The Best Cheap Car Speakers on the Market
Shopping for name-brand speakers can empty your wallet pretty quickly, but there are some great cheap car speakers available if you look for them. A lot of the time cheaper speakers aren’t built by the most well-known brand; other times a more upscale audio brand may offer a bargain-basement line of car speakers for those on a budget. Just like anything else, there are some brands and models that outshine the rest; even when it comes to penny-pinching on your car audio. Here are three cheap options when it comes to low cost car audio.
- Dual Electronics Corporation – Dual is an up-and-comer in the car audio industry. Because of this, their products are often cheaper than competing products offered by competitors like Pioneer or Jensen. Dual offers an impressive product line of dozens of different options including amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and head units. Dual also produces a lot of video-capable head units and in-vehicle video screens and related products. Combine the wide range of products with sharp-looking design and competitive features, and this bargain line is a great choice if you’re on a budget. You have to hand it to the designers at Dual for making great looking products at affordable prices; some Dual products have outclassed their more expensive competitors when it comes to presentation. Dual products usually get decent reviews as well, which is comforting. A recent Dual customer remarked: “ Overall, a very nice product. Sounds great, lets me connect my iPod and makes me a happy driver! … I'm very happy with all of its features.” Dual may be a good option for the audiophile on a budget.
- Pyle Audio Corporation – Pyle is another newcomer in the car audio industry, although not as well established as Dual. They also offer attractively styled products at a low price, originally speakers, but now expanding to include head units, amplifiers and video, too. Oddly enough, they also produce a variety of DJ equipment as well. Pyle brand products generally beat Duals in price, but that may come at a cost. In customer reviews the two most common positively reviewed aspects of Pyle Audio products were appearance and price, but sound quality tends to be reviewed as less than average. A Pyle Audio customer recently said “I bought this CD player mainly for the looks, and because I thought for $55 it would at least sound ok. I wasn't expecting pioneer sound quality by any means, but this thing made portable CD-players plugged in with a cassette adapter sound nice.” Yikes. It looks like Pyle Audio may be an acceptable option if you’re on an ultra-low budget, but if you can afford it you may want to look elsewhere.
- Pioneer Electronics - If you’re not willing to take the risk of buying an off brand product, you might be surprised at the prices available on some of the basic line products by more established companies like Pioneer. Of course you’re not going to get something with as many options for the same price, but you will have the comfort of knowing that you’re buying from a company with a strong reputation.