Best UTV Sound System

Adding music is one of the best ways to enhance your UTV ride. Many UTVs have poor to no sound systems, though, which forces you to invest in a better system. Here are our recommendations for the best UTV sound systems that fit in a variety of budgets. View the criteria in which we’re picking these systems below.

How to Pick the Best UTV Sound System

The first UTV sound system you buy should be your last. Therefore, it’s best to invest in one higher-quality system upfront rather than buying a cheaper system that breaks in a few years. When picking your system, keep the following in mind.

How it Sounds

Price correlates to the sound experience you’ll get, and the same is true with a UTV sound system. Paying a few extra bucks can usually make the difference between mediocre sound quality and a truly amazing speaker. More expensive models usually include subwoofers, which add booming bass to your music.

Placement

Where are you going to place the sound system before purchasing one? Some sound systems might not be able to fit where you’d like them. Popular places to put sound systems include over the speaker’s head or on the sides to provide a surround sound experience. Of course, it depends on the shape and specifics of the sound system.

You should know the specifics of your UTV before purchasing your sound system, especially any bars you hope to attach the system to.

Connectivity

Most speakers will have a Bluetooth connection. Technology is advancing toward a wireless state, and shedding the AUX cord allows you to take your phone away from the UTV without disconnecting the music. The downside to Bluetooth, though, is that it tends to drain the battery from your phone or music playing device.

AUX cords are the older but more reliable alternative to Bluetooth, and so it’s nice to have an AUX feature on UTV sound systems in case your device’s Bluetooth features malfunction.

Durability

You’re bound to take your UTV in places that test a machine’s durability. Off-roading with a UTV means splashing into muddy puddles, landing hard after a jump, or chaotically settling back into place after taking a quick turn.

A speaker mounted to a UTV needs to handle whatever you throw at it. Therefore, the speaker should be waterproof or weatherproof at the least, and perhaps be able to withstand shock or other beatings a UTV can do upon it.

Lights or Subwoofer

Some people just want loud music to play from their UTV. Others may want lights or other visual elements to come from their sound system to make using it more fun. Perks cost extra, but some people find the higher cost worth it.

Best UTV Sound System Under $150

BOSS Audio Systems MCKGB350B.6 Weatherproof Marine Gauge Receiver and Speaker Package

This speaker can be used on a variety of vehicles, both land and marine, but it works great on a UTV.

The speaker is weatherproof, meaning it can withstand an onslaught of rain, snow, sleet, and other elements. It should be able to make it through a muddy drenching after riding through on a wet dirt road. This speaker’s receiver has an IPX6 rating to protect against splashing water, as this speaker is also designed to work on boats. Each of the 6.5-inch speakers is weatherproof.

You can play all sorts of media with these speakers. There is not only Bluetooth connectivity but a USB port, AUX cable input, and AM/FM stations to let you catch the radio. The speakers also have subwoofers built-in, giving you deeper sounding music and bumping vibrations as you ride your UTV.

The speakers are lightweight, too, coming in at about 3 lbs each. Upon purchase, you get a 3-year warranty for the speakers should anything go awry. Overall, the BOSS MCKGB350B.6 sound system gives you clear sound through weatherproofed speakers — perfect for rugged UTV use.

Pros:

  • Weatherproof and waterproof 
  • Lightweight
  • Bluetooth, USB connection, AUX input, and AM/FM available
  • Subwoofers built-in
  • 3-year warranty upon purchase

Cons:

  • May be difficult to set up on your UTV
  • Short Bluetooth range of about 15 inches
  • Screen tends to fog

BOSS Audio Systems BM40AMPBT Marine Waketower Speaker System

This all-terrain speaker is designed to withstand all the ruggedness of marine and power sports. With Bluetooth audio streaming, you can play and control your favorite music playing apps without having to be tethered through an AUX cord. The speaker comes with a full-range built-in two-channel class D amplifier to give you loud and clear sound.

The adjustable cast aluminum swivel should fit the sound systems of most UTVs, as it’s designed to fit 1.5 to 2.5 inches. This speaker works with all audio devices, such as iPods or iPhones, smartphones, and MP3 players. When the battery gets low, it will shut off to conserve power. It’s a bit hefty at about 8 lbs, but its weight correlates with its durability.

Pros:

  • Clear sound thanks to the two-channel class D amplifiers
  • Compatible with iPhones, iPods, smartphones, and other audio devices
  • Can withstand the mud and water of off-roading
  • Designed to fit UTV bars
  • Battery shuts off automatically when in low power to conserve energy

Cons:

  • It’s heavy at 8 lbs
  • Buttons can be difficult to operate
  • Battery wire is a bit short

Best UTV Sound System Under $250

NOAM NUTV4 Marine Bluetooth UTV Speakers Stereo System

Get high-quality and clean sound in your UTV with the NOAM NUTV4 Marine Bluetooth UTV Speakers Stereo System. While it can be connected by Bluetooth, it also has AUX input for those who prefer to use a cable.

The speaker is water-resistant, though not waterproof. You can ride with it in light rain, sleet, or snow. There’s a remote to control volume as well as the background lights, giving you fun colors to glow while you ride around at night. The remote is water-resistant as well.

You can put this pair of four-inch two-way wake tower mountable speakers on a round bar between 1.25 to 2 inches wide. Mounting pads included.

Pros:

  • Water-resistant construction
  • Includes remote-controlled lights for visual in addition to audio stimulation
  • Remote for extra features is water-resistant as well
  • Has AUX input in addition to Bluetooth
  • Includes mounting straps for easy setup

Cons:

  • Speakers cannot withstand being submerged in water
  • Has little bass
  • May be hard to install depending on the type of UTV you have

NOAM N5 UTV Speakers

Though these speakers are small, they pack in a lot of sound. They’re very easy to assemble — you don’t even need tools to do so. Though these speakers are designed for golf carts and boats, they also work great for UTVs as well.

The reason they work so well for UTVs is that they’re waterproof, so they can handle being out in the rain or getting water splashed on them. Each speaker has a 3-inch passive radiator in the back to boost the bass, though each speaker is only 5.25 inches big. The package includes a 12-foot speaker cable and spark plugs if you want to shorten the cable.

Pros:

  • Waterproof
  • Easy to install — no tools required
  • Lightweight and compact size
  • Boost bass in music.
  • Included cables and plugs to alter cable length

Cons:

  • May be smaller than you expected
  • Bass weaker than anticipated
  • Hard to mount if not using a round bar

Best UTV Sound System Overall

NOAM NUTV5 Marine Bluetooth Sound System

Another great waterproof sound system from NOAM. It’s built for boats, but it works for UTVs too. In fact, the marine waterproofing is what makes it work so well for UTVs.

Not only are these speakers waterproof, but they can work under any weather conditions. They’re compact, lightweight, and don’t feel bulky. They’re controlled by Bluetooth but have AUX inputs as well. They work with a variety of devices that have a 3.5mm output.

These speakers also have subwoofers built-in, enhancing your listening experience.

Pros:

  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Lightweight and non-bulky
  • Bluetooth and AUX compatible
  • Built-in subwoofers
  • Work with a variety of devices

Cons:

  • Could be hard to install depending on your UTV
  • Speakers can occasionally malfunction if they get wet
  • Might be too loud for some users

NOAM NUTV5 Quad UTV Stereo System

It’s like the NOAM NUTV5, but the Quad gives you two extra speakers so you can have four noise inputs. If you want to experience high-quality surround sound in your UTV, this is the way to go.

Pros:

  • Weatherproof
  • Bluetooth and AUX compatible
  • Includes subwoofer
  • Adjustable angle
  • Quickly mount it — no tools required

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t work as well on non-round bars

Conclusion

While the most expensive item on this list, we recommend the NOAM NUTV5 Marine Bluetooth Sound System for its compatibility, high-quality design, rich sound, deep bass, and easy setup. Not only is it waterproof, but it’s easy to control and allows you to listen to your favorite songs with no hassle.

All the items on this list provide high-quality sound and a durable build for UTVs. Therefore, the only limitation is your budget. Like we’ve said before, though, it’s best to splurge a little and buy the best UTV sound system to avoid spending more money should a cheaper one malfunction.

However, you can’t go wrong with any of the items on this list. They’re the best UTV sound systems, after all.