Widely recognized as one of the major leaders in the speaker and audio world, Bose equipment – and especially Bose speakers for cars – are literally as good as it gets. Powerful, resident, and capable of producing crisp and authentic notes with absolutely zero difficulty whatsoever (from nearly any audio source), installing Bose car speakers in your vehicle just might be the smartest investment you ever make.
Of course, trying to pick and choose between all of the Bose car audio components out there can be a real headache and hassle. Not because there are so few top options to pick and choose from, but because there are so many.
Hopefully this quick guide will give you a little bit of insider information so that you always make the right decision when it’s time to pull the trigger on a Bose car audio purchase.
Shall we jump right in?
Here’s what to look for in the best Bose car speakers
There are a lot of different factors that are going to play a major role in the sound quality that your new best car speakers are capable of producing, but none of them are quite as important as choosing the right speakers with the right level of sensitivity and power handling.
These two major pieces of the puzzle come together to produce the overwhelming majority of the sound and the quality of the sound that your car speakers are capable of producing. Invest in a set of Bose speakers that are sensitive but can’t handle the power and you’ll be unhappy with the results, and vice versa.
You really need to try and hit that “sweet spot” that only Bose engineers know how to pull off to perfection.
As far as sensitivity is concerned, you are going to want to consider the amount of power that you are going to be pumping into your audio system before doing absolutely anything else. Low powered car stereos (maybe 15 W of RMS per channel, and maybe even less) aren’t going to require all that much sensitivity – but higher powered systems (anytime you get above 16 W RMS) you’re definitely going to want to drop the sensitivity significantly.
Power handling is able to best “throttle” the amount of juice that is pumped through to all of the speakers in your car audio setup. Because every car is going to be routing much more power than absolutely necessary to all of your audio components, you’re going to need a power handling mechanism that make sure that your speakers never blow because of an overload.
Lower sensitivity speakers (like many of the best Bose car speakers on the planet) are going to require more delicate power handling mechanisms, which is why you need to be sure that you are always moving forward with top-quality equipment.
Obviously, your choice of amplifier and the wiring of your sound system will also make a major difference in the overall quality and consistency in sound – but getting your sensitivity levels and your power handling right with your Bose car stereo speakers will make a world of difference.
Full range or component?
The next thing that you are going to have to figure out before purchasing Bose car speakers is whether or not you are completely comfortable going with a full range speaker system or a component car speakers system.
Full range speakers contain all of the elements that a sound system requires (the subwoofer, the tweeter, and a mid-range speaker all in one), making them a little bit on the larger side of things – but a much easier installation. Component speakers, on the other hand, break all of the major components (surprise, surprise) up into individual units, and this is where you have the most customization available when looking to create a complete Bose car audio system.
You’ll have to decide which direction makes the most sense for you, and then elect to pick up the speakers from Bose that fit your ideal installation. It really isn’t going to be as difficult as some make it out to be!