Summary: These speakers sounded worse than stock in my 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe, although they appear more durable. The tonal balance was fine in the mids/highs, but the bass had an unpleasant peak in the "upper bass" range with a sharp dropoff on the low end- even when compared to other speakers in this size and price range. Trying to compensate for the lacking bass by using tone controls resulted in the woofers quickly reaching their limits.
Pros: Decent performance to price ratio for mid and high frequency response
Cons: Slightly harsh sounding, and lack bass quality- even when compared to similar size/price speakers
Summary: I purchased four of these for my wife's 2005 VW Golf. After almost years , my wife's stereo was sounding a little shabby. No bass to speak of, and just sounded tinny. I purchased a JVC KW-R710as well and that helped tremendously. However, when I saw the quality of these speakers and the VW speakers, I had to act. I installed the Pioneers and it was evident. The music was everywhere and it was amazing.
Pros: Beautiful build quality and great bass response. Let me be up front here. I know most people nowadays like that thumping bass, we don't. So, when I say great bass response, this in reference to normal listening volume.
Summary: First let me start off by saying that I wasn't originally planning on replacing the stock speakers in the doors of my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and was just planning on replacing the radio. Shortly after installing my new radio, I realized that my factory speakers did not sound great. I was on a budget, and these were great for almost $80 for two pairs.
Pros: Hide behind factory door panels, Fit well into doors, Sound awesome, Great factory speaker replacements!