I've been looking at the Focal Polyglass 165 V30, Kicker QS652 or Hertz HSK 165s. I've heard a lot of good things about these speakers, but I'm not sure who to trust.
Both the Kicker QS652s and the Hertz HSK 165s are about $430, Focal 165 V30s are $500.
I'm also interested if people think there are better options for 6.5" component speakers in the $500 range for a 2011 Mazda3. I listen to a lot of alternative, hip hop, rock, folk, electronic and some classical.