Best 4×6 Car Speakers 2017 [Reviews and Comparison]

Looking for new car speakers?

If 4x6 inches is what your car's doors fit, you're at the right place.

I've tested over 40 models during the course of the last 5 months and I've come with a pretty clear list of the best 4x6 car speakers of 2017.

So without any further ado, let's see a quick comparison between the selected models and then we can jump into the reviews!

Best 4x6 Car speakers

4x6 Speakers Comparison Chart

NamePower
SensitivityMy Rating 
ZSTAT ZP4620t
RMS:25W
Peak:50W
88 dB4.5 Stars
Hertz DCX 460.3
RMS:40W
Peak:80W
93 dB5 Stars
Polk Audio AA2461-A MM461PRMS:50W
Peak:150W
90dB4.5 Stars
Rockford Fosgate Punch P1462
RMS:60W
Peak:225W
89 dB4.5 Stars
Polk Audio DB461
RMS:40W
Peak:120W
4 Stars
Kicker 40CS464
RMS:40W
Peak:120W
88 dB4.5 Stars
Pioneer TS-A4676RRMS:30W
Peak:200W
88 dB4 Stars

4x6 Car Speakers Reviews

1. ZSTAT ZP4620t

When you need high quality replacements that fit 4x6 enclosures and will work with your existing car stereo, ZSTAT has you covered with their small but powerful ZP4620ts.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • RMS: 25 watts
  • Peak Power: 50 watts
  • Frequency Response: 85Hz-20kHz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way Full Range Speaker

EDITOR'S RATING:

zstat zp4620t review

These speakers are made to crank out a lot of volume with excellent audio fidelity even at low power.

What’s most impressive about these speakers is the sense of big sound they provide despite their smaller size and wattage.

The Good:

These speakers max out at 50 watts with a 25 watt RMS rating. For car owners, that means you will not need to upgrade your car’s stereo in order to get the most out of these speakers.

They also have built-in crossover circuits, which means less wiring and configuration hassles for first time DIY installers.

They also have multiple car make compatibility mounting screw eyelets on the plate, making them ideal for upgrading cars from many different manufacturers.

The Not-So-Good:

If you plan on upgrading your car stereo headunit or adding an amplifier at some point to a model with a more powerful, these speakers are not going to be able to keep up.

Many higher end car stereos push well over the maximum 50-watts per channel that these speakers can handle.

It also starts its low end at 85Hz, which is higher in the bass range than other comparable models..

Pros

Cons

2. Hertz  DCX 460.3

Hertz makes some excellent aftermarket speakers that can really boost the quality of your car’s audio with a minimal amount of effort.

Their DCX 460.3 4x6 2-Way Coaxial speakers provide an excellent balance of powerful lows and crisp highs

I'd confidently recommend these as the best 4x6 car speakers for bass. Even if this size sucks in general terms when it comes to bass.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 93 dB
  • RMS: 40 watts
  • Peak Power: 80 watts
  • Frequency Response: 65Hz-21kHz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way Coaxial Speaker

The Good:

These little speakers can throw some serious power without distorting thanks to the neodymium rare earth magnet drivers in the woofer and tweeter.

EDITOR'S RATING:

hertz dcx 460.3 review

Additionally, with an RMS of 40 watts and a peak of 80 watts, these speakers can handle factory car stereos and output from upgraded aftermarket amplifiers as well.

They also have an excellent frequency response for their size and class with rumbling bass that doesn’t muddy up the treble range.

The Not-So-Good:

The peak power of these speakers is a bit low for more powerful aftermarket car stereos, so if you plan on upgrading from your factory car stereo you may want to choose something with higher power handling.

Another potential drawback is that while two way speakers definitely provide significant improvement in overall sound quality, they tend to drop quality in the midrange frequency sounds for vocals and certain types of instrumentation.

Pros

Cons

3. Polk Audio AA2461-A MM461P

As one of the biggest names in professional audio equipment, Polk’s car audio speakers live up to their extensive reputation for power and high fidelity.

These speakers fit well in tight spaces thanks to their plate-like mounting and shallower depth.

Additionally, their premium quality construction materials guarantee that these speakers will be with you for a very long time.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • RMS: 50 Watts
  • Peak Power: 150 watts
  • Frequency Response: 70Hz-25kHz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way Plate Speaker

The Good:

In terms of overall sound quality and frequency response, these speakers are amazing for their size.

EDITOR'S RATING:

polk audio aa2461-a mm461p review

The bass is thunderous and clear, while highs and mid ranges stay crisp and distortion-free.

A lower resistance of 2.7 ohms also allows them to run at high power with minimal heat generation even at high volumes.

The Not-So-Good:

Not to much to say in this category.

They do peak at 50 watts RMS, which may be low for many aftermarket car stereos, but their peak handling is so high that they are more than up to the challenge.

Pros

Cons

4. Rockford Fosgate Punch P1462

Rockford Fosgate’s Punch series definitely brings the heat in terms of audio quality, and these little 1462 4x6s definitely stay competitive in terms of sound quality, but they don’t stack up well against comparable models.

If you are replacing factory speakers with these, they are excellent, but beyond that they would not be our first choice.

If you've been here for a while you know that the Punch Series from RF is one the few budget speakers I endorse. They offer great value for money.  I also reviewed the 4 inch version, the 5.25" model and they even made into the my list of the best car speakers of the year.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • RMS: 60 watts
  • Peak Power: 225 watts
  • Frequency Response: 63Hz-22khz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way

The Good:

These speakers definitely have excellent audio fidelity in terms of being distortion free and pushing out decent volume.

EDITOR'S RATING:

rockford  fosgate punch p1462 review

They favor mid and high range performance over bass, so if that is the range most of your music or listening falls into then these are going to be a good fit.

The Not-So-Good:

At 35 watts RMS, these speakers are not going to work for some aftermarket head units.

Factory stereos are fine, but these max out where the RMS rating on most aftermarket stereos begin, meaning that most aftermarket stereos are going to push these close to peak on a regular basis.

Additionally, their frequency range for lows starts at 90Hz, which is significantly higher than most other speakers in its class.

Bass performance is going to be lacking with these speakers, and thats a fact.

Pros

Cons

5. Polk Audio DB461

For those seeking a premium quality audio upgrade, Polk offers these 2-ways from the dB series.

Made from the best materials with liquid cooled silk/polymer composite tweeters and polymer/mica woofer cones, the neodymium magnet drivers and Kapton voice coil make these some of the best sounding speakers in their class.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 
  • RMS: 40 watts
  • Peak Power:120 watts
  • Frequency Response: 75Hz-22kHz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way Coaxial Speaker

The Good:

In terms of power handling, these speakers are excellent.

EDITOR'S RATING:

polk audio db461 review

You can really draw on their full potential whether you are using an existing factory car stereo or an upgraded aftermarket model.

The frequency response is excellent, and thanks to the Kapton voice coil the mid-range sounds don’t get lost in the bass and treble like with many powerful car audio speakers.

They are also extremely well made, ensuring they last for many years to come.

The Not-So-Good:

There isn’t much to criticize on these speakers beyond their slightly higher bass frequency response at 75Hz. They sound amazing for their size.

Pros

Cons

6. Kicker 40CS464

Kicker makes some of the best performing speakers for the price on the car audio market today.

These 4x6s in particular sound amazing and fit virtually anywhere you would want a 4x6 on your car thanks to their flat panel depth and coaxial design.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • RMS: 40 watts
  • Peak Power:120 watts
  • Frequency Response: 75Hz-22kHz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 2-Way Coaxial Speaker

The Good:

The bass response on these speakers belies their small size and lower RMS power handling.

EDITOR'S RATING:

kicker 40cs464 review

They can throw some serious thump for 4x6 speakers. Additionally, they max out at 150 watts, so using them with an upgraded car stereo will not be an issue.

The Not-So-Good:

Can’t find a lot of downsides to these speakers.

They don’t have the same sensitivity as comparable models, but their power handling more than compensates for this in the grand scheme of your car stereos overall sound.

Pros

Cons

7. Pioneer TS-A4676R

If you need to replace existing factory speakers and you want to get the best possible sound available, these 4x6s from Pioneer are going to be your best bet.

The overall sound and power of these speakers is nothing short of breathtaking, and they consistently outperform other pairs in their class in every way.

Specifications:

  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • RMS: 30 watts
  • Peak Power: 200 watts
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz-42kHz
  • 2way/3way/4way: 3-Way Coaxial Speaker

The Good:

3-way speakers provide the most balanced sound available between lows, midrange, and treble.

Every nuance of instrumentation and vocals comes to life in your car.

EDITOR'S RATING:

pioneer ts-a4676r review

With one of the widest frequency ranges available, these speakers faithfully reproduce every aspect of your favorite songs without distortion or clipping sounds out.

The built-in crossovers handle all the frequency splitting necessary, and the power handling performs perfectly whether you are using a factory stereo or a high end aftermarket mode

The Not-So-Good:

My only trouble with this speakers would be that they aren't avalable on a two-way version, which I usually prefer. 3 way speakers tend to lose sound quality, but for the price, you can't hardly ask for more.

Pros

Cons

Final Verdict

Choosing factory replacement speakers can be overwhelming with all the available options, but with a little education and research it becomes much easier to determine what will fit your car, installation experience, and your budget.

Hopefully our reviews have given you a better idea of what will be your best fit for replacing 4x6 speakers in your vehicle, and that your speakers give you many years of high quality sound in your car. 

Based on our research though, we would recommend the ZSTAT ZP4620t - 50 Watt - 4x6-Inch Car Speakers for anyone looking to change out their factory car speakers for something newer and better.

The combined factors of audio quality, ease of installation, and ideal power handling make the ZP4620t speakers the best value overall.

When the time comes to upgrade your 4x6 car speakers, definitely consider putting these ZSTAT speakers in as your first and best option.

Alex Meyer
 

Alex Meyer is a 26-year-old Certified Automotive Technician with over 10 years experience as a mechanic and car audio installer. He shares his knowledge at Gear4wheels.com

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