So you’re looking for the best bass speaker that money can buy. First, let’s remind ourselves what ‘bass’ means, particularly in a coaxial loudspeaker. In a coaxial loudspeaker, the bass coaxial driver is responsible for reproducing the lower frequencies of the audio spectrum, typically below 300 Hz. That’s those deep, rumbling, powerful tones that are felt more than heard, enhancing the groove and really getting the party going!
The best bass speaker is designed to handle these deep bass notes and provide a solid foundation to the overall sound. By integrating the bass driver with the coaxial bass/tweeter driver, the best bass speaker will deliver a more cohesive and seamless sound reproduction across the frequency range.
Sure, you could buy a subwoofer; but bass coaxial loudspeakers are much better for audio systems where space is limited or where a more compact design is desired – without compromising on sound quality! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our cool coaxial list of the five best bass speakers we could find.
Product Comparison Table: Best Bass Speaker
|Best in class
|DS18 PRO-CF8.4NR 8 Inches Water Resistant Loudspeaker
|Best Car Audio
|Focal 690 AC Access 6×9 2-Way Coaxial Speakers
|American Bass 6.5″ Midbass Speaker 300W 8 Ohm SQ-65CB-X
|DS18 Hydro NXL-8M/BK High End Mesh Grill Coaxial Speaker
|DS18 PRO-ZXI10MBASS 10″ Pro Audio Mid Bass Loudspeaker
First on our list of the best bass speakers is the DS18 PRO-CF8.4NR 8 Inches Water Resistant Loudspeaker, our best bass speaker for use in car audio systems. If you’re looking to upgrade your car audio setup, DS18 provides a loud, versatile and infinitely compatible unit!
Bass units in DS18’s Pro range feature an admittedly “enormous” 500 watts RMS and 1000 watts MAX (caps necessary) power, which delivers more than just killer volume. The result is a deep, rich and – most impressively – loud sound, all within a conveniently shallow footprint that won’t crowd out your car. Oh, and it’s water resistant, so you can use it on motorcycles too!
- Rich and deep sound
- Versatile shallow footprint
- Relatively large
The DS18 PRO-CF8.4NR 8 Inches Water Resistant Loudspeaker is our best bass speaker for use in car audio setups. Whether you’re repairing or upgrading your sound system, no car will fail to benefit from the sheer thumping bass-y loudness of these speakers. They’re called LOUD-speakers for a reason.
If you’re thinking less about blasting Snoop Dogg in your sedan, and more about blissing out to Beethoven in your surround-sound hi-fi bolt-hole, look no further than here: the Morel Elate Carbon MM3 3-1/2″ Midrange Component Speakers, our best midrange speakers for audiophiles.
Tooled for not car audio but surround sound setups, these midrange coaxial woofers are specialised for hi-res audio. Thanks to lightweight carbon components, midrange sounds are shimmery, glittery and bright – with punchy snares and strings that sing, at no cost to the bass elements if you’re planning on a single-driver setup. They may be expensive, but they sound like a solid-gold spa day for your ears.
- Unbeatable sound quality
- Set of two
- Ideal for surround sound systems
We think that in the Focal 690 AC Access 6×9 2-Way Coaxial Speakers, Focal took incredible midrange performance, and made it bass. When we mentioned signature Focal tech, we mean stuff like the ‘M’-profile inverted dome, which reproduces a faultless audio balance and highly-detailed bass.
Maybe you’re not rolling in money, and you can only afford the best bass speaker that won’t break the bank. If this sounds like you, your best bass speaker is the American Bass 6.5″ Midbass Speaker 300W 8 Ohm SQ-65CB-X. It’s a lightweight and affordable coaxial bass loudspeaker that’s perfect for everyday listening, whether you’re a beginner or a professional when it comes to audio setups.
The American Bass loudspeaker is not as loud as others, but it’s giving great value for the price. Unlike some other speakers on this list, it’s also very beginner-friendly and infinitely replaceable, so if you need a backup loudspeaker – or you’re worried about messing up your first installation – this is the best bass speaker for the situation!
- Compact and lightweight
- Not the loudest
Bass by name, Bass by nature. The bread-and-butter American Bass 6.5″ Midbass Speaker 300W 8 Ohm SQ-65CB-X is our best bass speaker on a budget, but it’s also our best idiot-proof bass speaker for beginners! It’s relatively affordable, lightweight, and covers a versatile bass range. However, if you need a bass speaker for really killer volumes, or want to create fancy hi-res setups, you’ll need to look at a different option on this list!
LEDs?! On the best bass speaker?! Yes, the DS18 Hydro NXL-8M/BK High End Mesh Grill Coaxial Speaker is a must-have for anybody who wants a genuinely adventure-proof yet great-sounding sound system; they sound brilliant. They’re eminently listenable and versatile coaxial speakers. They’re available in two colors. They have a protective grill. They’re UV-stable and IP65 waterproof, so you can mount them on your motorbike or superyacht.
But most importantly – they light up, as they have flashy LEDs in them. The DS18 Hydro NXL-8M/BK model beats the pack as the best bass speaker because they look exciting. And because they’re the leading marine speakers on the market for the adventurous, rugged audiophile. But mostly because they light up in a range of responsive colors supported by the LED BTC controller.
- Deep, impressive bass
- The leading marine/outdoor speaker range
We think that in the DS18 Hydro NXL-8M/BK High End Mesh Grill Coaxial Speaker beats the pack as the best bass speaker in its category because of DS18s killer marine speaker technology, which rightfully belongs at the top of the market whether on a boat or at a rave. BUT ALSO… did we mention it lights up?
Jack of all trades. That’s the DS18 PRO-ZXI10MBASS 10″ Pro Audio Mid Bass Loudspeaker. Our all-round best bass speaker features a 2.5” voice coil which DS18 states performs well enough to give you “everything you’re missing from your stock stereo”. We’re inclined to agree. There’s not really anything it can’t do.
The DS18 PRO-ZXI10MBASS 10″ Pro Audio Mid Bass Loudspeaker is a versatile bass speaker that is perfect for any of the variety of music genres out there. It offers clear and deep bass with great volume, and it doesn’t cost the earth. There’s lots to say, and a few things to shout about – and sometimes that’s good enough!
- Clear CCAW voice coil
- Compact and lightweight
- Annoyingly well-rounded
The DS18 PRO-ZXI10MBASS 10″ Pro Audio Mid Bass Loudspeaker is our best bass speaker that’s a jack of all trades. It would be unfair to say its master of none, because it left us with virtually no complaints besides being large! Another great bass speaker from a great speaker brand.