Not a lot to review here, but really love these baffles. They do the job and now don't have to worry about elements getting to my speakers and ruining them. Shall see how long they last.
from Lowell, MA
Installed these XTC 6 1/2" speaker baffles in the doors behind my new Polk speakers to protect them from water damage. When I removed the old factory speakers, I noticed there was some moisture and water on the back side of the speaker magnet and basket. These are the shallow mount (or slim line) baffles but their 2-3/8" depth was a little too deep for my doors -- I only had a 1-3/4" of clearance between the door glass and speaker opening in the door frame. I had to trim the back to fit and also cut a small opening, about 1" x 2" in the bottom of the baffle (side away from dripping water) to allow the speaker wire to pass through. These baffles are flexible and fit easily through the speaker opening. It appears that these baffles should provide adequate protection to the speakers from moisture and water damage and the foam structure while not really strong should be good for this application. I also checked the sound of my speakers with and without these baffles and I couldn't detect any difference in the overall sound and they didn't kill the bass response. Perhaps this might be due to the opening I cut in the bottom of the baffle for the speaker wires.
Keeps the water off the back of speakers
from Big Island Hawaii
Cheap, keep your speakers from getting rusted, dusted, and crusted.
from Midlothian, VA
I was advised to buy these and did so. But after installing my new speakers with these baffles around them in the front doors of my 98' Jeep Cherokee, I removed the baffles a couple days later. I was told they would protect the speaker and even improve sound quality. I'm sure they would protect the speakers however, when I looked at the factory speakers, they didn't seem to have any water damage or grime. Also I felt like my new speakers didn't sound the way they should, the bass seemed limited, even though I cut the hole out where the "C" is like I was told. Because of these two reasons, I took out the baffles. The bass and overall sound quality of my speakers improved and I obviously wasn't losing any sort of protection by removing the baffles as my factory speakers can prove. Long story short, they are a waste of money. Luckily, Crutchfield being as awesome as they are, refunded me the money. Yes they were only like 8 bucks but I don't like throwing away 8 bucks. I'm still going to remain a lifelong Crutchfield customer even though I was poorly advised to get these baffles.