Man when I bought my 2012 I had to go back because I thought there was clearly something wrong and I even compared it to another new stock unit.. those "tweeters" were SOOOO harsh in my ears I wanted to turn it off and listen to my ipod thru my futuresonics..I recently bought a 2012 Scion XB with the base Pioneer sound system and IMHO the highs were terrible (annoyingly edgy) and the overall sound flat sounding. I'm a musician, have built a couple of recording studios and listen to almost all my music driving in the car ('60s-'70s Classic Rock, old R&B and some oldies).
I talked to the top audio builder / installer in the area and he said "forget the rear speakers and put your money in the fronts because that's what you'll listen to" so, I skipped the cheaper BA S60s and went with these which after reading a bunch of reviews seemed to strike a reasonable balance between cost and sound.
Amazon.com: Boston Acoustics SC60 6.5" Car Audio Component Speakers: Electronics
What an improvement these made! I've always been a Boston Acoustics fan for the warm sound and these didn't dissapoint. The highs are clear as a bell, a couple of acoustic guitar passages are soooo realistic and the real suprise was the bass. I was figuring to eventually add a sub when I saw that 55hz bass spec but no, the bass is smokin'! (I may still add the sub down the road but no hurries thanks to these).
I set the crossovers to -2db and it wouldn't hurt to go -4 for a perfect balance as the highs are a bit hot from this head unit. I have it set to "feel", bass to 0 and treble to -2 (that's why I suggest -4 on the crossovers to run the unit flat).
For those of us on a tight budget I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE!!!:cheers:
I did however notice that for whatever reason the highs werent as bad with the upgraded head unit with navigation (which I think is built by alpine)
none the less I wish you would have posted this earlier because the 2nd day I owned the car I drove to my local stereo shop and had EVERYTHING replaced with JL Audio (didnt want to fork out the loot for focal) although I am still not satisfied with the tweeter it has worked for now (as long as I keep my 12k -4db) but I def hear more nuances in my music so I can speak somewhat highly of the JL set up (although it is amped as well)
next up for me is THIS BOX and I will add some low end and I think I should be satisfied although as a musician and audio snob myslef (also owned and built a recording studio) I will probably never be satisfied but hey, thats my sickness..:cheers: