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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

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

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Our take on the XTC 5-1/4" 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.


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Product Highlights:

Keeps the speakers from the moisture in the car door, and helps block unwanted noise and vibration - great idea.

Anonymous, Gray Court, SC

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles Reviews

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(78 Reviews)

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Gray Court, SC on 8/21/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps the speakers from the moisture in the car door, and helps block unwanted noise and vibration - great idea.

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Good product

David from Rome, Georgia on 7/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product. I think it muffles a lot of the noise from the truck. Wish it would have came with more clear instructions to use them in the rear.

Pros: Reduced rattling

Cons: No clear instructions and to which location to be installed. Front or rear.

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Kenneth from Bridgeview, Illinois on 5/28/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just like described. Installed easily. Good product

Pros: All good

Cons: None

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Springville, CA on 4/6/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These simple foam speaker covers really made a hugh difference on my crutchfield polk audio speakers.

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from High Springs, FL on 3/15/2017

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At first I was not going to install these baffles thinking they would restrict the movement of the speaker cone, after a conversation with the helpful Crutchfield tech, in my install 1995 Dodge Ram in the rear, it was explained that they seal the outside edge of the speaker and the factory hole was in fact bigger then the 5 ¼ speaker. The baffle it self has no encaustic value; ultimately I installed them, changed the sound for the better for sure!

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Ottawa, IL on 12/22/2016

2000 Jeep Cherokee
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Always use these for door speakers to protect your speaker from getting wet and destroyed! I've had it happen and use these ever since. They work great and tighten up the sound a bit

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Why not for the $$$?

Scott from Charlotte, NC on 12/7/2016

2000 Jeep Cherokee
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Quick, easy way to protect my replacement speakers and help out on sound quality somewhat. Why not add/install them while everything is apart anyway?

Pros: Good fit Easy installation

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Rolla, MO on 9/22/2016

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Work as advertised.

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1995 evc

PLUG N PLAY from Aspen, CO on 9/12/2016

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duhh

Pros: great period

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Not worth it

lvaz from New York on 10/30/2015

2013 Honda Civic SI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I actually haven't found these useful at all.

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Cons: Difficult to install.

5.25 inch speaker baffles

chongobongo from California on 8/31/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice, well fitting baffles. Easy to install, just needed a small slit at bottom to install speaker wires. Will effectively keep out dirt and moisture

Pros: Good fit, and reasonably priced

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Charlotte TN on 6/3/2015

1995 Dodge Ram 3500
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Brings speaker to life

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Awesome addition

Obi-Swan from Washington on 3/30/2015

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Love these. They really help. No issues w/ fitment.

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Xtc baffles

Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 3/17/2015

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Must have for any speaker install

Pros: Good fit

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Helps with the sound!

chanson from Hope, RI on 2/20/2015

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

Helps keep the sound in the car!

Pros: Helps with the sound.

Cons: Can make speaker installation a pain tryjng to screw through foam

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

EN from CA on 1/20/2015

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I could see the use of these if the location of install was wet or the speakers were exposed to possible damage. I didn't like the sound when used so I removed them.

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Foam speaker baffles.

KassidyK from Oklahoma on 12/29/2014

1998 Dodge Ram
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Works great with the speakers and easily installed

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Vance from California on 12/16/2014

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They are going into a 1990 VW Westfalia. There mounted in the rear deck next to the A/C. Helped protect against moisture and enhanced the sound quality.

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Foam baffles

B from Minneapolis mn on 11/10/2014

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Review on foam speaker baffle

Pros: Excellent. Easy install, increase sound clarity, minimizes water getting to back of speaker.

Cons: No cons yet.

Speaker baffles

GMan from 49048 on 10/6/2014

2006 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice thick material.

Pros: Easy to run line by poking hole thru material. Flexible yet thick barrier.

Cons: Was extra deep set, so a little oversized for the 5 1/4 " speakers I bought.

Waste of money

Jim from Shawnee, KS on 9/29/2014

2009 Honda Fit Sport
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Installation was easy, but after turning on some music, I had to turn the volume up about twice as high as I used to just to get it to a comfortable listening level. There was also zero bass. Hoping it wasn't my new Focal speakers, I took one of the baffles out and it sounded like it should....loud with crisp highs and perfect bass. I proceeded to take the rest out and the music sounded great. I thought about cutting the back off as others have said in reviews, but I didn't bother. I can see the advantage of protecting your speakers, but if it makes your music sound dull and lifeless, is it really worth it? I may try cutting the back off one at some point and see how the speaker performs, but it's not high on my priority list. I regret spending money on this suggested accessory.

Pros: Ease of install Protects speakers

Cons: Reduced volume Completely kills bass

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Stillwater, OK on 7/22/2014

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These do what they're supposed to

Pros: Focuses sound in pointing direction

Cons: Hard to install, dampens higher frequencies

Good add-on

Ron H from Houston, TX on 7/15/2014

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

good add-on for the disappointing Sony 3-way speakers

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Speaker Baffles

corronamj from Green Cove Springs, FL on 6/9/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice fit really helped reduce vibration in my door speakers.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None

They work great

Steve3513 from Phoenix, AZ on 5/21/2014

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These baffles work great for tightening up the bass of smaller drivers. add a bit of fiber fill before seating the speaker.

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XTC 5.25

Jay from Rocklin ca on 4/24/2014

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
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Seem to do their job, almost a little too well, I have been debating removing these, if you think they're a necessity go for it! But I'd skip this product.

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Cons: Cuts sound quality quite a bit, very baffling.

a "must have" extra

clean music from Peoria on 4/19/2014

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These are pretty simple foam baffles. No need to be fancy but they work great! Just poke a small hole to pass the speaker wire through tighten speakers down and presto! Made a HUGE difference in the sound quality of all my speakers! My bro has been telling me for years to get baffles. I was redoing my system so I took advantage of the opportunity since the door panels would be off anyway. I was seriously surprised at the difference these made!

Pros: Speakers don't distort as easy and sound much better! For just a few dollars these make a huge difference!

Cons: None

speaker baffles fit

treya3 from McKinney, TX on 3/3/2014

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These baffles seem to fit the speakers and my car well. I am new to using baffles with my speakers and hoped these would come with instructions. They didn't, and I couldn't find any online. Hope I installed them correctly.

Pros: fit well

Cons: no instructions

Baffles

DS from Chagrin Falls, Oh on 1/2/2014

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keep the speakers clean and dry, seem to improve the sound

Pros: fit snuggly, work to improve sound in my estimation.

Cons: none

XTC 5-1/4 Speaker baffles

Patty from Boonville, NY on 12/18/2013

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Very easy to install, highly recommend

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from texas on 12/8/2013

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a little bulky and slightly awkward to mount with the speaker but should work well for the intended use and I would imagine should increase sound quality as well as protect the speaker.

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Amazing

Sam from Allentown PA on 12/4/2013

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Was very pleased with sound enhancement

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Not sure why these were recommended

Nate from Las Vegas, NV on 11/10/2013

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These baffles were recommended for my front speakers when I added Kicker 40CS54 5-1/4 two ways to my cart. I assumed that they were meant to reduce rattle and vibration and protect the speaker from moisture. Fair enough. Installation was easy, but when I first fired up the system, the sound was... Disappointing. Highs had a definite hiss and bass was washed out and distorted. Songs I was very familiar with sounded almost unrecognizable. Fiddling with settings and EQ helped, but I was beginning to think id chosen poorly on speakers and was going to have to add a sub. I don't know what made me think of it, but after about a week I started looking up info on the baffles and many people said that they had a definite affect on bass. I opened my doors back up and reinstalled the baffles in the garbage can. A world of difference. Bass finally appear, highs and mids sounded better mixed. I don't think there is anything wrong with these baffles. If used with a component system or a sub, I think they would be great. I just think crutchfield needs to be more informative about the proper use of the baffles.

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Not sold on usefulness

TheTraveler from Waterville, ME on 10/20/2013

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I installed these wih my Polk component 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 install/modify

Cons: Potentially losing bass

Does what it should

Ben from Evergreen, CO on 10/14/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These baffles fit well, are easy to install (if you know how to remove your car door panels) and appear to be fairly durable. Since they are medium density foam, it is easy to glue or mount then into whatever existing mounting locations you have. Just screw straight through it. My only recommendation is to triple check the dimensions and ensure you have enough cavity space in the door to accommodate it. The fit was a bit tight in my Subaru Impreza.

Pros: Durable Universal Easy to install

Cons: Deep

review

Bill D from Yorktown Va on 10/10/2013

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice item no issue with installation

Pros: improved sound

Cons: none

Great Product

T H from St Charles, MO on 10/1/2013

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Used these in my front doors and my MB Quart components sound ten times better than the premium Mark Levison factory system that came in my Lexus Gs. Thanks for a great price Crutchfield, you were better than ebay!

Pros: It protects your speakers, what else do you want them to do?

Cons: None

Xtc speaker baffles

Anonymous from Washington on 9/25/2013

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Xtc speaker baffles offer good protection around the backside of the speakers some sound deadening also.

Pros: Good speaker protection/ added sound dampening which makes for less rattles.

Cons: None

Speaker Baffle's

Jose from Paterson NJ on 9/12/2013

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Good investment to keep your expensive speakers in good shape and dry. Plus you get good sound out of your speakers. I give this product A+++

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Helpful, but not necessary

LucasC from Tulsa,OK on 8/12/2013

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I installed my new speakers first without these baffles then with them, they seemed to reduce the overall volume, but made for tighter, more accurate sound. Kind of like the difference between a sub in a sealed or a ported enclosure.

Pros: Better, tight sound

Cons: Reduced overall volume

Speaker Baffles

fshnfool from nc on 8/11/2013

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don't know would not work

Pros: non

Cons: won't fit,to deep ,catch on window

5 1/4 speaker baffles

Nate from Solway, MN on 8/3/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used correctly these are a quality baffle.

Pros: Great sound dampening and quality materials used.

Cons: Need enough room in my opinion for 1/4-1/2 inch behind magnet imho.

Must Haves

Rose33090 from Montgomery, AL on 8/2/2013

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If you are refurbing your car stereo system and think you won't need to worry about needing baffles, you'd be wrong. They not only protect your new speakers from moisture (or worse), but they allow your speakers' deep sounds to reflect into your car instead of into your steel car door. Spend the extra money!!

Pros: Enrich the sound of the speakers for such a low price.

Cons: None.

Just what i needed.

JC from FL on 7/12/2013

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Used in my Jeep Wrangler dash to help with sound and protection from the elements. Works great!

Pros: Good protection.

Cons: None

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Ryang from Sarasota, FL on 7/6/2013

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They fit and will protect the speaker. Easy to cut small hole for wires to get out. Hole is almost self-sealing.

Pros: Low cost, easy fit that will protect the speaker.

Cons: Foam is not a high quality material.

good product

MikeK from San Diego, CA on 6/4/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

well made good sound easy to mold.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

good depth and easy to work with

Anonymous from Metairie, LA on 5/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Best to cut out undeside in doors to allow for better soy nd

Pros: Easy to work with

Cons: None

XTC speaker baffles

Scott from Norfolk, NY on 5/12/2013

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I cut the bottom off of these baffles and I am using them with the 6x8 to 5 1/4 speaker adaptor plate. Prevents my speakers from rattling when my music is turned up. Easy to cut.

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5 1/4 speaker baffles

charles from louisa, va on 3/12/2013

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Great product! Used them on my Boston acoustic dash speaker. After cutting out the bottom and installing it improve sound quality greatly

Pros: Helped sound quality

Cons: None

Great

Jwilly74 from Mesquite, TX on 3/10/2013

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Great product it shipped same day, makes speakers sound better and prevents them from rattling. I recommend everyone to purchase these if installing speakers. Front or rear door.

Pros: Cheap, easy to install, makes sound better,

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Sweet

Tony from Florence Az on 9/20/2012

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

Pros: sweet bass sweet sound

Cons: nothing

Perfect fit

Kingmo from Atlanta, GA on 9/4/2012

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Purchased these to help reduce the road noise on my 5 1/4 aftermarket speakers in my F150. Installation took about 5 minutes for both front door speakers and they do their job just fine - reducing the road noise.

Pros: Perfect fit, easy to install.

Cons: nothing negative to say.

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

John from Jackson, MI on 5/5/2012

I just purchased Sound Ordinance 5-1/4" and 5" x 7" speakers for my 95 Dodge Dakota and was recommended by Crutchfield to buy the baffles for at least the front to help keep moisture out. I bought baffles for front and rear and installed the rear first. It's a little difficult to install the speakers into the baffles and then into the speaker mount while contending with the speaker wires but not to bad. I tested the sound of just the rear and it sounded really good so I went on to the front. Thats when I started have issues with the front 5-1/4" speakers and baffles. The speakers mounted loosely in the baffles where the speakers were not very snug in the baffle and had just a small cap between the magnet and the back of the baffle. I installed anyway's and tested the sound. It sounded horrible. There was a severe rattle or distortion in the doors & looked like the speakers were struggling to function especially with the bass. I got my hand behind the speaker and lightly pressed against the baffle so that it was touching the magnet; the rattle sound went away! The back of the baffle was vibrating against the speaker badly. So I tried cutting some ports on the side of baffle to free the air but didn't eliminate all the vibration. I then cut almost the entire back of the baffle out & the vibrations completely stopped & sounded great. I'm really baffled about the baffles. Why they work great for rear & not front is unknown.So I guess don't buy for smaller speakers!

Pros: Keep moisture and dirt/dust out. Made my 5 x 7 speakers sound good and still had very good bass

Cons: Smaller speakers really struggle when in the baffles. They vibrated against speakers causing a lot of distortion

XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

random man from indy on 2/20/2012

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still not convinced on this product i think it hampers bass even with hole cut in rear

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Helps the Sound

Jahbello from Irvine, CA on 11/12/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good to use if you can. Helps shallow speakers to sound better.

Pros: Helps the speakers to sound better. Gives them a richer sound and more bass.

Cons: Kind of tricky to fit and install. I did not have much extra space to fit.

Tiny air space turns a woofer into a midrange.. OK if that's what you

Audiophile from ATL, GA on 8/28/2011

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I bought the 5.25 inch size and it was not more than 1/8 inch larger than the speaker magnet. Putting a woofer in an extremely small cabinet damps out the motion of the cone and prevents it from vibrating below a certain frequency. I tested these in my shop with soundeasy digital testing system and calibrated microphone accurate + or - half dB from 20hz to 20k hz. The driver I tested was an audiophile driver with an FS of 50 hz and measured response to 40 hz in my car. With the baffle.. in my shop, response stopped at 300hz and dropped like a rock below that at 18 dB per octave... so no usable output at all below 300hz. It would be great to use on your rear door speakers... even better than bass blockers.. but if you want anything lower than midrange, you do not want these.

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First time

T.L. from P.A. on 7/10/2011

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First time purchasing the baffles no problems or complaints.

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Good product

Gary from Cedar Bluffs NE on 6/30/2011

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Made the sound in the front 2 doors allot btter. Good add on by the Crutchfeid rep.

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Pretty Good Product, Helps With Noise, Protects Speakers

LeeM from corinth, ms on 2/9/2011

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I installed these front and rear in my 05 silverado ext. cab. The rear factory speakers were pretty dirty when i took them out so i think they will help protect the new speakers there, the front door speakers were pretty clean, but I do think they will help with noise and vibration as well. I played the new speakers with and without the baffles and they seem to sound sllightly better with the baffles.

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Bad Idea

jpin from Crossville, TN on 12/24/2010

Installed these baffles because Crutfield rep said they would help with bass response. Wow where they wrong it decreased bass response by 75%. So i tried it without the baffles and wow just one speaker sounded better than both (in phase) with the baffles. So removed both baffles now everything sounds awesome. Don't wast your money.

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They do work

ksa from Chicago, il on 10/14/2010

As an audio engineer, system designer and installer for 21 years, you cannot shove any speaker in any opening with any amp and expect it to work. If you have learned about crossovers, frequencies and slopes, as well as the impedance of the speakers to match them with the amp, then go one step further and learn about Thiele/Small numbers. The lower the frequency to be produced, the more air space required to produce it. In small spaces, this can be manipulated with vented boxes and port design, but if you install these baffles behind a full range speaker, you are losing the open air space of the door or rear quarter panel, and therefore lowering the ability to produce lower frequencies. These are great products when used as part of a whole system design. They will clean up the lower mids, reduce unwanted vibrations, focus the higher mids and protect your speakers. Do not use them if you do not have a component system with separate subs and still expect decent low end.

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Pointless

HowdyPete from Los Angeles on 9/11/2010

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As many have reported, installing these baffles with my new speakers wiped out the bass. I wish Crutchfield Tech Support would have read these reviews and helped me figure out what had gone wrong. It took returns, new and different speakers, many hours and much frustration to figure out it was just these simple pieces of foam. If your speakers need protection in the back, fix the door. Don't sacrifice sound quality for protection.

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im really confused on this review page

kyle from kingwood,wv on 6/7/2010

im shocked in that everyone in this review page is bashing a wonderful product. let me ask a question did anyone lower there x-over freq to allow for the baffles? my bet is no. its not taking anything away but "controling" the speaker, meaning if your still using the setting as you did when they were free air, your way off.

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Kinda big but still great

Lee from Dearborn, MI on 2/18/2010

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Installed these in my doors and they rub on my windows even after i put a spacer in there. They still make my cheap speakers sound good.

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Bad for sound good for protection

Garry from Newport News, VA on 10/21/2009

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So I first installed my speakers without these baffles. I have four 51/4" kickers. I isolated each speaker and listened to it with and without the baffle. I lost a lot of bass with the baffle the s[eakers began distorting much sooner. Unfortunately my door seals leak, so I need them. I just got a sub and some bass blockers to fix the bass problem.

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Good investment for you speakers

mike from Seminole, FL on 3/14/2009

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Even with my factory speakers, my truck had that infamous rattling noise when the volume was turned all the way up. These baffles will not get rid of all the vibrations, but do make a big difference. They also protect your speakers from the elements, so including these in your installation is a good idea.

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Not as Easy as I Thought

Frank from SF Bay on 2/28/2009

1995 Honda Civic
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I bought these with my new door speakers on Crutchfield's recommendation. They come without instructions, which isn't so great for a total amateur like myself. As far as I can tell for my 95 Honda Civic, I'd have to take the door apart to get them in there, so I left them off. My new speakers sound fine without them.

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Instructions on how to mount would be helpful

Roger from Walnut Creek, CA on 2/12/2009

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
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If you're like me, a step-by-step guide is necessary. I had to call Crutchfield twice, first to ask about how / where the harness is supposed to exit, and then to inquire if the baffles go in front or behind the plastic mounts.

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so-so

magnaman from king william va on 1/17/2009

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I couldn't fit 6x9's in my 1996 Dodge ram so I bought these baffels to boost the bass in my 6 1/2's and 5 1/4's. Hard to say how much diff it made since I didn't try it w/o them. I wouldn't bother with them for 6x9's

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keepin it clean

Michael from Philly burbs on 10/30/2008

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this was the first time i put in speakers and used the baffles. they make the install nice and clean while keeping the speaker protected too. worth the extra few $ in my opinion.

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

ken from stockton,New York on 7/28/2008

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definelty baffles bass but they will keep them from debris and possible damage

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Good product. I guess.

greg from Some place, U.S.A. on 11/17/2007

I invested into a pair of these, because I had some rattles in my doors. It fixed the rattles, but I lost any bass response below 150hz. so I went ahead and trimmed off the foam, everything except what covers the basket and motor. It is a cheap rattle fixer, but there will be no noticeable improvement on your bass response.

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Interesting.....

Matmoh from Flagstaff, AZ on 8/5/2006

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I bought this pair for my Pioneer 3-ways located in the door panel of my '94 Ford Escort. I mainly got the baffles to keep the moisture out of the speakers, but I did notice a difference with the bass, though I had to cut a hole in the baffle for air flow. Not a bad investment if you wish to take care of your speakers!

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One of the components I used for my system

B-rad from Akron, Ohio on 7/21/2006

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I had a rattle in the drivers door of my Jeep Cherokee. Once I installed the new speakers with these behind them, the rattle was gone and the new speakers, Polk Audio db 525's with bass blockers installed sound great.

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Nice Product

Nicholas from Derby, KS on 2/23/2006

I like these things. I installed them when i installed my new Audiobahn AS50Q 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers. I didnt really care about bass response since i have two 12" MTX Thunder 6000's. I mainly got them to keep dirt and water off the speakers.

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

dancro86 from St. Aug, FL on 2/16/2006

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I purchased these for my Jeep Cherokee front door speakers. I have weak Pioneers that are basically good for the mids and the highs, but the lows are missing, so I put a bass filter on them, so they only hit the mids and the highs. When I would be on the outside of my car, I could here these speakers just as well as when I was inside the car, so I figured these would keep all the sound inside the car and maybe improve the mid bass. At first, I only installed it on one side, just to hear the difference. It sounded as if I had just taken that speaker I put the baffle on and turned it into a tweeter. The mid bass was completely gone, and the little power that these speakers had was completely obliterated. Basically, don't buy these, even if you are thinking what I was thinking. Bass wasn't something i cared about, but after these sucked everything below 15k, I realize how big a rip these are. Great advertising for them though.

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XTC 5-1/4" Speaker Baffles

Kenneth from Skamokawa, WA on 8/17/2005

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It sure makes a lot more sense to use these. I'm definently getting a pair for my 4 inch speakers in the front. I did noticed a little more bass from the rears. But I'm getting a subwoofer anyway. So that doesn't matter. These things seal up the rears of the speakers so they'll sound much cleaner and keep them protected.

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bad for sound good for protection

fernando from maryland on 5/23/2005

dont get these if you think they will improve the bass response of your speakers. it only hinders them becasue it doesnt provide enough air behind the speakers creating a sort of vaccum when they are on the outward movement. when i tried them out the bass was completely eliminated form my setup. i am running the pioneer 3-ways but i like my friend's polks better. the main reason i got these baffles is I have a problem with water splashing up through a hole in the bottom of my door. what i am gonna do is cut the top of the cup off and leave the bottom there to keep the water off and leave the lip around the hole so my speakers are well cusioned. sounds like a plan

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Why did you buy this?

To protect and enhance the sound of the speakers.[ M  Oct 17, 2017 ]
Want top quality stuff.[ John  Oct 17, 2017 ]
forgot to get them on my last order[ PAUL  Oct 16, 2017 ]
The opening in the car door was slightly larger than the outer edge of the speaker, so I figured this would help get rid of some unwanted resonance.[ Nick  Oct 15, 2017 ]
My speakers went out in my 2005 Civic so I needed to replace them.[ Juan Carlos Mir  Oct 10, 2017 ]
Using on speakers[ Gene  Sep 10, 2017 ]
Cleaner install and protects the speakers[ Shawn  Sep 09, 2017 ]
better than stock will direct the sound and it was recommended also will protect speakers from other components in my door and roof[ john  Sep 06, 2017 ]
I'm using then in the ceiling of a fiber splicing trailer. i have limited space to deal with and want maximum sound.[ brandon  Sep 06, 2017 ]
These will help to protect the speakers and improve the sound quality.[ lawrence  Sep 04, 2017 ]
TRYING THIS OUT TO SEE IF IT IMPROVES THE BASS[ crispa11  Sep 04, 2017 ]
For better sound hopefully[ kenny  Aug 24, 2017 ]
needed for dodge challenger install[ Donald  Aug 11, 2017 ]
because of how hollow sounding the doors are in my jeep[ Mason  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Suggested as good protection for new speakers, after all I do want this system to last for a few years.[ Grant  Jul 23, 2017 ]
Protect the back of the speaker and richer sound. Worth the 6-10 bucks[ Marc  Jul 20, 2017 ]
It told me to get these to inprove the sound quality[ James  Jul 17, 2017 ]
A possible cheap solution to help the sound in the overhead speaker bar. I think we are losing some volume out the back.[ JIMMY  Jul 12, 2017 ]
Recommended[ DENNIS  Jul 09, 2017 ]
anything that can improve the sound and keep moisture and dust off is worth a try.[ michael  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Ease of install[ Rodger  May 24, 2017 ]
Web site helped make choice on what I need for installation[ John  May 19, 2017 ]
to go with the new speakers[ NuVision Custom  May 13, 2017 ]
They will help with the overall sound with this application, over head speakers for inside of RV.[ keith  May 07, 2017 ]
to protect my new speakers, [ DEAN  Apr 24, 2017 ]
BETTER SOUND[ AARON  Apr 22, 2017 ]
To maximize the sound quality of the door speakers.[ P  Apr 21, 2017 ]
After some research I found it necessary.[ Skyler  Apr 15, 2017 ]
Exact fit[ Craig  Mar 27, 2017 ]
Looking to decrease the "lost sound" on my 2007 H-D Ultra. Spoke with Jenny and she recommended these. Looking forward to giving it a shot.[ Lee  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Extra protection for speakers from dust and moisture.[ Everett  Mar 15, 2017 ]
Because they were recommended.[ Brett  Mar 04, 2017 ]
Recommended by your site/ experts.Have had nothing but awesome experiences with every aspect of your company. The products, services and advise all top notch.[ Brian  Mar 03, 2017 ]
to keep water out of the speaker in the door.[ JEFFREY  Mar 03, 2017 ]
Suggested by Crutchfield, they've never let me down.[ James  Jan 29, 2017 ]
My car is a convertible and I wanted a marine grade speaker because of the potential environment. These baffles will supplement my needs and possibly aid in sound quality.[ dug  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Recommended for the speakers bought[ FRANKIE  Dec 06, 2016 ]
I purchased these for a previous installation and they really help channel the sound to the car and eliminate reverb in the door.[ Daniel  Nov 29, 2016 ]
They were recommended and a great price.[ Joshua  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Keep clean[ John  Nov 25, 2016 ]
It was recommend for product protection.[ Alec  Nov 24, 2016 ]
A no brained for door speaker applications.[ Ben  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Optimum sound[ BRIAN PAUL  Nov 23, 2016 ]
XJ Door Panels are thin... quick easy way to improve sound quality[ STEPHEN  Nov 21, 2016 ]
To protect the speakers and to get a better sound.[ Eric  Nov 19, 2016 ]
good name brand and it fits my jeep.[ Michael  Nov 12, 2016 ]
Used previously. Provides inexpensive speaker protection & improves sound quality.[ C  Nov 11, 2016 ]
Based what I have read on Crutchfield's website, these will protect my speakers and enhance the sound as well. Small price to pay to find out.[ STEVEN  Nov 09, 2016 ]
foam with original door was deteriorated so I got these[ Robert  Oct 30, 2016 ]
i chose these to protect my speakers from damage.[ Benjamin  Oct 04, 2016 ]
Help to isolate and clean up the sound quality of the enclosure.[ Brian  Sep 22, 2016 ]
your recommendation for best sound quality[ Thomas  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Help keep moisture off the back of the speakers[ michael  Sep 12, 2016 ]
Makes a good seal around speakers when installing Keeps back of speaker clean and protected in my door panel of my dirty work truck.[ terry  Sep 11, 2016 ]
The elements degrades door speakers, thats no way to treat a voice coil you love and depend on. - Burton, former IASCA Competitor.[ ROBERT  Sep 10, 2016 ]
to protect the rear side of the speaker because the dash in my jeep is open.[ Shannon  Sep 08, 2016 ]
I am hoping that this will reduce vibration from the speaker in the door panel[ Jeremy  Sep 06, 2016 ]
I use the baffles in the front door area for moisture control and better sound from speakers.[ eric  Sep 03, 2016 ]
weatherproof speakers[ Michael  Jul 29, 2016 ]
A little extra protection from the elements is never a bad idea, especially in an older vehicle.[ Kevin  Jul 15, 2016 ]
The advisor told me I would need them to cut down on rattling in front doors.[ Danny  Jul 14, 2016 ]
to protect from wet and dust.[ Manuel de  Jun 14, 2016 ]
These fit the speakers in my leaking door.[ Webb  Jun 08, 2016 ]
Seemed like a good idea[ james  May 20, 2016 ]
for water resistance[ Kaitlyn  May 19, 2016 ]
Fits[ Johnathan  May 17, 2016 ]
Help with sound direction and protection of speaker.[ Roberto  Apr 27, 2016 ]
little bit more bass and protection for and from the mid speakers in doors[ Paul  Apr 24, 2016 ]
recommended by sales rep JennyJenny's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=112 [ Carvel  Apr 16, 2016 ]
Cherokee classic, removed a dead factory speaker with what looked like water damage.[ Graygory  Apr 11, 2016 ]
recommended by an advisor[ Dana  Apr 07, 2016 ]
To reduce noise vibration against the rear of the cab on our Dodge Ram 1500 and protect the new speaker from moisture.[ Rafael  Mar 29, 2016 ]
maybe it will help with noise pointing in the right direction[ CHARLES E  Mar 24, 2016 ]
It was suggested by advisor.[ LESLEY  Mar 18, 2016 ]
jus incase i need when i cutout the other speaker[ jose  Mar 15, 2016 ]
They were recommended to improve sound quality.[ David  Mar 08, 2016 ]
Help protect the speaker ![ Wayne  Feb 27, 2016 ]
To help protect my speakers[ B  Feb 20, 2016 ]
My front doors leak water, I did not want to get my speakers wet.[ Joseph  Feb 12, 2016 ]
They were recommended for better performance.[ Franklyn  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Needed for door installation.[ bruce  Feb 03, 2016 ]
HEARD IT WAS THE BEST AND IT SHOULD WORK FOR WHAT I NEED.[ NAVID  Jan 26, 2016 ]
Can protect both speakers and crossovers.[ Jeffrey  Dec 26, 2015 ]
It was suggested to go with my speakers.[ Shannon  Dec 21, 2015 ]
protection from water and dirt during off road.[ warren  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Your recommendation[ Edward  Dec 19, 2015 ]
No Rockford fosgate 5.25 for my car so this was my next choice in excellent equipment, I have complete faith in crutchfield![ Jairus  Sep 27, 2017 ]
to try it out and see how it works[ Shawn  Sep 25, 2017 ]
Fresh install, nothing was there when i started.[ Patrick  Sep 19, 2017 ]
previous use[ JONATHAN  Sep 18, 2017 ]
because they were recomended by Crutchfield,and i TRUST them.[ Gary  Sep 12, 2017 ]
Provide environmental protection to mobile audio speaker installation.[ U  Aug 31, 2017 ]
For shallow spaces in the doors of my Jeep and tailgate these ad not only some weather protection, but also Better Sound, much better.[ Sean  Aug 29, 2017 ]
Because you forced me to and said that I needed it. And I'll be sure to return it if I don't.[ Kent  Aug 27, 2017 ]
helped with rattle and gave me cleaner sound quality[ Manuel  Aug 19, 2017 ]
To protect my speakers from water damage,as I live in the Pac NW.[ JAMES L  Aug 16, 2017 ]
You suggested it, it wasn't much more and it will help.[ Thomas  Aug 01, 2017 ]
prior years car installation[ Gordon  Jul 29, 2017 ]
I have used these on two previous installs. Helps protect from water from window seals and leaky doors, but it also gives a small speaker a hit of bass.[ Crestin Jared  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Using them in an old truck to improve sound and longevity.[ Dana  Jun 27, 2017 ]
Protect speaker from moisture[ aaron  Jun 25, 2017 ]
i was looking or something to fit in a tractor. they were suggested and price convinced me.[ brandon  Jun 19, 2017 ]
Protect the speakers in the doors[ Stephen  Jun 18, 2017 ]
I made the research in Crutchfiel catalog needing better quality sound, and also asked Laura on June 13, 2017. Her advice help me to decide in this purchase.[ KARLO  Jun 18, 2017 ]
Clean install of speakers.[ Donald  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Reviews made sense. Protection and increased sound quality. No water damage.[ RICHARD  May 25, 2017 ]
I am hoping these items will reduce the cavity resonance in the mid-panel speakers in my Honda Odyssey.[ Carl  May 18, 2017 ]
I chose the baffles to help protect my speakers from moisture and to improve the sound quality by controlling the amount of movable air behind the speaker.[ Edward  May 13, 2017 ]
Recommended for better sound quality.[ Donald  May 09, 2017 ]
Recommended[ Ron  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Price[ Keith  Apr 27, 2017 ]
Protects door mounted speakers from dust and dirt[ Reginald  Apr 24, 2017 ]
to protect speakers from getting wet[ MARC  Apr 16, 2017 ]
I learned on YouTube why my stock speakers failed in my 2007 Silverado. Water leakage around window seals.Hoping these will prevent this from occuring anymore.[ Dean  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield but they didn't fit well in the location they were recommended for. Not really sure if they did anything significant either.[ Matt  Dec 30, 2016 ]
improve protection and speaker response[ Karl  Dec 29, 2016 ]
Recommended by 5 year Crutchfield veteran Allen. Will help to protect my new speakers from the elements.[ Herbert  Dec 19, 2016 ]
keeps the sound intact[ kenneth  Dec 19, 2016 ]
recommended[ James  Dec 07, 2016 ]
recommended would have also bought 63/4 but out of stock[ Randy  Dec 05, 2016 ]
For dirt and moisture protection from inside door.[ Keith  Nov 29, 2016 ]
to protect and improve sound quality[ Javier  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Wanted to protect my speakers since they are going in the door[ Adrian  Nov 18, 2016 ]
recommended by Crutchfield[ Paul  Nov 13, 2016 ]
This product helps to shield your speakers from moisture from the door.[ KENDALL H  Nov 02, 2016 ]
recommended[ jeffrey  Oct 31, 2016 ]
Rated high[ Thomas  Oct 24, 2016 ]
Old car, doors do leak, the baffles will not only improve speaker sound and help the speakers live a long and healthy lifes[ BRIAN  Oct 15, 2016 ]
To enhance the sound coming directly into the cabin.[ Carl  Oct 11, 2016 ]
Because they were recommended by Crutchfield - not sure if I need them[ Stan  Sep 26, 2016 ]
to protect the speakers from weather reduce rattles, and project more and deeper sound into the cabin[ Steven  Sep 20, 2016 ]
Recommended by u[ CHRIS  Sep 20, 2016 ]
To protect speakers[ ALAN  Sep 18, 2016 ]
I have known Polk audio for good sound quality and 100rms is going to sound pretty darn loud in my 03 Sierra.[ Adrian  Sep 15, 2016 ]
Recommended with speaker purchase.[ Ken  Sep 12, 2016 ]
It was suggested for better quality sound.[ Jeff  Aug 20, 2016 ]
I grabbed a pair of these as I've learned from experience that installing speakers in the rear doors without baffles produces a very tinny sound. That and make sure you've got enough power to the speakers. Good Luck![ Hamza  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Ina top less jeep roll bar, hopefully a little more weather protection[ STEPHEN D  Jul 28, 2016 ]
I want these for some weather protection in the fairing of my Motorcycle.[ DOUGLAS  Jul 20, 2016 ]
to protect speaker and better sound.[ edgar  Jul 18, 2016 ]
To protect my door speakers and give them a little anti rattle protection[ JOHN  Jul 04, 2016 ]
To prevent further water damage to new speakers.[ Keith  Jun 20, 2016 ]
This was a recommendation for both pairs of speakers and I thank you for it. I like super sound, and anything that can prevent speaker damage or potential exposure to outside elements is helpful. Thanks very much.[ Dennis Wayne  May 31, 2016 ]
Because you guy's (Crutchfield) recommended it.[ Stacey  May 30, 2016 ]
You gentlemen know your stuff if it's recommended I buy it.[ Eric  May 29, 2016 ]
Recommended[ jason  May 26, 2016 ]
It was recommended with my speakers.[ Benjamin  May 20, 2016 ]
The JVC head unit had the features I was looking for at good price. The speakers seem like there a good upgrade from what I have and the discount with the head unit was really good. thanks[ Susan  May 19, 2016 ]
To test audio quality[ Mario  May 11, 2016 ]
To protect my speakers from moisture, I hope they work?? I have a pair of Rockford Fosgate R16-S (5") speakers installed in the doors, of my 1975 Ford F-250 pickup. So I hope they help ??? [ Stanley  May 10, 2016 ]
These didn't work really well[ DAN  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I chose these because they were recommended to me, for my speaker choice.[ Marston  Apr 03, 2016 ]
Takes the boom and echo effect out of body cavity mounted speakers.[ Jack  Mar 26, 2016 ]
To protect my investment and to boost the sound a bit.[ Clarence Everet  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Protects the speaker in rear, will slightly improve bass response[ Julio  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Good protection fro speakers in humid climates.[ Ramon  Mar 21, 2016 ]
Recommended by the very knowledgeable Brittany at Crutchfield. I simply gave her my vehicle make/model/year and what I needed and she came up with this package for me. I recommend everybody call Brittany for all your Crutchfield needs!Brit's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=206 [ Shane  Mar 18, 2016 ]
It was recommended[ Mark  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Because the speakers I'm using in the door are 5.25 instead of the 6.5[ thomas  Mar 14, 2016 ]
Because u guys said to buy them[ Ryan  Mar 14, 2016 ]
Weather protection because they are going in the doors.[ Brian  Mar 13, 2016 ]
I picked this item because you said it would help protect my speakers .[ Charles  Mar 11, 2016 ]
get fuller sound from speakers[ JOSE  Feb 22, 2016 ]
Recommended by BritBrit's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=206 [ Thomas  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Baffles contain sound that would be lost through the backside of the speaker and help push the sound forward projecting it it the direction the speaker is pointed.. It also act as a sort of dustcover keeping things off of the voice coil..dust, dirt soot..they all can affect the quality of sound ..[ David  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Came with product[ Michael  Feb 19, 2016 ]
To keep speakers clean[ Bobby  Feb 12, 2016 ]
Needed for installation[ Paul  Feb 11, 2016 ]
For protection and sound quality[ John  Feb 07, 2016 ]
Speaker protection for my customer[ Michael  Jan 29, 2016 ]
Have pair of 6x9's in the front doors and they sound good, will match with these rear door speakers[ LARRY  Jan 28, 2016 ]
These baffles assist in reflecting the sound forward from the speaker instead of loosing sound from the rear with the door that cannot be heard. Cannot beat the price for something that works so well. [ Mike  Jan 04, 2016 ]
My friends speakers rattle, and I don't want mine to rattle.[ Lori  Jan 02, 2016 ]
I trust the suggestion that these are 'required' or 'strongly recommended' because Crutchfield staff do an impeccable job preparing people like me for a quality self-installation.[ Mark  Jan 02, 2016 ]
Looked like it would help installation of really good speakers in a really old car a bit more weather resistant. I didn't use them because I was able to re-use the OEM speaker mounting adapter. Be wary the depth of these baffles could interfere with window operation.[ Robert  Dec 21, 2015 ]
To protect speakers from moisture[ Robert  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Recommended and agree it's a good idea to improve the sound.[ Bruce  Dec 18, 2015 ]
its suggested for best sound[ Rhett  Dec 18, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

When I purchased mine about two years ago, it did.[ JAIRON  Sep 28, 2015 ]
It has been almost two years but I think It had two baffles in the package, if Crutchrield says there are two in the older then believe them since they are good at what they do.[ JOSE  Sep 28, 2015 ]
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