XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Protect your speakers (Slim-line: 2-3/8" depth)

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Waterproof foam baffles from XTC fit behind speakers to keep them clean and dry. They compress easily to fit the installation, and form a mounting seal that can reduce panel vibration. Use these speaker baffles along with a Dynamat kit when you install your new speakers, and you'll enjoy improved sound and performance.

These baffles will protect your speakers. In many applications we recommend that you cut a hole in the bottom of the baffle, or remove the entire bottom of the baffle, to maintain good bass response while still protecting your speaker from dirt and water damage. Call one of our Advisors if you have questions — they'll be happy to share their expertise with you.

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  • Two acoustic foam baffles for 6-1/2" speakers

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Product Overview: These acoustic baffles are designed to be placed behind car speakers to protect the speaker from moisture and dirt which can damage speaker components. Along with providing a sealed chamber, they also form a mounting seal between the speaker and the mounting surface to eliminate panel to frame resonance. Baffles will improve door acoustics by reducing road noise and vibrations transferred to the back of the speaker cone. The baffles are pliable and can be compressed to fit most applications.


  • Speaker Size: 6-1/2"
  • Minimum Cutout: 5-3/8"
  • Maximum Depth: 2-3/8"
  • Thickness: 1/4"
  • Flange Size: 6-5/8" x 6-5/8"

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Foam baffles

Written By B, Minneapolis mn on Monday, November 10, 2014

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These foam speaker baffles are excellent! They make any speaker sound much better! They also keep your speakers dry from rain run off that goes between your door. Very minimal mods to install.

Pros: Increase sound clarity, and reduces water from touching the back side of the speaker. The Slim-line fits in tight spaces.

Cons: I have not found any cons so far. Only recommendation is to make foam maybe 30% thicker to increase compression of speaker to increase bass.

No more sounding like the Tin Man.

Written By Car Whisperer, Lafayette, IN on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Great quality and helps the sound quality inside the vehicle.

Pros: Price and performance

Cons: Make the speaker slightly more difficult to install.

2013 Subaru Impreza Premium (8,500 mi.)

Written By Scott C, Omaha, NE on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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I was uncertain if these baffles would make a difference and was pleasantly surprised. I installed the baffles with with 4 Jensen DUBS265 in the doors. I happy the customer rep. recommended them.

Pros: High quality, easy to install and fit perfectly. Improved mid-range and bass but still allowed highs to shine through.

Cons: None.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Sergio, Tyler, TX on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Great product

XTC 6-1/2" Baffles

Written By BWade, Lafayette,LA on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Crutchfield recommended baffles to go with some replacement speakers I purchased since they were being mounted in the doors of a 2007 Avalanche and there were concerns about sound being "lost in the door chamber" and such. I decided not to get the baffles originally and I was unhappy with the sound of the new speakers. I thought it may have been the lack of baffles, so...

I decided to come back to buy the baffles thinking (hoping) they would help. In the end, there was very little difference overall and they did not make enough of an impact for me to be able to recommend them to anyone based on my experience. Unfortunately, I have to agree with most of the reviews I read here and say that they just were not worth it in my particular installation as they seemed to do nothing at all at any volume level. I haz an acoustic sad...

Pros: Very easy to install. Inexpensive too. :)

Cons: Did not do a single thing to improve speaker performance in any way that I noticed. :(

speaker baffles

Written By classic sound, tripple cities N.Y. on Monday, October 13, 2014

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speaker baffles worked well in my classic car where space was very limited.

Pros: much better base and midrange


Written By Bouncer, Florida on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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Quick and easy installation with the new speakers. can't get any better than this.

Pros: Cost and easy install

Cons: none

Works as it should

Written By BK, Goose Creek, SC on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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I can't say whether or not it affects acoustics as I am just using it as a shield from rain as rain ruined front the speakers in my Honda. I cut it out so that it just covers the top of the speaker and it works perfectly

Not great

Written By Geoff, Callahan, Fl on Friday, October 03, 2014

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Had to mod these a bit, good thing they're inexpensive

Pros: Provide some weather protection

Cons: Not a good fit for Harley FLHT, muffled sound a bit

my order

Written By ray, essex maryland on Friday, September 26, 2014

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XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles i recomend this product for anyone who is looking for this type of product

Pros: great product,easy to install. compared to other types does a better job of preventing sound from escaping from behind speakers.perfect fit. and because it foam it does a better job of dampening vibrations.

Cons: couldn't find any cons about this product.

nice addition

Written By David, columbia md on Friday, September 19, 2014

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foam baffles do the trick for protecting your speakers and adding additional fidelity which would be lost in the door chamber

Pros: soft easy to use and pliable

Cons: none

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By brown, Cove City, NC on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Shipment arrived complete and on time.

Pros: Great value.

Cons: Easy install and a real equipment saver.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, herndon pa on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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cant tell if they do anything

Pros: easy to put in

Cons: cant tell if they really do anything

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, lake ariel pa on Monday, August 18, 2014

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Makes speaker sound better little hard to install just can see holes with it but good

It helps

Written By JL, colorado on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Helps sound quality and ability to get it louder with out distorting. They are thick though and I had problems with depth and rolling down my windows

Pros: -sound quality (less distortion) -sound volume

Cons: Depth

XTC Speaker Baffle

Written By Anonymous, Hawaui on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Excellent product. Can't beat the price. Best baffle out there.

Pros: Price, easy to work with

Cons: none

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By TS, Atlanta on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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I bought 4 of these, and could only use 2. I think the 2 speakers without them sounded better, so I cut a 2' diameter vent in the back of the baffle. In my application with just a head unit (low power) I think these sealed off the back of the speaker too much and it couldn't "breathe/flow". Probably best for high powered systems that can overpower the static air of a sealed back.

Pros: easy to trim, seals the speaker to mounting surface perfectly.

Cons: Wont fit some locations. Front speakers in a 99 CRV are a no go. May lower speaker out put in low power system if not vented to flow some air.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Matthew L, Woodward, OK on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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Did exactly what I wanted it to. I installed door speakers in my classic truck, and I knew I would need something to waterproof them. Fit was great.

STC 6.5"Baffles

Written By Bob, Bentonville on Sunday, July 20, 2014

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I ended up returning these since they did not fit in doors with speakers.

Pros: They should have better sound if used, I was not able too

Cons: Did not fit my car

Speaker baffles

Written By Anonymous, Point Venture TX on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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Works as advertised

Good when used right

Written By David L, CA Central Valley on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Some people really have a thing against baffles, but having ruined aftermarket speakers with no baffles, I can't not use them. First, they make a great gasket between the speaker and whatever it's mounted too. They're easily trimmed. Then I just start with a hole at the bottom underside of the cup for the wires, listen to how it sounds, and then increase the size of the hole. You could take off 75% of the cup and it would still keep most of the speaker dry if your window seals are less than perfect.

Pros: Inexpensive, keeps your speakers dry, helps the sound if you use them right

Cons: Should be free with speakers...

Good, if you need them

Written By BA, Michigan on Monday, June 09, 2014

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I installed these with new 6.5" speakers in the rear doors. I'm not sure it was necessary, but I went with the recommendation. In retrospect I probably wouldn't use these again. New cars shouldn't have water issues and I'm not convinced the sound is improved. Just make sure to cut the hole/port at the bottom (side of baffle if looking at it like a cup) so that any water would drain and bass isn't hindered.

Pros: Easy to install. Does the job if you actually need protection for your speakers.

Cons: Just a suspicion, but probably more of a hindrance than help to sound quality.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Papa, Sierra Vista, AZ on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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Perfect fit. Great product!


Written By Chris, San Antonio Texas on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Improved sound quality.

Pros: improved sound

Cons: Difficult fit

speaker baffles

Written By scott, Oronoco Mn on Sunday, May 04, 2014

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Used before I really like how they clean up the music

Pros: You can put more power to the Speaker's

Does the Job and DEM SUM!

Written By mikey, powder springs, GA on Thursday, May 01, 2014

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These do what they say they will. They improved the sound in my speakers enough for me to buy another pair, but i went with the boom mat brand. The boom mats look better and I'm probably going to replace these with the boom mats. I also installed the dynamat lite stuff, on all my doors which also were worth the investment. If you are an audiophile on a budget, and an amplifier is out of the question, then add some baffles at least. You can also add dynamat just around the speakers and holes in the door to help keep sound in and unwanted noise out Just make sure you have enough room so your windows don't run against the back of the baffle, and you have to add a hole for the wire and so the speakers can move easier (the baffles will create a suction if an hole isn't added.)

Pros: price, advantage of longer speaker life, and ease of install

Work for me

Written By Billy Jack, Nashville, TN on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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I ordered these mainly to serve as protection from potential water damage, but I also like the benefit of having a foam buffer between the outer flange of my speaker and the metal door, which has all but eliminated the rattling when the music is played.

Honestly, I cannot comment on how the baffles affect the sound, as the backs were slightly opened to make installation easier. But, for me, the sound deadening and peace of mind of water staying off my speakers make this a very inexpensive investment.

Pros: Inexpensive Stops door vibrations by providing a buffer between the speaker and the metal door. Keeps water from getting onto your speaker components.

Cons: No real way for me to tell whether these provide sonic bliss, but this is not really a con since I think my speakers sound good.

Not bad

Written By ChrisH, Tracy CA on Monday, April 21, 2014

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Bought these when I purchased replacement speakers for the rear deck of my car. They were easy to install. Sound seems to be improved, but that is also in due in part to the new speakers.

Pros: Will keep the back of the speakers clean. Easy to install.

Cons: None yet.

slin line baffles

Written By Wayne54, Slidell,La on Monday, April 21, 2014

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used more of these, had used in past and work good. protect and help bang sound back into vehicle. will use again. good product

Pros: good fit, help protect speakers and helps bounce sound back into vehicle

Cons: none

speaker baffle

Written By jack, United States on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Works well

Speaker baffles

Written By Anonymous, St Clr Shores, MI on Friday, April 18, 2014

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Great product & makes install a must.

Pros: Easy to install sounds good.

Cons: No cons

all muffled

Written By moe, chicago on Saturday, April 12, 2014

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i tried using them in the doors and rear deck of my 2008 honda civic.didnt fair well at all. removed them and sound performance increased, seems as though they muffled the sound. maybe custome enclosers would have been better

Pros: the idea is there but the wrong material...should be some kind of harder material to allow better sound travel

Cons: to soft of material and it doesnt allow for sound to travel properly

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles Review

Written By MikeD, Lonsdale, MN on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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The will work perfectly to house my Pioneer speakers and will enhance the sound quality for my F100 pickup.

Pros: Quality construction of the baffles and excellent material

Cons: None

Xtc 6-1/2 speaker baffles

Written By Keni, Ross, CA on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Fits right in. I can easily tell the different "before" and "after". It a must buy for people who love music.

Gets the job done

Written By 1990, columbia sc on Saturday, March 22, 2014

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It does what it exactly says it does. A little expensive for a piece of foam though.

Pros: protects your speaker from water damage and dust. Does help sound quality a little bit.

Cons: price

protection is a must.

Written By Tim, st. louis on Saturday, March 22, 2014

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I install these baffles in my wifes car because her old speakers died do too rain and other elements. and after the install of new speakers in these baffles sounds much better and provides the protection that is needed.

Pros: actually added some bass

Cons: None

good idea

Written By Bo, St Louis, mo on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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helps with the bass

Pros: makes the speaker sound even better

Cons: none

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Ian, Bellefontaine, OH on Saturday, March 01, 2014

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Not a lot to review here, but really love these baffles. They do the job and now don't have to worry about elements getting to my speakers and ruining them. Shall see how long they last.

Pros: It is a foam baffle that fits and protects speakers......the end.

Good But...

Written By Anonymous, Lowell, MA on Monday, January 20, 2014

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Installed these XTC 6 1/2" speaker baffles in the doors behind my new Polk speakers to protect them from water damage. When I removed the old factory speakers, I noticed there was some moisture and water on the back side of the speaker magnet and basket. These are the shallow mount (or slim line) baffles but their 2-3/8" depth was a little too deep for my doors -- I only had a 1-3/4" of clearance between the door glass and speaker opening in the door frame. I had to trim the back to fit and also cut a small opening, about 1" x 2" in the bottom of the baffle (side away from dripping water) to allow the speaker wire to pass through. These baffles are flexible and fit easily through the speaker opening. It appears that these baffles should provide adequate protection to the speakers from moisture and water damage and the foam structure while not really strong should be good for this application. I also checked the sound of my speakers with and without these baffles and I couldn't detect any difference in the overall sound and they didn't kill the bass response. Perhaps this might be due to the opening I cut in the bottom of the baffle for the speaker wires.

Pros: Good protection from moisture and water damage Reasonable price

Cons: Too deep for my application

helped a lot

Written By am2airframe, Shoreline, CT on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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The sales advisor recommended I use these to help seal any air gaps around the speaker install. I cut the back of the baffle out as I was only using these for a seal. Once my speakers were in stalled I trimmed the excess baffle material off. Looks great as well as enhancing the quality of sound.

Pros: Good product

Cons: No cons

Nice addition

Written By Scott, Brandon, Florida on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Nice addition for the back of the speakers


Written By Jeff H, Hampton,Va. on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Keeps the water off the back of speakers

Pros: Dropped in place

Cons: None

XTC 6-1/2" speaker baffles

Written By Mike D, Graham, Wa on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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I install a set of these in each of my kids Dodge Neon's doors. The improvement of sound from the door speakers is very noticeable.

Pros: easy to install

Cons: none

Nice product

Written By HazKom, Big Island Hawaii on Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Cheap, keep your speakers from getting rusted, dusted, and crusted.

Pros: Oversized so they can be cut easily to fit. Deep. Cheap insurance on your install.

Cons: Don't know how long they'll last, in five years they might crumble as they're just foam.

Great Product!

Written By Terry H., St. Charles, MO on Saturday, December 07, 2013

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Turns out that my speakers sounded better without these but they are still a great product for those that do need them. My factory adapter has a overhang that protects the speaker from drips of water if any should get inside the door. I would recommend this product to a friend.

Pros: Can't give any since I didn't use them.

Cons: Some time you need them, some time you don't.

Does the job and more...

Written By BillDub, Seattle on Monday, December 02, 2013

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These work as described however due to the shallow installation needed, I had to return.

Pros: Will protect speakers and does enhance sound slightly.

Cons: Deep installation, not meant for shallow clearance.

xtc 6-1/2" speaker baffles

Written By Albert L, Burlington Ct. on Monday, December 02, 2013

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Well made product. And special thanks to Norman for all his help.

Pros: Good price.

Cons: none

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Midlothian, VA on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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I was advised to buy these and did so. But after installing my new speakers with these baffles around them in the front doors of my 98' Jeep Cherokee, I removed the baffles a couple days later. I was told they would protect the speaker and even improve sound quality. I'm sure they would protect the speakers however, when I looked at the factory speakers, they didn't seem to have any water damage or grime. Also I felt like my new speakers didn't sound the way they should, the bass seemed limited, even though I cut the hole out where the "C" is like I was told. Because of these two reasons, I took out the baffles. The bass and overall sound quality of my speakers improved and I obviously wasn't losing any sort of protection by removing the baffles as my factory speakers can prove. Long story short, they are a waste of money. Luckily, Crutchfield being as awesome as they are, refunded me the money. Yes they were only like 8 bucks but I don't like throwing away 8 bucks. I'm still going to remain a lifelong Crutchfield customer even though I was poorly advised to get these baffles.

Wish I had read the reviews...

Written By Brian, Tricities, WA on Friday, November 22, 2013

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These work as described. They sealed my speakers from water and dirt. I installed then In a 97 ford pick up and they fit fine, I trimmed the extra off after mounting them for cleanliness. I wish I would have known to cut ports in them before I installed them as they do seem to choke the bass out. (or that might just be caused by me using the 50$ Kenwood 6.5" speakers) but they are still a night and day difference from the stock "premium" speakers. Oddly, when I installed them I could hear an improvement in sound quality at lower listening volume, as opposed to the speaker in open air. (I was hurrying to finish the install and didn't think to try it at higher volume). if it wasn't such a hassle to remove the door panels on my truck, I would cut some ports in the baffles. I still might down the road. For now I just cranked up the power to the rear 6x8"s. I'm happy the Crutchfield rep talked me into them. For less that 8$ they are worth the dirt/water protection.

Pros: Cheap! Keeps your speakers clean/dry

Cons: No instructions on "porting"


Written By TXBlackRifle, Houston, Texas on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Cut the bottom out and installed right behind 6.5" Polk DXi 650's. Sounds ok. Protection is a plus.

Pros: Protection.

Cons: None


Written By speaker baffles, Roxboro NC. on Monday, November 18, 2013

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Great product, good fit and good thick molds for my speakers.

Pros: Great baffles

Cons: None


Written By chews_cruise, Dresden, Ohio on Sunday, November 17, 2013

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worked great with my chevy truck door

It is what it is

Written By Lee, Al on Monday, November 11, 2013

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Does what it is suppose to do!

Pros: Helps sound!

Cons: none


Written By Anonymous, texas on Monday, November 04, 2013

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awesome, these things are fantastic. I will never not use them again.

Pros: price, quality, usage, form fit and function

Cons: none

Great Product

Written By RacerPR, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Great Price, Easy to Install, Great Performance

Pros: Nice Fit, Great Price

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Dawn L, North port , Fl on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Fit perfectly awesome sound

Pros: Light weight

worth getting

Written By Rory, NC on Monday, October 28, 2013

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I bought mainly worried about vibrations in the door. And maybe a little bit more bass. as for more bass, Im not sure because I didnt want to spend lots of time putting in, taking out etc to see which had more. I just took the salesmans word for it. Havent found any vibrations, but the one reason for having these that I didnt think of is WATER. I had to remove the door panel several days later and it had rained a day or two before. when I pulled out the baffle there was moisture all over the outside of the baffle! Just pay attention to how you orient the speaker wires. My window would pull the speaker wires off when rolled down.

Pros: moisture barrier

Cons: dont think any

Xtrem 6-1/2 speaker baffles

Written By Randy M, Reno nv on Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Very easy to use

Pros: Nice fit

Cons: None

Not sold on advantages

Written By TheTraveler, Waterville, ME on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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I installed these wih my 6.5" Infinity Reference speakers, and am not sold on their usefulness. I cut a port in the bottom of them as another review suggested, but still think I'm losing bass on them. They'll protect the speakers, sure, but if you sacrifice sound, hmmmmm....

Pros: Easy to modify/install

Cons: May be losing bass without a port cut

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Snelson, SLC, Utah on Sunday, October 13, 2013

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Bought these to protect the new speakers I installed. So far so good. This seems to reduce the Bass, so I might cut the bottom part off to experiment.

Speaker baffles

Written By kyle, Bonne Terre, MO on Friday, October 11, 2013

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Pretty easy to install pretty cheap help with mid range

Pros: Easy, cheap, helps mid range

Cons: nothing I can think of

Huge improvement

Written By Tyler, Kathleen, GA on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Greatly improved sound quality and also protects the speakers. Would not install a new speaker without them.

Yup. They are baffles.

Written By Toophless, Winston-Salem on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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They're baffles. How could they go wrong? (Some disgruntled customers seem think these are amplifiers. They are not. They are baffles.)

Pros: I can't imagine there is a better baffle out there.

Cons: They don't add horsepower or get you hot chicks.

Xtc 6-1/2" speaker baffles

Written By Erin z, Washington on Thursday, September 26, 2013

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These were a tight fit but overall they worked out good not sure if I need to cut a bigger hole in the bottom cause my speakers don't sound like they have as much base as my other ones but they are new and not Brocken in yet.

Pros: Cheap easy way to keep speakers clean and provide a good seal

Cons: Not sure if they take away from the base

Awesome Product

Written By RayT, Ky on Sunday, September 15, 2013

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They do exactly what they are suppose to and they do it well . These Are in all 4 doors of my Trailblazer keeping the water off of my new MTX TDX65's . They are easy to install and they are Easy to cut / trim for the perfect fit. I cut a 2 inch wide slot in the bottom edge from the front to the back and these do not effect the bass nor the sound in the least. Install them how they were intended to be used and for the reason they were intended and your speakers will be protected from water , dirt and dust . Cover up your driver , be Safe

Pros: Easy to cut and trim, well made, Good product, does what they were made todo

Cons: None

Should have read the reviews first

Written By Tunes 24/7, Seattle,wa on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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Installed these with Polk db 651 6.5 door speakers. My intentions were to keep the speakers dry and clean. Right off the bat I notice that there was no bass, thought they were terrible speakers. Had them in for a while, and was in the market for another pair of speakers for another vehicle.Read the reviews on them, and went back in and removed the baffles, night and day difference. A lot more bass and clearer sound overall. Do not use these if you don't have to. Other reviewers have modified them to keep their speakers clean , I realized, I did not have any water issues with the insides of my doors.

A must for door speakers!

Written By Wildfire, Harvard, IL on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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These are a must for door speaker installs! These should be mandatory with door installs like all the other accessories your get from Crutchfield!

Pros: Keeps weather away from speakers and also reduces reverberation.

Cons: none

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By rob, northeast on Friday, July 19, 2013

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I am using these in conjunction with dynamat, which makes for additional thickness, not a real problem just something to account for. I choose to cut the bottom portion out, but retain the outer lip around the entire baffle to maintain the sealing surface, but allow the speaker to have more space to "breathe" in as the baffle doesn't provide enough total space for a larger speaker.

Pros: Cheap, works as advertised to protect from water

Cons: may need to be cut to size depending on speaker application

Functions as promised

Written By Frank, Savannah, Ga on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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The adviser told me they are used to protect the speakers in the door to prevent water and dirt damage. When i was installing my new speakers the old factory ones had obvious signs of water damage and mold on them with copious amount of dirt. I've read and the adviser said to cut a hole the size of the "C" in the baffle to 1 let the speaker wire in and to allow air movement so as not to restrict the movement of the speaker. I didn't notice any sound quality loss or gain. So as far as the other 1 2 stars I would like to say stop whining it does what is listed on the info section and nothing more.

Pros: Protects the speaker from environmental junk

Cons: ... none

Worth the money for peace of mind

Written By Ray, Deltona, FL on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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I read a few of the reviews about this product before buying them. I both 2 sets of the 6.5" baffles. They are easy to install and ensure you don't get any excessive rattle or vibration. As for bass response improvement they were installed with brand new 6.5" MTX 3-ways, which replaced my OEM speakers in my 09' Malibu LT. So anything is an improvement compared to the OEM.

Pros: Easy to install, not a bad price, eliminates rattle and excessive vibration from speaker location.

Cons: None so far.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By DKMARSH, San Diego Ca on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Cheap accessory. I was attempting a better quality instal.

Pros: easy to work with

Cons: no significant change is noticed

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Albany, NY on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Worked perfect for my Mini Cooper door spekers

Great product

Written By Greg, North East,md on Monday, March 11, 2013

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The baffles fit perfect in my Mazdaspeed 3. I had to trim a hole in the back to let air out and the wires. They do a great job keeping water out. Worth every penny!

Pros: Great moisture barrier.

Cons: None

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, crofton maryland on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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Great product

Easy to install

Written By Paul W, Chino Valley Arizona on Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Easy to trim and fit the 6 1/2 inch speaker perfectly. Time will tell how they perform over the years.

Pros: Easy trimming and just the right diameter and depth. Nice and thick too.

Cons: None that I noticed.


Written By Tony, Florence Az on Thursday, September 20, 2012

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these work great with my new pioneer speakers makes the bass hit harder and makes the speakers sound so much better

Pros: work great sound great

Cons: nothing

Not Bad

Written By gh97, Bordentown, NJ on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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I used these as an additional precaution to keep new speakers dry and dust free. I had to cut the baffles to size...no big deal.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Mwd, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, April 14, 2012

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The speaker baffles were supplied with my infinity speakers. I could not use them because of the shallow factory plastic dooe enclosure on my GTO.

Waste of money

Written By Manny, New York on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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Waste of money really not need.

Not Recommended

Written By bugsy05, Germantown, MD on Saturday, March 31, 2012

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If you have any type of 94-04 Mustang/Cobra/Saleen convertible with the Mach stereo system you will not need these. They will already be housed/enclosed and protected by the Mach stereo.

Cons: Didn't need them in my setup.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, atl ga on Monday, March 05, 2012

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as described. works great.

poor fit

Written By marc g., Waterville, ME on Friday, February 10, 2012

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These didn't work for my application. I have a 05 Mini Cooper Convertible. They are to deep and bulky for what I needed. I did not ise them.

Not bad addition.

Written By Ro, FL on Monday, February 06, 2012

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Not bad product.

Pros: Added protection and a little richer sound from spaekers.

Cons: Made it a close fit when windows go all the way down.

Worked Great in my Silverado

Written By RobertA, Sacramento, CA on Saturday, February 04, 2012

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I agree some installation instructions for these would be helpful. I did some on-line research on these both at Crutchfield and else where. I found various ideas and decided to go with what sounded best and waht seemed to work during installation once I got there. I kept the flange on the baffles and ended up sandwiching it in between the mounting brackets provide by Crutchfield and the speakers themselves. I cut about 1 1/2 inch diameter hole in the bottom of each baffle for the speaker wires and for air flow. That worked as the sound of the speakers is great and the speaker is protected from water getting in the door. I will definitely use these again.

Pros: Speaker protection. No impact to speaker performance.

Cons: No installation instructions/recomendations.

Necessary and also inexpensive for any system.

Written By ZachW, WVa on Thursday, November 24, 2011

These require some ingenuity to install, but are worth it in the end. I made holes for the wires, which I believe are adequate enough to be a port as well.

I may get the Xacto knife out and make them a little bigger.

Pros: Price, quality, excellent shipping

Cons: Must figure out how to install, troublesome

Total junk

Written By Farmer B, Cherryvale, KS on Thursday, October 06, 2011

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These baffles are good only in theory. In actual practice, they are awful. They are much too thick to be useful with the speaker mounting brackets supplied by Crutchfield for the Chevy C1500. I tried to use them but they were so thick that I couldn't snap the speaker/bracket assembly into place without severely distorting the bracket (speakers on a C1500 do not screw to the door, but snap in with a bracket). I tried to modify the baffle by trimming it some, but it still didn't work. Crutchfield should make a note with on the product desccription with a list of vehicles that the baffle will not work with the speaker mounting bracket. Instead, I wasted my money and can't return it because I had to modify it.

Good Addition

Written By Jinx, DC on Monday, October 03, 2011

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Very good addition to my new speakes. It cut down some of my road noise and gave me better base sound.

I guess they work

Written By Jeff, St. George, Utah on Monday, August 08, 2011

The crutchfield guys always push these and I typically trust their advice. I understand the need for a certain amount of air space behind speakers but the air space with these baffles seem too small for the Alpine 6.5" speaker I installed them with so I feel they limit the bass the speaker can provide. Mids and highs are great.

Just my $0.02

Great product - needs instructions

Written By DaveL, Boston, MA on Sunday, June 26, 2011

The product itself is fine, but it should come with instructions that discuss the options for installation. So my rating of 4 is really the average of 5 for the product itself and 3 for the lack of guidance on how to use it. If you mainly want to protect your speakers, then install the baffle as intact as possible, cutting only the smallest possible slit for the wires. If, on the other hand, you also want your speakers to sound good you need to cut a more significant hole. When I first installed the speakers with the baffle intact, I wondered why my speakers sounded so dead, so muffled, I then did some research and discovered the need to add a port for air movement.What would be useful to come from the manufacturer is guidance on the hole size. I didn't want to take the time to experiment with different sizes, but cutting out about a fourth of the sidewall of the baffle on the bottom made a huge improvement in the sound. What I don't know is whether a smaller hole would have worked just as well (a smaller hole would compromise the protection less).

Great to prevent rattles

Written By Chris, Central Texas on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Great product, does what it's supposed to do...

Great product

Written By JJ, Georgia on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Had to trim them down to fit in the doors of my civic. But they are great waterproofers.

Nice !

Written By Mark, US on Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Second set and I just ordered another for a different app.After reading many
reviews I ported my baffles with a 3/4" hole and got back the missing mid
range.The now sound way better than with no baffles and are water resistant to
the point of submerging my SUV.I tried the speakers with one non baffled and
other baffled and also one ported and one baffled.Conclusion was speakers
sounded best with the baffles and ported and with no baffles sounded cheap.I was
using high end Pioneer D class speakers.

Don't listen to the one stars!

Written By Chris M, Toronto, ON on Friday, April 15, 2011

I bought these because the doors in my Miata get wet inside. The speakers I
pulled out were rusted and in very bad shape from water damage.

Everyone that rates these a one star does not know how to use them. You are
supposed to cut holes in them. I placed two 2 inch holes in the bottom so they
are still protected from the rain, and they still sound great. I'm not sure if they
actually help the sound, but I noticed no degradation.

Customer service was excellent also.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By JasonH, Dallas, TX on Sunday, February 13, 2011

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I only use these baffles for weather proofing door speakers. They do add
precious little bass response, but are a perfect shield against the elements
(water and dirt). I poke a hole in the bottom facing side to run the wires
through for the speaker and then mount it all. Works like a charm.

Avoid If You Like Bass

Written By Jeremy, Davison, MI on Monday, February 07, 2011

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The only reason I bought these is because the Sales Advisor on the phone said they
would help my bass response. I only bought one pair for the front doors since the rear
liftgate is not a wet area. My front and rear speakers are the same brand and model yet
the rear speakers sound amazingly better on lower frequencies than my front speakers
do. Imagine placing a baloon over the back of the speakers, ultimately killing any bass
response they could have had and some of the clarity of the mids. So you've constantly
got the pressure from the last movement fighting the next one. The only reason I did
not remove and return them is because the cost I incurred replacing several broken
door clips because they were so old and brittle has put fear into me that I'll have to
replace several again. As soon as it warms up or when I have another reason to pull my
door panels, these things are going in the trash. Waste of money! Unless you have
obvious signs of corrosion on your current speakers or have had speakers damaged
from corrosion in the past, avoid these at all costs. My only wish is that there were a
lower rating than 1 star. Then these would get it.

put it in, take it out

Written By cvillehick, gloucester, va on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

THING I EVER DID TO MY SOUND...after removing them from the speakers and throwing
them away, that is.

these things, like ALL the reviews say, take ALL the bass out, and make your sound
overall as FLAT as it can be. midbass is painfully blunt, no definition, and highs are just
flat, certainly not clearly and sparkly. if you want to PROTECT your speakers from rain
and dirt, then get these. if you want to HEAR your speakers, absolutely under no
circumstances get these. take the chance on rain and dirt and get your dollars' worth from
your speaker purchase.

Completely lost all bass sound was muddy

Written By Turbo S, Melbourne, FL on Saturday, October 30, 2010

I recently installed a set of Infinity Kappa's and these XTC foam baffles in my STI, after
turning on the stereo I noticed that the bass was significantly less than the factory
speakers, and the sound was very muddy. I re-checked my wiring and started
considering replacement of the headunit when I read online that these foam baffles can
suck the life out of your speakers. I removed the baffles and reinstalled the speakers-
problem solved. My speakers now sound great.......

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Dave, New York on Monday, October 25, 2010

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Dont get these if you like bass. Removed them, bass 100x better.

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Ryan, Central Florida on Sunday, September 19, 2010

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These baffles fit nicely, I cut 1 1/2 inch holes on the bottom of them so the speakers can
breath. My 6 1/2 inch alpines sound great in them. A lot of people on here complained
about lack of bass and I really can't tell that much of a difference with or without the
baffles installed.

Wow what a difference REMOVING these made!!!

Written By hollon, Wichita KS on Friday, August 27, 2010

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I bought these because crutchfield recommended them. I bought them with Kicker 6.5" speaker. When I turned it on there was virtually no bass. I read on here that these were the issue so I spent a couple hours redoing all of my speakers... Turned it on as WOW!!!

Make sure you know what your getting with these things...

Not for High End

Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, August 16, 2010

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I was going the whole nine yards on my Pathfinder system. I added these in with my Infinity Kappa componant install. The bass was non existent. The Mids and Highs sounded good. I even called Crutchfiled tech support who suspected it was an amplifier crossover problem.

I hit the web for the answer, and after reading these reviews decided to try and remove one of these baffles. Bass came through clear and deep. I tested some more to see if I can just cut an air hole in them and salvage some of the protection of the baffles, but they sounded better without any baffle altogether.

My final thoughts are these might work well for 20 watts replacements or factory speakers, but the high end 200w with amps are not meant to be restricted. They will need the air to reach their peaks perfromance.

Preventative Maintenance!

Written By Mr. Leasure, Utah on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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Uber easy to add to any install. I have no doubt that these will help protect my speakers. Especially after seeing how the factory speakers came out. If that can happen to factory speakers that were only 6 years old, then this is the cheapest insurance I can find!