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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

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Our take on the Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt. Mounted behind the speaker, the baffle forms a mounting seal that also improves sound clarity by reducing panel vibration that could transfer to the speaker.

Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt. Mounted behind the speaker, the baffle forms a mounting seal that also improves sound clarity by reducing panel vibration that could transfer to the speaker.

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.


Priced per pair

Crutchfield technicians recommended adding these baffles to my order. I did not understand the reasoning for adding another part to the speaker installation, however, the small extra expense made a big difference in an improved listening experience.

DK, Tampa, FL

What's in the Box:

  • Two acoustic foam slim baffles for 6.5" speakers

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles Reviews

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104 Reviews

Boom Mat

DK from Tampa, FL on 9/19/2016

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Crutchfield technicians recommended adding these baffles to my order. I did not understand the reasoning for adding another part to the speaker installation, however, the small extra expense made a big difference in an improved listening experience.

Pros: By installing a baffle, the speaker is insulated from the vehicle, and road. The most noticeable sound difference in my vehicle was a dramatic reduction in road noise that had interfered with clarity of the sound signal. These baffles were a great addition to the sound system in my vehicle, and without recommendations from Crutchfield technicians I would not have known to order them!

Cons: NA

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Billy from Bloomington, IN on 9/19/2016

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Nothing to install and well worth the low price

Pros: Sounds better with these

Cons:

If it dont fit, you cant use them.

James D from Plymouth, MA on 9/19/2016

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I was told these would be a good investment, and add them at an additional cost. I was told they would fit front doors of 2000 Jeep Cherokee, but this was not the case. Could not fit at all. I tried to make fit, but just do not have the depth within the door because of internall window track. Not even close.

Pros: Appears to be made of quality material and in theory would make sense.

Cons: But could not fit at all in my vehicle, therefore useless and can not be used. I called and no other size will fit either in my case. 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

Boom mat baffles awesome

Art from Santa Maria,CA on 8/19/2016

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Thos baffles are awesome,they protect the door speakers from moisture and prevent vibration7

Pros: Overall great product

Cons: None

Boom Mat Speaker Baffles

bukifvr from Dublin, OH on 8/7/2016

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These were very simple to use and fit perfectly in the door of my 2011 Elantra. I like how they help protect my Infinity speakers from the elements. Sound is nice and tight. I don't think it affects bass from my speakers negatively, but then again, I use a Kicker Hideaway powered subwoofer to fill in the low end.

Pros: Protects my investment in nice speakers

Cons: None

Worst thing that could happen to a good speaker

Ryan from Wilkes Barre, PA on 7/27/2016

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In my opinion these things are junk, other than shielding the speaker within the door. They were recommended as part of my install so I put them in. They restrict the speaker so much they are not only quieter, but there is zero bass. I cut the bottom half of the back out of them and the speakers came to life like magic. I would never recommend them to anyone. Try running down the road with your hand over your mouth and holding your nose.

Pros: none

Cons: completely restrict speaker performance

Keeps the water out and sounds great.

JOSHUA J from Davenport, IA on 6/19/2016

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The Chevrolet Cruze has issues with water in doors if you replace the factory speakers. Sadly I had to find out the hard way. I ruined a pair of Alpine 6 1/2 speakers. Installed these baffles and they speakers are now water tight. Sound quality is fine. Easy to work with just fit in my car due to window clearance issues. Make sure to speak with an adviser before you order these to insure you are getting the correct size and depth. My speakers will no longer get wet!

Pros: Easy to install and work with. Strong material for being flexible. Handle door heat well without getting warped.

Cons: N/A

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

CDT from Roanoke, VA on 6/6/2016

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They do help with the sound and will provide protection from the elements.

Pros: Easy to install and work with.

Cons: Stick to deep into the door. Now opening and closing the windows it sounds like they have the farts.

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

kingd from Hershey, PA on 5/29/2016

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These are sweet addition to the speaker install. totally worth it.

Pros: great protection and directed sound. Thanks for making this a viewable option when I selected speakers Crutchfield

Cons: None

Boom mats

Ralph O, from Arizona on 5/21/2016

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It made the speaker sound a whole lot better with a little more Bass. Great product.

Pros: Very easy to work with.

Cons: None.

deadens the sound.

Bill from Bozeman MT on 4/20/2016

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They only fit on the rear speakers... the window gets in the way on the front doors. the sound was supposed to enhance the base but it actually deadened the sound. better base from the front.

Pros: weather proofs

Cons: deadens sound

Boom Mat speaker baffles

Cletis from Wahpeton, ND on 4/18/2016

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I got these mainly to see if they'de at least mitigate the problems with moisture damaging the speakers in Silverados. I had to cut a slit to get the wires to the speakers and ended up cutting a 1/2" by about 1&1/2" hole in the back. That seemed to help get a clearer sound from the new speakers.

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Awesome!!

Shane from Long Valley, NJ on 4/14/2016

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Love these these foam baffles; they make it possible to have much more clarity sound from the speakers.

Pros: They fit great and easy to install with no hassle.

Cons: The only thing is that the baffles should come automatically with the holes needed to fit the speaker wires through; I shouldn't have to cut a hole myself.

Better than I expected.

Charles from Daytona Beach, FL on 3/23/2016

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Better than I expected. They are thicker than I thought they would be and that allows much better baffling. I used these ones for a pair of Nakamichi shallow mount speakers and I have no complaints.

Pros: Quality Thickness

Cons: None

Too Tight Fit

Mark from roanoke, VA on 3/22/2016

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There was not enough room to install these without cutting sheet metal. Two pairs just laying on the floor....

Pros: none

Cons: There was not enough room to install these without cutting sheet metal

Great!

Dan from Banbury, UK on 3/20/2016

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Easy to install. Performed as advertised. A little peace of mind to protect my highs. Seems to have upped the clarity of the woofers as well.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Simple and effective

Mike from harrisonburg, VA on 3/13/2016

It's a piece of styrofoam, there's not much more to be said. It will protect your speakers from leaky doors, (Honda Civic owners, that means you) and besides cutting a small hole for both your wires and a "breathing port" installation is very straightforward. I've also found that they're cheaper at Crutchfield than other retailers, so that's always a plus.

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Glad I Got Them

Mopo from Seattle on 2/22/2016

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Installed these with Focal speakers at the front and rear doors. Go with the 6.5" for the Focals. I think Crutchfield calls them 6.75", but they are 6.5". This setup clears the window if you have a few layers before you add this to your speakers. I also made some small holes on the bottom to let them breathe. There is much debate over this, but I did it anyways.

Pros: The material is nice and thick. Should protect against dirt and water. Fairly inexpensive insurance.

Cons: None

great!

Pete from wolfeboro, NH on 2/21/2016

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I installed these in my doors of my 02 passat wagon with 6 1/2 inch polk components. These worked perfectly didn't hit the window. like everyone says you need to cut a hole in them so the speakers will work properly. and i cut a small 1x1 inch hole in the back of them and these work really good the sound is better the bass is more pronounced no more rattling doors.

Pros: thick and do what they are supposed to do.

Cons: not free

Easy installation.

RickeyKenrick from Woodbridge, VA on 2/1/2016

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Installs easily into the front door of my 2005 Dodge Magnum. I installed Dynamat on the sheet metal of the door, placed the foam baffles on top, and then I installed my speakers. No rain yet but I believe that they will work as advertised. My speakers sound great! No rattles! maybe these helped? Oh, please remember to cut the bottoms out of the foam baffles before putting your speakers inside.

Pros: None.

Cons: Remember to cut the bottoms out before installing your speakers. This is just a friendly reminder!

boom mat

chuy from California on 1/11/2016

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very nice . they are inexpensive . and work well

Pros: better sound!!

Cons: none

Boom

John M from North Carolina on 12/30/2015

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Provides additional protection for door speakers.

Pros: excellent fit

Cons: none

Good product

Gabe from Illinois on 12/21/2015

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I installed one speaker with it and one with out to test and you can tell the difference in the sound. It's deeper sounding with the boom mat. I did cut a small quarter size hole at the bottom since I don't have subs I wanted to get the bass from the 6.5 speakers. With out the hole it seemed like the speaker had missing lows. The new speakers and new head unit sound awesome. Sounds better than my wife's Yukon with Bose system. I will purchase them for my other vehicles when upgrading speakers.

Pros: Better sound. Easy install. Protects the speaker.

Cons: None so far.

great product

Dan from Florida on 12/1/2015

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Fit great in my 2015 BRZ with a pair of JBL 6 1/2" coaxials. These baffles drastically boosted my sound clarity and added depth to the sound stage. No more flappy diaphragm movement., just tight, controlled mids and highs. if you're looking for bass, don't expect it from a 6 1/2" driver, that's what subs are for. Do Not Cut A Hole In The Baffle! you're only robbing yourself of clear, articulate mids and highs!

Pros: improved sound quality, easy to install, cheap

Cons: people claiming that they work better with holes cut in them...Do Not Cut Them! stop being cheap and get a sub for your low frequencies!

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Jose from Colorado on 11/29/2015

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This is a heavy duty baffle, best one so far.

Pros: Very solid construction

Cons: None

baffles

rickM from gauley bridge, wv on 9/22/2015

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work great a+

Pros: fit well in my 2013 impala

Cons: none that i know

Boom Mat 6-1/2"

Joe D from Ohio on 9/21/2015

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Fit well, Easy to install

Pros: Keeps sound directed, dirt out, and cushions the mounted speaker

Cons: none

Fit nicely

Matt from Virginia on 7/4/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had to modify the door so put these in for extra protection. Seem to work well.

Pros: Protects

Cons: Makes installation a little bit more time consuming.

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

MF from Florence, AL on 6/21/2015

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Very neat little device.........Gives a "cleaner" sound

Pros: Easy to install....works great

Cons: none

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Jay from Delaware on 6/4/2015

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My first time trying these out and for the cost you cant beat it.

Pros: They will protect your new speaker.

Cons:

nice little product

Anonymous from El paso, tx on 6/3/2015

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This is the first time I've tried these and it worked out really well. The speakers sound louder

Pros: Cheap. Easy install. Protects speakers

Cons: None

Work perfect

CY from PA on 6/1/2015

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Perfect fit, and some added protection for the speakers.

Pros: Fit, price, protection for your gear.

Cons:

Good product

Chad from Brooklyn, mi on 5/8/2015

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Does what you'd think. Piece of mind protecting new speakers in door of a convertible.

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Worked well

Steve G from Pennsylvania on 5/5/2015

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Basic fitment. Just drop in and with slight trimming they worked good. I've used these in the past and they work good for not only helping a little with mid bass but also help keep the speaker clean and protected from the elements.

Pros: Basic fitment

Cons: None really

baffles

mike from monroe, la on 4/14/2015

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Baffles. Theres not much to say. They protect against dirt and moisture. So far they work great

Pros: Easy to install. Fit great.

Cons:

Perfect fit

Nate from Utah on 3/23/2015

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What is there to say? They fit perfectly! They install in a flash! They keep everything neat and clean and dry. Excellent addition to my system

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Other people who complain about a product because they don't know what they are doing.

Boom Mat Speaker Baffles

bzGNR from Florida on 2/15/2015

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My purpose in buying these was protecting the speakers from water. I cut out the back lower quarter to allow the mid-bass speakers to remain free-air as they were designed to be; otherwise the sound would be "cupped". Cup your hands over your mouth and speak- similar effect. So far I am happy with the results. Remember to take the thickness into account when seating speaker, particularly behind a door panel where distance between panel and speaker is finite.

Pros: Thick 1/4" foam, sturdy. Easily trimmed.

Cons: None

Cleaning up the audio

Eric from Beaumont on 2/12/2015

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Cleaned up the audio in my truck and stopped all the rattling.

Pros: Easy installation Easy to adjust to your needs

Cons:

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

EN from CA on 1/20/2015

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I did not use these. I had used the same type on the speakers I had installed in my doors but I didn't like how it sounded.

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Affordable protection

Chumly from San Diego, CA on 1/4/2015

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Added behind Alpine SPS-610(C) & they sound amazing. The bass is tighter and the mids are transfered more directly so they seem louder at the same volume levels. I cut a 2" round hole with a hole saw on the bottom. As others are stating, this is needed to be done or you'll lose bass and will run into out-of-phase issues as the driver tries to do it's job, moving air. I feel 2" was enough for 6.5's and round holes are better than just taking a knife and making a square cutout. Install was a breeze and really easy to get the mounting screws through. They're affordable enough to justify adding them to your cart with your speaker order

Pros: -sturdy, thick, & easy to work with -very good sound damping ability

Cons: Probably very horrible if you don't cut a big hole.

Essential to Have!

TS from Oregon on 12/11/2014

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For just a few bucks, they do two things great: 1) They make for a more refined sound inside the vehicle. 2) They lessen the sound outside the vehicle. Get them! These were used with a Crutchfield-provided snap-in adapter for my new speakers, and these did not prevent the adapter from being able to snap in. It was a bit tighter, perhaps, but no problem.

Pros: They help the quality of the speaker sound, and they keep you from annoying your neighbors as much.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Perfect compliment ...

Mr Picky from Athens,GA on 12/8/2014

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Fit right behind speaker adapter plate / an absolute necessity to protect speaker as well as acoustical benefits.

Pros: Where was this product years ago ? Love it ...

Cons: hmmmm .... None

baffles

Anonymous from New Hampton NH on 12/8/2014

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My installer loves the product and how it helps keep sound directing into vehicle instead of losing sound through whole door.

Pros: Helps protect against weather that ma get into area of speakers.

Cons: Some systems require an up grade of more components due to how it changes the way your system sound before installing baffles.

Speaker Baffles

IceCat from Kissimmee, FL on 10/16/2014

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The sound is mush better and I love the prize. whatever you do don't cut the back out or make a hole I just slice it (very small slice) to put the wires in.

Pros: Very easy to install.

Cons: None

Don't Cut Any Holes!!

whatutalkinboutwillis from Asheville, NC on 10/15/2014

These other idiots have no idea what they're talking about. Do not cut the back of the baffle out. They would sell it like that if it wasn't supposed to have a back. How can it direct air flow with no back? Duh!! It's the same as not using one at all.

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Boom

Greg from Santa Maria CA on 10/12/2014

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I wouldn't install new speakers in the door panels without them.

Pros: Protects new speakers and sounds great. Fit was no problem. Inexpensive.

Cons: none

Baffles, cheap & easy

Rick from Lititz, PA on 8/21/2014

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After seeing all the dirt & garbage that fell out when I pulled the door panels off, I'm glad I installed these. I don't know if they make a sound difference or not, but they are a cheap insurance policy to protect your new speakers

Pros: Cheap & easy to install

Cons: Lack of installation info. I did some research online before install and some say cut bottom out, others sat side. Some say big hole, some say just big enough for wires. Found the options confusing. So I just did a 3/4" hole in the side for the wires, making hole face down to keep dirt out.

Nice easy to install Speaker Baffles.

Anonymous from Maryland on 8/14/2014

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I needed a easy way to add some protection from water damage to the speakers I installed in my Harley Davidson Street Glide Batwing fairing. These baffles worked great.

Pros: Easy to install and trim to size.

Cons: None

good protection

island_boy from Guam, USA on 7/27/2014

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Good for protecting your speakers from dust and water. Can't speculate on the difference in sound quality as I installed it with aftermarket speakers all together.

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boat stereo

reddog from ohio on 7/15/2014

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tight fit, still easy to install. got rid of rattles from fiberglass. great add on

Pros: no more rattles, improved soud quality. a must have on a boat. great bang for the buck

Cons: tight fit, but worth the effort

Takes away from the sound

2011 chevy from oklahoma on 7/12/2014

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It will protect your speakers but took away from the sound I wanted. I put them in but removed them a day later.

Pros: Protects speakers

Cons: Removes good sound quality

Very Pleased

Rave from San antonio on 7/5/2014

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Very pleased.

Pros: Got rid of the rattle and brought speakers back to life. Added a little more bass.

Cons: Tight fit area for speakers made it a bit difficult to install but not that much. Overall gave it a very snug fit.

great product

LT from South Dakota on 6/11/2014

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easy installation, and it makes a huge difference in sound quality and projection.

Pros: good price, easy installation, sturdy product

Cons:

Reduces vibration and improves sound quality.

JoshuaW from Broomfield, CO on 5/22/2014

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I installed these with a set of kicker 6.5" in my 2014 Subaru Impreza. I first tried it with just a port cut out and then I tried it with the back side cut out completely. The latter produced the best sound quality. I think that they will still provide good protection as they still cover the entire back end of the speaker housing and connections. I also think it will be better for any instance where a very significant amount of water were ever able to get into the door cavity as the water will be able to drain out quickly.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Frank from Colorado on 5/21/2014

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Nice way to direct more sound out of a big door. Also very good for water-proofing the speakers on a truck that is off road occasionally.

Pros: Good thickness of material, easy installation.

Cons: A little snug for the cutouts in the door-panel - but being compliant - they were in without a big problem.

Improves base & reduces vibration

AV8OR from Tucson AZ on 5/15/2014

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I replaced the stock speakers in my Audi A3 and initially was a little disappointed. I thought the new speakers sounded a little tinny and vibrated in the door. I later bought and installed these baffles, and wow, what a difference. Deeper bass with no vibration.

Pros: Better sound, reduces vibration.

Cons: Depending on your door, you might need to cut out the bottoms prior to installation.

boom mat 6 1/2 s speaker baffels

Anonymous from Oshkosh Wiscinsin on 5/10/2014

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I never tried the boom mats before .I like them and getting another 2 for my other speakers

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Helpful N' Cheap

Mikey from powder springs, GA on 5/1/2014

Why not buy these, they are inexpensive and help the longevity of your speakers. Just know that a cutting a hole in the back of the baffles is required, the hole will also help the air movement so the suction created from the baffles won't impair the speakers from doing their job.

Pros: They look nicer than the xtc brand (which doesn't matter) but i did not notice any difference in performace

Cons: none

Simple product to protect tour investment

Noodle9 from Choctaw, Ok on 4/26/2014

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Very inexpensive, easy install.

Pros: Cost

Cons: None

Speaker covers

Big E from Alabama on 4/24/2014

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Fast delivery and accurate

Pros: Good price

Cons:

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Mdlbldrnt from Sioux Falls SD on 4/6/2014

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These baffles just make sense to use. My Crutchfield rep recommended them to me on my recent complete system overhaul. They protect the speakers, add some cushion to the mount in my installation and they are not expensive at all. Well worth the cost to add that little extra to the speakers.

Pros: Note expensive, east to install, light weight, great protection for the speaker

Cons: none

Boom Mats

JSal from East Texas on 4/3/2014

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Boom mats work great make speaker sound a whole lot better and easy to install.

Pros: Sound better

Cons: None

Great product!

JL from Scotch Plains, NJ. on 3/17/2014

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Great product! I used this product when I changed the front door speakers in my car. It took car of the vibration clatter out of my door panel. I have better clarity and overall sound without loosing base! NOTE: in my car the speakers use the door cavity for bass sound. So i cut out the back of the speaker baffle which allowed the speaker to breath. Great sound!!!

Pros: Works and easy to install!

Cons: None!

Limits sound

Joat from Tennessee on 3/15/2014

I have done many installs, but never with the foam enclosures. Be sure and cut a large notch out of the side of these facing down to keep water out, for air movement. I installed these in a Toyota Paseo, and the sound was lacking out of the thunder series MTX front and rear. I noticed the throw of the woofer was minimal to none, mostly just vibrating. These will seal the airspace required for the "throw" the speaker needs to produce quality sound. There is no instruction listed, so take it for what its worth. I just took these back out and the sound is 5x better. JMO

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Cons: Dampens sound.

good product / perfect fix

Hector NJ from Camden NJ on 3/13/2014

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this max work perfect,make your speakers sound a lot better

Pros: perfect fix,good quality

Cons: none

Boom May speaker baffles

Vazquez from Savannah on 3/10/2014

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Works great, keeps my speakers dry and you get a better sound quality.

Pros: Made solid Light weight

Cons: None

Good Product

Ultra Rider from Meadville Pa on 1/8/2014

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Good product, could use precut access for the speaker wires. Fits nicely over the front raiding speakers. Much improved bass response.

Pros: Easy install and effective

Cons: Needs wire access

Add ons

Tracy W from Tecumseh on 1/1/2014

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These add-ons are worth investing in. Enhances the sound quality of any speaker.

Pros: Protects speaker as well as sound enhancement. Inexpensive.

Cons: Not sure of any.

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

JoshK from Decherd, TN on 12/20/2013

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This is the 3rd pair I have bought for installing front door speakers. They work great! As for people saying they muffle your sound they do not! As for your bass, that is what a subwoofer is for. Not little baby 6 inch speakers. Also do not cut port holes in these, they are for speakers not subwoofers, and water can backup into the speaker. These are a must have if you want to have more precise sound, and keep out water, moisture, or dirt from shortening the life of your speakers!

Pros: Easy installation. Extend the life of your speaker. Better and more accurate sound production from speakers.

Cons: None

Foam speaker cover

Anonymous from 63139 on 12/9/2013

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The fit is good and they seem like they will do there job to protect the speaker from moisture. Only time will tell.

Pros: Cheap insurance

Cons: Nothing yet

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/9/2013

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Well worth the few dollars the cost. Helped solve the sound loss caused by the large air space of my door.

Pros: Inexpensive and they work

Cons:

Boom Mat Baffles

Kevin R from Mcdonough Ga on 11/18/2013

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These were installed in the rear deck of a 99Mustang Which has a set of Boston Acoustics S50 installed. The speakers already sounded great. Now they really shine. The baffles really silenced the small rattled I would hear at loud volumes. The baffles give the speakers a much warmer sound.

Pros: Great improvement

Cons: Had to cut small hole in the bottom for the connections

Speaker baffle

Anonymous from Spencer, ohio on 11/7/2013

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The baffle has improved the accuracy of the speakers I installed. The highs are much crisper and the bass seems to have more punch.

Pros: Easy to use, adaptable, inexpensive

Cons: None noted

Buy these!

Chris from Gilbert, AZ on 10/23/2013

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I purchased these to give some added protection to the Infinity speakers I installed in the doors of my FJ Cruiser. They worked perfectly and I am confident they will protect the speakers during water crossings. The added benefit is they help to eliminate the vibration in the door panel at higher volumes. I would always purchase these when installing a new speaker system.

Pros: Thick enough to protect and they offer a good seal from the elements while improving the sound quality

Cons: None

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Swartz Creek, mi on 10/20/2013

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Work great love them

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Sam from California on 10/14/2013

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Exactly as advertised. These were perfect for an install in one of our cars. I went into this purchase onlylooking to protect door and back desk speakers from the elements and items int he trunk. I did not test the sound with and without on the new system, as it seems some people did.

Pros: As advertised, good material.

Cons:

6 1/2 in Baffle

Anonymous from Donna, TX on 9/24/2013

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Inexpensive and good way to protect your speakers

Pros: Inexpensive, great bang for your buck

Cons: None

Great product

AndyL from South Florida on 8/30/2013

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Great product arrived quickly, well-packaged, and as-described.

Pros: Keeps dust and moisture out of the speakers; keeps the sound tight and prevents it from using the door as a bass cabinet.

Cons: No cons.

Speaker baffles

randy from california on 8/12/2013

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Excellent product great fit.

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Mcgee from Sheffield, AL on 7/31/2013

I read a bunch of reviews before I bought these with my new MTX speakers and I thought I would give them a try. I am disappointed with the results! I have absolutely no bass in my speakers and there was not a thing in the instructions about cutting ports in the baffles. I am not an audio installer but how can you expect to get good results when there is critical information left out.

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Worked great

Otto from Bradenton Florida on 7/19/2013

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I had recently installed a all Alpine stereo system in my 2001 Chevy Silverado extended cab. For the front door speakers I went with the Alpine 6 3/4" Type R Coaxial. After they were installed and I cranked up the stereo and they sounded very hollow. I had bought these baffles hoping that they would clean up the Holllow sound and man did they ever. The sound quality was amazing. They were very easy to install I cut the bottom of the baffle out so that it would port the speaker, all in all very satisfied.

Pros: Easy to install Nice thick material Cleans up hollow sound Great protection

Cons: None

REDUCED SOUND QUALITY

Chris from Florida on 6/27/2013

Good idea, but it severely reduces sound quality. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FOR AUDIOPHILES!!!! These baffles essentially create a sealed enclosure for the speaker, which does not allow the speaker cone to move freely, bass sounds muddled and strained. I cut out the bottom of the baffles to allow air flow, this did improve the sound, but it sounded best with the baffles removed all together. Unfortunately the only way to fully protect the speaker without reducing the sound would be to design the baffle to the specifications of the speaker with a port facing inside the vehicle.

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Speaker baffles

Lucas M from Knoxville, tn on 6/23/2013

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Quick, easy installation

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from mount prospect, il on 6/17/2013

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At every install you should purchase these boom mats. Great product to protect your investment and also it gives a better bass response.

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Boom Mat 61/2" baffles

Dave from Vero bch,fl on 6/15/2013

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First time using baffles and I am impressed with fit,sound and protection. Used in the doors of a Corolla,they made a difference in sound and I know they are sealed from the elements.

Pros: Sound improvement,easy fit and they work.

Cons: none

Protect your Stuff

Superfry from Cameron Park, CA on 6/10/2013

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A must if you are installing speakers in a door cavity.

Pros: Keeps dust and moisture away from the backs of your speakers

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Boom Mat Baffles

JMC from Bloomfield, MI on 6/10/2013

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The baffles fit well and install easily.

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They do work

Ben from Heber Springs, AR on 6/2/2013

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They do give better bass response. Just wish they didn't try to bunch up when you screw them in.

Pros: Do their job

Cons: Bunch up when you run screws threw them even though I poked holes for them

Do what they were made for

Ben Scuffham from Heber Springs, AR on 5/27/2013

As long as you pre hole the areas to put screws threw they do their job. Bass response improves as well.

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Boom mat

Aaron from Taylor, TX on 4/29/2013

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Might as well spend the little bit of $ to protect your speakers.

Pros: Easy install, improves sound, protect speakers

Cons: Make sure you have clearance for window when being rolled down.

Good inexpensive Investment

BobW from Loveland, CO on 1/1/2013

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This is a good way to reduce outside sounds from being transmitted into the auto, while not losing any of the bass sound that resonates in the door. I installed these in a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. A couple things to consider. 1) I installed some new speakers (Infinity) and if using the Boom Mats, do not use the "plastic" mounting hardware that comes with the speakers. Mount them directly into the doors, drilling and tapping new holes for the screws. The Boom Mat thickness will cause the speakers to interfere with the door panels if you attempt to use the speaker included mounts. The boom mats provide excellent isolation of the speaker metal housing against the door metal. Excellent products!

Pros: Good sound isolation

Cons: Modified speaker bracket installation to achieve best fit.

Great Sound and Quality

Sean from Georgia on 9/25/2012

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These are great. I have a 97 Suburban. Had to slightly modify to fit, and they did not work with the clips I ordered that were a mock up of my original speaker clips. Self tapping screws easily solved issue. Highly satisfied with both build quality and sound quality after install.

Pros: Thick, Durable

Cons: None

not impressed

Dave from fort collins colo. on 5/7/2012

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tried these out and made the speakers sound muddled tried them with a slot tried them with a larger port and now they're sitting on the work bench very easy to install and easy to remove other than tearing door apart

Pros: none

Cons: made new speakers sound terrible

Most of the complaints are due to improper instalation

Rob w/ 2010 WRX from Surrey, BC Canada on 3/4/2012

5 stars with better instructions. Most of the reviews of sound quality complaints are due to user error and improper installation! If you're a DIY'r "Read Instructions" even for the simple stuff you'd be surprised at how important even fine details can be to sound quality! #1 most important installation note: Most all door speakers are designed to be "open air" so you NEED TO CUT A "LARGE PORT" into the bottom of the baffles! ALL baffles, not just these! A larger port than one might expect, 25% or more off the bottom side! Err on the side of caution go "Bigger is better" as it impacts the air volume of the speaker's throw. Too small a port will yield horrible results! Most installers know this but the DIY types may not. Either the instruction sheets weren't clear enough or you tossed them out with the box without reading! They work very well when used correctly. For my installs I primarily use them as gasket to stop vibration and chatter the always happens to some extent between the sheet-metal and speaker baskets or adapter plates & speaker rings... with the secondary plus of keeping water drips off the speakers, nothing kills a speaker faster than a wet/damaged spider! They also reduce some road noises from the speaker region so the speaker sounds clearer. Also very important, try to cut a similar port in each baffle so that all equal speakers have equal ports for equal speaker throws for equal outputs. If you're skipping steps, skip baffles altogether.

Pros: Works awesome when installed and ported properly properly. Provides the best gasket, much better than foam tape to eliminate chatter between sheet-metal and speaker basket and/or fitment rings. Reduces road-noise "through" speaker. Sound deadening sheets like dynamat only do the surrounding sheet-metal not the speaker itself. Keeps water out of speaker bits.

Cons: 1. MEN generally install A/V equipment and we men never read instructions... 2. INSTRUCTIONS they need to be read and understood because: 3.Sounds horrible if you don't install them properly and leave baffles un-ported. 4.Would be nice if the speaker ports were pre-cut... thus eliminating most user error and by making port sizes uniform it would also improve "out-of-box" use and general sound quality. BUT Pre-cut ports would also prevent tune-ability...

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

DownieTD from Stonington, CT on 2/4/2012

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Did the trick. Easy to install. Nice to know these types of products exists for car door speakers

Pros: easy to install

Cons: a little pricey for what they are

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Spokane WA on 9/30/2011

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Took too much clarity from the speakers. Removed them 2 days after installing.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Galveston,Tx on 7/12/2011

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They fitted the around the speakers nice, just a little thicker then I thought

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Don't waste your money

erik from Denver, CO on 7/4/2011

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I'm not sure what speakers these are designed for, but they actually make your speakers sound worse. When I bought these for my car, I forgot that 99% of 4-6.5" speakers that we all buy are made for infinite baffels - that is to say, they are made to work in no enclosure, like an unsealed door with holes everywhere. When you put these behind your speaker, you are creating a mini-enclosure and limiting the speaker dynamics. I installed these, had absolutely NO bass from my 6.5" component. I removed them, and the bass and midbass returned. I suppose you could cut the bottom half out and still use them as a shield from water dripping down inside your doors, but I just yanked them and was so much happier. For the record, they might work for really, really, really terrible, old speakers that have no bass response in the first place and were coincidentally designed for a 0.1 ft^3 enclosure, but really, if you're looking at these, you're looking for bass in the wrong place.

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Boom Mat seems to work!

KT from ECity,NC on 3/13/2011

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I put a set of these behind my Infinity Reference speakers in the front of my Sequoia. It sound great. I can only assume that the Boom Mat is helping because I have not tried the speakers without the Boom Mat.

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If you think you need it...

db from Iowa on 2/12/2011

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It is exactly as it looks. Frankly, I think it could be half of the cost and the company would still make excellent profit. As for my personal experience, I purchased these hoping to reduce the rattling that my front speakers were experiencing. Upon installing, I realized that the screws weren't tight enough and that was the buzzing I was hearing (needed bigger screws for the pre-threading). After I installed the baffles, it ruined my sound stage and I'm still trying to correct it, but it just isn't the same. I'll probably be taking them out if I can't get it set up right again. A well-designed car already has weather-protection for the speakers. I think the "protection" element is just a gimick. If you think you need it, or you want to see if it sounds better, you'll find what you're looking for here. But frankly, I don't think I needed them to begin with. 1999 Chrysler 300m.

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Had to get longer screws

Paul from Orlando. FL on 2/4/2011

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The screws that came with the speaker brackets were too short for the foam. Worked fine after making a trip to Home Depot for longer screws.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Jun from Seal Beach CA on 1/18/2011

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It did what it was suppose to by protecting the magnet side of the speakers from moisture. Leaving the speaker fully covered on the backside caused a 'droneing'' sound. I had to remove/cut bottom 1/4~1/2 of the Boom Mat in order to releave the back pressure problem.(out-of-phase)

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Duncan from Albuquerque, NM on 11/24/2008

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This product is easy to use. Just poke a small hole at the very bottom (this is important) for the speaker wire and then slip it in before screwing the speaker to the door. In my 15+ years of installing I haven't seen an easier way to protect a speaker from the water that gets inside the door or that improves sound quality.

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didnt work!

brian from brooklyn park,mn on 1/15/2008

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i was getting water in my door speakers of my 2002 honda civic,and hoped these baffles would keep them dry. they might have,except the sound quality of the speaker went south! i have a set of polk component speakers and the sound after installation was very poor. on a whim i decided to cut the baffle in half to try and still keep the water out yet restore the sound quality,and the sound returned to very good so now im hoping the half coverage will help my water problem.

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Features

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.

Dimensions:

  • Speaker Size: 6.5"
  • Minimum Cutout: 6" x 5.9375"
  • Maximum Depth: 2.8125"
  • Thickness: 0.25"
  • Flange Size: 6.875" x 6.875"

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Why did you buy this?

Someone told me that speakers sound better in my soundbar on my Jeep Wrangler with these baffles [ Ron  Sep 25, 2016 ]
To protect my speakers in the door from moisture [ Chris  Sep 08, 2016 ]
To protect my speakers [ Nick  Aug 30, 2016 ]
Protection and to mask noise [ JAMES  Aug 18, 2016 ]
For clarity of sound. [ John P.  Aug 04, 2016 ]
Water damage to front door speakers on a 8th Gen Civic Sedan Destroyed stock speakers. Hoping to avoid that this time around. [ Mark  Jul 06, 2016 ]
To kill the door rattle [ Paul  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Good for protecting the speakers from the elements while also improving the sound a bit. It's a win-win. [ Nicholas  Jun 17, 2016 ]
to better protect the speakers from water. [ brian  Jun 14, 2016 ]
Speaker protection from the elements. [ Jorge  Jun 05, 2016 ]
recommened by advisor. the system recommended a set that was out of stock [ Jeffrey  Jun 05, 2016 ]
Have used these on several installations and they always work great for sound and protection in door speaker applications. [ KIP  Jun 01, 2016 ]
Looking to help decouple the back wave [ donald falese  May 27, 2016 ]
Best be safe than sorry when dealing with sound components... [ CORY  May 22, 2016 ]
Our 2008 Chevy Silverado speakers shorted out. Water is known to seep by the windows and short out the speakers. According to others online the baffles will prevent future water damage known to occur on 2007-2012 Silverados. [ Gregory  May 21, 2016 ]
fuller sound [ BRIAN  Apr 30, 2016 ]
It fits [ Scott  Apr 30, 2016 ]
I purchased these to keep the water that gets in the door from getting on the speakers. [ JASON  Apr 16, 2016 ]
Seals speaker from moisture and elements but also tightens up bass on speakers. [ Jorge E  Apr 03, 2016 ]
to protect speakers, and project sound better. [ William  Apr 02, 2016 ]
The main reason for ordering these baffle is for added protection from water damage which seems to be a big problem with Silverados. [ JIM  Apr 02, 2016 ]
keep water from dripping onto my speakers. The window's often leak water down into the door, and enough water will eventually damage the speakers. Since I'm in there replacing the crappy factory speakers, I might as well take the extra effort to protect the new speakers. [ STEPHEN  Mar 30, 2016 ]
Help by Chat [ DOUGLAS  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Speaker protection/ sound [ James  Mar 13, 2016 ]
The last speakers in the truck were ruined from water leaking in the door...I figured this is a cheap insurance policy [ BRIAN W  Mar 08, 2016 ]
tighten up the sound with the baffle, instead of giant open trk. door. Plus it is water resistant and my door is leaky. Sounds much better and I feel more comfortable. [ jason  Mar 08, 2016 ]
Weather protection and sound improvement. [ Daniel  Feb 25, 2016 ]
I will need to cut out the back of the existing baffle due to clearance issue with the speaker depth. I will need something to protect the speaker back from the elements. In addition, it will help to improve the sound somewhat. [ rickland  Feb 23, 2016 ]
Recommended by chad Chad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=24 [ Mark  Feb 18, 2016 ]
for the 6 1/2" speakers [ Kelly  Feb 07, 2016 ]
They were recommended with the install [ Jeremy  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Brit recommended them. Brit's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=206 [ Matthew  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Dolly recommended them for the type of vehicle we have to maximize sound quality. Dolly's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=131 [ Amy  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Prior experience [ Steven  Jan 31, 2016 ]
I know very little about car audio. I hope the purchase is worthwhile. I picked these baffles for three reasons. First, I wanted some type of gasket between the speaker and door panel to reduce vibration. Second, I wanted to protect the speakers. I just purchased a used car and all four of the main speakers were damaged. Third, I have heard of this brand and seen it in stores (not really a well informed decision, but...) [ Mike  Jan 12, 2016 ]
These things just make sense: most people wouldn't think of installing a sub woofer without an enclosure - they just don't work right without them. So why not "enclose" your smaller speakers as well? So maybe they are not as 'tight' as a sub box, they will still improve your base response, dampen any rattles you may get from a dash or door mount, and help protect your vulnerable backside - of your speaker, of course. [ Danen  Jan 01, 2016 ]
i like big bass and i can not lie [ denis  Dec 31, 2015 ]
keep my speakers dry [ Cindy  Dec 21, 2015 ]
It was recommended by the Crutchfield person helping me. [ Darlene  Dec 16, 2015 ]
To protect the speaker and improve bass response [ Paul  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I believe that they cut down on vibrations and you lose less sound in the door.Plus they protect your speakers from moisture. [ Theresa  Dec 06, 2015 ]
Better sound and recommended [ CHRIS  Sep 13, 2016 ]
iI have purchased these before, and the sound difference after installing them was noticeable and there is no rattling from the door. [ Jennifer  Aug 26, 2016 ]
Needed some slim speaker baffles, hence these. [ Michael  Aug 09, 2016 ]
weatherproof speakers [ Michael  Jul 29, 2016 ]
I asked an online rep what size to get and he suggested this size for my 6.5" rockford fosgate punch speakers. Help keep my speakers from damage [ Brian  Jul 07, 2016 ]
My other speakers took a little beating with dust from going off road. I wanted protection this time and improved sound. [ Mitchell D.  Jul 05, 2016 ]
Factory speaker failure due to water damage. Purchased in order to protect new aftermarket speakers. [ Marrs  Jun 20, 2016 ]
Protect speakers from engine heat and water [ Dennis  Jun 13, 2016 ]
I chose these to decrease the resonance in my doors, and to protect my speakers from water and dirt. [ Luke  Jun 13, 2016 ]
ziggy recommended them Ziggy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=37 [ lewis  Jun 04, 2016 ]
I chose this product due to the age of my vehicle and the proximity of the speaker to the window glass. I feel that protecting the speaker from additional moisture is important even when the speakers are rated for marine applications. To me that does not include the wiring segments and are thus prone to corrosion. [ Joshua  May 31, 2016 ]
They work and protect speaker from moisture inside the door [ Michael  May 10, 2016 ]
I know the quality of this manufacturer for making excellent products for autos. I have never been let down by this manufacturer and am continually amazed how well their products work. [ Douglas  May 05, 2016 ]
Thought I'd give them a try,they were inexpensive. [ RICHARD  Apr 24, 2016 ]
keeps water out of door speakers and reduces rattles [ Taylor  Apr 16, 2016 ]
In case water leaked in the door I could protect the speakers [ Dylan  Apr 13, 2016 ]
protect speaker and reduce road noise from door [ Jay  Apr 08, 2016 ]
Help prolong the life of speakers for quality and sound output. [ Cody  Apr 06, 2016 ]
Because I want to obviously protect my speakers from weather that may happen from cracks in the frame or whatever. The number 1 reason though theses baffles will help the speakers produce way more sound and clarity without working to hard. [ SHANE  Apr 01, 2016 ]
I read good things about the mats and I wanted to increase bass response in the doors without installing dynomat. [ Elvis  Mar 26, 2016 ]
These are to protect new door mounted speakers in a 1975 Chevy Truck. The interior of the doors are exposed to outside moisture and although the speaker cones are made of polypropylene, these baffles will add another layer of protection from the elements. [ MICHAEL  Mar 13, 2016 ]
Cheap insurance, and I want to get everything I can out of these mids. [ Michael  Mar 11, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Buck Buck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=140 [ JAMES  Mar 08, 2016 ]
For better sound and to protect the speakers. [ David  Feb 29, 2016 ]
Why not spend a little extra to protect your investment! [ Jake  Feb 28, 2016 ]
Fits my ride [ ANTHONY A  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Suggestion from advisor Buck. Buck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=140 [ Rick  Feb 08, 2016 ]
To get better sound from speaker and protect the speaker from moisture. [ Gabriel  Dec 30, 2015 ]
It's important to create an airtight space for your speakers to sound the way they were engineered to. By placing these baffles behind your speakers you are enabling them to perform to their highest specifications. [ James  Dec 28, 2015 ]
Wanted to get better sound quality and after reading the reviews I knew it would be a good choice. Was going to install Dynamat behind the speakers but found these instead. Were recommended so anything is better than nothing! [ Joshua  Dec 17, 2015 ]

3 questions already asked

I used this product when I installed new speakers in my old truck and it seemed to make a noticeable difference. Can't really address how they might affect ceiling speakers, but I was satisfied with them in my application. [ Stewart  Aug 03, 2016 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Sep 08, 2015 ]  Staff
I would think you need to cut a hole in it either way, cause you have to get the wires through. I just cut about an 1" slit in the bottom of mines. [ Victor  Mar 28, 2015 ]
Its probably up to your tastes. I initially cut the bottoms out and installed them. I found the sound muffled and the volume reduced too much. I then cut out part of the sides and the sound improved so I left them in. [ MIKE  Mar 28, 2015 ]
As I recall (been a few years), I poked a hole through just to feed wires. What I can tell you is that these definitely improve sound and amazingly keep sound focused within the cabin as opposed to making the door pocket resonate and buzz. I always think people next to me are annoyed by the loud music, but when I get out and close the door, it's not loud outside at all. (I do have insulation panels) [ GEORGE  Mar 27, 2015 ]
Do you want to use the door cavity as the "cabinet" for your speaker or a little tiny cover? The cover without a hole will turn a very small volume into a sealed speaker cabinet, which will limit bass response.probably not the best choice. [ AARON  Mar 27, 2015 ]
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