View Full Version : re xxx mids vs. id oem mids vs. hsk165 mids

02-15-2009, 01:46 AM
Comparing the 3 of them ran with about 125w crossed at 80hz - 2.5k/3.3k Which would excel and sound best all the way through out that range?

If you have any experience with the 3 please post up your opinion. I've searched but can't really find anything comparing the 3 of them. Thanx

02-15-2009, 01:00 PM

02-15-2009, 01:56 PM
if your'e planning to just to buy mids i would do the ID oems, you can search for reviews.
i dont think that one single person on this forum has bought each & every one these mids to compare against each other.

02-15-2009, 08:06 PM
than for your input anybody else

02-15-2009, 10:13 PM
reason I ask is I have the hertz mids and I wasn't getting that much midbass out of em nor midrange past 2.5k and still sound good. I have a pair of id oem's coming in the mail along with some re xxx mids and I was curious of which to install.

They will all be ran active and pair with hertz tweeters from the hsk165 set.

02-15-2009, 10:14 PM
New or old XXX mids...

Either way I probably wouldn't cross them that high, especially if it's the older style ceramic magnet style...


02-15-2009, 10:17 PM
I believe is the xbl^2 motors on the mids. Other than that i'm not exactly sure.

02-15-2009, 10:27 PM
You have original XXX7's...

As I stated via PM, personally... with a capable tweeter... I wouldn't take them higher than 1.2kHz. Also, they enjoy power.


02-17-2009, 01:02 PM
thanx ng. anybody else?

02-17-2009, 01:06 PM
the ID's have very nice midbass output but from my persona lexperience the hsk's can be crossed a little higher and sound good, overall i was happier with the id oems, I ran them with blaupunkt vc100 tweets.

02-17-2009, 01:14 PM
I agree with Ng. If you are looking to cross your mids around 3k then the XXX would not be one of my options. The ID OEMs should do very well but dont expect many mids to play very well above 3k off axis. Also are your door sealed?

02-17-2009, 03:56 PM
yeah, do you have deadened doors? i really dont mind my hsk comps with the sub turned off. but before without deadening thats a different story. hey! that reminds me i got to try my MLI mids now that my doors are sealed.

if it were me, id try all of them (w/ there respective x/o points), if you have them coming in the mail. why not?

02-17-2009, 07:49 PM
I don't have them sealed but they are deadend. How much better is it to fully seal off the door w/ plexi and ect.?

I've had my hsk mids for a good while now. I wasn't super pleased with the midbass nor the midrange in them. From what I have read everywhere I believe i'm going to install the id oem's and give them a try..

Anybody else got something they would like to add?

Thanks for the help everybody!!!

02-17-2009, 08:18 PM
I just got the OEM's and Seas Prestige and they are going to be run by a JL 450/4. It looks like most ppl are crossing over around 2500hz, what slope are most of you using on the mids and on the tweets? I will test all but was trying to get an idea.

02-17-2009, 11:10 PM
sounds good. post or shoot me a pm and lmk how it goes. btw. were did you get your tweeters?

02-17-2009, 11:25 PM
TRY EM ALL. then you can tell us what you like the most and all that fancyness.

how about those options lol.

02-17-2009, 11:26 PM
i have the hsk165 too. it's nice. but ur right. there isn't alot of midbass. but i do like the tweeeeeeets. the tweets are very nice.

02-17-2009, 11:26 PM
TRY EM ALL. then you can tell us what you like the most and all that fancyness.

how about those options lol.

I'm trying to avoid removing my door panels a lot. It's a pain.

edit: Also trying to not replace my tweeters but if it is a must then it is.

02-17-2009, 11:32 PM
what amp are u usin to run ur hsk's and what do u have ur crossovers at??

02-17-2009, 11:42 PM
I had a kx650.4 running em. about 115w to the mid and not sure how much to the tweeters well say 45w.

[email protected] 12dB/oct [email protected] 18dB/oct on the mids
2.5k 12dB/ oct on the tweeter

Clarion DXZ955MC for signal

02-17-2009, 11:46 PM
u had them?? what happened to them?? or what do u use now?? i wanna buy it from you.

02-18-2009, 12:01 AM
cause i have a ****** cerwin vega and i bridged it but its really bad :[
i wanna a better amp

06-09-2009, 10:48 AM
Hey Racerx250's,

Do you have any listening impressions of the ID OEMs by now?

06-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Is the vehicle you are using for this setup the one in your avatar? If so, seal up your door. That door is not built too well for some powerful midbasses, or any for that matter.

Also, if you haven't already, do not use that plastic mounting device that came with the factory speaker. Make your own, seal up the door and brace it. If you have, good for you.

06-09-2009, 02:03 PM
Ive heard the new RE XXX comp set and it sounded sick. Had that throaty, crisp, full sound that pro audio drivers give on the low vocals.

06-10-2009, 02:10 AM
Does the Id oem similar to the CTX or the CX series?

06-10-2009, 02:33 AM
My OEMs sound pretty nice up to 2500, and I've had them up to 3200. The XXX mids are better for midbass duty only, better 3-way. I've heard a car with the HSK's off a Sundown 100.4. The doors were deadened and sealed. They sounded decent (I was sitting in the passenger seat and the T/A was set to the driver), but I noticed midbass was kinda weak too. I think the OEMs will make you the happiest overall...