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7 Best Garage Speakers of 2019 Reviewed

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Are you looking for a pumpin’ set of speakers to rock up your garage? 

Deciding which one to put in your garage surely isn’t the kind of cakewalk that buying a stereo system for your living room is, especially because the installation process is extremely time-consuming.

But regardless of that qualm, choosing the right speaker set will pump up your game and your adrenaline, without destroying your eardrums from distortion or clipping, something that’s common amongst inferior brands.

In the following article we will show you a few of the best garage speakers out there in the market as of now. We prepared a group review that talks about some of the most common things that you will need a litmus test of, before deciding your garage speakers. 

Best Garage Speakers

Well, let’s tune it up. 

1. Patio Speaker-B1 | AVX Audio

This one doesn’t warrant much introduction. It’s pretty popular in the market if you’ve done your research about garage speakers before. AVX is a brand that sells by its name, and you would probably not be thinking a lot before deciding on this set to make some noise! 

6.5" Outdoor weatherproof patio speaker pair (black) PSP-B1...
  • The AVX Audio PSP-B1 features a 6 1/2" injected...
  • 1" PEI dome tweeter is designed for outdoor use and exposure...
  • Secure 5-way binding posts accept bare speaker wire, spade...
  • Includes mounting brackets for easy and quick installation....
 

Experience 

Its unique selling point is that it’s built with strong plastic materials, further solidified by butyl rubber. If you have a garage open to the outside, this one is a catch for you because it prevents salts and moisture from entering past the exterior and disrupting clear sound. It won’t rust or corrode, even after long term outdoor use. 

Another fascinating feature of this product is that it sounds the same when used in areas that are walled or a closed environment. So, you don’t need to worry about the kind of garage you have, this one is a fit for all. 

One thing that lowkey disappointed us was the conflicting wattage RMS. On the product description, it’s shown as 90 watts, but 40 watts on the user manual. This is something that needs some clarification unless your garage is soundproof and doesn’t create or receive much background noise.

Pros
  • Tweeters don’t rust that easily, perfect for long-term outdoor use
  • Walled room or an open garage – it sounds the same
  • Butyl rubber and polypropylene encase boost its surround clarity
Cons
  • Confusion regarding RMS-Wattage

2. Polk Audio Atrium 4 Outdoor Speakers for Garage

Polk Audio is one of the forerunners in terms of brand popularity. The Atrium series are amazing for outdoor usage like workshops, rooftops, and yes, open garages. On top of all that, they come with a great built. While the last part is true, it doesn’t look that attractive. But nonetheless, it’s something you must consider.

Polk Audio Atrium 4 Outdoor Speakers with Powerful Bass...
  • CREATED TO LIVE AND PLAY OUTDOORS, your Atrium Speakers can...
  • WIDER SOUND DISPERSION & SURPRISINGLY POWERFUL BASS driven...
  • Recognized as ONE OF THE BEST LOOKING OUTDOOR SPEAKERS, Polk...
  • ONE CLICK SPEED LOCK MOUNTING BRACKET offers EASY, ANTI SLIP...
 

Experience 

The best part of our experience with this product was its hassle-free installation, something we don’t see clearly in a lot of similar products. The pair of speakers was, in our experience, very easy to wall-mount, utilizing a speed-lock system. 

The baffle design of the speakers helps covering a wide area in the outdoor place. This is where it wins brownie-points.  It gives you a higher power handling with a more smooth response. This we believe is because of its aluminium body with a rubber coating on it. 

It’s small in design, but is bang-on with its fidelity for the quality of the sound. You will see the real sound-output in extremely high or low volume levels, as it can sustain the sound quality at all amplitudes. And yes, it comes in different colours and five different styles. All for your choosing. 

Pros
  • Environment-friendly because of its industrial and military standard specifications
  • Designed for a stellar performance in all weather conditions, perfect for long-term outdoor usage
Cons
  • We would’ve preferred this product even more if it were portable

3. Klipsch AW-650 Speaker

Large, intimidating, heavy. These words best describe the Klipsch, but don’t let that put you off, because they’re wall-mounts, which means when you’re done with the cumbersome installation, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy! 

We believe these to be the best garage speakers for range. Along with that, you’re guaranteed to excellent clarity of sound from these, even from afar. So much that they’re wake your neighbours (buy them definitely if that’s something you’d want to do). 

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Klipsch AW-650 Indoor/Outdoor Speaker - Black (Pair)
  • Paintable UV-resistant ABS enclosure with rustproof aluminum...
  • High sensitivity and power handling
  • 90º x 90º Tractrix Horn tweeter for clean clear highs
  • Supplied with C-style mounting bracket and stainless steel...
 

Experience 

Simply put, this is the pick for bass lovers, Low frequencies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so if you prefer speakers where you need other sounds to be heard clearly as well, you might want to look somewhere else. 

We find its range and clarity to be simply beautiful. This is true even more at low volumes. As for high volumes and decibels, you could be as far as 100 feet and you’d still know what’s playing. But true, bass is so strong with this one that sort of becomes deafening when turned up too much. 

Another of its major plus points is its resilience to heat and moisture and dirt and everything under the sun. These are made to last long, something we could figure out from a simple look at the thing. The wires are impervious to heat damage, perfect for someone who lives in a regions that receive sweltering temperature in summers. 

Pros
  • Amazing range and clarity
  • A strong, resilient built, resistant to any external damage you can think of 
Cons
  • The emphasis on bass may muffle the highs and mids and may rob music of its nuance 

4. BOSS Audio MR4.3W Marine Speakers

Boss it is. We’ll talk about Bose sometime else, though. 

Boss design this speaker pair to give the optimum range-clarity balance for your output in garage or workshop.  The speakers don’t have too solid a built but they’re designed in a compact way to prevent damage by external material. 

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BOSS Audio Systems MR4.3W 200 Watt Per Pair, 4.3 Inch, Full...
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms, Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 18 kHz,...
  • Cone: Polypropylene, Voice Coil: 1 Inch Aluminum
  • Surround: Rubber, Basket: Plastic
  • One .75 Inch Dome Tweeter And 1.5 Inch Poly Cone Midrange...
 

Experience 

Unique-selling-point, it’s light, compact, has a great design and looks kind of pretty too. The installation process isn’t much of a hassle either, you could simply have them mount on your wall. Although, remember to leave out some gap between the speakers and the wall. This is because you might want to use the swivel brackets that come with it, which would allow you to move the direction of the speakers. That’s quite fantastic. 

In terms of sound quality and range, we’d say it’s a decent balance of both. It has a 85dB sound sensitivity, 80 Hz to 18 kHz frequency and a 4 Ohms impedance. That’s all the science we know about it, but what we do know is that’s great enough for your personal garage. 

You can find it in various styles and colors, and a 3 year warranty. 

Pros
  • Light, compact, perfect for personal use
  • You can adjust the direction of the speakers as you’d like
  • Range-Clarity balance
Cons
  • Don’t feel like the ones that will make the long-term thing work
  • Can’t use it much for more than a strictly personal use

5. Yamaha NS-AW350B Speakers

The Yamaha NS-AW350B set consists of a pair of huge black speakers. They are able to deliver a competitive volume output, thanks to the high power rating and the industry-leading 6 Ohm impedance. 

It’s that type that serves all the needs you have. It’s got a great range, amazing clarity in sound, and decent bass too. You don’t need to look for amplifiers to get the thing working – it’s enough in itself.

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Yamaha NS-AW350B All-Weather Indoor/Outdoor 2-Way Speakers -...
  • Driver Type 6.50 Polypropylene Woofer
  • Physical Characteristics Form Factor Wall Mountable
  • YAMAHA BLACK OUTDOOR SPKR2 WAY 130W POWER 6.5 inches
  • One pair of 2 way indoor/outdoor speakers
 

Experience 

Our garage was resonating with an almost-deafening decibel count. But, despite the high volume, the sound didn’t crack and sounded natural. The negligible break-in time is something both amateurs and enthusiasts will enjoy.

Yamaha delivers with this one for sure. Rated at 130 W, the mid-range is nothing short of aural pleasure, provided you don’t overblow it. However, that is highly unlikely, the 40-watt beginning point should be sufficient for your garage and will it have thumping at a decibel level that’s similar to being, guess what, a movie theater.

Obviously since they are perfect for use in both indoor and outdoor settings, we guarantee that you will be so impressed by the quality of these, that you might wonder whether your living room fancies one of these or not.

Although, you might want to keep these out of direct sunlight. Outdoors, factors like moisture and heat won’t really damage this product, but we felt that the grill of the speakers seem susceptible to even being damaged due to the adhesive material melting.  Well, if you don’t make your garage an owen, we believe you’ll be just fine. Be sure to not let the internal temperature exceed, say, 90 degrees. 

Pros
  • Resistant to moderate weather conditions
  • Good mid range, pretty impressive by all standards
  • Great for both indoor and outdoor usage 
Cons
  • The metal grill may be susceptible to severe damage as the adhesive may loosen up in excessive heat 

6. Dual Electronics LU43PB

These are great 3 -way high performance monitor speakers. The LU43PB from Dual Electronics are also great for indoor cum outdoor use. You won’t be disappointed in using them both in  your open garage and your closed workshop.

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Dual Electronics LU43PB 3-Way High Performance Outdoor...
  • |DESIGNED TO LIVE INDOORS & OUTDOORS| - your studio quality...
  • |DIGITALLY OPTIMIZED FOR EXPANSIVE DISPERSION & POWERFUL...
  • |EFFORTLESS MOUNTING SWIVEL BRACKETS| - versatility is in...
  • |ALL WEATHER RESISTANT COATING| - these speakers are made...
 

Experience 

This one is available in 100 Watt, 125 Watt, and 60 Watt output styles to choose from. So you can have your choice according to your tailored needs, and that’s where this product stands out. It has a 4-inch woofer, 1-inch cone, and 3/4-inch tweeter, and promises to give you an amplified sound output whenever you play music through it.

The ABS enclosure inside the exterior grill and the UV resistant coating outside it makes it supremely resistant to weather related damage. That ways, you’re good to go too.

It has swivel brackets attached at the back of it, so you can mount it wherever you want, without worrying whether you might want to change its position later or not. The brackets allow you to change the direction of the speaker as you’d like.

On top of all that, you get a one-year warranty on the product from the manufacturer. It’s pretty cool, except we believe you could get a better deal with other products. 

Pros
  • Weatherproof, plus any damage is covered by warranty
  • Great range of power outputs you can choose from, as per your needs
Cons
  • Has a simplistic, vintage sort of a look to it

 7. Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

We wanted to close our review session with this one, because yes, it’s portable. That’s a big plus to it not just in terms of feasibility to install, but you can use it literally wherever you want to. This is the speaker that belongs to this generation, and it has out money already. 

Sale
Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • INDOOR/OUTDOOR PORTABLE SPEAKER - The Exos-9 Portable...
  • ULTIMATE CONTROL OVER YOUR MUSIC - Crank the bass, mids, or...
  • CONNECT IN SECONDS - Connect to your iPhone, iPad, any...
  • ALL-DAY BATTERY LIFE - Keep the Exos-9 Bluetooth speaker...
 

Experience 

The output quality is so amazing and stellar, that you wouldn’t need any other speaker under your roof. This is what you use in your garage, your workshop, your house parties, rooftop, wherever else. You can also connect multiple speakers to increase the range of the sound.

To talk of the sound quality, it has  200 W power, five drivers, and a dual subwoofer and we couldn’t have asked for more. It has a great battery life too, and will deliver continuous performance for up to 9 hours.

Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Now this is something that you get with all smart speakers these days, it has a five band graphic equalizer that will help you to control the music by setting the bass and treble according to your surrounding and taste.

But it’s portability is what its USP is. Plus, it supports Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, iOS, iPad, and Android devices. You can simply use an audio cable to connect your phone with the system.

And lastly, you get a 60-day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty from the manufacturer. This is not a bad deal. Like, at all. 

Pros
  • Portability, wide range of choice in operation
  • Solid power output, and great bass too
  • Great battery life too 
Cons
  • The price might be a setback to some 

Best Garage Speakers Buyer’s Guide

Hitting those perfect notes is not an easy task, however, this guide should be a great starting point before you ring up the pros. While professional set-ups are something we can’t really help you with, here are some of the things that we can.

1. Watts

Obviously enough, electric current control speakers. Wattage is the energy that helps them create the decibel. Ideally, all speaker brands give out their wattage in RMS and peak wattage. RMS is the usual output (in decibels) that the speaker normally operates at, whereas peak wattage is the maximum it can deliver over a short period.

2. Hertz

The frequency range in which the sound is delivered is measured in Hertz. 20 hertz to 20,000 kilohertz is the average for most speakers. Higher frequency, shriller sound, and vice-versa.

Drums, for instance, have a low frequency, hence, the sound they produce is deep. Usually, speakers with a lower frequency are better, especially when looking for lower decibel-rated ones.

3. Impedance

The lower the ohm count, the better the speaker. 

For science freaks out there, impedance is measured in ohms, the measurement of resistance to the power that’s transmitted to the speaker. Speakers with a lower ohm rating (lower resistance to electricity), than others, will expend more electricity than those with a higher number. The average for most garage and outdoor speakers is eight and the better ones have it at as low as 4.

Conclusion 

Buying anything new can be a pain. There are so many products out there in the market, that more than their expense it’s the difficulty of choice that matters to most of us. We hope this guide helps you in some way. 

Happy shopping.

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