View Full Version : 150$ to 200$ budget for good 6" / 7" speakers and a head unit.

07-21-2013, 07:38 AM
I think I made a bad purchase within a 150$ budget. Bought a SONY CDX-GT470UM and SONY XS-F1727 speakers. But the sound from the speakers has a lot of treble and no bass, it hurts my head. What should I change to?
I've bought these because I'm on a budget, and I saw the discount and bought them because I've had SONY headphones for a few years and they are awesome, but if you could help me change the sound of my car to something better I would appreciate it.
I can up my budget to 200$, as I'm going to trade the speakers/radio if needed.

07-21-2013, 10:29 AM
did you put an amp on those speakers?

those looks like a 40w rms speaker, what i would suggest is put a 50w per channel amp, if you have 2 of them get a 2 channel 50w rms amp if it still sound crap change the speaker but the amp should be sufficient to whatever speaker you will change them with so its not a waste of money.

who knows after you amp them they might sound good to your ear and be done with it

07-21-2013, 10:35 AM
It sounds good, the mids are awesome, the lows are ****, it looks like a fucked up exhaust pipe.
Maybe a subwoofer would solve all my problems instead of an amplifier.

07-21-2013, 11:03 AM
if your looking for bass, then yes you will need subwoofer

07-21-2013, 11:30 AM
I have a friend who has an awesome and clear bass and doesn't have a subwoofer, only 4 speakers, also I'm thinking in switching the speakers to these, JBL GTO938.
What do you think?

07-21-2013, 11:54 AM
What kind of car is this going in?

07-21-2013, 03:08 PM
Citröen AX TRE 1.1 from 1992.

07-21-2013, 03:29 PM
Does the car have cutouts for 6x9s or were you planning on making some mdf baffles and shoehorning then into your front doors? This is actually what i did recently my car initially had 6in Bose speakers up front, i purchased some rockford p1694s from a local shop (impulse buys ftl) and mounted then in my front doors with 2 mdf rings for 1.5 inches of offset to clear the windows. The doors were already sealed with peel n seel and i have non hardening clay between the baffles and door, amped on 90wrms it has a nice full sound lots of midbass. I would imagine a decent component set with a nice amp and proper installation will net you similar results and of course better imaging.