Is Upgrading Your Car Speakers ACTUALLY Worth It?

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We are tired of the Miata speakers sounding like our music is playing next to a blender, it sucks! And it’s not fair to our sweet head unit. So we decided it’s time to pair the miata with new speakers and an amp! This is gonna be fun … or will it?

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  • You kinda sound like Daniel Tosh

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    Avraham AustynnAvraham Austynn20 timmar sedan
  • 100dB isn't that loud? rip your hearing my guy

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  • Zack I want to upgrade the stock radio in my 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee what do you suggest ?

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  • Crazy that I’ve been watching these guys for more than a year. Best SEslow channel EVER

    ThescoopThescoopDag sedan
  • Bruh that battery seems bigger than my Nissan rouge qr25de for startup with audio equipment

    Dwane the rock Johnson_ XxZTunnezxXDwane the rock Johnson_ XxZTunnezxXDag sedan
    • OEM auto 08' boise ampand sub woofer in the trunk that fits in the spare tire

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  • wow...the miata is already good and ur making it much more fun to drive making in comfy...deng i wanna buy that dont have monehhhh

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  • Spot on Dr. Grant!

    Jesusabel FariasJesusabel Farias2 dagar sedan
  • You need a subwoofer too

    Nick SNick S2 dagar sedan
  • This mod Added 200HP

    Ankit HAnkit H2 dagar sedan
  • So I noticed some things that didn’t make sense to me. Why did you get a 4 channel amp for only 2 speakers? I’d understand if the remaining two channels were used to power a sub but they’re just being unused now. Also why would you go with component speakers if you just wanted to use two door speakers? I feel like full range speakers would have worked a lot better

    Johnnie RatliffJohnnie Ratliff2 dagar sedan
  • An Akron Zips hat? Kent State is better 😏

    Robert SteffyRobert Steffy2 dagar sedan
  • What is the test song used

    Travis GagneTravis Gagne3 dagar sedan
  • The title is useless. New speakers are always worth it xD

    Error SkError Sk3 dagar sedan
  • Why the ad telling me period is natural lubricant 🤢🤢

    Rick RdzRick Rdz3 dagar sedan
  • Well if you’re looking to upgrade your speakers then I guess it would be worth it what kind of stupid ass question is that

    An extremely important manAn extremely important man5 dagar sedan
  • you should have mentioned, the reason youre checking for which blue wire is the right one, is one is for power antenna, which will act like a amp turn on while youre on the fm tuner source, but will shut off when you go to another source. Usually when youre installing the headunit fresh, it'll default to the fm source so they may think that its the right one.

    n “Derpy Derp” rn “Derpy Derp” r5 dagar sedan
  • You could use a drill/tap combo bit to create your mount points.

    generic dudegeneric dude6 dagar sedan
  • The most important information to look at when selecting audio equipment is to verify the number are referring to RMS or peak ratings. While working with batteries, disconnect the ground terminal first and reconnect ground terminal last.

    Sean MooreSean Moore6 dagar sedan
  • I added 6x9s in my Miata behind the seats you can cut that metal and fit them in there and amplified those also. Sounded great

    Kris WadeKris Wade6 dagar sedan
  • You need dat B A S S

    Soviet Scrap MechanicSoviet Scrap Mechanic7 dagar sedan
  • Step 1: Get rid of the little dinky Miata. Get a proper family car or van or SUV with at least rear doors.

    Yosef MacGruberYosef MacGruber7 dagar sedan
  • if you don't want to mess with wiring to the doors you can run the amp wires upto the dash with a matching plug for the loom, disconnect the speaker loom from the head unit and plug it into the amp wires instead. that way you can swap back easily if you remove the amp.

    prawny12009prawny120098 dagar sedan
  • head units tend to clip on the internal amplifier too, if you tested the internal amp for distortion/clipping you would probably only been able to use 2/3 - 3/4 of the volume control. some will clip on the rca outs but most will not allowing you to use the full range of the volume dial (always best setting volumes and gains with an oscilloscope) if you use speaker level inputs to your amp instead of rca's you will end up just amplifying a clipped signal unless you test the head unit for clipping and limit your volume level to that point..

    prawny12009prawny120098 dagar sedan
  • anyone else notice the black nuts hanging off his keychain

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  • We need a link for that crimper

    Don ellisDon ellis8 dagar sedan

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  • ferrules are nice also putting some solder helps to keep it from fraying.

    Jonathan CJonathan C8 dagar sedan
  • “Do your speakers sound like they’re underwater?” Me: my speakers don’t even sound at all 😭😭

    Luis RosalesLuis Rosales8 dagar sedan
  • To someone who knows car audio. I have a 2016 Hyundai Sonata with the basic ass audio system. It’s very not good (lol). What can I get with 800-1000 bucks and do I need to replace all the speakers. I think the system has 6 in total.

    Luis RosalesLuis Rosales8 dagar sedan
  • My stepdads cousin got some new speakers at a audio place and they told him not to blast the music for the first 3 days. Might be wrong but that's what I remember hearing

    Josh GomezJosh Gomez8 dagar sedan
  • Man JL sure is trying to copy other manufacturers a lot these days. Those speakers look like Focals.

    Buzz ABuzz A8 dagar sedan
  • Those are not component speakers, they are coaxial.

    40Cal Reef40Cal Reef9 dagar sedan
  • yes its worth it

    Maykil107Maykil1079 dagar sedan
  • 18:47 "it just slides right in" thats what she said

    TheKingOf Cr1ngeTheKingOf Cr1nge9 dagar sedan
  • Premium aftermarket headunit have a lot of power in them. Yes you need a good quality speakers and an amp, but most premium units have built-in amps. While the built-in amp may not be as good as an actual amp it will help the oem amp you have on your car, if your car came with one. Also if you're installing an amp depending on the wattage it's best to also use a separate battery to power it. But really for premium sound you have to know how use the in dash tuning system in whatever premium unit you got and tuning the amp also. Also also Kicker speakers and Pioneer Headunits for life.

    East Coast BlaqueEast Coast Blaque9 dagar sedan
  • If I were to fit an amp into my car I would need custom insurance here in the UK. The cost would literally increase 10 fold. Luckily as long as the headunit power is clean and you have efficient speakers, an amp isn't really needed.

    Elliott DysonElliott Dyson10 dagar sedan
  • 1000 times yes! I am lucky and drive an 03 Fast n Furious Ford lighting. (I've installed my gear except the first time, a physics PHD did it. When things broke in my first car he helped me troubleshoot problems. I was already in college physics by then. If you know how to install it a ported 15' sub box in the back of a dinky car is pretty cheap. Heartbreaking to go though the thefts bc I design them to never be stolen again. Currently my 18 year old baby has 2 amps, a capacator (not big enough) sound insuluation. all basic speakers have been replaced and have their own amp because you have to have balance. Life pro tip; get your dad to help you unbolt the seats to make it impossible to get one of my amps. Right now electric problems. A "security" shop targeted the hell out of me and hacked up my wiring bad. For the most part it still goes. Depressed I payed a mechanic 2k+ to screw up the electronics bad. I think I can wire a seperate hot when key on relay. windows downt roll down. AND SUPER BUMMER the Lightning is 18 yrs old. I wanted fresh shocks, belts, supercharger and intercooler stuff to be top notch. Now I only get 8psi of boost. It always slapped up to 12psi. I rarely lose street races. As far as the audio not powering up its just the deck. also the AC cluster. And overhead console when engine on. Kill the engine they magically work. Thank God my dash cluster and compass work. I miss scaring people w 3800W of sound. Capacitors so underrated. I've got shocked pretty w a 5 F one with a lose cable. I suspect they give your alternator less work too. No dimming headlights or AC strain. Thanks for reading my TED talk. Lightning gurus I have a salvaged 02 L wiring harness if that helps. Never selling the truck I can drive to you! Last tip, get a drill and screw through car's metal and the speaker box. Thow in odd screw types. Then screw in the subs that weigh 20 pounds each. similar deal with your amps. Throw in the most random metal plates with drill bits they wont have. It's satisfying af to see the someone made a pathetic attempt on it. Ha ha.

    AF_1892AF_189210 dagar sedan
  • Why no subwoofer? 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

    ledzpgledzpg11 dagar sedan
  • This video should be titled “does upgrading your speakers AND adding an amp yadda yadda yadda…”

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  • The promo code for the Truck didn’t work 🤕

    Turbo FungusTurbo Fungus12 dagar sedan
  • For real bass for tour 6,5inch you need to prep the Doors SILENT COAT!!! Than you wil get bass out of you 6,5 drivers Trust me dude

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  • Enjoyed every step.. Keep it going

    Khalid SheikhKhalid Sheikh12 dagar sedan
  • He has 4 gauge amp wires for a 400 watt amp them there’s me a 8 gauge amp wires for a 1500 watt amp😂

    Ricky BoothRicky Booth12 dagar sedan
  • Dude, you’re a straight up old school audio gankster! You TOTALLY simplified this for the video’s purposes. It seems obvious that you understand much more about car AND likely home audio than this video can reveal. I’d love to see a video of a modern, more integrated system from the factory. NO SPEAKER LEVEL INPUTS OR CHEATS SUCH AS THIS. ALSO, ONLY ONE OR TWO 8” SUBWOOFERS CAN BE USED? Other than that, maybe do a HI LOW of this. Punchy, flat, clean audio that can make your hair stand up on your arms at a nominal volume. “Think B@W 800D pair processed and powered by McIntosh in a car.”Just an example.

    toolshed1979toolshed197912 dagar sedan
  • Sounds like ass needs a lowpass filter and a sub minimum

    Ray BensingerRay Bensinger13 dagar sedan
  • Hey can u also add a sub into that exact set up ?

    Ricardo TellezRicardo Tellez13 dagar sedan
  • Oh man please do a video of setting the gain properly. With a cheap oscilloscope. Cuz damn.

    MastaSquidgeMastaSquidge14 dagar sedan
  • Why did they decide to sue a 4 channel amp when they only ended up using 2 channels?

    Jacob VillarrealJacob Villarreal15 dagar sedan
  • People always think because there speakers are distorting it's because the speakers can't handle it but it's actually because there's not enough power going to them

    Griffin WGriffin W15 dagar sedan
  • Yoooo is that a Zips hat???

    zach sturmzach sturm15 dagar sedan
  • What year miata?

    Green PatriotGreen Patriot15 dagar sedan
  • Can I use the factory head to power the amp and speakers or do I need to change the head unit as well

    MEL0HMEL0H16 dagar sedan
  • where did you learn all of dis about cars???

    Raivils KārklisRaivils Kārklis16 dagar sedan
  • Yes it is.

    Stefan A.Stefan A.16 dagar sedan
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    Herman GreenHerman Green16 dagar sedan
  • You guys should do a video on component speakers or sound deadening the vehicle. I’m about to sound deaden my vehicle

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  • next level i a new recear aka head unit

    Andy CoralyAndy Coraly17 dagar sedan
  • Any info on tweeters? LOVE your videos! MO POWAH BABEH

    Van WhiteVan White18 dagar sedan
  • Out of all the 6×9 or door speakers I have owned nothing sounded better than the infinity brand. Bass wise jl and old school orion were my best.

    Jeremy SenkoJeremy Senko18 dagar sedan
  • "Watts RMS" is a bogus meaningless term widespread in the audio world. The correct term is average power.

    R DR D19 dagar sedan
  • Bro your like scotty k Jr you said new car I say supra wrx or integra .

    Keeks KeeksKeeks Keeks19 dagar sedan
  • It's still peaking to an uncomfortable degree, though you should never run your sound system at max volume anyway.

    Eli canupEli canup20 dagar sedan
  • Sounds like a distorted subwoofer

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    Akram MohammedAkram Mohammed21 dag sedan
  • Hey, guys! Great video. I would suggest also throwing in some advice on how to make your install more flush or rather more aesthethic as if it came from the factory or like an OEM install. In any case, you got a new subscriber here...thanks!

    Noel MuñizNoel Muñiz21 dag sedan
  • Oh man, the sound of that supercharged TRX is something else 1:31

    Hardware 570Hardware 57022 dagar sedan
  • I was expecting this video to be just about upgrading your speakers. Not a "seats out" rewire and install of a four channel amp with just 2 speakers using disproportionately expensive speaker wire!

    Sleeping WarriorSleeping Warrior22 dagar sedan
  • Anybody else notice his tabs expired mar 2020

    Double D ProductionsDouble D Productions22 dagar sedan
  • its worth it

    Cole FritzaCole Fritza24 dagar sedan
  • So this amp is for 4 speaker at 75W, so you can still add 2 more. right?

    SRKSRK24 dagar sedan
    • Yea, it's a four channel. I don't know if he added two more but I'm assuming he did.

      Sleeping WarriorSleeping Warrior22 dagar sedan
  • do you always need an amp for aftermarket speakers?

    Roman IzekRoman Izek24 dagar sedan
    • Depends. Sony headunits output 4x55w and is more than enough for almost everyone. Chinese ones are lucky to hit 40w...they might need one. Anything less than 40w per channel is not enough.

      Sleeping WarriorSleeping Warrior23 dagar sedan
  • Wiring for 120 bucks nice

    Sourya SarkarSourya Sarkar24 dagar sedan
  • 2:46 camera guy still jamin

    crazynewtcrazynewt24 dagar sedan
  • 9:57 They're not component speakers. They're coaxial speakers.

    Ted KTed K24 dagar sedan
  • Dud you should have a sub wired in too!

    Terry RodbournTerry Rodbourn25 dagar sedan
  • Very informative and well worded video. I was wondering about adding an amp into a car and now I have some answers. Also I want to point out that a headunit by itself can be a godsend for a sound system. I replaced the headunit in my '14 WRX years ago and it sounded phenomenal with my stock speakers, but this was a '94 so that explains some of it. The issue was that the stock headunit was underpowered and could not supply enough power to the speakers hence why the music starts to sound like garbage at a certain volume. After replacing the headunit I could go to almost max volume and still be able to listen without too much distortion but the clarity was superior. Also to note I had used the headunit EQ to turn down lows and divert them to my subwoofer channel because I added an underseat subwoofer which had its own amp built in and also had its own wired remote that you could use to tune the gain and volume much like the amp in the video except the controls were located on the amp itself. This is an easy start for anyone who wants to get into upgrading stuff on their cars. Headunits are slightly more complicated with the wiring and such but I did it as an novice with the soldering iron and learned a lot.

    Daniel BudzowskiDaniel Budzowski25 dagar sedan
  • I want to see you get good sound out of the speakers that were in the OEM seats by your head. Those awkward shape speakers always sucked even when replaced.

    firehazard51firehazard5125 dagar sedan
  • I liked it as a bass head with two 12" 3krms subs and have a 5k amp making around 145db's with the meter in the kick panel. Also make sure you're grounds are all clean. If not they can mess up the amp. You didn't have to run the wires from the front so for the people that do. Run your power wire and rca's on opposite sides of the interior, or else you'll get distortion in your subs from the power wire next to the rca's if you don't. AND AGAIN CLEAN YOUR GROUNDS TO BARE METAL. paint over after.

    zachery leatherwoodzachery leatherwood25 dagar sedan
  • Put rubber grommets in between the amp and body to keep from vibration messing the amp up.

    zachery leatherwoodzachery leatherwood25 dagar sedan
  • Actually the Miata has six speaker there in the stock seats headrest

    Jax ReddingJax Redding25 dagar sedan
  • why you do all that and no woofer

    ArthurArthur26 dagar sedan
  • Those were aviation snips not tin snips technacly speaking but most places will show up as tin snips anyways

    KingSheva2699KingSheva269926 dagar sedan
  • When is this puppy going to get a paint job?

    Rohitt ViswakarmaRohitt Viswakarma26 dagar sedan
  • How long does it take and how expensive is it to build up the tool set you have to do all of this on your car?

    Aryan “Aryan” RaybornAryan “Aryan” Rayborn26 dagar sedan
  • You didn’t really talk about the important stuff, you didn’t show how to set gains. It’s not a volume knob!! You didn’t talk about ohms and loads, you didn’t talk about polarity and speaker phase....

    Sir LoinSir Loin26 dagar sedan
  • Isn't the TRX pronounced T-Rex

    Jose VJose V26 dagar sedan
  • Just put a sub in brah do it for tha culture

    Declan TanksleyDeclan Tanksley26 dagar sedan
  • Why are you running a 4 channel amp but only using 2 speakers? Could have saved some money with a 2 channel. Doesn't look like 2 more speakers are in the plans. (Unless you are bridging the rears to run a sub later? )

    rleoNIUrleoNIU26 dagar sedan
  • This videos disturbs me on so many levels 1 you don't need 120$ of wirings 2 you don't need 120$ of wirings 3 you don't really need 120$ of wirings, you probably don't really need 12$ of wirings 4 if you are the crazy audiophile type that needs 120$+ of wirings, you don't run an unbalanced audio line through your whole car near the whole electrical system (and you consider balance audio a horrible thing, so you are pretty much screwed. but if you are the crazy audiophile type you are pretty much screwed anyway) 5 The pioneer dmh-1500nex has 4 50W channels amplifier, which's perfectly fine to drive your 6.5" speakers. You don't need an external amplifier for this configuration. Yes, in theory the speakers are rated up to 75W, but you don't really want to go up there (and you can hear distortion when you put your volume to the max). Yes, in theory that Jl amp might be "better", but I'll eat my hat if you can spot the difference in a blind test, especially considering that Pioneer is not horrible stuff. Congrats, you just threw away 230$ for nothing. 6 you don't really need 120$ of wirings. 7 the speaker cables you changed because "they might be corroded" looked just fine 8 the pioneer dmh-1500nex has a low pass/high pass crossover. the hint to filter out frequencies that the speakers cannot reproduce is a good way to improve your audio quality without spending a penny, but you don't need the amplifier to do that 9 90+ db sound will damage your hearing after some time 10 you don't need 120$ of wirings Conclusions: you spent 500$ to get exactly what you would get spending 120$ (buying the speakers alone)

    Riccardo CagnassoRiccardo Cagnasso27 dagar sedan
  • I just knew it was going to be "Pop up Up and Down Headlights"

    C TaylorC Taylor27 dagar sedan
  • ever heard of GROUNDZERO............

    Ville KoivusaloVille Koivusalo27 dagar sedan
  • if they are old sure.

    Joshua BeecherJoshua Beecher27 dagar sedan
  • No fuse from battery to amp? I know it's just 75 watts, but...

    Cesar AguirreCesar Aguirre27 dagar sedan
  • You need a subwoofer so badly with that

    Mack MoyleMack Moyle27 dagar sedan
  • any speakers cant make that garbage music sound good.

    ShotzShotz27 dagar sedan
  • 87 DBa and you still want them louder? don't be surprised when you go deaf lol. Anything over 85 on a regular basis is a bad idea. Ask me how I know. Nothing wrong with wanting better quality, but the volume should be about 4-5 points down on the list.

    Robert RamosRobert Ramos27 dagar sedan
  • Next Car looks like GNX...

    DRAINO86DRAINO8628 dagar sedan
  • The yorker wins 😍🤣🤣🤣

    david XIVdavid XIV28 dagar sedan
  • Verry much effort for not better result, prefer to keep new speakers without the boost from amp.

    KakashiKakashi28 dagar sedan