If you want to amp up your car’s factory stereo or if you’re interested in building an awesome aftermarket sound system, finding the best component speakers is key. Whether you’re looking for the best 3 way component speakers or are unsure of where to start, have no fear. We researched the top products and best-selling brands to put together our component speakers review. Before we jump in, let’s take a look at some of the important features you need to know.
Size: Most of our top picks are 6 ½ inches, but we mixed it up a little and found options for 6 ¾ and 5 ¼ inches, too. We even found an awesome system that’s 6 x 9 inches oval!
Pieces: This number includes not only the speaker sets of woofers and tweeters themselves but also accessories: wires, crossover housings, or any other major pieces of equipment. That said, we didn’t include installation hardware in this number.
Frequency: The range of human hearing is 20 - 20,000 Hz. Usually, though, anything below 30 Hz is the kind of low bass you feel more than hear. So, speakers that cover 30 - 20,000 Hz will give you the best sound.
Output Wattage: Output wattage is basically the amount of power behind the sound. Woofers and tweeters vary in this. The number we used is the maximum power the speaker can give at the most intense parts of the music.
Mounting Depth: The mounting depth you need will largely depend on your car and how much space you have. Some of these speakers have some options and can be mounted flush, on the surface, or at an angle.
Weight: Keep in mind, adding these speakers will add weight to your car. It’s not a lot of weight, but it’s something to be aware of. The weight we gave is the total weight of all the speakers.
Now that you have a good idea of what to look for when buying component speakers, let’s get to our reviews. Here’s the deal: we listed our top and budget picks first. This is the best place to start if you’re in a hurry because it gives you a really good idea of what’s out there. Stick around if you can, though. The rest of our picks are pretty awesome and you’re sure to find one you love! Alright, let’s go.
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019