Most cars don’t roll off the assembly line with an amazing audio system. An upgrade from your old factory speakers to custom 6.5’’ speakers can take your commute or drive to the store from “blah” to “WOW!” We’ve researched and reviewed some of the top 6.5’’ speakers on the market to help you choose your amazing new system. But first, check out these car audio speaker specs and features to consider when you’re comparing different systems!
RMS Watts: Although peak power sounds impressive, RMS watts (average power) gives you a better idea of performance.
Pieces: Get an idea of how much work you’ll have to do for installation with the number of pieces included.
Frequency: How low can you go? We list the lower end of the frequency range for people looking for good bass.
Design: A 2-way design includes a woofer and tweeter, while a 3-way has an extra component for mid-range frequencies.
Mounting Depth: Mounting depth is another compatibility feature for installation to consider along with the speaker’s overall size.
Type: Coaxial speakers can be cheaper and easier to install, but component speakers usually offer better sound quality.
Now that you know more about what to look for, let’s jump into some reviews! Our top pick and budget pick are the must-read reviews if you’re in a hurry, but they’re far from the only options for 6 ½’’ speakers out there. Keep reading to explore all of your choices. The impact of speaker upgrades can be powerful: you might actually wake up excited for your commute!