Conclusion: The clearness of the voice in very good the bass is ok. Theses speakers are not really made for bass. Also, due to high bass the tweeter which is located on top of the cone, gets hit and makes a very nasty noise!!! I'm running a 4-channel amp with these speakers.
Conclusion: The overall tonality & voicing on these are reminiscent of the older series GTO which is a good thing! What's even better is the ability to orient the tweeter to aim towards the dome light or wherever, plus you can attenuate the tweeter via a switch on the housing. When you amp these & high pass near 100hz (if mated to a sub), then the attenuation switch comes in handy to dial back on the highs a bit.
Conclusion: Having had older model JBL GTO's, these have similar voicing.... good bottom end with deep kick, neutral midrange, but the poly/ titanium tweeters need taming a bit. This was without attenuating the tweeters via the switch so that's still an option. I left it as is since they were installed in the upper doors off-axis (Ford Mountaineer) and just pivoted the tweeter angles to point more towards the dome light.
Conclusion: These speakers have the best tweeters of any speaker I have ever bought and I have had kicker, alpine, polk, RF, clarion, pioneer, and more. Such a clear crisp high it gave me goose bumps the first time a turned them up. I have a subwoofer so It doesn't rally mater to me but Bass is ok, About the same as my stock ford speakers but a little clearer. Fit right into my f250 door holes and the stock screw holes lined up to.
Conclusion: I used these in my 2010 Ford FX4 dbl cab with Sony system and Naval. Replaced the fronts with there 5x7 components, these in the rear and replaced the stock bass with the kicker soundgate. This system is now night and day. These speakers are awesome........
Conclusion: These are really good for the money. I bought four for my extended cab Mazda B-3000 and they are excellent. If you don't have a ton of cash but want great sound these are the speakers to buy. Sonic has great prices and fast shipping.
Conclusion: I installed these speakers in the rear and they sound great. With the factory stereo they gave a lower tone sound than the factory fronts. The highs when comparing front to back were crisper in the back but when played loud the factory speakers seemed on par at the higher end. Bass was much of an improvement over factory.Where the speakers really shined is when I installed a JVC KW R500 double din stereo.