Best 6×9 Speakers in 2021

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One of the most popular types of car speakers are the 6×9 speakers.

What the heck are 6×9 speakers doing on a music production site?

Did you know that after you finish a track, one of the best place to test if your track is is mixed and mastered properly is on car speakers? If you have a subwoofer then even better.

In fact, in the music production world, we refer to this as ‘The car test’.

Which means playing your track in a car and if you got a good system with some subs and stuff, well that just makes things even better.

Example conversation:

John: “Bro! Did you do a “car test” on your latest track?”.
Eric: “Yeah bud, I suck . . .I’m quitting on life now”
John: “That’s sad . . . Can I have your midi controller?”.

So if you’re looking for 6×9 speakers that will help your listen to your own tracks or just music in general, you found the right place.

6×9 speakers just happen to be the most popular type of car speakers because they are small enough to fit in most vehicles and big enough to give you awesome sound.

The best six by nine car speakers should be able to deliver great sound, look sleek and they better last a lifetime (Or at least a long time at the very least).

Rockford Fosgate 6×9 Speakers

Rockford Fosgate R169X3 Prime 6” x 9” 3-Way Full-Range Coaxial Speaker (Pair)
  • The Prime R169X3 is a pair of 6" x 9” 3-Way Full Range Speakers that are ideal for that factory speaker upgrade...
  • These 4-Ohm 3-way speakers, with an integrated tweeter crossover, have a power handling of 65 Watts RMS / 130 Watts Max
  • The 6" x 9” speakers have a mounting depth of 2.85" and come with grilles and mounting hardware

Guys we personally love this brand because back in high school, it was Rockford Fosgate that everybody wanted. Although it’s been a million years since then, Rockford Fosgate is still one of the most popular brands in the 6×9 speakers game.

So who should get these?

Well if this is your first time upgrading from your stock speakers, these appear to be one of the most popular choices out there. If you are just looking to upgrade your current car audio system, the Rockford Fosgate R169 seem to be a shoe in.

Most people install these either in the front doors so that would be a pretty sweet spot for these bad boys. Just make sure you know how to install 6×9 speakers or the sound may downright suck for you.

JBL 6×9 Speakers

JBL GTO939 GTO Series 6x9" 300W 3 Way Black Car Coaxial Audio Speakers Stereo
  • 6 x 9-inch three-way loudspeaker pair.
  • Plus One woofer cone with rubber surround
  • Adjustable mylar-titanium tweeter and supertweeter with level control

JBL is another respected brand in the car audio world and these 6×9 speakers don’t disappoint. The GTO939 is being reported by many as one of the best 6×9 speakers because of it’s clear sound and bass as well. If you don’t have subs yet, these speakers can’t help you manage until you do.

A few users do recommend you get an amp to really appreciate these speakers.

All in all, it just may be the speakers that you’ve been looking for and best part, apparently it’s one of the easiest of car audio speakers to install.

Infinity Kappa 6×9 Speakers

Infinity KAPPA-90CSX KAPPA 6x9 Inch two-way car audio component system with gap switchable crossover
  • Infinity’s glass fiber woofer cones are lighter and stiffer with more cone-area than the competition , delivering...
  • Edge-driven textile dome tweeters - These are not commonly used W-domes, but edge-driven textile dome speakers that will...
  • High output 2.5 ohm ohm architecture with low impedance voice coils enables the speaker to extract every watt from the...

When we first came across this brand, we thought it was made by Infinity the car company but no . . . Infinity Kappa is speaker making company and they sure made a statement with the 693.11 car speakers.

They are slowly becoming known as the Pioneer killer because of sound clarity (Especially in the mid-range).

Also the bass these little guys produce have a lot of speaker enthusiasts singing their praise.

Good job Inifnity Kappa and looking forward to seeing what this company can do in the future as well.


Pioneer 6×9 Speakers

Pioneer 6 Inch X 9 Inch 6x9 700W 5-Way A-Series Coaxial Car Speakers System with Gravity Mobile Bracket Holder
  • TS-A6996S 6"x9" 5-Way coaxial speaker + magnet holder
  • 650 watts max power (100 watts nominal)
  • Triple polyethylene Terephthalate (pet) hard dome tweeter

Pioneer have been killing the game for quite some time now in various categories. Well us car audio lovers feel the same about them here as well. The TS-A6990F speakers are pretty loud and very clear according to most who’ve tried them (Some simply love the clarity).

We’d love to go and an on but hey . . . It’s a Pioneer 6×9 speaker (This one is a pair), what else can you expect?


Rockford R169X2 6×9 Speakers

Rockford Fosgate R169X2 Prime 6"x9" 2-Way Full Range Speaker (Pair)
  • The Prime R169X2 is a 6” x 9” 2-way full-range speaker rated at 65 watts RMS / 130 watts Peak, for a new generation...
  • The R169X2 6”x9” 4-Ohm black speakers come as a pair, including integrated high-pass crossovers and mounting...
  • Perfect for replacing factory speakers, the 6”x9” feature polypropylene cones, improving the speakers overall sound...

Here is another model by Rockford Fosgate. The R169X2. This is probably the most popular Rockford Fosgate 6×9 speaker around.

With well over 2000 reviews like . . . wow.

Most get these to upgrade their stock car audio system but it really depends on what your needs are.

At the end of the day, most end up loving this part of car audio speakers. They only complain we’re heard about these guys is the design can definitely be improved on. Especially when you are trying to slide in a certain spot on your car door, etc.


Infinity 6×9 Speakers

If you are into nice clean sound and not a big fan of a sub, you should definitely check out the Infinity REF 9623. They might have just enough bass for you. Best place to put these 6×9 speakers would be the front of the car and for most, they seem to be pretty easy to install. If Pioneer is an established brand in this game of car audio speakers, well then Infinity is definitely gaining some respect and they getting it quick.


Infinity KAPPA-93iX 6×9 Speakers

Infinity KAPPA-93IX KAPPA 6x9 Inch three-way car audio multielement speaker
  • Infinity’s glass fiber woofer cones are lighter and stiffer with more cone-area than the competition , delivering...
  • Edge-driven textile dome tweeters - These are not commonly used W-domes, but edge-driven textile dome speakers that will...
  • High output 2.5 ohm ohm architecture with low impedance voice coils enables the speaker to extract every watt from the...

The Infinity KAPPA-93iX are part of the Kappa family. You know what that means . . . big sound. If you ever thought that you needed an amp to have that giant sound, well these monsters from Infinity just might be what the doctor ordered.

Not only do most a get a big sound out of these little guys but the clarity and the bass balance is just music to your ears. Most big sounding speakers may rattle things in your car but if you tune these guys properly, then you don’t have to worry about that either.

A great choice if you don’t want to invest in an additional amp. Though and amplifier can always take things to the next level.


Rockford Fosgate P1694 6X9 Speakers

Rockford Fosgate P1692 Punch 6"x9" 2-Way Coaxial Full Range Speakers - Black (Pair)
  • The Punch P1692 is an impressive 2-way full-range speaker designed for fanatics who need a high quality factory...
  • The P1692 6”x9” 4-Ohm black speakers come as a pair, have a power handling of 75 Watts RMS/150 Watts Max and include...
  • Featuring a PEI dome tweeter with built-in crossover and injection molded mineral filled polypropylene cone with butyl...

This is another beauty by Rockford Fosgate and the model number is P1692. Super clean sound as voted by many users and the bass sounds great as well. Overall it has great highs, great lows and is fun to install for a good chunk of people. To be honest, Rockford Fosgate hit a home run with this one.


Kenwood KFC 6995PS 6×9 Speakers

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Kenwood is a brand that came about a while ago but their speakers are still one of the best. This Kenwood KFC 6995PS is part of the same pedigree.

In fact, these are one of the best speakers on the list here. Super clear, loud thumping bass (Without a sub) and well . . . it’s Kenwood. Of course, some people will always find issues with these speakers but overall, if you’re a beginner, these just might become your favorite 6×9 speakers.

Peter Thomas

Peter is a well-known guitar teacher in Ealing. He’s taught hundreds of guitarists of all levels, covering everything from rock and pop to jazz and classical.Have a question, need some help, or want to give your opinion? Drop us a comment below!

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