1999 Toyota Camry LE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I am not gonna lie to anyone. I am slightly disappointed with these speakers as I had installed Pioneer 6x9s which overwhelm these Focals like its their job! However, after a short break-in period, they have started to sound (slightly) better than before. The tweeters sound pretty good, but are not as clean as I had expected for the price, and clean up the sound stage and improved imaging. The woofers are the issue though. As stated in another review these speakers produce NO bass at all. Midbass is very subtle as well and the "Focal warmth" just isn't as apparent as I had expected. The Focals are begging for a little more power than the Pioneers as well but it isn't anything a little fader adjustment couldn't fix. Desperately, I purchased new speakers to have a good set up for commuting but I have been left slightly disappointed for the price. Perhaps a 6.5 variant of this speaker would have been a better design and fit for my vehicle and some others as well. Note: My 1999 Toyota did not have the JBL system, and the stock speakers actually sounded just as good in a few aspects as the Focals.
Pros: Clear sound that is well defined even with the lack of Midbass and Bass.
Cons: Low sensitivity, expensive, and bass that Sherlock Holmes wouldn't be able to find.