Top Rated 15 Inch Subwoofers in 2017

Subwoofer NamePriceWant To Buy It?!Rating(10)Power
Orion HCCA152$$$Check the price(8)Peak: 5000 watts
RMS: 2000 watts
Rockford Fosgate P3D2$$Check the price(7)600 Watts RMS
1200 Watts Peak Power
Alpine Type-R SWR-1542D$$$Check the price(7.5)(RMS): 750W
(Peak): 2000W
Kicker CompVR 07CVR154$$Check the price(7)500 Watts RMS
1000 Watts peak power
Pyle PL1590BL$$Check the price(7)
Hifonics BRZ15D4 Brutus$$Check the price(7)600 Watts RMS power
1200 Watts Peak power
Skar Audio ZVX-15v2$$$Check the price(8)RMS Power : 1500 Watts
VM Audio EXW15 Elux$$$Check the price(8)RMS Power: 1300 Watts
Peak Power: 2600 Watts
Sundown NS-15 V.3 D2$$$Check the price(9)2500 Watt RMS
Power Acoustik MOFO$$Check the price(7.5)1700 Watts RMS
3000 Watts Peak power

Here is to to the crazy ones, the rebels, the people who are too loud, have 15-inch subs in their cars, you can agree with them, disagree with their loudness, but you can’t ignore them because their cars are so loud.

And within this loudness we see coolness, we see people who don’t accept the current bass level and they push it higher :).


I see You want more, you are that guy who doesn’t accept mid-tier bass and starve for a powerful bass monster instead.

Can’t blame you. The beauty of having an amazing 15-inch subwoofer in your car is amazing.


Big bass, Big Box, Amazing driving experience, but you are going to suffer from the space. That’s the deal with 15-inch subs.

But hey, take a look at your car and if it is small you better go with 10 or 12-inch subs they will rock it and you will enjoy the heavy bass either ways.

We reviewed the best SPL subwoofers in the market in 2017 and most of them were 15-inch subs and we are going to mention some of them here.

Review of the best 15-inch subwoofers in 2017:

1- Orion HCCA152

It is one of the most powerful, crazy, loud, and badass subwoofers we met since we started reviewing car sound system gears.

Okay, this sub is not for anybody It is for people who respect loudness and power in their sound system. If you are searching for something that is not that powerful you sure don’t want to go with the Orion HCCA152.

So, why is this? 5000 Watts peak power and 2000 Watts RMS are enough to rattle your entire car with a sub that reaches 4 inches of travel which mean more and more bass on the way.


with a mix between red and black materials to give the subwoofer a badass look you will love to take a look on the Orion subwoofer. Turn it on, and watch it rockin..


With such gear, you need it to be so durable to take all the power you give and have no mercy giving it back as powerful bass.

And this is the case with the HCCA152. With enhanced voice coil cooling system and Rubber tri-radius symmetrical surround the sub is going to take whatever you throw at it and never complain. People who bought the HCCA152 were completely amazed by what they got. So, in terms of design, power, durability, and for sure loudness the Orion HCCA152 is a monster and again if you are not that guy who get happier with louder bass this subwoofer is not for you. This subwoofer is for absolute sound and bass enthusiasts who are killing it in their cars rocking and this for them is like a daydream. If you can afford it and see that you are that kind of guy go for it and believe us you won’t regret it.

The cons we could only think about is that this sub is too heavy and too hungry for power which is not going to be a problem for the type of people we think the HCCA152 is the right option for them.

HCCA 152 Specs:

  • Subwoofer Size: 15″
  • Power handling – RMS: 2000 watts
  • Power handling – Peak: 5000 watts
  • Sensitivity : 87.2 dB
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Weight : 87.00lbs
  • Frequency Response: 21-100 Hz
  • Warranty: 1 Year

2- Rockford Fosgate P3D2

The deal with this sub is that it is for people who are audio enthusiasts but maybe on a budget or maybe don’t like to get too loud as the Orion Sub.

If you read any review of ours related to RF you should now know that we are fond of their gears. Rockford Fosgate is an amazing company in the car sound system ecosystem. They build beautiful yet so powerful products since 1973. We dedicated a whole review on the Rockford Fosgate P3 series and it is awesome series to pick subs from and here we go with the P3D2.

So this RF subwoofer is powerful but not as powerful as Orion and again for the people who are going to pick this subwoofer shouldn’t see this as a bad thing it should fit their taste and they should be happy with their purchase otherwise they may be in a need to go with the Orion sub or any other subwoofer on our list.

The P3D2 15 inch sub features 600 Watts of RMS power and 1200 Watts of Peak power. You are going to be satisfied with this subwoofer. It is a top-notch product that you can’t go wrong with and hey Rockford added tons of features to ensure durability and listening experience. Here is what you need to know:

Rockford Fosgate P3D2 features:

CEA-2031 Compliant:

Power handling on the RF P3 series conforms to CEA-2031 industry standards. Which means that it can handle power under continuous demand but not instantaneous power handling.

Flexfix fit basket:

A flexfit basket allows the subwoofer to utilize slots so it could fit in tighter places.

A beautiful trim ring:

An aluminum trim ring is included to improve the look of the subwoofer.

Stitched tinsel leads:

To reduce the mass of tinsel leads and strain over a greater area improving the reliability and performance of the subwoofer.

“VAST” surround:

The Vertical Attach Surround Technique significantly increases a speaker’s effective radiating cone area. The result provides up to 25% more effective radiating cone area for the same model speaker.

Anodized Aluminum Voice Coil Former:

Rockford Fosgate subwoofers use anodized aluminum voice coil formers that provide superior heat dissipation (up to 100° at full power levels). This keeps subwoofers cool during high SPL conditions.

The only downside that we feel if it was a little bit higher this sub would be completely magnificent is the amount of power it could take. If it was for example 1000 RMS and 2000 peak it would be truly amazing. But hey believe me you can’t go wrong with it. The quality is known for any RF product and the sound all are awesome.

3- Alpine Type-R SWR-1542D

The main selling point for the Alpine Type-R SWR-1542D is the durability you get with it. The cone is manufactured from parabolic Kevlar and pulp fiber is known for its use in bulletproof vests and army helmets.

For some brands, you can’t catch a character for them. I mean when I see RF product I see quality and innovation in design or when I see a Sundown sub I see beasts. The deal is different when it comes to Alpine because yes, they make very good speakers and subwoofers but everyone is completely different than the other and nothing is making them from the same company but the logo.

Also, you are going to completely rock with this subwoofer having 750 Watts RMS power and 2000 Watts Peak Power and 87 dB Sensitivity.

The overall look on the Type-R SWR-1542D is that it is an amazing subwoofer that you can afford and it is so durable with amazing sound quality. It is just not so badass like Orion for example.

You can compare the Type-R SWR-1542D with the RF P3D2. both of them are in the same category and in the same price tag so, it is your pick.

Alpine Type-R SWR-1542D Specs:

  • Subwoofer Size: 15″
  • Power handling – RMS: 750 Watts
  • Power Handling – Peak: 2000 Watts
  • Sensitivity : 87 dB
  • Impedance: Dual 4 Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 18Hz – 400Hz
  • Warranty: 1 Year

4- Kicker CompVR 07CVR154

The Kicker CompVR 07CVR154 now comes like a hero with solid capabilities. If you are looking for nothing special but something GOOD. this subwoofer is one of the best options for you.

What if you are not a fan of a lot of power and you want a solid pair of 15-inch subwoofers??

Here is the deal, Kicker CompVR 07CVR154 on the market since a lot of time and it proved it is an amazing subwoofer that is so durable and could give you whatever you want from it as long as you are being reasonable.

First of all, let’s talk about the sound quality:

Kicker used an injection-molded cone with 360-degree back bracing and aluminized coating, 25-500 Hz frequency response, SoloKon for strength and accuracy you are going to get a very good bass response and accuracy. You see, Kicker in the market since a lot of time and no one could say bad things about the sound quality of their subs and speakers.


CompVR 07CVR154 in the market since 2007. And so many people said that they owned the subwoofer for a long time between (1 to 2 years) and it was absolutely durable so with mentioning that the  CompVR 07CVR154 T cut top plate for magnetic field strength, Spiraled tinsel leads and Ribbed Santoprene surrounds you will get a durable subwoofer that lasts with you.

Kicker CompVR 07CVR154 Specs:

  • 15-inch CompVR Subwoofer with 4-ohm impedance
  • Injection-molded cone with 360-degree back bracing and aluminized coating; ribbed Santoprene surround
  • 500 Watts RMS (1000 Watts peak) power handling
  • 25-500 Hz frequency response
  • One-year limited warranty

5- Pyle PL1590BL

The Pyle PL1590BL has 1400 Watts Peak power which means that it is so good when it comes to its price tag. And with a 90 oz. magnet, non-fatiguing big rubber suspension, and a rubber magnet boot Pyle are killing it making one of the best subwoofers in this price. Cheap Subs are not always ugl

What do you expect from a 15-inch sub that is less than $70? Sure you are not expecting to get the bass you get with a $450 subwoofer right?!

But what if you have only less than $70 to purchase a 15-inch sub? Will you search for the best 15-inch sub under $70 right? That’s why we included the Pyle PL1590BL in our list because it is the best purchase you will make under $70 for your car.

Cheap Subs are not always ugly subs. With the Pyle PL1590BL, you get a beautiful design that makes you happy looking at it with Blue Injection-molded Cone and Specially Treated Rubber Edge Suspension and flame-like design you will get a very fancy subwoofer in your lovely vehicle.

Why did we include the PL1590BL in our list for the best subwoofers at 15 inch size?

Because for a specific budget and specific conditions it is really one of the best subs on the market in this size and at this price. So, if you are on a budget you can’t go wrong with this subwoofer.

Pyle PL1590BL Specs:

  • Blue Injection-molded Cone
  • Dual Voice Coils
  • Specially Treated Rubber Edge Suspension
  • Blue injection-molded cone
  • High-temperature dual Kapton voice coil
  • Chrome-plated basket
  • PL-1090BL mounting depth: 6 1/4″
  • PL-1290BL mounting depth: 6 1/2″

6- Hifonics BRZ15D4 Brutus

Like the Pyle subwoofer, the Brutus BRZ15D4 is an amazing deal for people who are on a budget and want to own good subwoofers to enjoy them in your vehicle.

This is the first time we review a Hifonics subwoofer on our site. The Hifonics BRZ15D4 Brutus at the same category as the Pyle subwoofer we mentioned above and they are both the best in the price tag and we preferred to mention both of them so you will have more space and options to pick from.

Why the Hifonics BRZ15D4 Brutus is a good subwoofer?!

To be honest we slightly fond of this sub more than the Pyle one. We feel it more premium but it is just our preference and it has nothing to do with what you should pick, both of them are amazing bang for your bucks and as long as you are on a budget you can’t go wrong with both of them.

The Hifonics BRZ15D4 Brutus features  dual spider spacing technology to ensure robust sound, Polypropylene cone, and nickel-plated push and insert speaker terminals keep the amps energy focused within the speaker’s core, unique square-shaped subwoofer allows approximately 20% more cone surface area for moving air and generating higher SPL than the same sized round woofer, and 600 Watts RMS power and 1200 Watts Peak power.

The Hifonics BRZ15D4 Brutus Specs:

  • DVC 4-Ohm 2.5 inch high-temp voice coils with Rubber surround
  • Dual flat Nomex spider with integrated tinsel leads Polypropylene cone and Nickel-plated push and insert speaker terminals
  • Double-stack magnet assembly with Heat-dispersing ported nickel plated back plate and Ultra ridged stamped steel basket
  • Black chrome-plated gasket and High strength ABS motor cover
  • Operates in sealed and ported enclosures
  • Dual flat Nomex spider with integrated tinsel leads
  • Heat-dispersing ported nickel plated back plate

7- Skar Audio ZVX-15v2

The Skar Audio ZVX-15v2 is between Orion and both Rockford Fosgate and Alpine Type R on our list. From price tag point of view, Power and possibilities it fits there very well and it also performs there pretty good.

When we reviewed the best skar subwoofers in 2017 it was our first time to review Skar products and since then it was a delightful experience reviewing their subs.

Why to consider the  Skar  ZVX-15v2?

8- VM Audio EXW15 Elux

Look, this is a powerful subwoofer that is not going to make you change your setting or system to make it fit the sub like Orion and it has 3000 Watts peak power and 1500 Watts RMS power so it will make you so proud of your sound system setup. It is not for you if you are on a budget and also it is not the ultimate beast on the list but it is so REASONABLE  upgrade if you want a hassle-free yet very powerful upgrade to your car.

Skar Audio ZVX-15v2 Specs:

  • RMS Power: 1500 Watts
  • 3″ / 8 Layer Flat Wound CCAW Voice Coil
  • Competition Grade Paper Cone and Foam Surround
  • Ultra Low Distortion Design
  • Poly Cotton Spider
Get this one. The VM Audio EXW15 Elux by far is the most reasonable subwoofer in our list. With 1300 Watts RMS and 2600 Watts Peak power it will PROBABLY give you all the bass you want.

With stress-resistant materials, wide durable rubber surround, heavy-duty stamped steel basket with a high impact-resistant one-piece magnetic cover, and a direct voice coil surface-cooling system the subwoofer is going to be so durable.

What we like the most about the VM Audio EXW15 Elux is the overall value. You see, with such competitive price, materials used building the subwoofer and the sound quality you get you are going to have an amazing deal for your bucks.

VM Audio EXW15 Elux Specs:

  • Subwoofer Size: 15″
  • Power handling – RMS: 1300 watts
  • Power handling – Peak: 2600 watts
  • Sensitivity : 91 dB
  • Impedance: Dual 4 Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 23Hz – 340Hz
  • Warranty: 1 Year

9- Sundown NS-15 V.3 D2

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This is the best 15-inch subwoofer hands down. But there are some things we can’t ignore the fact that it is brutally expensive. If the price is not a concern you care about this is the 15 inch you have been seeing in your dreams coming and changing everything

The NS V.3 is a complete hand built a subwoofer with the highest materials you could ever see.

If you know us you would know that we believe that Sundown makes the best subwoofers in the market in any category.

They figured out a model for creating the most compelling subwoofers we have seen ever. The design of their subwoofers is something we talked about before and mentioned that they are amazing.

The subwoofer is crazy and demanding as hell. With 2500 Watts RMS power and 5000 Watts Peak power

You can understand that you actually going to upgrade some components in your car to power this badass beast.

To wrap up the deal with the Sundown NS-15 V.3 D2 is that if you are an absolute enthusiast who doesn’t care about the price and want the best 15-inch subwoofer in the market, go with this baby.

Sundown NS-15 V.3 D2 Specs:

  • RMS: 2500 Watts
  • Peak Power: 5000Watt
  • Sensitivity: 84.27dB
  • Frequency response: n/a
  • Impedance: 2+2 ohms
  • Top Mount Depth: 13.00″
  • Cut-Out: 13.83″

10- Power Acoustik MOFO

The Power Acoustik Mofo series is a series we are completely fond of. It is so reasonable and budget-friendly subwoofer and in both sizes, it comes with it is an amazing sub to own in your car.

Paying less than $200 in such a subwoofer is a great deal for deal hunters. With 1700 Watts RMS and 3000 Watts Peak power.

Durability and design are main selling points when it comes to this subwoofer. The blue and black design and dual-4 layers voice coils aluminum heatsink for the coils to improve heat dissipation.

The Power Acoustik MOFO is an affordable yet powerful subwoofer that you can’t go wrong with. And the Mofo series is a truly remarkable series Power Acoustic made.

Power Acoustik MOFO Specs:

  • Subwoofer Size: 15″
  • Power handling – RMS: 1700 watts
  • Power Handling – Peak: 3000 watts
  • Sensitivity : 87 dB
  • Impedance: Dual 4 Ohm
  • Frequency Response: Not specified
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Now you know everything you need to know about the best subs in 15″ inch size. you can pick the best one for you and if you want our help in this you are more than welcome to contact us or comment and we will catch up with you to pick the best sub for you.

we hope you have got value from reading our review and you can n take an informative decision after reading this review. if you have suggestions or feedbacks to us catch us in the contact us page.

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