Avoiding costly traffic fines means driving alertly, and nothing helps you stay conscious of your driving better than a radar detector (and backseat drivers). The Whistler CR93 is one of the few radar detectors under $300 that has a built-in GPS, though it doesn't take full advantage of it.
Polk routinely produces some of the best marine speakers on the market, and the Polk MM1 series is no exception.
Fusion Electronics is a company that originated in New Zealand, where boating is common and the elements are harsh. This is one of the few manufacturers on the market that specializes in marine audio equipment.
With many audio speaker brands under the Harman International umbrella, JBL is one of the most popular brands, trusted for its affordable audio quality. And that's exactly what you get with the MS6520, the best 6.5-inch marine speaker from the MS series of marine speakers.
When it comes to manufacturing loudspeakers for automobiles, RVs and boats, Rockford Fosgate is one of the most reliable names on the market. Its Prime series features high-performance midrange speakers with many sizes and purposes.
With a name like Wet Sounds, you expect high-quality boat speakers, and that's exactly what you get with the Wet Sounds XS-65ic-RGB. A growing trend among marine speakers is LED lights, which are installed under the tweeter and reflect off the woofer.
The Polk DB+ series of speakers is a popular option for cars, but these speakers are also marine certified. In addition to being durable enough to handle salt, water and the sun, the speakers have the sensitivity and the power handling to push your tunes out past the wake.
Clarion is well known for high-end speakers for home and vehicles. The CM series, which stands for Clarion Marine, is full of component and coaxial speakers of varying sizes, which means you can easily fill out your boat sound system with speakers that look and sound alike.
The MBQUART NH1-116B speakers are beastly looking. Compared to other boat speakers, this 6.5-inch speaker looks and feels like a cannon, which is likely why the low frequencies performed so well in our tests. However, the size makes them more difficult to install.
The Pioneer D-series of car speakers was designed to produce the widest range of frequencies. Indeed, it has the widest frequency response range of any speaker I've reviewed, reaching a low of 33Hz and a high of 42kHz, which is far beyond the scope of human hearing.
The Pioneer DEH-80PRS features audiophile-grade components, which is one reason why it's the most expensive car stereo we reviewed.
The JVC KW-R935BTS does almost everything you expect a double-din car stereo to do. For example, it's Bluetooth compatible, which means you can stream music wirelessly, integrate it with Pandora and Spotify, and make hands-free calls.
The Alpine CDE-W265BT has been around for years, and its staying power is a testament to its quality. This double-din car stereo earned high grades in our tests, despite having fewer EQ bands than other models. It's also very easy to use, though the display isn't going to win you any style points.
The Kenwood eXcelon series car stereos have been among the best audio systems on the market for a long time. While the KDC-X998 is one of the best sounding stereos, its lack of lossless format compatibility, time alignment and a modern display are concerning when you consider its high price.
The Pioneer DEH-X8800BHS’s quality doesn’t quite match that of the other Pioneer stereos we reviewed, the AVH501EX and the DEH-80PRS.
The Pioneer AVH-501EX is our pick for the best car stereo simply because it does everything it should very well.
In the audiophile world of high-fidelity speakers, you can find JBL speakers almost everywhere, so it only makes sense that you'd also find them in cars. For this review, we tested and evaluated the best 6 x 9-inch speaker in each series – in this case, the GTO939.
For several years, we considered the Pioneer A-Series to be the best car speaker series because of its great performance. However, when we tested its TS-A6996R model this year, it failed to live up to its past achievements and was mostly average.
Kenwood's KFC series has a wide selection of car speakers in sizes ranging from 4 inches to 6 x 9 inches, the latter of which we tested and reviewed.
The Rockford Fosgate Prime series car speakers have a sleek, flat-black design with glossy dome tweeters. Each speaker in the series has a vacuum-formed, polypropylene woofer; a stamped steel basket frame; and silk dome tweeters.
The Evolution C2 series car speakers combine silk dome tweeters with polypropylene woofers on steel-stamped frames. This series features sizes ranging from 3.5 inches to 6 x 9 inches, though it lacks a 4 x 6-inch speaker option.
The Kicker KS series car speakers live up to the Kicker name, as the Kicker KS 6 x 9-inch speaker proved to be have some of the best bass in our test. In addition, this speaker features good power handling, so you can really turn it up. However, its overall performance wasn't impressive.