When we want to buy car subwoofer, mostly we face a problem that is, good subwoofers are really expensive and another problem is there are many subwoofers in the market.

Which are best for our car, which should I buy, we don’t understand easily and it’s really confusing…  Right!

Besides budget is also an important factor. It’s not easy to find best car subwoofer under 500$.

In this post, we are going to share with you 5 best car subwoofers which are under 500$. After reading this post you will get a perfect match subwoofer for your car.


Name Alpine SWR-1522D Rockford Fosgate P2D4-12 Kicker 43C104 Comp 10″
Size 15″ 12″ 10"
Power Handling Peak:2000 watts/ RMS: 750 watts Peak:800 watts/ RMS: 400 watts Peak: 300 watts/ RMS: 150 watts
Frequency Response 18 – 400 Hz 27 – 250 Hz 30 - 500 Hz
Nominal Impedance Dual 2 ohms Dual 4 ohms Single 4 ohms
Sensitivity 87 dB 86dB 86.2 dB
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Alpine SWR-1522D

Alpine SWR-1522D 15” subwoofer comes with extreme power, hard bass, clean & accurate sound quality without any distortion. This subwoofer is special for music enthusiasts who like to listen to the song with hardcore bass. It’s able to handle more than specified RMS wattage. It can run comfortably in every frequency range and can hit every bass note. It provides pure bass, clean & accurate sound quality which will make you satisfy. 

However, it will make you wonder by its sound quality because when you run your car sound system with this sub, you will feel that your car sound system is not running with one subwoofer rather it’s running more subwoofers.

You may think that it will over heat by its heavy sound.

Well, that’s not exactly true, it’s never overheated by its heavy sound. Moreover, Alpine has unique thermal management system design for their R type subwoofers, which ensure the sub will not be overheated by its extended heavy playing. Also, its exclusive cooling technologies help to handle huge power capabilities.

The HAMER engineering of this subwoofer ensures the sub made with advanced patented technology and highly advanced material for providing ultimate performance & sound quality. For dynamic and realistic sound it has ultra long linear excursion feature.

Behind the every great subwoofers or speaker has high-quality material which ensure the best sound quality as well as durability of the subwoofer, Alpine also ensures the long time durability through its high-quality material.


Performed flawlessly Size is huge, little bit problem for fit in mount box.
Serious high-quality bass and bit every note
Never overheated it like others plus exclusive cooling technology
Dynamic, realistic and clean sound without any distortion
HARMER engineering for ultimate performance and sound quality
Long lasting subwoofer material.

Though this Alpine SWR-1522D has a little bit problem with its size, but it doesn’t matter. Becuase the quality and bass it provides it’s damn high then it’s cons.

Polk Audio AA3125-A MM1240 DVC 12-Inch Subwoofer

Polk audio AA3125A is another best quality subwoofer in the market. It gives you exceptional value for the price.

500 RMS of this sub will provide you loud and clean sound quality. It can make reproduction sound even in very low frequency, and bass jump even in the lowest hit. It also gives you responsive sound quality and can handle easily more than 375 watts.

Polk audio did 3 years research and development for their unparalleled sound quality and feature to fitting virtually in any application, and they implemented it to their subwoofers including Polk Audio AA3125A. 

Moreover, its new Polymer woofer cones and butyl rubber surrounds material ensure the long lasting life and bass efficiency. Also, it has high-temperature copper voice coil(51mm), and Polyamide former which maintain perfectly extreme low distortion for good bass punch and output.

Polk audio AA3125A offers the high-end audio performance by using high-tech carbon composite baskets, state-of-the-art woven glass composite cones, and powerful Neodymium motor structures which feature typically found in most expensive subwoofers.




Offer expensive performance with low cost Not provide deep punchy bass
Hit bass on extreme in low frequency.
Certificate for marine use.
Unparalleled sound quality
Fits easily in any virtual application

Ovioulsy, Polk audio AA3125A is a excellent and lightweight subwoofer if I consider others features. 

Rockford Fosgate P2D4-12

Rockford Fosgate also has a good reputation in the market by providing quality car sound system products. Rockford Fosgate P2D4-12 Punch is one of the fantastic car subwoofers of this brand.

It does provide outstanding, clean sound, and solid punch without distortion and also comes with long lasting materials. Everything it’s providing within affordable price. And that’s why it has got the place in our list. 

However, it’s a Punch series subwoofer of Rockford Fosgate which has innovative cone designs, large motor assemblies, and oversized surrounds. It delivers loud, deep and aggressive bass sound. Over 20 years their punch series is famous and reputed by its big bass, extended power handling, and excellent cosmetics.

If you once listen the sound of this subwoofer, then you will understand why it’s called The PUNCH. It gives you lots of features and benefits with low cost.

Moreover, its Kevlar reinforced paper cone provides durability and excellent sound quality. It does provide more efficient sound by its anodized aluminum voice coil which dissipates thermal condition of the sub.

However, its CEA 2031 ensures that it can safely handle the continuous (RMS) power rating which prevents the damage voice coil.

On the other sides, it has VAST (Vertical Attach Surround Technique) which increase the 25% of effective radiating cone area which improves the efficiency of sound and provides maximum output.


Lot’s of features Not found
Low cost
Easy install, clean sound, solid punch and no distortion


Pioneer Ts-w3003d4

There are no needs to describe that how much popular and reputed Pioneer in providing high-quality car audio system. There one of the quality and successful products is Pioneer Ts-w3003d4 12″ 2,000-watt Champion Series Pro Subwoofer.

If you want a subwoofer which will make you delight by its performance, then it’s for you. It offers high-performance value to people with low cost. It does provide unbelievable clear and loud that you can’t expect from this. Moreover, it does provide smooth and deeper bass.

Pioneer improved its conventional designs to dual spider design which improved its linearity, larger pole with thicker wire, a larger magnet. All of these provide more accurate, louder bass and durability.

It has 2,000 watts peak power while it is carrying 600 watts RMS power and that will able to produce steady, loud and powerful bass.

Its 12” compact design give you the advantage to installing it easily any place of your car such as it can fit easily behind backpack seats, under front seats, and inside doors.


Bigger sounds than you think Don’t have lots of features
Very smooth and deep bass
Easily Install
High value with low cost

Kicker 43C104 Comp

Do you want a sub that will provide you incredible bass without draining your wallet?

Then, why don’t you buy KICKER 43C104 subwoofer which is upgraded version of Kicker 10C104?

It’s the subwoofer which comes with the brand reputation, sound, quality & low price. It’s one of the great subwoofers in the market with the reasonable cost which will provide to you hard bass. It’s well built and looks nice. It has enough power to give sound without distortion.

Moreover, it has high-quality stamped steel basket for outstanding stability under extreme stress. It has high temp voice coil for its bumped back plate which will provide you more deep bass sound without distortion.

It also has excellent heat management system by its Perimeter venting which allows air to move freely around the motor.


Well built & Nice look Not found yet
Sufficient power, Quality & Brand reputation
Low Price
Hits clean
Easy to install


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2 thoughts on “5 BEST CAR SUBWOOFER UNDER 500$ | 2017

  1. so which one was your favorite for deep bass. I am thinking of two of the pioneers. If I get those what amp do u recommend

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