If you want to enhance your riding experience with your favorite music, audiobooks, or podcasts, then purchasing the best motorcycle speakers is a must. Plus, some motorcycle speaker systems even include a built-in microphone so you can stay connected to your companion bikers while you drive.
Continue reading on to learn more about the best motorcycle speakers, what top features you should consider, and what steps you should take to find the right option for you.The Kuryakin 2720 MTX Road Thunder Weather Resistant Motorcycle speaker is a perfect companion for anyone who fancies some good music whenever they’re going for a long road trip. It is designed as a soundbar that is to be placed on the motorcycle’s handlebars and measures about 10.6 inches in length. Inside, there are four high-frequency 1-inch silk dome tweeters, and they stay free of distortion even when the speaker is turned up to the loudest volume. The soundbar can handle up to 300 watts and comes with an integrated USB port for easy charging. It also features a built-in radio, however, some users have felt that its radio is hard to tune or set presets.
The 2720 MTX supports Bluetooth connectivity, so owners will be able to play music from their phones, tablets, or other smart devices through it. It also features Auxiliary input and output ports, so owners will also be able to connect their standard devices through a 3.5mm cable. The speaker is also quite durable and is designed to be both waterproof and weather resistant. It also features a built-in heat sink to function well even under excessive heat conditions.
The MC440B weatherproof speaker from Boss Audio systems is a set of two 3-inch full-range speakers that are available in either black or chrome. The speakers have a 3.5mm AUX input that owners can use to connect the audio output of an external device such as an MP3 player or smartphone. Alternatively, owners also have the option of streaming their music to the speakers through Bluetooth, and since they are also certified as weatherproof, elements such as rain or fog shouldn’t have any effect on their functioning. Still, some previous users have complained about not being too happy with the sound quality.
The speakers have a wired remote volume control that can be placed anywhere the rider sees fit, and it also includes mounting hardware that makes it very easy to do self installations. Included is also a 600 Watt Max Amplifier, and weighing only 4.7 pounds, they will hardly have any effect on the motorcycle’s handling. The speakers measure about 5.43 inches by 4.45 inches each, and the amplifier is also pretty small at 3.62 inches by 2.36 inches.
This four-channel speaker set from GoHawk TJ4-Q is arguably one of the most powerful stereo speakers in the market. The set includes a 1000W amplifier and allows for Bluetooth connectivity with a wireless transmission range of up to 15m. The set features a built-in FM radio and also comes with hardware for easy handlebar mounting. The mounting clamp on the speakers will support bars that are 1 to 1.5-inches in diameter, and the speakers also have an IP56 waterproof rating. However, the amplifier is not waterproof, so it will have to be mounted in such a way that splashes or dust won’t get to it.
The amplifier on this set has a small LCD display that shows details such as volume, and to its right, there’s a set of volume, playback, and mode buttons for easy adjusting. The amplifier also houses a USB port and a Micro SD card slot to allow playback from external devices. There’s also a 3.5mm AUX-in port and a wired controller that comes with a mounting clamp for easy placement.
The Rockville RocknRide 3-inch Bluetooth-powered handlebar speakers are a set of elegant-looking speakers that have the R logo right in the middle and are housed in a durable metallic housing. They can handle up to 150 watts of power and a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. Riders will also be able to tune in to their favorite radio station, but if they already have a playlist saved on their device, they can also connect to the speakers through Bluetooth and stream their audio. Unfortunately, its radio does not allow for manual tuning.
The speakers have an IPX67 rating, which means they’ll be able to handle some light rain or dust without their functionality getting affected. In terms of connectivity, the speakers have a 3.5mm AUX input for connecting a wired source and a USB port that riders can use to plug in a thumb drive that’s got their favorite music. Mounting the speakers is pretty easy to do, and their mounting bracket allows for free 360° rotation.