Reviews on The Best Car Subwoofers

Subwoofers are the big powerful speakers commonly found in the trunk to produce the bass. Subwoofers hit the super low bass that your typical 6.5 speakers and 6×9 speakers can’t hit. Really don’t have a stereo system without one of these. They really make a huge difference and it puts a whole new feeling into music in your car. So if you’re looking for best deals on reviewed subwoofers for the money and sound, this is the place for you! Without further due, here are the top rated best car subwoofers on the market.

Best Car Subwoofer Reviews


12W6v3-D4 - JL Audio 12" 600W Dual 4-Ohm Car Subwoofer 12W6v3D4

Rockford Fosgate T0D412 Power T0 DVC 4 Ohm 12-Inch 700 Watts RMS 1400 Watts Peak Subwoofer

KICKER 11S12L74 12" 1500W 4-Ohm Car Subwoofer L7 Solo Baric

Pioneer TS-SW2501S4 10-Inch Step Up Shallow S4 Subwoofer

Kicker Hideaway Compact Powered Sub

Types of Car Subwoofers

Subwoofers play a main role in your car audio system and music in general. They produce certain levels of sounds and are the only subwoofer speak can. Overall, they complete the experience of listening to music. Anyway, here are the different types of subwoofers to choose from.

Subwoofer Drivers

These are your most common subwoofer that delivers the best results and bass. They need to be in an enclosed box to function. Sometime you can buy them in a box already or have buy a separate box that can fit your 8”, 10”, 12” or even a huge 15” subwoofer. These subwoofers need additional power handling and need an amplifier. These give the subwoofer the extra power to produce the bass delivered in the music.  Here are 3 of the best in its class;

Powered Subwoofers

I really like powered subwoofers in a way. They’re great for people who don’t want to spend a lot of money or don’t car for extreme bass. A powered subwoofer has a built-in amplifier already and does not require and external amplifier to power it. They are very good for small cars and trucks that don’t have much space but would like to add that extra bass to their system.  However, these types are subwoofers are limited to how much bass they can produce. Below are some of best powered subwoofers that sound the best for the money.

Size of Subwoofers

These can be a crucial step in the process of buying a good subwoofer. Depending on much bass the individual is looking to produce is important when choosing an 8”, 10” 12”, 15” or even an 18” subwoofer. Often time people will have two 10” subwoofers or two 12” subwoofers when looking for a lot of bass that will be noticed a block or two away. So when choosing a car subwoofer make sure you take this into consideration and know how much bass you want to have.

Power Handling

Subwoofers are measured in RMS. Which is the recommend amount of watts that should be use to properly power the subwoofer. For an example, if you have an 800RMS 12” inch subwoofer then you would want to have at least an 800 or high powered external amplifier to power the subwoofer. The more watts the subwoofer can handle the more powerful bass will be produce and shake the block. All in all, when choosing a subwoofer make sure you have the proper watt amplifier to power your new best car subwoofer.

Best Subwoofer Enclosures

Subwoofers can perform and sound different depending on the box they are in. That’s right the woofer alone doesn’t make all the sound. Here is a list of different types of boxes and their purposes;

  • Sealed boxes are an air-tight box that delivers the most accurate bass for subwoofers. The bass is very clear and clean sounding.
  • Ported boxes have a small vent carved into box instead of being sealed air-tight. This provides more output bass than a sealed woofer box would. They are known to deliver deeper bass but not as clean and clear as the sealed boxes.
  • Bandpass boxes, being the best box for maximum bass slamming and car rattling trunk kind of bass. It’s similar to a ported box but it has 2 chambers inside the box and vent on the outside like a ported box. This allowed the sound waves to bounce of each causing the big slamming bass that will be noticed the next block over.

In conclusion, when search for the best car subwoofer make sure you check the specification and reviews. These speakers I’ve listed all have great reviews as you can check for yourself by clicking the speaker links or pictures. Hope this guide help you find the right car subwoofer if not, feel free to email or leave a comment with any question you might have.

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