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Sound great, very happy
Pros: Sound great
Cons: No cons
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Upgrading the old factory speakers in your car will give you a huge bump in sound quality, and Kicker designed CS Series speakers to get your sound system rockin' without breaking the bank. You'll enjoy your music even more when you hear all the details that your muddy-sounding factory speakers couldn't begin to reproduce.
Kicker's 40CS684 speaker set provides low-end from a tough 6"x8" polypropylene woofer, with a polyester foam surround that will stay strong for years to come. The 1/2" PEI balanced dome tweeter takes care of the vocal and instrumental details that'll really bring your music to life. These speakers sound great powered by a factory radio or an aftermarket car stereo, and they'll really rock when connected to an external amplifier.
Sound great, very happy
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Sound great, very happy
Pros: Sound great
Cons: No cons
After a very easy and smooth installation on my f150's doors, I fired them up and they sound absolutely amazing! Keep in mind this is not the stock stereo I am using the Sony Mex- N5100BT. These have ample bass if that is what you want in your door speakers. The highs are also crisp and clear. Very good option for a high performance replacement!
Pros: Good sound all around
Cons: None so far
I installed these on my 05 Mustang in the doors and the rear deck. These speakers sound so much better than the factory. The head unit on the Mustang was replaced so the whole system sounds better. Much better. Great buy for the money.
Pros: easy install with instructions and great upgrade.
I finally made the purchase for the rear speakers to match the front and am super happy with the cost and performance over the OEM speakers. The instructions and adapters Crutchfield provides just make everything way easier too.
Sound really good! Much better than stock! Especially when mine were almost 20 year old speakers. 100% recommend to anyone looking for a good upgrade with out breaking your bank.
Pros: Sound amazing!
These speakers work well and add a little extra bass!
Just upgraded my front door stock speakers on my 2010 ford escape. These speakers sound incredible, even with the stock headunit. Going to order a set for the rear doors from Crutchfield pretty soon. The harness that they give you makes the install as simple as plugging in an outlet and the instructions for removing the door panel were top notch. Very satisfied!
right item at the right price fit perfect install easy
Installed on a 2006 Mustang convertible. Plug and play design. Adapters for wires make install very easy. No soldering required. Completed install in about an hour for all four 6 X 8 speakers. I ordered two kits. I have an aftermarket head unit so the difference in quality was significant. The mids and high were much crisper and cleaner and I could turn up the volume without distorting the sound and rattling the doors. Worth the money and a must have if you're upgrading the stock head unit.
Pros: Plug and play install. Great sound improvement over stock utilizing aftermarket head unit.
The Kicker speakers are a great value, they were a direct replacement for the stock speakers and thay sound great. Nice add was the installation instructions that are included.
Huge improvement over stock speakers. Price makes this simple upgrade a no brainer.
Pros: Easy to install. Sound great virtually eliminating muddy bass.
Direct fit in my F150. Easy to install. CLEAN sound. Handles 75 watts from MB Quart amp nicely. First had hooked to Fosgate amp and had hiss at 0 volume. Distortion at 3/4 volume. Fosgate amp had 1% THD. Bought MB Quart amp from Crutchfield (0.02% THD). Speakers were REALLY clean without distortion and went WAY louder. No hiss at 0 volume. GREAT mids and highs.
Pros: Clean. Great mid range. Great High range. Full sound. No distortion. Quite loud at 75 Watts each. 4 Ohms.
Cons: No bass (as you would expect). Had to use filter to remove bass. EQ would do as well. NOTE: I DIDNT EXPECT TO GET BASS from 6 X8's! Some users do but are disappointed. This is what SUBS are for. Really no cons. There are limits but clearly stated in specs. Observe power and freq limits and youll be happy. They are NOT really high end. BUT they work EXTREMELY well for the money, just make sure you use a clean amp.
These speakers really surprised me for mid tier speakers or at least that's how I would label them. Still running these off of factory head but the sound quality is still really good. Can't wait to put bass and a proper head in and see what these things can do. Would definitely recommend to friends and have done so. I've had these installed for close to 4 months now.
Pros: Was easy to install but most speakers are. sound range is awesome even on a factory head, would imagine it'll only get better in a proper setup Super cheap for the quality of sound and range you gain.
This product is good for your money, but I would not buy these just to get better sound in your car I would only buy them if my stock speakers were broke, this price is not worth the small quality change
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Basic boring sound with no bass
Installed easily in the front doors, much improvement over factory speakers.
Awaome update over factory speakers. Better than I was anticipating.
Pros: Pretty good bass for 6 x 9's. Clear deep sound.
Product arrived well package and on time. Sound is way beyond my expectation and installation is a breeze following instructionn in the master sheet and the added wire adapter just made the installation even more easy. Highly recommended.
Pros: Sound is great
Major improvement over stock!! Great sound and really easy to install.
Sound was definitely a lot clearer and way better sound quality than factory
Pros: Good sound and can take a beating
Cons: Little squeaky with Bluetooth devices
fit perfect, improved sound even with factory head unit
Pros: great customer service, fast shipping, good price, install instructions easy to understand
Worked great. Fast delivery.
Nice clean sounds and I've only had them in for about an hour and I can tell the difference. Before the Sony system sounded hollow and echo-y. Now I can actually enjoy my music.
Pros: Clean sound
Speakers sound good. Definite improvement over stock
Very nice speakers and sound really well! No matter how much you turn that volume up or how high you turn the bass up, I haven't had it muffle the words at all and i like to play my music loud with a lot of different bass tones and sounds. I recommend buying these for price and sound quality you pretty much stealing them! They are perfect starter speakers!
Pros: Great sound quality, doesn't muffle sound, easy to put in, built very nice, sturdy speakers feel like they were built with craftsmanship, and doesn't seem like build quality is cheap for price!
Cons: Can't name a single con for these speakers!
I bought 2 pair of these speakers to replace the front and rear speakers in my Crown Victoria (Note to Crutchfield: Ford did make Crown Victoria's in 2010 and 2011). Currently using the factory head unit, but will be replacing that soon. The factory speakers were very muddy, with poor lows and only decent highs. The Kickers are fantastic. Well defined highs and mids with better lows than I expected from a 6x8 speaker. Well worth the money. Note for anyone else installing speakers in the stock front door location of a 2010/11 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. This data is not included in the Crutchfield speaker install steps as it appears that the front door speaker install procedure changed in the last 2-3 years of the panther chassis. The stock speaker has a hard plastic cover over it which is then screwed into a plastic adapter plate. The adapter plate is easy to remove. The hard plastic cover is part of the speaker and is not removable. The stock install does not use the standard 4 screw method. It only uses 3 screws, in non-standard locations. You will need to remove the adapter plate from the factory speaker and either find shorter screws for mounting to the new speaker or use nuts as spacers to make up for the depth of the hard plastic speaker cover. You can then use the 3 factory screws to attach the speaker/adapter plate to the door frame in the stock location.
Pros: Very good and clear highs and mids. Surprisingly good lows from such a small speaker.
They sound awesome and have some bass. Great speakers!!
Not very impressed, have good bottom end but no highs or mids. Very monotone speaker. Wish it was able to keep the use of my stock tweeters in the door.
Pros: Bottom end
Cons: No mids or highs
Look no further! These speakers are far more superior than any base speaker. The bass is strong, the quality of music is crystal clear, and the install is extremely easy. I get the same sound at half the volume on my radio as I did before at almost max.
Replaced the old factory speakers on the rear deck in my mustang. Nice highs, good low end sound. Ive got them run to a double din kenwood stero. They sound great up till about lvl 25 volume, then they start to get distorted. But thats better than the factory units. They are built like a mini subwoofer, so im sure they sound better when hooked to an amp. Good speakers for the price. Better ones are available, but your gonna pay more for those.
Pros: Good all around sound. Built tough.
Cons: Needs an amp to get the most out of them, but thats really not a con, just my problem lol.
I replaced the upgraded Sony system front speakers in my truck. When I took the old ones out I didn't think there would be much difference based on the look of the Sony speakers. Boy was I wrong the sound is so much better I get way more sound at a lot lower power output from the head unit. The install took 30 mins and the free wire connectors made it so easy. I am going to replace the back ones next. Totally worth it.
Pros: Great sound
Replaced the stock speakers (front and rear) in a 2006 F-150 SuperCrew. Perfect fit replacements. Much better than the stock speakers. Bass has more punch and is cleaner. Highs are actually present due to the separate tweeters (stock speakers have no tweeters). For the fronts, just pop the existing speaker cover panel off, replace the speakers (you have to fold up two speaker bracket tabs to get the new ones to fit), and replace the covers. Super easy. For the rears, follow the instructions provided by Crutchfield for removing the door panels but you don't actually have to disconnect the door lock cable. Just roll down the window and use a bungie to hold the panel up (looped around the top of the door frame) or have someone hold it up for a few minutes. No folding of mounting tabs required for rear speaker installation. Then re-install the door panel on the door. My 12-year old did much of the speaker installation work to help out - it isn't that difficult! Using the speaker wire adapters by Crutchfield made installation a snap. A friend listened to them after installation and immediately went to order the same speakers for his truck. I replaced the stock stereo with a Pioneer double-DIN unit a while back when the CD player died and it drives these just fine with no amp. Recommended!!!
Great sound for a great price! Beats the factory speakers hands down, perfect fit with the help of the Crutchfield rep.
there is nothing but 1 word to explain this product that is: excellent
Great speakers! Louder and better sounding than my stock 2006 ford f250 speakers
Pros: Easy to install and great sounding
Very well made and sound very good!
These speakers sound great and are a major upgrade to the stock speakers in my 2004 F150. Had to bend the side tabs to fit the front door mount. Not a big deal at all.
Pros: Crisp sound at all volumes that I use
Speakers came with everything i needed and a little nore for my 97 f-150. The speakers went it great and hooked up easily. The sound quality for these speakers(i bought 2 pairs, for the front and back) is very good and clear. The bass will shake ur windows but its not too over powering. Great speakers.
Very impressed! Installed with the stock head unit at first and didn't hear a huge difference, but once they were broke in they sounded great. After a couple of months I upgraded my HU to the JVC kw-r910bt and the extra power really helps especially the low end. For the money I am very impressed!
Pros: Sensitivity, frequency response, clarity and price
Cons: None... really...
I wanted to upgrade the factory speakers in my daily driver because let's face it, the 15 year old factory speakers had seen way better days. I bought two pairs of these Kickers and after the install (which was super simple) I was blown away by the clarity in sound. All my music sounds great (especially rock). I do agree with some of the other reviews about not enough bass, but hey, these are 6x8 mids, not subs. I do have an aftermarket JVC receiver (also from Crutchfield) and that also makes a huge difference. These are a great buy for anyone looking at upgrading their worn out speakers.
Pros: Value; sound clarity; and as always, the instructions and adapters you provide are awesome
What an improvement form the stock Speakers! I would recommend these speakers for anyone trying to upgrade for a decent price. I even noticed a difference in the bass.
Pros: Easy to install, Great sound
great product and sound for the money
My daughter complained about the sound from the stock speakers in her car so I got these as a, relatively, inexpensive Christmas gift. They were very easy to install thanks to Crutchfield's free adapters and they sound great. Needless to say, she is pleased and very happy with her new sound!
Pros: Price, sound quality, the "Kicker" name
They fit and work great-
Pros: They work fine, easy to install.
Clarity is awesome, way better than I can ever expect. Tweeters are unreal. You have to experience them for yourself.
Pros: Everything!!!!! Tweeters, speakers, clarity, durability.
Pros: great quality sound
Bought these to replace 10 year old stock speakers in my 2006 F150 supercrew, and also purchased the matching component kicker speakers for the front doors... Absolutely sound devine, these speaker made the sound quality so much better, the clarity of the music is great... Thank you Crutchfield for the recommendation and the fast shipping... Pleasure doing business with ya....
I purchased these speakers to replace factory rear door speakers in a Ford Fusion. I've powering them with a Sony WX-GT90BT head unit. Although I haven't personally heard a lot of other brand speakers in identical applications, I can't imagine how a 6 x 8 2 way speaker could sound better. I have the Kicker KS series component speakers in front doors clarity and imaging and these in the back doors to provide volume and bass. These speakers had everything I was looking for; full size 6 x 8, rated 75 watts, and polypropylene woofer. I am impressed with how much punch with speakers have with only 18 watts running to them. These Kickers are an Excellent replacement for factory speakers! I highly recommend them.
Pros: Price. Sound. Quality.
Bought two pair of these to replace the 14 year old factory speakers in my old 'Beater'. Needless to say I have had several 'eargasms' listen to music in my 2001 Ford Explorer Sportrax with my new Kickers.
Pros: I like a balanced sound , being able to hears bass, guitar, drums cymbals sizzle. These offer fidelity to the over all mix of my Cassette's, CD's and Mp3's.
Cons: None, nada, nothing.
great speakers at a good price. excellent sound. very clear.
Good deal and definite improvement over stock. Don't expect booming base. Not necessary to remove door panels. Take all screws out, then suspend the bottom of door panel with rope/cord/tie strap to the open garage door. Eliminates having to unplug all the electrics in door panels.
Pros: Cost effective, easy to install & definite improvement over stock. Great install guidelines from Crutchfield.
Cons: Tabs on speakers need to be trimmed off. No big deal
Upgraded to these speakers on my F150. A major improvement from the factory speakers. The bass is pretty clean even without an amp. I bought a second pair for the rear doors.
Pros: Crisp sound.
awesome speakers sound great good value
They sound great with the system I have
Pros: Easy to install sound good
Cons: Wish they could handle a little more bass
I love Kickers. These speakers sound great.
Pros: Fit great, easy install, sound great
great sound fair price
Pros: quality f value
Bought these speakers as a replacement for the stock base speakers in my mustang. Every one in different forums said you would notice a huge difference in sound when replacing stock speakers with any aftermarket speaker. Not true for me, these sounded almost identical to my stocks. There not bad, just didn't notice a difference. Not sure if it's because I'm still running the stock stereo (more than likely) but honestly if you don't plan on changing out your stereo like me don't waste your money changing speakers. I might eventually add an amp to them to see if it makes a difference. I gave it a 3 star review because the speaker itself isn't bad but it isn't great. I honestly was expecting more when I turned the stereo on.
Pros: Easy installation, came with free speaker wire harness that made installation easy.
Cons: Did not notice a difference in sound from base speakers to these.
Bolts right up. Only had to bend 2 tabs up for the front doors. They sound great alone but really shine with a subwoofer!
Pros: Great highs, mids and lows at any volume. Easy install.
These Kickers provide great sound for a reasonable price. A very good buy.
These speakers take a little while for the bass to come in but when it does these speakers are the best for the money. They are extremely loud, and sound great not like a sub but just overall good sound
Pros: Loud and sound great
Cons: Takes a little while for bass to come in
Very easy to install on my F 250 They sound much better than the factory speakers especially when you turn the volume up
Pros: Not too expensive
Cons: For the price none
Nice basic upgrade from factory speakers. Sound is a better than factory.
Pros: easy installation, good price
Solid, good sounding speakers at a good price.
Pros: Installed easily in our PT cruiser. The only adapter needed was for the wiring.
First off I'll start with Crutchfield for an amazing website that really makes deciding easy. Everything shipped fast and the instructions were spot on. The speakers were easy to install and can get loud! I'm using a stock head unit and I run out of power before these speakers run out. Very happy.
Pros: Great priced, easy to install, sound great
Cons: Haven't found any yet
Piercing highs. Only one bass tone that gets loud.
Pros: Easy to install. And uninstall.
Cons: sounds cheap
Sound quality is amazing and it hits pretty good For an upgrade from stock it is great!
Pros: Sounds great Good price Exact fit
Cons: Nothing to complain about
Very quick and easy installation in a 2005 F150 King Ranch. The bass from these speakers is amazing for their size. Very impressive.
Pros: Great sound
Kicker never disappoints. There loud. Clear and crisp. Could use a little bit more base but overall great quality
Pros: Loud. Crisp. Clear sound
Cons: Could use a little more base but is so good it doesn't matter
I installed these in my 2014 f 150. Wow i was pretty impressed, the clarity is better the sound is louder. Took about 20 minutes to install both front doors. I just have them powered by my factory deck so no amp and its a world of difference.
Definitely a move up from a factory speaker but not a high end. Price was right and fit was perfect.
Pros: Good fit
Cons: Bass could be richer
This speaker is more like it! Of the three sets I ordered based on recommendation from Crutchfield this one hit it on the money. I used this as a 2nd row option in the doors and it does not disappoint "the front components did". Hits the range I was looking for quite well and sound quality is there.
Pros: Sound quality is great and fit the need perfectly.
Cons: none on this one. Im happy with it
great speakers very loud with a good thump sound great with all type of music even rap it's bumps pretty good i would buy again in a heartbeat!
Pros: very loud easy to instal good thump not expensive
Cons: no cons there amazing
Very pleased, no complaints. would buy again.
Crystal clear sound and they bass pretty good too... perfect match...install was simple
Pros: See above
Cons: Non yet
I bought a Kenwood x498 and decided it was time to up grade my factory speakers and WOW, what a difference. I didn't know what I was missing out. I know my way around my truck so I had these speakers in in less that a half an hour. I used the factory screws and the harness' made the wiring a snap. I may have to upgrade the back speakers now. These speakers sound amazing and they are perfect for what I wanted and that was a great sound. I'd buy them again. Crutchfield is a great company. The shipping is fast and they are there for you the whole way. I won't shop anywhere else. A+++
Replaced 25 watt factory ford speakers with the kicker 6x8. Fit was perfect. Sound great and they come with the plug to hook up to factory speaker plug.
Pros: Sound great, fit great, comes with plugs, no wire splicing, great price, comes with installation instructions.
Easy and fast install time
Pros: Great sound over stock
Cons: Not enough bass and not enough stereo with factory unit for these
Great product for a fair price .
Pros: Easy installation with free hardware kit provided .
very easy install on my 14 Ford STX. Came with the quick connect. Much better than stock
Pros: sounds great, easy install, quick shipping
Cons: lots of highs
Ithe sound quality compared to the factory speakers is no comparison. Clarity in each range of sound, and power up to maximum volume.
Pros: Installation was super easy, actually the Cruthfield installation sheet clearly walks you through the process.
Cons: Wish they had a little more Bass, might need to add a sub and amplifier.
These were a vast improvement over the factory speakers in my F150. Great clarity and detail in the highs and mids. The bass response is very good considering they are 6x8's. I have them with a new JVC HU w/ 22watts RMS and it's plenty loud with overall great performance. The detail was so good it sounds almost close to having components but again consider I am coming from stock. I imagine these with a hidden small sub would a great setup for those looking for very good daily listening. The sub's next on the item list...
Pros: Clarity, detail, mid/bass response.
Cons: None yet.
Excellent speakers for the money. Noticeable improvement over factory. This was my 4th install and was by far the fastest ever. Very clear instructions supplied by Crutchfield. Took about an hour to put 2 pairs into my '04 F150 Super Cab. Glad I did the deal.
Pros: Excellent mid-range and upper range: vocals, horns, strings, chimes, etc. A lot of speaker for the money.
Cons: A little soft on bass but plenty good for me--I really don't need a lot of low end, I prefer mid- & upper range and these speakers have it. Had to bend a couple of tabs to fit the front doors but that was very minor.
Can't beat the price for what you get. Doesn't matter about the power you're running. Good for low or high power.
Pros: Easy to install. I have a 2006 Mazda 3.
Good sound upgrade from the old factory speakers.
Pros: Decent bass, highs and lows, no distortion.
Replaced the stock speakers in my 97 Ranger with these. Already had a Sony head unit but lived with the stock speakers for almost 2 years. What a difference in sound! Not much of an increase in bass but that could be deceiving because of the improvement in mid-range and treble. I hear sounds in my music that I never heard before, all without an amp. I choose these because of the reviews and I wasn't disappointed.
Pros: Great sound, easy install with the provided harness and vehicle specific instructions.
Good improvement over stock speakers feel so much better build quality wise. First set ok Kicker speakers I've ever had an have to say I'm impressed. I still have the stock head unit but can still tell worlds of difference but could really benefit from more power via better head unit or 4-channel amp. With the power I'm getting I get zero distortion when cranked up over half way all in all I'm a satisfied customer.
Pros: Price, easy installation, good sound, good quality.
Cons: None as of yet.
I bought the speakers to replace it my Toyota Tacoma factory speakers and was very happy with the purchase. I paired it with a Pioneer AVH-X3600 BHS and they both worked great together. With the install instructions from Crutchfield, it took me about 4 hours to install since this was my first time. There might be better speakers out there, but these speakers sounded great. I would like to thank Chad for the recommendation.
Pros: good sound, and value.
Cons: Nothing to report.
The quality of these speakers is awesome. For small speakers, they have big sound.
Pros: Sound great, easy to install, great price
Good quality speakers. These sounds so much better than the oem speakers in my 98 mustang. They have good bass and a deeper sound than my original speakers .
Pros: Good sound. Price. Deep tone.
The speakers looks good and they sound even better than they look. I replace the doors and the rear deck speakers and added tweeter on the windshield pillars. I also added a 10 inch sub in the truck with an Amp. The car sounds as good or better then the shaker system.
Sounds great, an exact fit.
Pros: No cutting required.
Easy install and they sound great
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Wire attachment made out of plastic easy to break when installing wiring harness
I paired these speakers with a new Pioneer Bluetooth receiver and haven't looked back. In fact, I've been amazed at the detail and clarity of the music (and phone calls) these speakers make. Cymbals crash and ring clearly, drums thunder like they should and I've even noticed hearing singers' breathing between lines. Awesome!
Pros: Full range of clear, fat sound which doesn't shrink or become muddled at high volume (they're about to blow the panels off my doors!).
Cons: "Cons"? I can't think of one.
Great quality sound for a fraction of the price!
Pros: Clarity is very good with stock head unit.
Cons: May require small amp for it to reach its full capacity.
Initially was a good speaker and replacement to my front stock 2011 mustang speakers. Fit well and the sound was better than stock. However, one month out of the warranty period the driver's side speaker begins to blow out. Decent, speaker overall, but if you take the risk, get an extended warranty.
There are the stock replacements for my Expedition. Almost perfect drop in replacement. Had to bend 2 mounding tabs out of the way. No biggie. At first instal I was like "meh, better than stock" These Need break in time. Break in= playing at half volume for about a week to relax the suspension) Very stiff spiders. After about a week the sound warms up and the bass kicks in. Sounds great running off of my head unit. They are shaking my mirrors at 14watts. You want more? Throw a 50-100 watt amp on them (clean power= no clipping, and a highpass filter is a must for that much power) These are fine for stock replacement/entry level mids.
Pros: Sharp highs. Clear voice. Good midbass.
Cons: None yet.
Sound great in my Ford F-150!
Pros: Great sound
Very good fit and easy install. Very clear and crisp sound
Pros: Clear and crisp sound
Cons: Not as much bass as factory speakers
Upgrading front doors of 2002 Ford F350 XLT with stock head unit. As compared to the stock speakers (which I left in back), these have bright tweeters, and tight bass. Stock appears to have better bass than these, but it is muddy. Honestly, stock speakers I could not hear ANY symbols...plop these units in and holy cow...there they are again!!! These may perform better at the low end with an upgraded head unit and an amp, but with stock head unit, don't expect huge improvements in bass. Overall, these speakers are clearly geared toward bright highs, and tight bass, but are lacking the mid-range...which can be OK, especially if you tend to boost those two ranges anyhow.
Pros: Clear tweeter, tight (albeit limited) bass, great price, perfect fit!
Cons: Limited Bass, tweeter little on the bright side, no midrange.
Excellent sound quality over factory door speakers! Defiantly buying these for my back doors too! ????
Pros: Very nice bass with crisp vocal sound.
Cons: No complains at all
Great product sound great for the $$$
My high school daughter loves these speaker. Easy to install and sound fantastic.
Pros: Sound and ease of installation
Cons: Hard to get wire on the small terminal
I found the whole process to be great, from ordering to install it was great and I called to make sure I had all the items. The connectors that where included fit perfectly along with the actual speakers. The kicker speakers I had ordered where perfect they sound amazing. It wasn't hard to install myself, because crutchfield sent me instruction on how to remove the door panels and they where easy to follow! Overall I had a great experience on buying my first speakers ever with this company.
Pros: Instructions, wiring harnesses came with speakers, fast shipping, great customer service.
Cons: None at all
Definitely worth it! Great sound, way better than factory, easy install. Did all 4 speakers in my crew cab in about an hour...with interruptions. Could have done all 4 in 30 minutes.
01This is my first acquaintance with Kicker. I was told I would not be disappointed. I replaced the OEM ones on my 2012 Ford Fusion. I was shocked to see the ones that came with the car. Even though they worked decent, I was in the mood to spend money and get the most out of the XM and cd player. I have the bass and treble set at mid, and even then they just blow me out of the car. With the door speakers I can feel the air moving on my legs as I crank up Ms Turner and her Simply the Best. The bass and treble are outstanding and with this upgrade I am sure to knock my head on the steering wheel. I have no reason to default on the Kickers and will be very unhappy when I sell this car.
Pros: easy to install great bass and treble.
Cons: none at this time
sounds decent - better than stock but the highs are ear piercing
These speakers are very well balanced for 2 way speakers. The JVC head unit I am using to power them is more than adequate. The speaker wiring harness included was a perfect fit also. This is a very reasonably priced upgrade that sounds great. (At least to me) I'm sorry I waited this long to make this upgrade.
Pros: Price, sound quality, and ease of installation.
Cons: None at this time.
amasing sound out of a 6x8 speaker for the price.
Pros: grand sound for the price.
Great sounding speakers. I replaced all 4 of my speakers in my 2001 Tacoma xtracab. Sounds great hooked up with the alpine cde 154bt and the alpine ktp 445a power pack.
Pros: Mids and highs are awesome and super clear.
Cons: Bass could be better from these speakers. But I might just need a small sub for the bass.
I asked a crutchfield representative for there advice on what would be a reasonably priced speaker upgrade for my 2003 Ford explorer. I took his advise and I'm very happy with the speakers. The base was an improvement but not nearly as much as the highs. I found the speakers for a deal in there scratch and dent area and was really surprised at the excellent condition they were in. Like new.
Pros: Easy to install .Great sound all the way around
Easy to install and sound great
I replaced the old factory speakers in my truck and can't believe the difference they make.
I found these speakers to be a substantial upgrade to the factory in the doors of my 2002 Mustang. I am running these off an amp and with a sub and the performance is very good for the money in this setup. This is my second set of Kicker speakers and I am very pleased with the value of the brand.
Pros: Sound quality for the money
Used these to replace the door speakers in my 2004 Ford Taurus. They sound better than stock with better bass and work great with the stock radio. I will be buying another set sometime soon to put in the back of the car. Well worth the money.
Pros: Good bass Great overall sound Good fitment
Cons: None yet
Good stuff so far. Solid stuff.
Pros: Good fit
Cons: None yet
Good quality speaker nice sound for a nice price easy install in my 2014 f150
Theses speakers are well worth the money and sound exquisite
Pros: great sound
I purchased these speakers to replace the "cracking" factory 6x8's that are in the rear doors my 08 Ford Fusion. I wasn't expecting anything dramatic since I was just replacing the rear door speakers with the audiophile system. I must say the difference is noticeable! Tighter bass and crisper highs! I will be orordering two more of these speakers for the front doors!
Pros: Quality workmanship, exact fit, simple install.
I bought these speakers to replace the factory speakers in my 2014 F150,stock speakers were lacking,poor clarity and no bass.I installed the kickers and the clarity was better,but still lacking,and zero improvement in bass.I am using the stock HU,don't want to give up Sync,I don't know that an amp would make them any better.If you are looking to upgrade,I would research more.
Pros: Direct replacement for factory speakers,easy to install with the supplied harness.
Cons: a marginal upgrade over the factory speakers,no bass improvement over factory speakers.clarity is so so.Crutchfield response on October 28, 2014 That's a common reaction when replacing car speakers. What you can expect to hear from a new speaker is better clarity and definition in the mids and highs. So your music will sound better and more lifelike, but you might not hear more bass. The only way to get more bass is to add more power, and if you want to keep the factory radio, that means adding an amplifier. A small (40-50 watts), 4-channel amp can supply twice the power of an aftermarket stereo and three or four times the power of the typical factory radio. That'll improve all the sound, but you'll especially hear it in the fullness of the bass.
Sound much clearer than factory speakers. Great product for the price!
Installed these in my Ford F150 and they sound perfect. Linked to a 4 channel amp at 50w per channel is the perfect combo.
Pros: Great power handling, good clean crisp sound and a great price.
Great upgrade from factory speakers. Bass not great, but certainly is adequate for a 6x8 speaker. Install is easy.
Pros: Price, mid and hi's, easy upgrade
Great speaker for the price. I am a big fan of Kicker from the 90's when their sub-woofers were the bomb! My Ford Excursion had the original Made in China factory speakers that were rattling and just sounded worn. I decided to give these Kicker speakers a try and YES... they sound much better all around. I am using 6 of these that fit right into the stock door panels and the mid panel between seat row two and three. Clean high's, good mid's, and noticeable lows. For the price, I think this is a great choice. I added the foam baffles as well!
Pros: Clean high's, good mid's, and noticeable lows! Better than Factory speakers! No noticeable distortion at all levels! Sounds great with just 20 Watts per speaker!
Speakers sound great! Tons of bass! Only minimal distortion at very high volumes
After reading other reviews I decided to purchase these Kicker's for my '05 Expedition which still had the factory speakers. What a big difference! I definitally have highs now and it is crisp sound. I am going to add a subwoofer to balance out the highs but I am very satisified!
Pros: Great Sound
Great speakers for the money. Definitely better than the OEM speakers that came in the car. I was actually a little surprised at the OEM speakers because when I removed them they were actually made by Pioneer and said "Made for Mazda by Pioneer". I really expected better from Pioneer...but you can't expect OEM to be top quality when they're mainly concerned about the bottom line $$$. The audio from these is crisp, clear, good midrange, not so much on the low end (but maybe that's just the setup...no AMP - just powered from a Kenwood Navigation head unit and the speaker baffles might have something to do with it.). Very pleased as there is absolutely no distortion when really cranking the volume when the convertible top is down at highway speeds. Loud and clear enough to hear with the top down and passing a semi on the highway.
Pros: Perfect fit. Super easy to install. Sound great. No distortion even at high levels with the convertible top down.
Cons: None so far...other than they weren't free!
These units went in my sons 2003 Ranger 4 door truck. With the supplied pigtail we had them in at under an hour. This was a definite upgrade over the stock speaker, immediately noticed were that the highs came through much better with mids being fine. Since we had already installed a self contained sub/amp unit I wasn't concerned about the bass of these speakers, one look at them tells you lows are not where they shine. Overall for the price and the performance my son was very satisfied. On the side, I have in my F350 Boston Acoustics replacements for OEM and four Boston Acoustics tweeters mounted for and aft with a Pro Box sub behind my rear seat, for the money I wouldn't complain to have my sons setup at all.
Pros: Definite upgrade
Bolt right in place, easy install with factory connectors that came with.
Pros: easy upgrade
Great upgrade for my trucks original factory speakers wired directly into my head unit with no amp and these still produce great sound very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Great Sound, Easy Install
Cons: Only thing I had to do was cut off the bracket edges on the sides because it lines up with my factory mounting hardware. Other than that no problems.
These speakers are fantastic. Look no further than these, they are a great finishing touch on my mustangs new system!
Pros: Sound great, easy install
Cons: My car doesn't have more speakers to put these in.
Perfect made a huge difference
Cons: Absolutely none
Speaker were easy to install and sound awesome!! Great price from Crutchfield! Cheaper then anyone plus all installation wires were included free!
Pros: Great customer service and tech support!
Great item. Sounds amazing.
Great upgrade from stock.
Pros: Fit perfect. Good price.
Great addition to the stock stereo. Highs and lows sound like they should. Stock speakers were 25 watt mac.
Pros: Good speaker at a fair price.
Great product, easy to install. Much needed improvement over factory speakers.
Pros: Great product
recommended to me by a crutchfield advisor to replace pioneers. these are much more clear, crisp and loud with little to no distortion or rattling , i am satisfied with them so far.
Pros: price, easy install, good sound
Cons: none so far
I am very pleased with the performance of the kicker 40CS684 speakers. The quality for the price is very good, however the best thing was the (free) wire harnesses that made instalation an absolute 5 minute breeze in my 2002 Ranger XLT super cab. It was fantastic no soldering, no sad electrical tape connections, just plug and play. Definet repeat customer.
The speakers were close to, but not quite a drop in fit. A little die grinder work to expand the oval about 1/16 inch and the fit nicely. The wiring harness connectors made the connections a breeze. The speakers give a very nice sound even with an old factory radio ......well worth the effort to remove the rear seat to get access to the rear deck.
Pros: Price, fast delivery, sound quality
Decided to experiment and Installed these in my front door of a mazda. Installed Kenwood 6x9s in the back. Powered with a Kenwood headunit (no amp). Had to adjust the fader 4 notches toward the front before I could even hear the kickers over the kenwoods. Left it like that for a month and eventually began to notice the tweeters distorting on the kickers at listening volume (kenwoods still doing fine). Called Crutchfield to replace and they said it was because the kickers were not getting enough juice and that they are really meant to be powered by and an amp - which explains why they are distorting at low volumes (because they are not getting enough power). Returning and swapping out for the MTX TDX52's.
Pros: Sturdy design.
Cons: RMS rating is lie. Requires minimum 60W RMS for decent power. No bass response at all. Factory speakers had put out more mid/bass.
Great sound all around nice lows an mids
Very good replacement for rear speakers. The shaker 500 is a modest sound system at best. This speaker helped the mids and highs. Not much in the lows, but that is what a sub woofer in the trunk is for. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Very good mids and highs. Excellent replacement for shaker 500.
Paired these speakers with an Alpine deck (CDE143BT) installed in the front of my 01 Expedition, much better than factory. Bass and low tones sound good, get some distortion on high end sounds though, not sure what the issue is but haven't had a chance to trouble shoot it yet. Overall what I expected, was looking for an upgrade from stock and that's what I got.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Speaker wire connections are flimsy be careful sliding connectors on tabs
I installed a new head unit from Crutchfield right away upon purchasing a new (used) 2002 Explorer Sport, but waited over 4 years to install speakers, I wasn't sure about taking door panels off. With the free master sheets I had my door apart in minutes, replaced both front door speakers in less than 45 minutes. The rears on mine were super easy too, and now I have great sound. Thanks Crutchfield!! Can't believe I listened to muddy factory speakers for 4 years. Used the wiring adapters, and door trim tool, from Crutchfield.
Pros: Great sound, good bass for a 6 x 8 speaker. Perfect fit for Fords, wiring adapter makes install a breeze
Awesome speaker sounds great and easy to install!
Pros: Great bass
Great speakers, fit perfectly, sound awesome!
Pros: Sound, fit, ease of installation.
Cons: None that I noted.
Great upgrade from my factory F150 speakers.
Sound great just for running of head unit
Pros: Better than stock, decent bass
Cons: Distorts when turning up loud when bass hits
These speakers were suggested to me by a Crutchfield advisor to go with my Alpine CDE-235BT radio that was also suggested for my 2002 Toyota Tacoma P/U. Both were to replace stock items. It was noted but there was a lot of custom work on the plastic speaker holders to make these speakers install flat on the speaker holders. After cutting away the necessary plastic the speakers fit fine. It took me longer to install the speakers than it did the radio. The speakers sound good for both music and the blue tooth phone hook up with the radio. So far I am very happy with the sound. It is just a small basic truck but I like to listen to good sounding music and the stock system definitely was not that. These speakers make a huge difference.
Pros: Nice crisp sound
Cons: None for the speaker just the install. They did not just fit right into the door without modification to the stock speaker holder.
I bought these speakers to replace the stock rear speakers in my truck, and I couldn't be happier. Compared to stock, I gained so much more clarity in the highs and mids.
Pros: Cheap price, good looks, easy install, great quality
Reasonably priced for what you get!
Pros: Good and loud.
Cons: Bass not as good as I hoped but everything else handled better then I thought!
These Kicker speakers are several steps up from your plain, horrible sounding factory speakers that Ford uses. The quality is great; as expected from Kicker. The sound is much better than the factories.
Pros: Exact factory fit, great quality, good sound.
Cons: No grill covers
Great product easy install sounds great
Pros: great sound, very good price
Perfect fit/replacement for 2005 mustang door. These speakers are a big difference over the stock door speakers. Just running off a high power alpine deck. They added a lot of clarity to the high range. I already have a sub and had replaced the rear deck speakers. The low end was already taken care of. I was hopping for a little more in the mid range. I have an amp I have not put in yet. maybe that will wake them up. I noticed some reviews say they don't put out as much bass as expected. I agree, the 6X8's I put in the rear deck produce more bass and punch. However, that could be do to the enclosure of the rear deck v.s. the door. Can't remember what speakers I put in the rear deck. The cars not hear at the moment.
Pros: perfect fit. clean clear sound. You can get pretty loud without distortion as long as you adjust the bass down or filter out low frequencies
Cons: maybe weak in the mid range, not sure yet, adding an amp to see any difference. Bass is not as good as others.
Bought as xmas gift for my son great factory replacements with great sound with 2 way made his kenwood head unit sound so much better
IN car stereo speakers you do get what you pay for, and every once in a while you get a little more. These speakers hooked-up to a stock radio replaced 25 watt paper cone stock speakers. Asking non-component speakers to give bass, mid-range and be awesome tweeters too all in one unit is asking alot. At 69.00 a pair these speakers do a nice job at all three. I am thrilled at the improvement over the stock speakers. - Adjustments with the radio controls: cranking the bass muddies the mid-range, cranking the treble to compensate helps but its really just loud at that point. The plus is these speakers are rated at 225 watts. I can crank up the volume, bass, and treble to their max and these speakers do not distort, wow! My ears can't take much of that so I'll never know how long you could leave it cranked before they do crack - lets not find out ;0) - With a stock radio they perform nicely, with an amplifier I'm sure everything would be that much better. - at normal listening and a bit louder for your favorite songs these are really clean nice sounding speakers, reproducing cymbals and high-hat as cleanly as the vocals and guitar leads - adding just a touch of bass adds the lows you need to round out the sound (drums, bass) *but they will not produce (on their own) the bass kick most are looking for these days.
Pros: They do everything they claim They handle being cranked up easily Simple install with Crutchfield adapters Sound is clean and crisp at normal listening and above levels OMG, their only sixty-nine dollars a pair - sweet!
Cons: You just can't get them to perform like three hundred dollars a pair speakers - If thats what you want spend Three Hundred dollars
Awesome sound for a great price
Pros: Easy install. Real clear sound...good n crisp. Love the kicker line
I installed 4 of these 6x8 in my sons old pickup along with a new head unit and they sound fantasic! An amazing difference form the old factory paper cone nightmares that he had. He now has some bass and the highs and mids are MUCH improved over the factory speakers. Installation was simple and straightforward and the factory connectors provided by Crutchfield worked well.
Pros: Sound great, easy instalation and fcatory connectors provided by Crutchfied
Great factory speaker upgrade for the price. Replaced stock stereo as well and was surprised at the quality of sound. Kicker lives up to it's name.
Pros: great sound, lots of bass without an external amp
Mostly easy install.. I needed to use my rotozip to remove some plastic housing in the door panels to get the new speakers to lay flat.. ..and splice the pigtails provided to the factory harness.. . other than than it was plug and play. The sound quality is good.. however I would have liked to adapt larger speakers for the rear pair to get more low end response.. the result is adequate for now.
Pros: easy install, good price, fast shipping
Cons: low frequency response ( Bass ) is moderate... and when the bass output is increased by the head unit... the sound gets muddy... really needs a sub or larger woofs in the rear..
Installed these speakers in my F-250. Sound much better than the original speakers. Sound good at low to moderate volumes, at high volumes the bass is distorted, will have to put in a sub in the near future so I can decrease the bass to the speakers.
Pros: Easy install, much better then orginal speakers
Cons: bass not as good as I was hoping from Kicker
I got two sets of these speakers to replace the mushy-sounding stock speakers in my 2002 Mustang. They were simple enough to install, and the improvement over the original speakers was immediately noticeable. They have nice, crisp, mids and high range. There's not a lot of bass, but that's to be expected, and they sound great when paired with a decent subwoofer.
Pros: Crisp mids and high range
Cons: Not much bass on their own, but sounds great when paired with a subwoofer.
sounds great and fit doors great
Pros: easy to put in
Great speakers for the price. Installed them in the rear of my 05 Mustang, replacing some older Alpines. Paired them with a Sound Ordnance 4 channel amp and they sound excellent. Definitely a great purchase!
Pros: Price and sound
Cons: None yet
Bought these because I wanted better bass in my F150, Don't buy them! Minor upgrade from factory but, when it comes to bass, its a down grade.
Pros: Decent sounding
Cons: Bass sucks, pricey for performance
These speakers fit perfectly in the rear deck of my 95 GT mustang. They replaced some aftermarket JVC speakers and sound great!
Pros: Great sound; easy to install