Best 10 Inch Subwoofer - Top Car Subs 2016

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My Choice Under or around $50 - the Kicker 10C104 Comp 10-Inch SubwooferKicker CompVX 06CVX104 10-Inch 4-Ohm DVC Subwoofer up close
My Choice Under or around $50 - the Kicker 10C104 Comp 10-Inch Subwoofer
My Choice Under or around $50 - the Kicker 10C104 Comp 10-Inch Subwoofer
Kicker CompVX 06CVX104 10-Inch 4-Ohm DVC Subwoofer up close
Kicker CompVX 06CVX104 10-Inch 4-Ohm DVC Subwoofer up close

10 Inch Subwoofer Reviews

Here is my list of the best 10 inch subwoofers available. Here is what I will be basing my rankings on. I have given customer reviews the most weight. This is because the consumer has owned and used all of these products and knows exactly what they want. Consumer reviews are generally the most reliable especially when the product has been reviewed many times.

1.) Customer Reviews

2.) Price vs. Specifications and Features

3.) Overall Look of the Product

When consumers look at putting a sound system into their car, they typically want something that will blow their minds. Most consumers want the most bang for their buck and I'm sure you do too. Putting together a great setup can be expensive, hopefully you have come here to save some time, and most of all money.

Here's a list of some of the bestselling and top rated 10 inch subwoofers for 2015. Please note that this list is compiled by using popularity and specifications vs. price point. If you are looking for competition subwoofers you may need to look elsewhere, but for standard consumer use I've listed some of my favorites here.

The 3 Best 10 Inch Subs from Under $50 to $150 in 2016

From around $50 to $100 and $150 here are the three subs I'd order right now.

The Kicker 10C104 is the most popular budget sub on the market right now because of the features you get for what you pay.
The Kicker 10C104 is the most popular budget sub on the market right now because of the features you get for what you pay.

A Good Budget Sub Under $50

Kicker 10C104 10-Inch Subwoofer

If you've only got around $50 to spend, it's hard not to like what you get with Kicker's 10C104. While Kicker claims its the best sounding under $100 subwoofer, I like some of its competitors in the $80 to $100 range a lot better.

That being said for around $50 you get an injection molded cone, high-temp coil wire, and vented pole piece for heat dissipation. Not to be confused with the dual voice coil comp series, this sub costs less than half the price but still packs amazing bass. If you're looking for something inexpensive to add to your already existing system, this is a good place to start.


10 Inch Subs Under or Around $100 - Pioneer TSSWX2502

For under $100 I like all the features you get with Pioneer's TSSWX2502. One of the more attractive features is the quality preloaded enclosure that should fit in the rear seat of most trucks.

Overall this sub deserves a spot here because of its low profile and great sound. It's perfect for a compact truck or car.

A Good 10 Inch Sub Under $200 - Infinity Basslink 200 Watt

In the under $200 category the Infinity Basslink really stands out. With a servo-control circuit that monitors the voice coil's position you get a lot less distortion than with other models on the market.

Another great feature is the user-adjustable controls which allow you to set your system's response to get optimal performance. Specs for the Variable Bass EQ (+3db to -6 db at 45Hz).

Overall this is another great value for what you pay and probably the best option in the under $200 price range.


Best bang for your buck: Boss Audio D10F 10 Inch Subwoofer 4-Ohm Diablo Flat - Single (Black)

For your dollar this Boss Audio D10F 10 Inch subwoofer can't be beat. Its one of amazon's best selling subs and boasts a 4.5/5 star rating.

This Boss Audio D10F 10 Inch sub is made to fill your entire body with deep musical beats. The injection cone from these DIABLO subwoofers create, through low frequency sound reproduction, a deep bass that will make your entire body shake. Throw in a pair of these and you are sure to get noticed.

Manufacturer's Product Details

  • Single 4-ohm voice coil flat subwoofer
  • Equipped with 2-inch poly injected voice coil
  • 60 oz magnet structure
  • Frequency response: 35Hz-2.2kHz
  • Power output: 400w RMS, 800w Peak

10 Inch Subwoofers - Pioneer TS-W258D4 D4 Regular Core

The New Pioneer TS-W258D4 features extraordinary performance based on it's cones made of Aramid fiber which allow it to have more power. An all new design and look make this 10 inch sub pop. Can Take up to 8 gauge wire.

Most importantly the TS-W258D5 features a surround that has two layers of urethane making it strong, and stable allowing it to perform at maximum sound levels. This is one of the best 10 inch subwoofers in this price range.

Manufacturer's Product Details

  • 10-inch Champion Series subwoofer with 1200 Watts maximum (350 nominal) power handling
  • Basalt/carbon fiber reinforced IMPP cone with fiber-woven radial surround
  • Dual 4-ohm voice coil for 2 or 8 ohm operation
  • 20 Hz to 450 Hz frequency response with 90 dB sensitivity
  • 143 millimeter mounting depth

Dual 10-Inch Subwoofer 1000-Watt Bandpass System with Neon Accent Lighting Pyramid BNPS102

The Pyramind BNPS102 10 Inch Subwoofer is not just one of the best looking subwoofers in this price range it's one of the best performing. Dual 10 inch woofers are always better than one, especially when they are custom built in this band-pass box. The silver polypropylene cone is essential in delivering a perfectly accurate low-end sound and the 1000 watts of maximum power will never leave you wanting.

Manufacturer's Product Detail

  • 1,000-watt subwoofer enclosure features two 10-inch subs in a custom bandpass box
  • Subwoofers feature silver polypropylene cones, rubber surround, and high-temperature aluminum voice coil
  • Bandpass design with four tuned ports for deep, efficient bass delivery
  • Built-in neon accent lighting for added visual appeal
  • Frequency response of 35 Hz to 1 kHz
  • Includes a two-year limited warranty

10-Inch Subwoofer: PYLE PLSQ10D 1200 Watt Square DVC

These great looking Red Label Pyle speakers sound incredible. The 1200 watt sub is made of silver which is treated in a polypropylene cone with rubber surround to help reduce all distortion. The crystal clear sound and raw power of this sub will leave your whole body shaking.

Manufacturer's Product Details

  • Silver Special Treated Polyproplene Cone - 4 Ohm Impedance (Per Coil) - Mounting Depth: 5.91''
  • Wide Rubber Surround - 70 + 70 oz. Magnet Structure
  • Black Square Steel Basket - SPL: 88 dB
  • Bumped Vanted Extended Pole Piece - 1200 Watts Peak Power
  • 2.5'' High Tempeature Kapton Dual Voice Coil - Overall Diameter: 11.81''

Hopefully this hub has been useful in helping you find what you are looking for. If you didn't find what you are looking for please check out my other subwoofer related articles including this one one the Best 12 Inch Subwoofers.

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Comments 2 comments

clay 5 years ago

you lost all credibility after posting boss. I hope no one takes this post seriously and I really hoped you are being paid by Boss to put their subwoofer in your "top ten." Because there is no one in their right mind that would put a boss subwoofer in a top 50, much less a top 10.


clay 5 years ago

Maybe the last post was a little harsh. But here's my constructive criticism.

The look of a subwoofer has nothing to do with the sound, including the sound quality or sound output.

Don't ever use someone else's reviews to make your own review. Just because 27 misinformed people gave boss 5 stars doesn't mean it is a 5 star product. It may be a 5 star product to them because it is one of the only subwoofers they have ever heard, but to anyone who actually has knowledge on the subject they would laugh in your face if you mentioned boss.

A simple google search would show you that boss wubwoofers may boast a high efficiency and high maximum rms ratings but are in fact actual fallacies.

Manufacturer's specs are decieving, on purpose to make you buy their sub. Boss is known for decieving people just to buy their sub. Why else would a sub have so much flare? Yes, flare is good, but it gets old very quickly when you cant even hit a note lower than 50hz.

There are a few respectable sub manufacturers out there. And it is not hard to find them. Off the top of my head i can tell you JL audio, higher end kicker, rockford fosgate, sundown, alpine and polk audio all make great subwoofers. These manufacturers do not exist because of flashy subs that "look cool" or boast a "high" (manufacturer's) efficiency. They sound excellent and their specs do not lie.

There is a reason Boss and Dual products are sold in walmart, and car audio shops sell JL, rockford fosgate.

If you want to cheap out on your sub go ahead and get the boss, but it wont have any quality or spl. If you want a cheaper, nice sounding sub, go with a rockford fosgate stage 1 or a JL audio 8w3v3. Because i guarantee they will sound better than half the crap you put in this hub.

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