Incredibly bright - pain to listen to
2016 Volkswagen Golf
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As a preface to this review, I do have a tendency to like warm rich sound. For example, my other vehicle is a Lexus GX460 with the factory stereo which to me sounds absolutely wonderful. I listen to all types of music except EDM and I like it clean and accurate (no big bass/cripsy highs for me). I purchased these speakers as a last ditch attempt to get decent sound into my 2016 VW eGolf. They are powered via a Soundstream 5 channel nano amp, supplemented with a small 8" sub, and fed via stock headunit connected to LC7i dsp. I had pretty high expectations based on the reviews and refrained from posting for several months to make sure they had properly broken in. No matter what adjustments I make these things are so bright it pains me to listen to them. In fact, I dread getting into the car and listening to anything but FM radio because I know I will instantly get annoyed by the harsh ear-piercing sound. These speakers will be replaced soon.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive.