Great Entry Level Components
2015 Scion xB
I need to begin this review by saying that prior to purchasing these speakers I had a set of Focal Polyglass V2's. However, after selling my truck and purchasing my new XB I realized that I needed more sound to be happy. This time around, I did not have the same budget as I did on my truck so I had to do some research in putting my system together. To save monies I decided to go with these Polk components for the fronts and Polk 651s for the rears. I spent most of my monies on a JL Audio Stealth Box, Kenwood Excelon 393 head unit, and an Alpine PDX V9 5 channel. I can confirm after a couple months with the system that the components put out a very neutral sound. Like some have said on here, the tweeters may be a bit harsh if left on the default setting so you may want to switch it to -3 dbs. The highs are not as bright as my beloved Focal's but they are still clean and clear. The mid-bass does not pound as much as the Focal's, but you can still hear the music the way it was meant to sound. Listening to hip-hop you can hear every drum snare, keyboard sound and lyrics come out clear. Guitars and drums come out clean in rock songs. EDM sounds wonderful, and when cranked up, I feel like I'm at a club. On their own, you won't get much bass, especially if you have a High Pass Filter setup on your amp. You will need to pair these with a sub to get a more rounded sound. Overall, I must say that I got great sound quality for great price.
Pros: + Very neutral and clean + You can hear the music the way it was meant to sound + Great bang for your buck
Cons: - Not as bright or punchy as more expensive speakers - Need to adjust crossover to -3db if you are using an amp - I miss my Focal components, but not as much with these Polks