our last update, we swapped out the GTO 429 coaxials -- which seemed to have some trouble with their low-end response -- for the GTO 629s, which are part of the same line but have a wider diameter and seem to have a more balanced output.

These newcomers made it to the number three spot on the strength of their clarity. Overall, they pack a punch, but not one that is overpowering and are recommended for anyone who wants a general upgrade in the soundstage and richness over worn out factory installs.

We may have gotten rid of the GTO 429s, but if you have smaller spaces to fill, don't fret -- there are still options for you. The Club 4020 are strong contenders for JBL's best 4-inch speakers and at just over $30 a pair, they're a steal.

There are cars, like some Oldsmobiles and Jeeps, that require even smaller speakers, in which case you'll be looking at the GX302 3.5-inch. They may be small, but because they have JBL's proprietary Plus One structure that extends the surface area of the woofer cone, they will bring newfound brightness to your mids, whether you place these in your dashboard or rear deck.

Finally, I would be remiss not to mention that upgrading to an aftermarket radio and installing an amplifier will make all of these models reach their full potential.


Kevin Flores
Last updated on September 24, 2019 by Kevin Flores

Kevin Flores is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured in several major media outlets. Word thrift and clarity were pounded into his prose by merciless editors during his days as a breaking news reporter for a wire service. These days he can usually be found trawling through public records and tracking down shadowy shell companies for a nonprofit media organization he co-founded. He enjoys his time away from the screen by pursuing a hobby restoring furniture, giving him special insight into woodworking tools and materials. His filmmaking experience also turned him—willing or not—into something of an audio and video equipment fiend.


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