Contact us
Close contact box

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Protect your speakers (3-1/4" depth)

Item # 237XT65

Waterproof foam baffles from XTC fit behind speakers to keep them clean and dry.

Waterproof foam baffles from XTC fit behind speakers to keep them clean and dry.

Need help?
Contact our Virginia-based experts.
1-888-955-6000
5 advisors available
Top Seller

Item # 237XT65

In stock
$7.99

Other options

Add to wishlist

About the XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

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.

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.


Priced per pair

Product highlights:

What's in the box:

  • 2 Gray foam 6.5" speaker baffles in a plastic bag

Customer reviews

Loading reviews...

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles reviews

Average review:

271 reviews

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Brighton, MA on 9/3/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Haven't noticed much of a difference with the speaker baffles. I do know they were not the best for install. I had to cut the square shape down quite a bit to fit it into my Isuzu Trooper. Overall, still unsure if they helped or not

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Newalla, OK on 9/1/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Good quality, should last a long time

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Morganton, NC on 8/13/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

purchased to provide extra protection for new speaker

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

probably a must have for older vehicles

Crutchfield customer from Girard, OH on 8/11/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

what is there to say about some foam? It appears it will protect the speaker from the elements. I cut a section out of the bottom for the wires to pass into the speaker. It doesn't seem to baffle the bass any. Speakers sound good, but are still breaking in. I may go back and open them up more if the bass seems lacking but for now they are ok. That isn't an issue with the baffle either, that is user preference.

Pros: seals speakers up

Cons: yet to be determined.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Westminster, CA on 7/7/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Worked great no issues

Pros: Easy of customizing

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Florida City, FL on 6/10/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great product. Speakers sounds way better

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Don't Buy

Collin from Ft Wayne, IN on 5/13/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Killed the sound quality completely, even when I cut holes in the baffles. I would not recommend unless your speakers absolutely need protected.

Pros:

Cons: Kill Quality

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC Speaker Baffles

Carl from The Villages, FL on 5/11/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I bought these to go with my new Kenwood speakers. For the price, I thought what the heck. After they were installed I can see the value of sealing the back of the speaker openings. It seems as though they direct more sound towards the cone and as a plus, they will help keep the back of the speakers from the elements. I'm totally satisfied!

Pros: Great product. No brainer installation.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 5/8/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Easy to work with great fit good will recommend to others

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Palmdale, CA on 4/16/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

It's make it sound better

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Largo, FL on 4/8/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great addition. Really helped add a deep sound to my speakers

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

You can't go wrong

Kent from Toquerville, UT on 2/14/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I have used these baffles for years to protect door speakers from moisture and to increase sound performance. Love them!

Pros: great protection from moisture and vibration

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 1/15/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

worked great

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 1/13/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Nice and thick material. Couldn't use in my doors though. The baffles are too deep and interfere with the window track and window operation.

Pros: Nice quality, thick.

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

jody from Smyrna, SC on 1/8/2019

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great product.protects speakers from moisture..keeps vibrations down as well

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Prescott, AZ on 12/31/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I do hear alot better sound coming from the rear speakers snice I installed those baffles and did cut out the bottoms like you recommend to do. But now I need to put some of that acoustic deading material in the doors still get some vibration in them..

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great add on

Russell from Centralia, MO on 12/26/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Makes for better bass

Pros: Good quality

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

A Great Solution

Darrin from Nine Mile Falls, WA on 12/23/2018

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Quick and easy to install and solve the problem of the elements getting to door mounted speakers. Cut a port in the bottom for best speaker performance.

Pros: Easy install

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Manistee, MI on 12/9/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Nice product

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

William from Allison Park, PA on 10/28/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Was recommended that I get "something" to help protect the speakers from whatever might get into the car's door from the exterior and to better help direct the sound into the car instead of bouncing aimlessly around inside the door. Didn't think to run an experiment when I first installed my new speakers. Should have installed one of these baffles in one side and left it out of the opposite side to see if there's any real sound difference. Since the door speaker install is such a snap - literally anyone can do it - I think I'll go back in and remove the baffle from one side to see what kind of difference - if any - they make.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Mark from VANCOUVER,WA on 10/22/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Placed these in front doors behind the factory plastic rings. Fit is great, sound is great. Pushes the sound into the car not the door

Pros: Easy install, keeps speakers from getting wet or dirty.

Cons: No cons.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Chris from Seattle, WA on 10/7/2018

2008 Chevrolet HHR

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

First time using. Was easy to use. Seems to tighten speaker response....

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Ron from Seattle, WA on 9/18/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I bought these to protect the speakers in the doors of a 90 VW vanagon from environmental drip that is common up here in the PNW. Cut the backs out to allow the speaker to still breathe and paired them with hushmat behind the speaker to quiet the distortion. If you have an older car that has moisture coming down through the door seals these Are a must and Best bang for your buck for protecting the speakers.

Pros: -Cheap -easy to modify - protect speaker

Cons: - none

Crutchfield response on

2 of 3 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Gaelan from Newport News, VA on 9/3/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Fit was perfect, along with the replacement speaker and bracket.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Richard from Sandown, NH on 8/26/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Fit perfect and expect they will do what they're intended to do - protect the speakers from water and dirt that slips in through the horizontal window channel. If your application includes speakers that function as woofers, don't forget to cut in a port at the bottom of the baffles. I suspect that's the reason for the one star rating from others who submitted reviews.

Pros: Fit perfect

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Uppr Marlboro, MD on 8/13/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

A must for good speaker sound and protection.

Pros: Great fit

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Hartland, WI on 6/27/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Did what they were supposed to do. Nothing amazing. Great price from Crutchfield. Amzn was much more

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Northport, AL on 6/19/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

With a little trimming fit was perfect. Couldn't tell any change in sound.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Kennebunkport, ME on 6/7/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

awesome to protest the speakers

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Brian from Kidron, OH on 5/29/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Easy to install. Time will tell. My purpose was to protect the speakers from water that could get past the barrier at the top of the door. I have a 2007 silverado and 3 of 4 speakers went bad. A you tube video I saw indicated this was a solution.

Pros: Fit very easily

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

joseph from Coconut Creek, FL on 5/27/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Good product. Make sure you port these! Cut a 1 1/2" hole in the bottom no change in sound volume with this setup and my speakers are still protected! A must for 10th gen Civics as the water comes in the door, your speakers are getting wet protect them.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

4 of 4 found this helpful

Great Product

Steve from Trinidad, CA on 5/26/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

If you want to protect and insulate your speakers, then this product will do the job. They fit well with the door mount cavities without any interference.

Pros: Preformed to fit into speaker enclosures. Material is not too thick to interfere with with anything. Keeps speakers protected from elements.

Cons: None!

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Kills bass.

Michael J. from Lansing, MI on 5/1/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These baffles killed the bass of my JBL speakers in the front doors of my 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup. After removing the baffles, speakers sound much better. Received refund from Crutchfield for the baffles.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

3 of 3 found this helpful

Easy to install. Keeps the wet off.

Crutchfield customer from Locust Grove, OK on 4/23/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I have used these on several installs over the years. They do keep the speakers safe from water that gets inside the doors. I cut a larger than necessary hole on the bottom of cup to feed the wire through. The hole will let the woofer breathe. With no outlet the trapped air will prevent proper cone moment.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Kirby from Wimauma, FL on 4/2/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Did the job they were supposed to do

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

Protect your "re-investment"

Rus from Bumpass, VA on 3/26/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Chevrolet/GMC truck/SUV (e.g. Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado) have a design flaw that isn't covered under warranty. The door speakers get wet (from inside the door) and stop working. My first failed about 20K miles, the second, 40K. If you replace the speaker(s) without correcting the issue, you're going to get the same result, failed speakers. These baffles fit perfectly in the factory cut-out. I cut a small square at the BOTTOM of the baffle to allow the connection wire and for the speaker to "vent". With the baffle, installing the speaker was a bit more snug but, with extra effort, mission accomplished. Time will tell how this really works but, it's got to be significantly better than what General Motors had (or hadn't) designed.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

3 of 3 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Charles from Pottsboro, TX on 3/14/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great fit.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Chris from Galena, IL on 2/11/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Quality Construction, easy fit, provides weather protection and mild sound deadening.

Pros: use them in previous Speaker installs and well worth the investment.

Cons: None on this particular order. Wish they came in a size to accommodate 8 in Subs.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great Speaker protection

Carl from Byron, GA on 2/4/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I love these baffles. I have used them in several vehicles over the years. I have used them with Infinity, Polk Audio, Pioneer, and MB Quart speakers. They protect the speaker and improve the sound. They make the speaker tighter, like they are in a sealed enclosure. They are very easy to instal. Just remove the speaker, unplug it and set the baffles in. I just punch a very small hole in the bottom for the wires to come in, and remount the speaker, using the same screws and mounting holes. I will continue to use these baffles in the future.

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to instal, offer better sound, and protect the speaker.

Cons: The only negative thing that I can think of is that you have to put a hole in them to get the wires to the speakers. But I always put mine on the bottom, which still protects everything.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Missoula, MT on 1/2/2018

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Awesome!

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Peter from Meriden, CT on 12/10/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

They do a good job of doing what they are supposed to do.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Kenny from Fremont, CA on 11/30/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Maybe help protect speaker. Downside, didn't help on the Bass. After removing the baffle, sounds better then with baffle. Kind of waste Of money.

Pros: Maybe help protect from moisture.

Cons: Eliminate the bass. Without sound much bass.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 11/2/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Although these are listed for speaker protection, I was hoping these would enhance speaker performance like I was told and several other reviews stated, but they didn't for me.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: No sound quality improvement

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Alan from Eugene, OR on 10/21/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

No significant difference in sound, but no water will get in.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: No significant difference in sound, but no water will get in.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Terry from Waynesburg Pa on 10/8/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great for the performance the speakers

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Lethbridge, Ab on 10/1/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Purchased kicker speakers and these worked very well with the speaker on a 2008 Sierra to protect the speaker. Awsome product.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great for door speakers

Robert from Leominster, MA on 10/1/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great fit easy to use got rid of light rattle in the door.

Pros: Easy to install great fit

Cons: A little soft

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

JOSEPH from Dayton, OH on 10/1/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Nice easy install

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 9/12/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These speaker baffles really enhance the sound of the 6.5" speakers I added under the rear seat in my VW van. No complaints! Can't beat the value.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Keep your investment dry and safe.

Steve from Corvallis, OR on 9/11/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These foam cup fit the contour of my speakers and speaker mounts perfectly (2006 Honda CRV). They also clear the power window aparatus in the down position. The foam cup eliminates the need for the speaker gasket.

Pros: Shelters the speaker from the water that runs through the door. Fits the speaker perfectly and eliminates the need for the speaker gaskets.

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Carlisle, PA on 6/18/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I wanted to use these for a set of Rockford Fosgate 6 1/2's for my 2003 Honda Odyssey, but after countless cutting and trimming, I was unable to. I imagine these work best for custom speaker housings rather than factory holes.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Cut a HOLE

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/4/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Good protection from dirt and moisture. Make sure to cut a hole big enough for air to pass through about 1 inch or bigger in diameter on the bottom of the baffles otherwise there will be not enough air to move the woofer cone to have a good bass. The baffles will create a vacuum if there is not enough air passing through resulting in less bass response.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

9 of 9 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Carl from Hawaii on 5/15/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

The speaker baffles is just what I needed to protect my 6-1/2" Memphis door speakers. Best investment choice I made. Thanks to everyone at crutchfield .

Pros: It works great for my application, and no problems with the fitment.

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Richard from Albany IL on 5/8/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Used these on my front door speakers in my'08 Colorado. Will be putting them on the rear set as well. Really helps with door distortion and projects sound into the cab. For just a few bucks, I highly recommend giving them a try....

Pros: Price, performance, easy to install

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Foams baffles

Teeboogz from Newark, DE on 4/9/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

After placing a small 3-4 inch hole in them they made my 6.5 speaker sound great. They are a little thick. I also used sound deadening on the doors. BTW Crutchfield customer service is awesome!!

Pros: Helped tighten up a lot of midbass.

Cons: Might be too thick for some applications.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Chisholm, MN on 4/5/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Provide a nice seal between the door and speaker adapter bracket to help eliminate vibration. Unfortunately they completely eliminated any bass output from my 6.5" door speakers.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

5 of 5 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Aaron from Minneapolis, MN on 3/19/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great! Helps project the sound!

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Rowlett, TX on 3/10/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Excellent product. I would definitely buy again.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Great product

John from Fair Lawn, NJ on 3/8/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Perfect to keep sound from going into door

Pros: Easy & effective

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, VA on 2/8/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Baffles and it's easy to install

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Crisper sound after baffles were installed.

Tom from Minneapolis, MN on 2/2/2017

2009 Chevrolet HHR

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These baffles when installed with Kenwood KFC-1665S speakers in the rear door panel muted the distortion caused by bare metal behind the speakers in a Chevy HHR. Sound was crisp and clear after the baffles were installed.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

does what they are made for.

randy from Toronto, OH on 1/22/2017

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

well made, good fit on the speakers. seems to decrease the bass, but with a little work with the EQ, you can compensate for the loss.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Melissa from Lexington, KY on 11/22/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great item, fast delivery, item exactly as described!!

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

May not be needed.

Mark from Cary, NC on 11/9/2016

2015 Ford Fusion

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I had 2 issues with these. 1) The door holes for the 6.5" OEM speakers were ~7". These did not fit well. 2) They reduce the size of the chamber behind the speaker, thus raising the resonant frequency of the assembly. My Polks are not known for their bass. The last thing I want to do is make them have less bass. Since the inside of my 1.5yr old Ford Fusion was virtually clean and was totally dry after going through the car wash, I determined these were not necessary. Unless you see signs of water or dirt infiltration inside your door, I would not recommend these. If you do have water and dirt in your door, they may be a good investment.

Pros: Will protect your speaker

Cons: Reduce bass and may not fit well.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Atlanta,Ga on 10/24/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

They do what they should do

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

They work

Jason from Sterling Heights, MI on 10/22/2016

2006 Buick Lucerne

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

They are baffles, help deaden the sound from inside the door and keep speakers free from any water infiltration. Also helpful as a gasket, so no vibration from the speakers. I would only use these in doors, not for deck speakers as you lose some bass response.

Pros: Work as expected.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Good protection to moisture

Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 8/25/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

A very good addition to protecting new products from potential moisture issues shared by many GM truck owners. Used these as "insurance" for the new speakers. So far so good. Nice stock fit as well.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Nullified Bass Response

Jon from Indiana on 8/22/2016

2009 Chevrolet HHR

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I too thought these items would provide some protection from the elements, however when I installed them the sound was so muffled and isolated (to me) it rendered the speakers useless. As soon as I removed them the sound I was expecting was there. The OEM speakers did not have anything like this and did not appear water damaged in any way. It appears I did not need them at all. While I suppose if you must have a very specific moisture issue them they might be useful but I regret ordering them. By the way, I ordered these because they popped up as (what I assume was) recommended by Crutchfield. I am disappointed. I feel like I just wasted my money. I have not use for them now.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on 8/24/2016
Once we saw this review, one of our Customer Support team members, Donna, reached out to issue this customer a refund.

1 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Bellflower, CA on 7/31/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

It makes sense to have baffles to direct the sound more accurately. These did a good job. They were easy to poke holes in for the mounting screws.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

B from Grinnell, IA on 7/21/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These work spectacular for protection and sound quality

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Gasket & water protection in one

Icehawk from Miami, FL on 7/14/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These worked out great for my application - the speakers I was installing had just a little interference with door panel, the baffle was a great gasket to use to give a good, even seal. My previous upgraded speakers did not have any kind of rain shield and the output tabs had rusted off from where they attached to the spider so I want to make sure I did not make that mistake with my new speakers. I used JL C2-650x and they fit perfectly in the shallow depth ones - there actually is room to fit the regular length and that would be a bit more optimal most likely. They appear to be waterproof, I put water in one and it did not seep in at all. My only concern is that the speaker might get hot without room to breathe - I may cutout some of the bottom to take care of that. No idea if they change the sound but my speakers sound good so I am happy.

Pros: Waterproof, useful as gasket between speaker and mount

Cons: *maybe* would cause heat problems?

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Good fit for application

Tyrone from Allentown, PA on 7/12/2016

2009 Subaru Forester

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Installed with new aftermarket speakers. Fit well in rear speaker cutout. Had to poke small hole(s) to connect wiring harness. Maybe reduces low end response, but decided to keep to protect the speakers and allow crisp mid/hi end response.

Pros: Easy to install behind speaker in rear door cavity.

Cons: Suspect they reduce low end response (bass).

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Speaker baffles

Daniel R from Irmo, SC on 5/10/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Exactly what you need to keep your speakers from getting wet. Fast delivery!

Pros: Exact fit, perfect thickness.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Could not use these

Ken W from Fairfax, VA on 4/28/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

No issue with the baffles themselves, other than there was no way to use them. Why did Crutchfield suggest them if they wouldn't fit my car? Now its more expensive to return them than to keep them.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on 5/3/2016
Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to issue this customer a refund.

2 of 2 found this helpful

Makes sense.

AlexAloha from Kaneohe, HI on 4/28/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Was recommended to use these for front door Rockford Fosgate 6.5" component woofers. I'm not an audio expert enough to understand why they are not used in the stock speakers and why it was suggested for the replacements. As suggested, I did cut out a 1" diameter hole out the back "to let the speaker breathe". I did not do a with and without comparison, but am trusting they will better protect my new speakers and prevent any artifacts that could occur without them. Not sure why they were not recommended for the rear door 6.5" speakers.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Unknown.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Protection where you need it.

Paul from Duncan, SC on 3/8/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These do exactly what you would expect. Perfect for isolating the speakers from the elements. Exposure to moisture in the door made to old speakers brittle and ultimately fail. I cut a small hole in the bottom for wires, otherwise installation was plug and play. Yes, they cut the bass, but look up baffle in the dictionary before you purchase, ok? Don't complain because they cut sound since that is what a baffle is designed for. If you want full sound (and bass) but still need to shelter your speakers, build a custom fiberglass (or other non-absorbant material) enclosure.

Pros: Performs as advertised.

Cons: None.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great product

CBLV from las vegas, NV on 2/29/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

have used these in the past - they keep door speakers clean, also get better sound from speakers. No need to worry about rusted speakers with these.

Pros: keep speakers clean and rust free better sound easy to install great price

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

4 of 4 found this helpful

Protection

aki from California on 1/23/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

It's best to add these baffles for protection when you install door speakers. I would recommend cutting a port for the bass on the bottom - you have to cut a hole for the speaker wires anyway.

Pros: Dad always says to use protection.

Cons: None.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

You gotta use the baffle........

Scott A. from Corona California on 1/18/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I've been buying these baffles for years. Every time I do a speaker install. Not only do these protect the back side of the speaker from dirt and moisture( yes, they both get inside your doors), but they also act as a gasket around your speake mount to provide vibration free mounting. OH, almost forgot the most important part: they keep the bass response clean and tight, coming out the front of the speakers and not filling you door........ If you don't use these for your installs, you should be. Even if you Matt your doors....

Pros: Keeps speaker clean and sound going where it should.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Protect your speakers

Richie from Georgia on 1/18/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

My 08 Cobalt coupe is leaking water in the doors (apparently somewhat of a common issue). My factory speakers went dead due to corrosion from all the water. I put in new Pioneer 2-way speakers (part of a Bluetooth stereo and 4 speaker set, by the way great). I didn't feel like spending money for new speakers every year, so I gutted out the factory speaker frame (since they were dead) and mounted the new speakers into the frame, and between them I put the baffles. People complain that it kills their bass. I don't expect much bass from my 6.5" door 2-way speakers to begin with, but I did what the customer reps told me - cut a small hole on the bottom (not on top, so the water doesn't drip in it, this way it'll slide on the sides and not come in from the bottom defying gravity). You will need the hole to connect the wires anyway, and it fits in nicely. Also, since they offer two depth, chat with the representative. I almost ordered the big ones, until the knowledgeable staff told me my Cobalt only has so many inches of room in the doors and that I needed the "slim" version.

Pros: Tight fit Foam feels sturdy Great customer service (more a Crutchfield thing than the product) Two sizes available depending on the need Don't kill the bass that much

Cons: I guess price - I mean, it's a piece of foam

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Bass killer for 2014 Nissan rouge door installs

Andrew from Ohio on 1/17/2016

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I thought hey what a great idea Baffling the speaking in the car door. Well after getting the polarity correct the bass was not there. I cut out the back and received some bass. Then I removed all four baffles . Wow!!, what a difference. This kills bass !!!

Pros:

Cons: Kills base, stop selling to ppl that are unaware of this

Crutchfield response on

2 of 4 found this helpful

Easy to work with

RIchard from Tennessee on 12/28/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Soft flexible foam that is easy to work with. No drilling of holes that have to line up. I cut an opening at the bottom to help with the bass.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Great Protection

diocco from New York on 12/28/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Tried one installed without cutting it and yes it blocked about all the bass. I mounted it behind the speaker adapter. Which also helps vibration rattles. I ended up cutting an oval in the bottom. Over a quarted of the protruded part. Wish I could upload a photo!.

Pros: Protects from moisture. Helps vibration/rattles.

Cons: Kills Bass

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Good Addition

NickMc from Indiana on 12/26/2015

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Installs fairly easy and helps attenuate rattling in the door.

Pros: Installs easily

Cons: N/A

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Speaker Baffles

Wayne from California on 12/26/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Nice product does exactly what it is supposed to do.

Pros: Fits & Works

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

As Advertised

MB from Delaware on 12/23/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

They work as advertised. Only challenge was the snug fit on Drivers side door/window. Had to ultimately cut the back the baffle so it didn't slow down the window in my daughters Ford Fiesta. May have worked fine if the Driver side window motor wasn't starting to show signs of weakness (and will ultimately need to be replaced). Only reason for 4 stars was based on my results due to my window motor, otherwise 5*

Pros: They're baffles...

Cons: Had to cut away the back side for the drivers side door speaker due to weak power window motor (so I could extend the life of the motor).

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

great extra

TK10K from New York on 12/6/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

this works great, moisture protection and vibration attenuation

Pros: price, performance

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

6.5" baffles

Mike from Colorado on 11/30/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These baffles fit great.

Pros: Was concerned about fit with the extra speaker mounts but there was no problem

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

They're baffles... They do the job.

Josh K from Texas on 11/18/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

You can't really mess up baffles, they went on my speakers, installed it in my truck, and they're doing a good job, I'm sure. The reason for 4 stars, would have been nice to get a little card telling me how the baffle goes on, as in, when it comes to using an adapter to mount your speaker. I'm sure this is a no brainer for most, but I'm not experienced with audio installation (though I'm a quick learner), and I scratched my head for a minute when deciding if it goes speaker baffle adapter, or speaker adapter baffle, but I figured it out. Also, maybe a punch out hole in the baffle to run your wire through, not that you can't just poke one with a screw driver, but it would be a nice thought.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

great buy

comex from Texas on 10/31/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

this stuff is a need for a work truck, my window does not hold off the water out right so sometimes i leaks a little and when i went to change my factory speakers i noticed the speakers had a damp feel to them, so it was a must to have to protect the new speakers. great buy

Pros: great product to buy to protect the speakers.

Cons: did not come for free,

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Just what I needed

casee from Washington on 10/15/2015

2009 Subaru Forester

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Just what I was expecting. Fit was great.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Baffles

Ron from Kentucky on 10/14/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

easy install

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Speaker baffles

WRD from Orangevale Ca on 9/15/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Fits and works perfectly. Even improved the sound in my old Ford truck when protection from the elements was all I was after

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

EdB from Wisconsin on 9/14/2015

2009 Chevrolet HHR

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

these are easy to install and will redirect sound out of door cavity in cabin.

Pros: increase depth of sound. Easy to install.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

Great Idea

Crutchfield customer from Florida on 9/14/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I would have never thought that these would have made that much difference till I forgot to put one in the right door. Listening to both speakers before putting the second baffle in, gave me a chance to hear the difference.

Pros: easy in, enhanced speaker performance

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Baffles

OU fan from Oklahoma on 8/6/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Muffles all bass. So if you want bass don't install these.

Pros: Good fit

Cons: No bass.

Crutchfield response on

3 of 3 found this helpful

These are dumb

Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MO on 7/23/2015

2004 Subaru Forester

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These baffles are pretty much pointless. While they may provide some protection in situations where a speaker is exposed to a lot of moisture and dirt, they are way to enclosing and don't give speakers any chance to breathe. Furthermore, the most frustrating part is that these come with no packaging, literature, or instructions of any type and so a user has no idea on the ideal installation method and way to use them. In-all, I probably won't even use these in my installation and just wasted the money on two pairs of them.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on 7/27/2015
We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

2 of 3 found this helpful

nice

jeff from West Virginia on 7/16/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

good idea, never seen these before

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

cheap insurance

turningwrenches from Central illinois on 7/12/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These worked well to insulate my speakers from the elements in the door. These also seem to tighten up the lows a bit. Let's be honest you aren't out to rattle windows with 6.5" speakers anyway.

Pros: No surprises

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

ehh

Crutchfield customer from United States on 5/24/2015

2011 Chevrolet HHR

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Good protection but takes away from bass

Pros: Water proof

Cons: Air can't move

Crutchfield response on

1 of 2 found this helpful

05 Avalanche

Daryl from Fleming Island, FL on 5/18/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

these work great

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Very nice

BB from Minnesota on 5/7/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These are very nice. A lot of the speaker baffles are just cheap plastic that's meant to keep any water in the door off of the speaker. These are nice, thick, dense foam, which helps to dampen door vibrations and improves the sound.

Pros: Good dampening material Durable

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

xtc baffles

Crutchfield customer from Johnson Creek, WI on 4/22/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Did not know that these were needed thank you for knowing it helped out a lot

Pros: Keeps you protected

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

slim from Minneapolis, Minnesota on 4/20/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Cheap insurance for expensive components. Just be sure to remove the bottom quarter to third of the baffle.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

protection

Paul from Baltimore, MD on 4/12/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Love these cause they are for my door speakers so water that leaks in the door frame will not touch the speakers

Pros: Fit perfect does what they say

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

2 of 3 found this helpful

Speaker Baffles

Nick F. from Missouri on 3/26/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I put these in my front doors when I installed new speakers. Don't know how effective they are, but I think that the little extra protection is peace of mind for me. Super easy to install. I had ZERO problems with this product.

Pros: Heavy duty foam, reduces rattles.

Cons: Kinda hard to find screw locations

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from California on 3/16/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Not needed! If you have a modern day car they are made where you don't need these. Only OLDER cards need them.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 7 found this helpful

Baffles

Tpin from Havelock nc on 3/2/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Reduced the rattle in my doors from the speakers

Pros: Heavy duty foam.

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

3 of 3 found this helpful

Works Fine

KDO from Indiana on 2/18/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Low cost. I used in my Silverado due to moisture getting on back side of speakers. Easy to install. Can't confirm if it helps sound any more, but I used for protection.

Pros: Cost, Installation

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Meh!

MikeG from Bakersfield, CA on 2/12/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Not sure you really need these. Factory speakers were already well protected and therefore so would be my new speakers. No guidance for best way to install these. Screws supplied with the new speakers were too short to mount the speaker to the door And go though the 1/8"+ thickness of the baffle foam. I did use them on the front door, which uses a snap-in clamp for mounting the speaker and left them off the rear doors.

Pros: A little extra protection for the speakers. Possible improvement in bass.

Cons: Relies on mounting hardware that comes with your new speakers. The thickness of the foam may exceed the length of the new mounting hardware when trying to mount the new speaker with baffle to the door.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Cya speaker baffles

Scott from Maricopa,AZ on 1/21/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Used these on my install on my Yukon. Fit great and speakers sound a little better. Plus added protection from the elements.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

3 of 4 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Gerry M from Lawrence, Ks on 1/13/2015

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

These were recommended for the install on my 1996 Acura in the front door location. Don't spend the money - they won't fit.

Pros: Well made

Cons: Not usable. They were to deep - they interfered with the regulator on the door.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Perfect

Larry from Arkansas on 12/31/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Got this to keep the elements of my speakers in my RZR. Fit like a glove and sound like it improved the sound of speakers !

Pros: Great price...fit...function

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

DannyO from Moss Point,MS on 12/30/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Protects speakers.

Pros: Actually makes speakers sound better along with protection.

Cons: None.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

seem good

Crutchfield customer from Greenville SC on 12/21/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

I cut a quarter size hole in the back of these to make a ported enclosure for my door speakers. I honestly can't hear a difference, but they are inexpensive and super easy to install, so why not.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Simple, inexpensive, effective

CSS from Texas on 12/15/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

So far they seem to be a perfect addition to my system. I made several other changes at the same time so I can't make an apples/apples comparison about improving sound quality, but I do feel confident about the weatherproofing for the front door speakers. I have noted that the sound is a little less audible outside the vehicle. When installing you need to be gentle when pressing them into the speaker hole. They are a little soft and I made a small tear in one of them pushing on it.

Pros: Simple, inexpensive, effective.

Cons: None.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Foam baffles

B from Minneapolis mn on 11/10/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

No more sounding like the Tin Man.

Car Whisperer from Lafayette, IN on 10/29/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great quality and helps the sound quality inside the vehicle.

Pros: Price and performance

Cons: Make the speaker slightly more difficult to install.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

2013 Subaru Impreza Premium (8,500 mi.)

Scott C from Omaha, NE on 10/21/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Sergio from Tyler, TX on 10/16/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great product

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Baffles

BWade from Lafayette,LA on 10/15/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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. :(

Crutchfield response on

1 of 2 found this helpful

speaker baffles

classic sound from tripple cities N.Y. on 10/13/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros: much better base and midrange

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

baffles

Bouncer from Florida on 10/9/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros: Cost and easy install

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Works as it should

BK from Goose Creek, SC on 10/7/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Not great

Geoff from Callahan, Fl on 10/3/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

my order

ray from essex maryland on 9/26/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

nice addition

David from columbia md on 9/19/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

brown from Cove City, NC on 9/16/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Shipment arrived complete and on time.

Pros: Great value.

Cons: Easy install and a real equipment saver.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from herndon pa on 8/21/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

cant tell if they do anything

Pros: easy to put in

Cons: cant tell if they really do anything

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from lake ariel pa on 8/18/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

It helps

JL from colorado on 8/17/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC Speaker Baffle

Crutchfield customer from Hawaui on 8/12/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros: Price, easy to work with

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

TS from Atlanta on 8/10/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Matthew L from Woodward, OK on 8/6/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

STC 6.5"Baffles

Bob from Bentonville on 7/20/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Speaker baffles

Crutchfield customer from Point Venture TX on 7/2/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Works as advertised

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Good when used right

David L from CA Central Valley on 6/25/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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...

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Good, if you need them

BA from Michigan on 6/9/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Papa from Sierra Vista, AZ on 6/1/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Perfect fit. Great product!

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Baffles

Chris from San Antonio Texas on 5/10/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Improved sound quality.

Pros: improved sound

Cons: Difficult fit

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

speaker baffles

scott from Oronoco Mn on 5/4/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Used before I really like how they clean up the music

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

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Does the Job and DEM SUM!

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

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Work for me

Billy Jack from Nashville, TN on 4/26/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Not bad

ChrisH from Tracy CA on 4/21/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

slin line baffles

Wayne54 from Slidell,La on 4/21/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

speaker baffle

jack from United States on 4/19/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Works well

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Speaker baffles

Crutchfield customer from St Clr Shores, MI on 4/18/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great product & makes install a must.

Pros: Easy to install sounds good.

Cons: No cons

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

all muffled

moe from chicago on 4/12/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles Review

MikeD from Lonsdale, MN on 3/30/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Xtc 6-1/2 speaker baffles

Keni from Ross, CA on 3/25/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Gets the job done

1990 from columbia sc on 3/22/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

protection is a must.

Tim from st. louis on 3/22/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

good idea

Bo from St Louis, mo on 3/18/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

helps with the bass

Pros: makes the speaker sound even better

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Ian from Bellefontaine, OH on 3/1/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Good But...

Anonymous from Lowell, MA on 1/20/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

helped a lot

am2airframe from Shoreline, CT on 1/19/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Nice addition

Scott from Brandon, Florida on 1/18/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Nice addition for the back of the speakers

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Baffles

Jeff H from Hampton,Va. on 1/17/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Keeps the water off the back of speakers

Pros: Dropped in place

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" speaker baffles

Mike D from Graham, Wa on 1/5/2014

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Nice product

HazKom from Big Island Hawaii on 12/28/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great Product!

Terry H. from St. Charles, MO on 12/7/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

Does the job and more...

BillDub from Seattle on 12/2/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

xtc 6-1/2" speaker baffles

Albert L from Burlington Ct. on 12/2/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros: Good price.

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Midlothian, VA on 11/24/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Wish I had read the reviews...

Brian from Tricities, WA on 11/22/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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"

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

nice

TXBlackRifle from Houston, Texas on 11/20/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros: Protection.

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Baffles

speaker baffles from Roxboro NC. on 11/18/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros: Great baffles

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

chews_cruise

chews_cruise from Dresden, Ohio on 11/17/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

worked great with my chevy truck door

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

It is what it is

Lee from Al on 11/11/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Does what it is suppose to do!

Pros: Helps sound!

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

awesome

Crutchfield customer from texas on 11/4/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

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

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great Product

RacerPR from Puerto Rico on 10/30/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great Price, Easy to Install, Great Performance

Pros: Nice Fit, Great Price

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Dawn L from North port , Fl on 10/30/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Fit perfectly awesome sound

Pros: Light weight

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

worth getting

Rory from NC on 10/28/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Xtrem 6-1/2 speaker baffles

Randy M from Reno nv on 10/27/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Very easy to use

Pros: Nice fit

Cons: None

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Not sold on advantages

TheTraveler from Waterville, ME on 10/20/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Snelson from SLC, Utah on 10/13/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Speaker baffles

kyle from Bonne Terre, MO on 10/11/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Pretty easy to install pretty cheap help with mid range

Pros: Easy, cheap, helps mid range

Cons: nothing I can think of

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Huge improvement

Tyler from Kathleen, GA on 10/10/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Yup. They are baffles.

Toophless from Winston-Salem on 10/9/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Xtc 6-1/2" speaker baffles

Erin z from Washington on 9/26/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Awesome Product

RayT from Ky on 9/15/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Should have read the reviews first

Tunes 24/7 from Seattle,wa on 9/3/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

A must for door speakers!

Wildfire from Harvard, IL on 9/3/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

rob from northeast on 7/19/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Functions as promised

Frank from Savannah, Ga on 6/6/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Worth the money for peace of mind

Ray from Deltona, FL on 6/5/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

DKMARSH from San Diego Ca on 5/23/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Cheap accessory. I was attempting a better quality instal.

Pros: easy to work with

Cons: no significant change is noticed

Crutchfield response on

1 of 2 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Albany, NY on 3/12/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Worked perfect for my Mini Cooper door spekers

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Great product

Greg from North East,md on 3/11/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from crofton maryland on 3/6/2013

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Great product

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Easy to install

Paul W from Chino Valley Arizona on 10/21/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Awesome

Tony from Florence Az on 9/20/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Not Bad

gh97 from Bordentown, NJ on 5/22/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Mwd from Charlotte, NC on 4/14/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 3 found this helpful

Waste of money

Manny from New York on 4/4/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

Waste of money really not need.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 15 found this helpful

Not Recommended

bugsy05 from Germantown, MD on 3/31/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons: Didn't need them in my setup.

Crutchfield response on

0 of 15 found this helpful

XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from atl ga on 3/5/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

as described. works great.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

poor fit

marc g. from Waterville, ME on 2/10/2012

2005 MINI Cooper

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 7 found this helpful

Not bad addition.

Ro from FL on 2/6/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

2 of 2 found this helpful

Worked Great in my Silverado

RobertA from Sacramento, CA on 2/4/2012

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Crutchfield response on

1 of 2 found this helpful

Necessary and also inexpensive for any system.

ZachW from WVa on 11/24/2011

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on

5 of 5 found this helpful

Total junk

Farmer B from Cherryvale, KS on 10/6/2011

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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.

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

8 of 12 found this helpful

Good Addition

Jinx from DC on 10/3/2011

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 2 found this helpful

I guess they work

Jeff from St. George, Utah on 8/8/2011

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

2 of 3 found this helpful

Great product - needs instructions

DaveL from Boston, MA on 6/26/2011

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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).

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

1 of 1 found this helpful

Great to prevent rattles

Chris from Central Texas on 6/22/2011

2009 Chevrolet HHR

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful

Great product

JJ from Georgia on 5/24/2011

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee purchase (What's this?)

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

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response on

0 of 0 found this helpful