Four popular car speaker lines
We listen in our lab
Robert Ferency-Viars is the managing editor for the Crutchfield car A/V learning content, and has been with the company since 1999. A Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he loves spending time with his wonderful wife and sons, listening to music, writing, and playing games with friends. Robert's love for car audio began at 16 when he installed his first car stereo.
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We at Crutchfield listen to a lot of different car speaker brands so we can provide solutions for our customers that will work well with the particular kinds of music they like to listen to.
Recently, we gathered members of the Crutchfield car A/V writing team into our Crutchfield Labs car listening room for some critical listening of four of our most popular car speaker families. We wanted to hear the differences ourselves so we could describe to you how they sound.
Alpine Type-S — the all-around classic
Infinity Reference and Reference X — smooth from top to bottom
Polk Audio DXi — great with vocals
Rockford Fosgate Punch — when you like it loud