It is a well-known fact that unless you buy a car with a premium sound upgrade, the cheap factory installed speakers it comes equipped with will be of a pretty low standard. This is not only a way for car manufacturers to save on construction costs but also to squeeze a bit more money from you if possible.
Most of the time, however, the premium sound upgrade you can choose to pay extra for is of pretty much the same quality as a sound system that you could install yourself at half the price. Speakers are the most important component of any sound system and choosing a good speaker can be a daunting task.
So unless you’re a connoisseur in matters of acoustics, you would do well to read through our list of probably the ten best 6×9 speakers you can get for your car.
10JBL P963 3-Way Power Series Speakers
These high-quality speakers are capable of producing amazing sound quality, a deep bass, and a good high-frequency response. Due to their 92dB sensitivity, you can pretty much play them as loud as you want with no distortions at all. They have a nominal impedance of 2 ohms, a frequency response between 40 and 23000 Hz, and they peak at 660 watts per pair (330 watts each) with an RMS of 220 watts per pair (110 watts each).
9BOSS Audio MRWT69 550-Watt 4-Way Marine Waketower
Fully marinized but not actually waterproof, MRW769 speakers are built using coated components to provide extra protection against corrosion. Their exterior shell also has an ultraviolet coating to protect them from sun rays and high temperatures. These speakers can handle up to 550 watts of peak power and because they come in a strong black-and-silver metal cover, they’re unlikely to get damaged in conventional ways.
8Alpine SPR-69 2-Way Coaxial Speakers
Equipped with high-performance linear drive motors, these speakers are some of the most responsive car speakers on the market. They have a large square wire dual-layer voice coil to increase overall fidelity, are capable of H.A.M.R Surround acoustics, and they can handle a 300-watts peak volume. Needless to say, the high-quality sound they are capable of isn’t exactly cheap, but given the multitude of great features they come equipped with, you understand why.
7JL Audio C2-690tx 3 Way Speakers with Silk Dome Tweeters
These roughly 10 lbs speakers have a polypropylene sensitivity of about 93 dB, which is more than enough for any car. Bulkier than you would expect, the 4-ohm frequency response of between 53 and 22000 Hz will have you forget about their rough aesthetics in no time. They have an RMS power range of 15-125 Watts and a 2-way silk dome composition that handles about 70 watts of continuous power with ease.
6Infinity Reference 9632cf, 300-Watt High Performance Two-Way Loudspeaker
The Reference series from Infinity is well-known for its high-sensitivity speakers, capable of extreme output powers with great fidelity. Equipped with true 4-ohm topology, uniPivot edge-driven tweeters, and Intermount III / I mounting systems, these speakers are not only responsive and smooth?but easy to install as well. Its plus one woofer cones and durable rubber surrounds ensure an increased bass output and higher efficiency at a 300 watts peak power.
5Kicker KS693 3-way Speakers
If you’re looking for speakers that will transition between mid to high frequencies smoothly, then you should definitely consider the KS693 from Kicker. These speakers come packing an EVCTM technology that ensures high excursion and a superior bass response at the same time. Their massive motor structure provides high power handling, while their calibrated dome tweeters with phase alignment will generate up to 300 watts of sheer sound power with a 4-ohm impedance.
4Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694 Full Range Coaxial Speakers
Made using butyl rubber and mineral-filled polypropylene, these speakers have been engineered to provide the finest audio capabilities you will ever find in this price range. They have a frequency response of 60Hz – 24kHz, a power handling of 75-watts RMS / 150-watts Max, a sensitivity of 91dB, and a midrange depth of 3.07 (78mm). We should also point out that they feature a FlexFit design with a PEI dome tweeter with a?built-in crossover and an OEM adapter plate.
3Polk Audio DB691 3-Way Speakers
Featuring high-efficiency loudspeakers that provide the same quality output with half the energy consumption, a silk/polymer tweeter to enable smooth roll-off and quick response at any volume, a rubber surround to add a faster bass response while increasing the speakers’ durability, and a variety of other cutting-edge features, the DB691 speakers from Polk are high-end in every sense of the word. They have a maximum input power of 125 watts RMS, a 4 ohms impedance, and a sensitivity of 93 dB, all amounting to an audio performance that is crystal-clear by all industry standards.
2JBL GTO938 3-Way Loudspeaker
These high-standard speakers from JBL have a more woofer-cone surface than any other speakers of the same size. Its mylar/titanium composite tweeters provide an increased power handling and a reduced distortion while increasing efficiency at the same time. This is mainly due to their large voice coil which is roughly the same size as the ones you would find in high-end home audio speakers. They have a peak power handling of 600 watts, a frequency response between 45 and 21,000 Hz, and an impedance sensitivity of 94 dB.
1Pioneer TS-A6965R 3-Way TS Series Coaxial Car Speakers
The engineers at Pioneer came up with the TS-A6965R to reproduce sound as clearly as possible with outstanding responsiveness while sustaining a suitable degree of internal loss. These speakers use a multilayer mica matrix cone that maintains superior rigidity while being lightweight at the same time.
These speakers have a 400 watts maximum power (60 watts nominal), a frequency response between 35 and 37,000 Hz, and a sensitivity of 92 dB with a 4 ohms impedance. It also features an elastic polymer speaker surround, soft dome tweeters with Wave Guide for increased sensitivity, and a high-temperature voice coil.