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GT7 Series 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Our take on the JBL GT7-5

These GT7-5 speakers from JBL have everything you want when shopping for a car speaker: an advanced design, quality materials, a cool look, and a practical price tag. But in the end, it's what they sound like that matters most, and true to their iconic heritage, these JBLs deliver.


A cool upgrade

These GT7-5 speakers from JBL have everything you want when shopping for a car speaker: an advanced design, quality materials, a cool look, and a practical price tag. But in the end, it's what they sound like that matters most, and true to their iconic heritage, these JBLs deliver.

How do they do it?

In spite of their size, these 5-1/4" speakers always kick out plentiful midbass, thanks to their patented Plus One™ architecture which expands the surface area of the polypropylene woofer cone. Balanced dome tweeters handle the high notes with ease, especially when powered by an aftermarket radio or amp. JBL built these GT7 speakers to handle up to 35 watts RMS, but with a design geared toward maximum efficiency, you'll gain superior performance even from a factory radio. Grilles are included for a custom installation.

Amazing sound for the price clear treble out of them. Huge improvement over the factory Fiat 500 front speakers!!

Anonymous, Lake Tapps, WA

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instruction manual

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene Plus One™ woofer cone with foam surround
  • balanced dome PEI tweeter
  • power range: 2-35 watts RMS (105 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

JBL GT7-5 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(41 Reviews)


Arnold from Corpus Christi, TX on 1/13/2017

2002 GMC Envoy XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not very good. Not what I expected from JBL. They sound like cheap speakers...I guess I got what I paid for.


Cons: Too tinny,, bass not good. They sound like drive-in theater speakers which used to be free.

Crutchfield response on January 18, 2017 Arnold, we're sorry you're disappointed with your speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.


Anonymous from Lake Tapps, WA on 12/16/2016

2013 Fiat 500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing sound for the price clear treble out of them. Huge improvement over the factory Fiat 500 front speakers!!




Anonymous from Levittown, PA on 11/30/2016

2007 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great in midrange, highs are a little tinny. Good for a stock system as the sensitivity is very high. Quality of bass is low, but that's to be expected in speakers this size.



Perfect drop-in replacements for Jeep XJ series

Eugene from New York, NY on 11/8/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed a pair of JBL GT7-5 (5.25 inches) in the tailgate of my '92 Jeep Cherokee Sport and they are perfect drop-in replacements that clearly surpass the factory units in sound quality! The bass response of these speakers is impressive using the factory head unit (AM/FM Cassette) and the factory wiring harness, especially when I am listening to my high bias (MTL) cassettes that I recorded years ago. I installed the speakers into the tailgate in minutes due to the fact that Crutchfield supplied a pair of harness adapters (solder-less connectors) and instructions explaining the proper removal of the interior panels at no additional charge! If you have a quality head unit, you will love these speakers!

Pros: Drop-in replacement, no cutting or modification necessary. Great value for money!

Cons: None.


Anonymous from El Cajon, CA on 11/6/2016

2009 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers




Marc from Long Beach California on 10/29/2016

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers very responsive. They can handle anything I throw at them. Crisp clean sound everything I expect from JBL . AND OF COURSE CRUTCHFIELD IS THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS




Anonymous from Franklin, OH on 10/15/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and clear...

Pros: Great highs

Cons: None


Jeff from Gastonia,NC on 10/2/2016

2007 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound




Will from Tupelo,Ms on 9/6/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Sound range and Good Quality for price.

Pros: All Good

Cons: None

great company, great service

jason e. from Plantsville, CT on 7/23/2016

2005 Ford Focus ZX3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are a band aid till my next car, i'm not a car person, never did anything like this before. However Crutchfield provided everything needed to change the speakers out successfully and with confidence. I highly recommend using them, and will be buying my car audio equipment from them again instead of the box stores like best buy. Thank you




Anonymous from Ewa Beach, HI on 6/17/2016

1999 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great pair of speakers... Small and powerful... all the tones... Can never go wrong with JBL.... and Crutchfield..



good sound for a 5 in speaker

Christopher from East Hartford, CT on 6/13/2016

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After being a professional dj for 9 years audio is my number one thing and let me tell you these things are great. I put them in my 02 civic ex and the backseat is where the party is at, the treble is not to bright/high to where it makes your ears bleed. It's just right! Rich and smooth. The bass response is surprising for a 5 in speaker they do pack a nice punchy bass. All my professional audio gear is JBL brand so I stand behind the brand and give them and these speakers a thumbs up.

Pros: Nice bass for a 5 in. Tweeter is amazing on these Quality is very sturdy and solid They look cool and sound amazing

Cons: Install was a little tough,some of the included screws where to small Grills didn't fit well in the rear deck. Make sure you have a solid connection or else they will buzz with static.

JBLGT7-5 Back Speaker Review

Robert from Derby, KS on 5/30/2016

1998 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers are working great and are great quality. Easy installation.

Pros: Easy installation - great sound

Cons: None

Great sound. Great highs and lows!

Drew P from Southington, CT on 4/25/2016

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would recommend these speakers to anyone! Great crystal clear sound! No dostortion at high/max volumes! Great highs and lows on these speakers, even with the factory head unit!

Pros: Great sound: clear, crisp and clean! Highs and lows sound great. Directly wires into old speaker! Great product I'm very happy!

Cons: Drilling for installation required, but if mapped properly it's not to bad.

Major upgrade

darcy from El Paso, TX on 4/9/2016

2004 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I could hear the difference right away. Good buy.



Awesome working good

Job from New york on 4/2/2016

2014 Honda Odyssey
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I install this speaker in my 2014 odyssey . My factory speaker was below average . When I installed the Jbl speakers I getting clear crisp sound clarity . And more volume . In low volume I can hear clear awesome musiv




john B from NC on 3/30/2016

2004 Mazda 6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great speakers for the size! I am always impressed with JBL products.

Pros: Frequency range,ease of installation

Cons: none

Love 'em

Sean from pensacola, FL on 3/28/2016

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Look good and sound great!

Pros: Great sound, great look, great fit

Cons: Seen a little easy to overload so I'll have to tweak the power I'm sending or fade from he deck

JBL Speakers

Ivory W from Pine hill al. on 3/18/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Sounding Speakers



Big Sound, little package

David from dunkirk, NY on 3/11/2016

1994 Ford Escort
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Big sound from a small speaker. I was surprised at the amount of mid. and low range but what else would you expect from JBL. Great product and i'm probably going to buy two more for the doors. The Kenwoods there now don't hold a candle to the GT7-5's

Pros: Very easy and quick to install and big sound for a 5.25" Fast delivery.

Cons: I should have bought 4.

Crisp sound

Jesse J from Liberal, KS on 2/20/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound amazing. Replaced the whole sound system in my vehicle and I am extreme satisfied with the buy. I have them powered by the Kenwood KMM-BT315u and a Pioneer 5 channel amp and they rock. You can hear everything the artist wanted you to hear. They are loud and very clear but at high volume the sound can be a little too sharp. I would buy these again but have a feeling it will be awhile.

Pros: Clean sound, Loud, handle most music

Cons: Too sharp at times.

Good entry/mid-range speaker

Chris from federal way, WA on 2/3/2016

2012 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These JBLs are pretty punchy for a 5 1/4" setup. JBL does a good job of building quality products in the affordable market, though you'll never see them at the bottom of the barrel (and for good reason). Still, the GT7-5 series is a good entrance into the mid-tier market. I get plenty of volume out of them and they do great with mid/high freq. response. They did distort when I tried to push a little extra power to them - they certainly aren't built for enthusiasts. Still, if you need something of good quality and are trying to avoid the $100 and over price points, these are worthy contenders for your cash. I replaced my stock Nissan Altima 2012 speakers with these and it's a strong improvement. Fills out my system nicely. The only downside was in my installation, Crutchfield said these fit without having to drill new holes - that was not the case. Had to drill 2 new holes to mount the Scosche brackets properly. Fortunately my buddy has the bits to do that, so I got it done.

Pros: Under $100, good performance until you really drive them (expected), fits with a lot of cars (albeit with some adjustments), strong mid range performance.

Cons: Not the best performers at higher volumes, doesn't do a good job of limiting bass so if you don't have channel output controls you'll likely have to live with a cap of volume or accept lower bass levels (unless you dig distortion at moderately-loud volumes).

No help needed

Earl from Virginia on 1/12/2016

2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation took me 15 minutes a door.and speakers sound great going to buy a pair for the rear

Pros: Easy do it yourself

Cons: None I could find

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blazer98 from Illinois on 1/10/2016

1998 Chevrolet Blazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great factory replacement,works well with GM factory radio.Original speakers 17 yrs old and outer edge of cones had deteriorated and were crackling,so most definitely an improvement.




Anonymous from Willimantic, CT on 12/26/2015

2008 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. They sound amazing! And they're super easy to install.



Great speakers

Anonymous from Alaska on 12/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are awesome speakers for the price. Good quality and they sound great. I did have to mess around a little to get them to work with my vehicle. But then again I never got the "adapter" plate since these sayears on the website they don't work with my vehicle. Definitely recommend though. 02 GMC Envoy

Pros: Sounds great, good price

Cons: None

excellent product

james from Puerto Rico on 12/21/2015

2007 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

high quality sound system, highly recommended


Cons: none

Great Sound Great Value

Crewchief from Florida on 12/19/2015

2012 Honda Ridgeline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound for the budget minded, installation was easy with the Crutchfield provided instructions

Pros: They are a great improvement over the factory installed speakers.

Cons: The plastic adapters were universal so they didn't quite fit. Had to drill some holes in the door.


Anonymous from Texas on 12/18/2015

2008 Honda CRV LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I with these speakers had the same clarity as the matching components. There's a certain muddiness to them. They my rear door fill speakers so it's not totally critical they sound amazing. More importantly they seem to deliver a little more low bass thud than the fronts, although at 5.25" you're never going to really feel it. Get a sub.

Pros: Fine for the price

Cons: Somewhat muddy

Pretty good, unfortunately I returned them.

Ed in Oregon from Oregon on 11/23/2015

2016 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice speakers, but I am returning them. I installed these in the rear doors of my 2016 Forester and hoped to power them off the stock headunit. They were clearer than the stock speakers, but were too anemic sounding. The stock HU could not power them to my satisfaction. I tried connecting my amp, and then the speakers sounded great, full and much improved over the stock ones. However, I don't amp my rear speakers, so I'll put something else there, or just leave the stock ones in. FYI the adapters included did not fit the Subaru 3 screw mounting points. One screw hole has to be drilled. Crutchfield tech support confirmed this, so not exactly a plug and play install.

Pros: Quality construction, clean sounding. Full and rich when provided proper power (amp likely needed).

Cons: My weak Subaru headunit could not power them to my satisfaction without an external amp.


Jerry from Texas on 10/4/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great, bass hits and sounds clear

Pros: great bass and crisp clear sound quality

Cons: A pain to install

Nice sound

Anonymous from New York on 9/15/2015

2006 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great sound, nice and clear




Miguel from PR on 9/4/2015

1999 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was hoping better results with these brand



Good value

mb from Texas on 6/29/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Solid improvement over my stock speakers, well build, good fit, just fine.




Evan from Pennsylvania on 4/7/2015

2003 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and power at a reasonable price, fits perfectly in my 03 jeep w

Pros: great sound

Cons: non


JC from Oklahoma on 3/21/2015

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

speaker sound was not an improvement from stock speakers in my Jeep Wrangler, one of the speakers does not work properly.

Pros: decent sounding speakers

Cons: one speaker does not work properly

Crutchfield response on March 24, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

great add ons

charlie g from md on 1/20/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I ordered these for my company work truck that only had 2 speakers. They were a great addition to my cab. They sound really good for the price and I would definitely recommend them

Pros: Well constructed Shipped quickly Comes with mounting plates



Benitez57 from California on 12/26/2014

1989 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing how sound. Made a great buy. The highs and lows sound great!



Decent speakers

Anonymous from sacramento, CA on 12/21/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Decent speakers for the price i suppose. The 6x9's aren't any better either. Thinking of upgrading to a better set of speakers.

Pros: cheap

Cons: not so good with the highs and lows.

Great improvement for stock Jeep

Gator from Florida on 9/16/2014

2003 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These were an excellent upgrade over the stock roll bar speakers in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. We can definitely hear both the highs and lows better and do not notice any distortion at louder volumes like we sometimes need with the top removed from the Jeep.

Pros: Bass improvement over stock is very noticeable

Cons: None yet

Don't buy

Terrible from New Orleans, La. on 9/4/2014

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't waste your money. These speakers sound worse than the factory ones in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Very dissapointed.



Crutchfield response on September 10, 2014 Our Tech Support team reached out to the customer to see if there's anything we can do to help improve the sound in his Jeep. His factory speakers were a little bigger in size, so these new JBLs probably sound like he's lost some bass. And if he's not satisfied, he's protected by our 60-day money back guarantee.he can return the speakers for a full refund.

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 93
Frequency Response 70 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 35
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 105
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 11/16

Product Research


Plus One Woofer Cones: The Plus One speaker cones offer more surface area than other speakers that fit in the same size opening. This is accomplished by using a new basket design and hi-roll surround. The result is greater bass output and an increase in efficiency.

Balanced Dome Tweeter: Each speaker has a PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) balanced dome tweeter. PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone. Balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter.

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3 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. Yes this is one pair. Two speakers. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Oct 25, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. They are 4 Ohm. You'll find this information on the product page Details tab under "Specifications". Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Aug 20, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. They are not available in white. [ Kenny  Aug 13, 2016 ]  Staff