The 10 Best Marine Speakers
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. No matter what you're doing on the water, it's important that all your equipment can stand up to the elements -- especially anything that uses electricity. A durable set of marine-grade speakers is a must-have for any vessel's stereo and/or PA system, so we've selected some of the best-sounding and most affordable on the market. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
March 18, 2019:
When choosing marine speakers, watch out for user reviews and brand reputation, because some (Ahem... SONY) claim to be weatherproof, but end up degrading and even practically dissolving after just a year or so of use. To that end, you'll find a mixture of good options from somewhat familiar speaker brands that have gone the extra mile to give you hi-fi tunes on the water. These include Pioneer, a highly cost-effective choice that sounds fantastic, as well as Kicker, Kenwood, and Rockford Fosgate. Some of these are pretty costly, but if you want your music to sound good, they're probably worth it to you. In the middle of the pack when it comes to cost, you'll find some Rockville models that are a good balance of price and performance, as well as Jensens and Fusions. And if you're looking for more utilitarian options, or maybe something less expensive to fill out your nautical surround-sound setup, it's hard to go wrong with Pyle's budget-oriented model, although they don't offer much in the way of bass. Whichever you choose, make sure to inspect them thoroughly when you receive them, and install them with care, because one faulty seal or an improper installation make a big difference in terms of both a unit's sound quality, as well as overall reliability and lifespan.