Obviously, there isn’t much room for accessories in your motorcycle when you compare it to other vehicles. This is why it is hard to accessorize your motorcycle.
However, who doesn’t like to listen to music while they’re driving?
Motorcycle speakers are commonly mounted on the handlebars of the motorcycle for easier listening and for a more eventful bike ride. There are others that are attached to the helmet, while other speakers use the Bluetooth technology. You don’t want a boring road trip, after all. You can even zone out the external noises when riding and believe me, you’re exposed to a lot of outside noise when riding a motorcycle.
Read on to find out which motorcycle speaker on this list are the best motorcycle speakers for you and your sweet ride.
- CoolStream Duo. Bluetooth Adapter / Bluetooth Receiver
- BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
- BOSS AUDIO MC400 Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
- BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
- BOSS AUDIO MC420B Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
- BOSS AUDIO ATV25B Powersports Plug and Play Audio System
- BOSS AUDIO MC500 Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
- UCLEAR Digital Pulse Wired Drop-In High Definition Helmet Speakers Compatible
CoolStream Duo. Bluetooth Adapter / Bluetooth Receiver
You’d be surprised to find out that this is one of the two motorcycle speakers that did not come from the same manufacturer. The CoolStream Duo. Bluetooth Adapter / Bluetooth Receiver; accessories for iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, LG, Motorola; for Music Docking Stations, Motorcycles, Car Stereos can be used to play music using your smart phone and connecting it to either the Original Bose SoundDock, Bose SoundDock I, SoundDock II, Portable SoundDock or SoundDock 10. However, it is not compatible with 2009 to current Mercedes and Audi models that use a 30 pin iPod cable. This speaker is compatible with your Apple products, Android phones, or any device is Bluetooth enabled. It is equipped with the Bluetooth Technology that can connect to your stereo, headphone, and stereo receiver, simply plug them into the Duo while utilizing the integrated AUX jack that can last for five hours of continuous playing. Apart from the rechargeable battery, there is also an added 3.5 mm AUX jack. Your purchase comes with a one year warranty and customer service.
BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
The next motorcycle is the first in a massive lift of Boss motorcycle speakers and it is the BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System with Bluetooth Audio Streaming, One pair of 3″ Weather Proof Speakers, Aux Input and Volume Control, which carries the standard weatherproof motorcycle speakers that can come in either black or silver with the Bluetooth technology option. It measures three inches and is capable of working as a full range speaker. It comes in pairs so you can have a better listening experience, even when cruising around the highway.
It has a high wattage and capacity at is powered with a 600 Watt Max Amplifier with Wired Remote Volume Control, so you can blast off to the beat of the music of your choice. There is also a frequency response of 80 Hz to 15 KHz, an SN >85dB, and THD of < 0.01%. There is also a Bluetooth Audio Streaming technology, so you can choose from a wider range of music. Structurally, it is sturdy and compact and it comes with a pair of RCA inputs, 3.5 mm AUX input that is compatible for listening with your smart phone, MPS players, and other audio devices. You can properly mount this in your handle bars as it comes with an adjustable mounting bracket that can properly fit 0.75 to 1.25 inches of motorcycle handle bars. This is a great addition to your 12V motorcycle, or scooter, or even to your ATV’s. You are even protected by a three year platinum dealer warranty.
BOSS AUDIO MC400 Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
Another Boss Audio product is the BOSS AUDIO MC400 Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System, 3″ Speakers (1 pair), Aux Input, Volume Control that carries similar features to the previous model. It has the same measurement of 3 inches. It is also powered with the superior 600 Watt Max Amplifier with Wired Remote Volume Control for easier control. When it comes to its features, the Boss Audio MC400 comes with the 3.5 mm AUX input that is compatible with the audio output of several audio devices, a pair of RCA Inputs, and an adjustable mounting bracket that fit 0.75 inch to 1.25 inch motorcycle Handle Bars.
Since you will be exposed to extreme weather conditions, having a waterproof motorcycle speakers will always work to your advantage. For best audio quality, the BOSS AUDIO MC400 Chrome has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 15 KHz, an SN of less than 85 dB, and its THD is < 0.01%, which makes it ideal to use when you are in a motorcycle, bike, scooter, or ATV. If you encounter any problem with the Boss AUDIO MC400, worry not as you are backed with a three year platinum dealer warranty.
BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
Another Boss Audio motorcycle speaker unit that is equipped with the Bluetooth Audio Streaming Technology is the BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System with Bluetooth Audio Streaming, One pair of 3″ Weather Proof Speakers, Aux Input and Volume Control, which allows you to listen to your favorite music service with greater ease. When you are out on the road, it can be harder to listen to music since you are competing with the noise from car engines or the trucks honking, but these motorcycle speakers are powered with a 600 Watt Max Amplifier with Wired Remote Volume Control, which allows for a more acceptable volume and you would enjoy clearer audio as the BOSS Audio MCBK420B has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 15 KHz, SN >85dB, THD: < 0.01%.
This is the perfect motorcycle speaker for your 12V Motorcycles or your mountain bikes, or for a simple scooter. Just carefully fir the adjustable mounting brackets to any handle bars that measure 0.75 inches to 1.25 inches. You can use it even when it is raining as the three inch full range speakers can withstand extreme weather condition and it has a three year platinum dealer warranty. For maximum flexibility, there is one Pair of RCA Inputs and a 3.5 mm Aux Input that is compatible with Audio Output of smart phones and MP3 Players.
BOSS AUDIO MC420B Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
There is another Boss Audio Motorcycle speaker that is equipped with the Bluetooth technology and comes in either black or silver and it is the BOSS AUDIO MC420B Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System with Bluetooth Audio Streaming, One Pair of 3 inch Weather Proof Speakers, Aux Input and Volume Control. It is great to use outdoors with your motorcycle or scooter or ATV as it is able to tolerate the changes in weather and heavy rains won’t have any effect on your motorcycle speaker system as it is weather proof and waterproof. With a size of three inches, it is extremely ideal to put in your handle bars without having to worry about it falling as you can just mount it in the bars using the adjustable mounting bracket that can fit handle bars with a size of 0.75 inch to 1.25 inch.
Your purchase also entitles you to a lengthy Platinum Dealer Warranty of three years. When it comes to the audio, you have a powerful amplifier that has a 600 wattage that is easy to control and maneuver using the wired remote volume control. For your other audio concerns, the BOSS AUDIO MC420B Chrome has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 15 KHz, SN >85dB, THD: < 0.01%. It also comes with a pair of RCA inputs and a 3.55 mm AUX input for maximum compatibility of your audio output to smart phones, MP3 Players, and other audio devices. Since it comes with the Bluetooth Audio Streaming technology, you have the option to listen to your favorite songs or Music Service such as Spotify or Pandora without the need for an attached wiring system.
BOSS AUDIO ATV25B Powersports Plug and Play Audio System
You probably know by now that Boss Audio has dominated the market for motorcycle speakers and that is the primary reason why people keep buying them. They are known for their 600 watt amplifiers, but they also have motorcycle speakers with a lower wattage speakers that is perfect for rides where you don’t want to get disrupted by loud music and that is the BOSS AUDIO ATV25B Powersports Plug and Play Audio System with Weather Proof 6.5 Inch Component Speakers ,Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Built in 450 Watt Amplifier. It is shaped similar to a poly injection cone with a side of 6.5 inches and it also has a high performance soft dome tweeters that measures 1.5 inches. Both these items are weatherproof and can tolerate extreme weather conditions. Over all it measures 29.25 x 3.75 x 12 inches, which makes it compact to use and easy to install.
Lower wattage might mean lower volume, but that is not always a bad thing. The BOSS AUDIO ATV25B Powersports Plug and Play Audio System has a 450 Watts Max Built-in Amp that is accompanied by the 3.5mm Aux Input that is extremely compatible with Audio Output of smart phones and MP3 Players for maximum usability and functionality. Apart from the Bluetooth Audio Streaming technology that lets you listen to and stream music wirelessly, there are also the Bluetooth Inline Multi-function Remote, the track changing option, volume up/down, and the play and Pause button. It comes with a frequency Response of 45 Hz to 25 kHz and a three-year Platinum Dealer Warranty.
BOSS AUDIO MC500 Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System
If you thought you have seen the last of the Boss Audio line, you are wrong as the BOSS AUDIO MC500 Chrome 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System with Built-in FM Tuner with One Pair of 3 Inch Weather Proof Speakers, Aux Input and Volume Control has also proven to be a worthy part of the list. It has similar features to the other Boss Audio speakers, since it is weather proof and measures three inches. It also has a 600 watt max amplifier with wireless keychain remote and the 3.5 mm Aux Input that is compatible with Audio Output of smart phones and MP3 Players, plus the adjustable brackets for mounting. It even has the same frequency response and length of warranty. However, what sets it apart is the built-in FM radio with auto-scan tuning.
UCLEAR Digital Pulse Wired Drop-In High Definition Helmet Speakers Compatible
The last motorcycle speaker on this list is a breath of fresh air as it isn’t manufactured by Boss Audio and it is the UCLEAR Digital Pulse Wired Drop-In High Definition Helmet Speakers Compatible with iPhone and Android OS, which can be conveniently attached to your speakers. It comes with a gold-plated, standard 3.5 mm stereo audio jack and a 40 mm diameter driver. The Pulse speakers plug is compatible with several audio devices, smart phones, and helmet communication systems. Moreover, the High Fidelity Audio ensures quality audio even in extreme conditions. It is easy to stall as your purchase entitles you to a mounting and speaker set.
In a market dominated by one company, it might be extremely difficult to pick a favorite one. It even makes shopping trickier as everything seems to appear similar and the features are not that different at all.
So, what factors should you consider before making your final purchase?
First, check for the wattage. If you want your motorcycle speakers to be louder in volume, you should get a speaker with a louder wattage. You would be out on the road and chances are, you are exposed to loud external noise. This is the reason why most riders get a speaker with a higher wattage
Second, look at the type of speaker. Do you want a motorcycle helmet speaker? Or perhaps you fancy a Bluetooth motorcycle speaker? Or maybe a motorcycle handlebar speaker that you can stick to your motorcycle’s handles? Popularity dictates that you should get a motorcycle handlebar speaker, but your choice for a motorcycle speaker should be made based on your needs and preference.
Third, check if your speakers are waterproof and can withstand heavy downpour. There are also water resistant speakers that can only survive light rains. You are exposing your speakers to external weather so you have to be careful in choosing this.
Fourth, you have the option to buy a head unit for their input source or purchase one which can be used with your gadget. However, for further convenience, manufacturers have packaged together the head unit input source and the speakers. You can just purchase them together.
The last one, and probably the most important criterion is the audio that your motorcycle speakers are able to produce. It might be aesthetically pleasing, but if it sounds like a tin can, it is never going to be a great value for your money.
Enjoy your sweet ride even more with the best motorcycle speakers.