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Works great Tightened up bass a intended
Pros: Fit was perfect
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Item # 696B050381 | MFR # 050381
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Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt. Mounted behind the speaker, the baffle forms a mounting seal that also improves sound clarity by reducing panel vibration that could transfer to the speaker.
These baffles will protect your speakers. In many applications we recommend that you cut a hole in the bottom of the baffle, or remove the entire bottom of the baffle, to maintain good bass response while still protecting your speaker from dirt and water damage. Call one of our Advisors if you have questions — they'll be happy to share their expertise with you.
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Works great Tightened up bass a intended
Pros: Fit was perfect
Installed in 2005 Dodge Ram doors. They reduced bass significantly. Had to cut bottom out to get sound back and still have protection.
Pros: Quality material
Cons: Reduces bass response.
Works as described!
Ok, so I said that I was going to leave a review of these Boom Mat speaker baffles once I got them and installed them. I did have very high hopes and really thought I was going to be leaving a great 5 star review. Not the case. To start, although Crutchfield and the rep were great, these were never suggested to me when I purchased my JBL speakers that I still love. After having my new speakers for a few weeks, I'm feeling that I needed something to "tighten up" the sound. In other words, I feel too much of my sound is being lost in the door cavity of my Jeep. After doing a lot of research on the baffles and reading many love/hate reviews, I decided to go ahead and order them. For me and what I was trying to do, it seemed like the right thing. Got them yesterday and went to install them last night. Not good! First, the baffles just seemed way too big and they have a lot of extra material around the edges. Before I could even begin to try and install them, I had to trim the edges and thus never able to actually "return" them. In fact, there is NO WAY to even try them without cutting in some way, thus a return policy is useless on baffles. However, my biggest disappointment came in the fact that my Jeep opening is designed where there is no way for these baffles to fit in. Why doesn't Crutchfield know this? So now more cutting is required, but still no way to fit them in. Bottom line? Although I still feel they would have helped my situation, I will never know. UPDATED 11/22/17: I did leave another review on here the other day, but didn't put something VERY important in the review. Although I think these baffles would be a great thing to do to clean up your sound, just be 100% they will work on your specific vehicle! WARNING: If you have a 2007 through 2017 Jeep Patriot or 2007 to 2016 Jeep Compass, DO NOT order any baffles for your 6x9 door speakers!! There is no way to install them unless you totally cut them up to the point where they will not help at all. I decided to do this second review because I really wish someone else (with a similar Jeep) would have posted this before I wasted my money. I'm not blaming Crutchfield. It's my fault/responsibility, but I wish they would have known the baffles would not work.
Cons: Bad design, no way for me to know they would not work in my Jeep, very expensive for what they are, and no way to know if they will work till you begin to "cut them to fit" and now they are non-returnable. UPDATED 11/22/17: Just plain will not work in my Jeep.Crutchfield response on 11/22/2017 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to Dan to issue a refund. We do not recommend speaker baffles for this vehicle.
easy to use. Probably better than infinite baffle of trunk or door. Had to cut a port to allow woofer to breathe. Bass much better with about a two inch port.
Pros: keeps speaker clean and dry. Not convinced of any sound improvement.
Cons: Had to cut port for woofer. No guidelines for port size or location.
Have to use adapters in newer F-150 which would rattle at higher volumes. These took care of that and added nice mid-low punch. Don't forget to cut out a port on the down facing surface.
Pros: No more rattle and enhanced sound.
Quality of product was good They did not work in my truck, interfered with the window mechanism.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 8/23/2017 Jeffrey, we're sorry the baffles didn't work out for you. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Love it!!! My van (2013 Grand Caravan) was rattling too much in the rear. Once I placed these in, no more rattle. You do lose some volume, but the bass is amazing. This was the perfect recommendation from Crutchfield.
Didn't fit in Speaker Well. Waste of Time and Money ...
Cons:Crutchfield response on 7/4/2017 Nick, we're sorry you're disappointed with your baffles. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
excellent product, it makes a curround for your 6x9 which makes it sound better, plus if you have subs in your trunk this helps protect it from the force of the subs moving air!! very sturdy.
Pros: easy to work with, strong
I wasn't able to use it because I couldn't get the speakers bolted back down with the boom mat in.
Pros: Seems like a good concept
Cons: Didn't fit in Speaker WellCrutchfield response on 6/20/2017 Adam, we're sorry you were unable to use your baffles. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
The sales associate on the phone was very insistent that I add these to my order. She told me they would fit. They didn't. My window got hung up on them and they tore. I had to take my door apart all over again and take them out. Crutchfield did refund my money.
Pros: I guess they weren't too expensive?
Cons: Didn't fit
Gave my 6x9's a nice sound bed for my car!
Pros: Worth the extra $ for enhancing sound. Especially trunk speakers
Perfect fit . Thicker more durable material than some others .
Perfect fit for my 2015 Durango's front door speakers. The JBL speakers from Crutchfield sure helped as well.
Will have to cut and modify quite a bit to fit 2005 Nissan Frontier.
Too big and cumbersome. I couldn't use them since I did my own install. I imagine a professional could get them in easy.
These help make the sound of my speakers better and also protect them as well.
These speaker baffels were a disappointment, I ordered the shallow mount baffels, when trying to install them in my door, they did not fit even after trimming them. It seems like these will only work on a back deck.
Cons: Do not tapper with speakers, so do not fit in doors
Does a great job protecting the speaker and keeping the sound in the car not in the trunk
Pros: Easy to install for my application. Will by another set for my other car price is right
Cons: By with other product so you can get free shipping, because shipping my cost almost as much as the item
I tried these boom mats and they suck the life out of your music - mid-range becomes hollow and muddy and there is no bottom end. Cut the bottom out and your speakers come back to life. I ended up not installing them in my rears but I did leave them in the doors, except I cut out the back and bottom and left the top to protect the speaker from moisture. I honestly would not buy these again for car speakers because what's the point if you have to modify them anyway.
Cons: Ruins music quality, particularly mid-range and bass.
Can't beat the price or the service... Great place to shop..
fit great!!!! Seams to work well!!!!!!!!!!
There are some "extras" companies try to sell you that have no bearing. This is NOT one of those items. Sound deadening, vibration control, and directionality are critical components to a proper audio installation. The price is not a factor, nor is the difficulty of instillation.
Pros: Cost effective. Easy to install.
Cons: Not enough depth sizes available to fit every custom job.
Great product at a great price, easy to install and does a great job of protecting your speakers
Pros: Great design, good price
Installing these eliminated the rattle at base notes in my Tundra.
Pros: Eliminates rattle
Cons: Require modification to fit.
Excellent Sounding Material over Speaker.
Pros: Helps Speaker stabilize sound.
Cons: Sometimes it's just speaker adjustment that's needed.
The boom mat speaker baffles seem to be well made but look like they have been mistreated while in the warehouse. Also seem to have been in said warehouse for a long period of time. Overall still where worth the money.
Pros: insulates against vibration. Helps seal speaker mount.
They help out a lot. Helped tighten the bass in the speaker.
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
These will only work if there is plenty of extra room in the speaker cutout. Unfortunately, that is not the case with the factory cutouts on a 1997 Honda Accord. I had already trimmed the flange to fit, so into the trash they went.
Cons: Will not fit in tight factory speaker cutouts.
I picked up these boom mats since the 6x9 speakers I had installed in the rear parcel tray in my 69 Beetle didn't seem to have much bass. After the install, seemed to help a bit since the speakers now have their own contained airspace. I used contact cement to glue them on to the underside of the parcel tray, and used a few staples to secure while the contact cement was curing to full strength.
Pros: Cheap, light and easy to install
Cons: Can't think of any cons. I like them enough where I may get some for my front speakers as well.
I got these because water running down my window was the cause of my old speakers going bad. I first installed them as the manufacture recommends- fully sealed and used rtv to seal off the speaker wire. The bass response was greatly reduced. I ended up doing what Crutchfield and many of the other reviewers recommend and cutting out the bottom to allow ported air. Now it sounds great and still does the job of preventing water from above.
Pros: Does protect your speakers if installed in a door
Cons: The manufactures instructions caused a reduction in speaker performance, you need to cut out the bottom to allow air to the rear of the speaker.
very good product for the money . does what its recommended to do.
Pros: easy installation and keeps speaker from touching metal rear deck
These baffles will keep your new speakers free from moisture when mounted in doors. Just had to poke a small hole to fit the factory wiring up through the bottom.
Pros: Simple to install and with different depth choice these fit Perfect.
My old lady drives a 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport. 6" x 9" in all 4 doors. There is a piece of plastic trim behind the speakers that needs to be cut out to get these baffles in. They are a little over sized as far as fitting around the speaker which creates the need for finesse while performing the install. But, they are usable and they do make a huge difference in overall sound quality in a positive manner.
Pros: Water resistant material. Makes the speakers sound WAY better.
Cons: Little big and loose around the speaker.
They look good. I haven't had a chance to install them yet so I can't review on the performance, but as far as the feel and look. I believe they will work great.
Pros: Should work fine
Cons: can't think of any yet
These speaker baffles will keep my speakers clear from dust and moisture from the trunk area, as well as keep my highs and mid-tones from reverberating throughout the trunk space. I also bought some circular baffles to keep the moisture and dirt out of my front door speakers. I'm highly pleased with them. If you want to keep your investments clean, get baffles and make sure you measure them correctly before buying and then buy the next deepest baffle. Your bass will be tighter, however, so if you like loud, loose bass you may not like the effect these baffles have.
Pros: Keep speakers clean, tight bass notes, prevents speakers using doors and/or trunk as reverberation chamber.
Cons: If you like loose bass you may not like the effect of speaker baffles.
I put these in the speakers I installed on the rear deck of my 2007 Honda accord without porting them and they were absolutely terrible. The speaker could not breath. Good thing I read up on it and many people said to cut a 3 inch diameter hole to let air in and out. I did and it sounded better. With that, I cut just about half of the bottom out. Sounds much much better now. If anything, it serves as a good gasket for the speaker as well as protection from accidentally hitting them when putting things in the trunk. Overall, it does absolutely nothing to enhance the sound. It just protects the speaker.
Pros: Protects the speaker.
Cons: Doesn't enhance the sound at all.
Excellent Product. They worked well with my speakers and increased their performance alot.
Pros: Fit easily for my speakers.
I bought these for water protection for my kenwood 5 way 6x9's. The baffles killed my sound really bad. Even with large holes cut out of the bottoms. I removed them and my sound came back. With the baffles by expensive speakers sounded like factory sound.
Pros: Water protection
Cons: Kills your sound
Although these are supposed to be for low profile speakers, I had nothing but interference due to their depth. There is nothing like hearing a squeaking window when you want to put the window open. The problem wasn't the window, but the baffle was rubbing on it.
Pros: directs sounds into your vehicle
Cons: too deep, easily torn
Had to trim around the case in my door panel, but its a nice touch to help protect and does add to sound quality
Cons: none so far
Ended up removing them. I thought it was worth a try. They may work in other situations, but the rear deck is open to the sub box and you could hear the baffles fluttering so I removed them. The speakers were also a little difficult to install with the baffles in place.
Pros: Nice idea
Cons: Just didn't work for my application.
Usless. Used in a speaker box and ended up removing them due to sound issues. Save the money.
Cons: Negative impact on sound (muffled, blurred bass).
I got these 6x9 Boom Mat to protect my door speakers in my '95 Dodge Ram for the most part. After reading the poor reviews on it I gave it a try anyway. I needed to replace my 6x9 door speakers anyway so this time I went with a 6-1/2 round speaker with the 6x9 speaker adaptor plates. The opening for the speaker is near the bottom of the adaptor and some excess material at the top. What I did was take a hole saw and cut a 1-1/2" hole there and made a port,then got my 3-1/2" deep,6x9 Boom Mat behind the speaker and adaptor. It is like I have a ported speaker box. My review is early since I don't have my door panels on yet but decided to gave it a 4 star rating for now.
I purchased these for my dodge ram 1500 07' pickup for the doors. I Have dynamat on the doors, but cant access the interior skin to Soundproof so i tried to install these. They fit perfect until i had to Roll the window down, then the gears on the power window touched The baffle. I even purchased the slimeline ones and had to make a Small slice into them for the gear to pass by......game over!!!!! Fit was Perfect again until i reinstalled the door panel and then cranked The stereo up......a full on rattle trap!!!! I guess for a rear deck maybe, But if you have to alter them then return them before you cut them Or you have a high dollar foam speaker ring!!!!!
This will keep your speakers clean on the back side but they won't do much to improve the sound. I just bought a new set for the rear deck and thought I'd give these a try. They seal so good they prevent the driver from moving to produce sound. I cut the top ring off and just used for a gasket.
They help make better sound. Enough said.
Overview: These acoustic baffles are designed to be placed behind car speakers to protect the speaker from moisture and dirt which can damage speaker components. Along with providing a sealed chamber, they also form a mounting seal between the speaker and the mounting surface to eliminate panel to frame resonance. Baffles will improve door acoustics by reducing road noise and vibrations transferred to the back of the speaker cone. The baffles are pliable and can be compressed to fit most applications.
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Never used these before. I was looking for a way to isolate and protect the speaker from the truck area. [ Brian Wesley Jan 13, 2018 ]
To improve sound quality in the rear speakers. [ Steven Dec 09, 2017 ]
They are good at improving sound and keeping the dirt and water from damaging the speakers. [ Edward Nov 21, 2017 ]
I've heard they work well for motorcycles, so I want to try for myself. [ Anthony May 21, 2017 ]
For quality sound [ Horacio Nov 16, 2016 ]
Crutchfield made it easy to choose a set of speakers that work with my car. I've done business with them since the 1980s and have always been satisfied with my purchases. [ David Sep 23, 2016 ]
To cover speakers installed in a boat engine room. [ CALVIN A Jun 07, 2016 ]
Sound much better and isolates sound waves [ JEFFREY Mar 02, 2016 ]
excellent selection and pricing, ease of selection and support if I need it. [ Bruce Dec 26, 2015 ]
To protect speaker and improve bass response [ Paul Dec 12, 2015 ]
putting a sub in the trunk and want to have a baffle to protect factory 6x9s from subs bass [ robert Jan 07, 2018 ]
recommended by Wade, trusted his advice [ SCOTT Dec 28, 2017 ]
Shallower than XTC and that was exactly what I was looking for in door speaker baffles. [ Chris Dec 08, 2017 ]
Just purchased 4 JBL 6x9 speakers for my Jeep Patriot. Love them but I'm trying to clean up the sound a little more and am hoping to push more of that sound into the car instead of the door cavity. Once I get and install them, I will be leaving a review in hopes it helps others in making a choice. [ Daniel A. Nov 15, 2017 ]
For front speaker installation [ Erik Nov 08, 2017 ]
Recommended by person on Tacoma World forum. They said that Crutchfield customer service recommended it to them. To protect speakers from moisture and dirt. [ Richard Sep 16, 2017 ]
They seem like a good idea to try out. [ Eric Sep 15, 2017 ]
After discussion with Crutchfield advisor, it was recommended to improve sound. [ Clara Aug 22, 2017 ]
the only place to mount speakers in my 89 Ford van is the doors unless using a box type enclosure. Speakers being 3 inches deep and doors being only 4 inches I need shallow baffles. [ Collin Apr 27, 2017 ]
Basically using these for a speaker box where there is no space for a box. ??? Try anything once! [ Glenn Apr 02, 2017 ]
I chose these to help produce a more full sound. The factory 6x9 speakers located in the back deck have a lot of air space and we need to fabricate brackets so to help with separation from front of speaker to rear of speaker is a must. These will help with that as well as create an enclosure and help with noise vibrations. [ Edward Mar 30, 2017 ]
Helps keep moisture and dust out. provides a good seal for speaker. [ MIKE Oct 09, 2016 ]
I have some 6x9's that I am installing in my son's dodge truck [ Thomas Sep 30, 2016 ]
Love these Boom Mats ordered a set for my front door speakers 6.5 slim they work beautiful completely protect the speakers and keeps from sounding tinny just ordered a set for my back 6x9 wish I had ordered them with the other one, but I never had them before wasn't sure about the quality, they are nice will recommend for now on. [ Michael Aug 07, 2016 ]
I purchased the boom mats to help protect the new speakers I purchased from dirt, debris and moisture and I wanted them to help with the sound quality of the new speakers and their ability to direct the sound and bass notes. [ Michael Jun 24, 2016 ]
These guys always make a great product that actually does what it is supposed to do, eliminate unwanted noise. [ Douglas May 05, 2016 ]
Used baffles on Crutchfield-bought speakers in my first car: a 1981 Honda Prelude (miss it, man). They were very effective in producing superior sound, and the baffles protect the speaker backs in the doors. I'm using them now in the trunk since that's too big an air space for the rear deck 6x9s. [ Russell Apr 19, 2016 ]
The window seals in the front doors of my 2012 Ram Express allow water to pour into my doors. Very poor design by Ram!!! The water intrusion ruined a pair of 200.00 CDT Audio speakers in less than a year. I don't want that to happen again so I am installing these to keep new speakers high and dry. [ Gregory Mar 22, 2016 ]
Hoping it will push more sound in to the cabin of my truck [ Anthony Feb 03, 2016 ]
I need ot for my motorcycle [ Miguel Dec 04, 2015 ]
The baffles will isolate the sound waves from the back of the door panel and thus cut down on vibration, but they are primarily used to improve the sound quality by limiting the reflective / out-of-phase sound waves that sometimes emanate from the back of the speakers into the cabin. All cars are not build equal, so the benefit is on a case by case. [ RANDELL Mar 03, 2015 ]
I meant to say "I don't know if...". [ Guest Mar 02, 2015 ]
Hi Jeff. Sorry but I know if these baffles will help lessen your door rattle. I installed these thinking that it would help enhance the bass sound. Unfortunately it did just the opposite. In short, the speaker couldn't breathe, hence the bass output was very weak. The only benefit I realized was that it can protect your door speakers from getting wet if there's a leak in your door. To help make it sound better, I had to cut off the lower half of the baffle so that the speaker can breathe and perform as intended. Opening up the lower half will still protect the speaker from water dripping down on to the speaker. If you have the time, I'd give it a try. [ Guest Mar 02, 2015 ]
The baffles will help with the rattling but won't remove all of it, and may change your sound quality. [ STEPHEN Mar 02, 2015 ]
It mite,,,but sounds like u need that mat to go behind yur speakers,,I think baffles is for water proofing. [ GEORGE Mar 02, 2015 ]
I don't think these would help your problem. I bought these and wish to take them out. Just have to find the time to remove all the door panels. These ruined the bass response to the speakers I put in, the factory was actually better. I would ask other truck owners if they have the same problem. I worked for Dodge and don't ever remember the speakers rattling the doors.. [ Robert Mar 02, 2015 ]
In my opinion the baffles are only good for protecting the backside of speakers from moisture. They might help a very tiny bit for the rattles, but it sounds like the entire door needs a sheet of dynamat, or each door may have a rod,cable ect. that needs insulated. I would take door panel off to see if that was the case [ DAVID Mar 02, 2015 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your specific vehicle. They will be able to pull up research on your Ram model to help determine if the baffles will work properly. [ Larry Dec 05, 2017 ] Staff