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Four popular car speaker lines

We listen in our lab

Heads up!

Welcome to this article from the Crutchfield archives. Have fun reading it, but be aware that the information may be outdated and links may be broken.

We at Crutchfield listen to a lot of different car speaker brands so we can provide solutions for our customers that will work well with the particular kinds of music they like to listen to.

Car speakers

Recently, we gathered members of the Crutchfield car A/V writing team into our Crutchfield Labs car listening room for some critical listening of four of our most popular car speaker families. We wanted to hear the differences ourselves so we could describe to you how they sound.

Alpine Type-S — the all-around classic

Infinity Reference and Reference X — smooth from top to bottom

Polk Audio DXi — great with vocals

Rockford Fosgate Punch — when you like it loud

Please share your thoughts below.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/6/2015

    John, Infinity is a well-regarded brand that makes high quality speakers for both vehicle and home use.

  • John McFadden from CA

    Posted on 7/4/2015

    What is an infinity system?