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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Boom vs JM Rokker XX

Firstly, I apologize if this issue has been beaten to death but I did not find any threads that addressed the subject directly.



Can anyone tell me if this is worth the $$ to move from the Booms to some JM Rokkers XX in the faring? Also, on a RG will the Boom tweeters work with the JM's?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 07:00 AM
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IMO, it depends what you are pushing them with.

If you are running a decent size amp or plan to upgrade to a amp later on, then yes.

If you are just running off the head unit and are not going to add an amp now or in the future, then any improvement will be marginal and not worth the $$$ and time.

Please understand...my opinion and $5.00 will get you coffee at Starbucks.
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I kept $3.50 and got my coffee from 7-11 but I have the same opinion as Sloride..........Stock head unit, I think the Booms are very competitive and a lot less expensive. If running an amp I'd upgrade--Personally, my stock head unit and Boom fairing speakers can be heard at 80 so I'm good.........I do wish I had more base, but I'd also rather put my coin in other places for now.......


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Yeah ive already installed a JM 250 into it and also have the HT tweeters. Iit does sound good with the Boom but just want a little more clarity. I dont think the Boom speakers can handle the amp so was looking to upgrade to the Rokkers. Now I have to figure out if I need to buy their tweeters or not.

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Not saying that the J&M Rokker series are not better than HD Boom, but please do your homework and read as many reviews as you can before you drop the big bucks! I spent just under $2k on J&M Rokker audio at Street Vibes this year and don't feel like I got my monies worth.
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Not saying that the J&M Rokker series are not better than HD Boom, but please do your homework and read as many reviews as you can before you drop the big bucks! I spent just under $2k on J&M Rokker audio at Street Vibes this year and don't feel like I got my monies worth.
What don't you like about J&M and what would do different? I'm looking for a true plug and play system.
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The J&M stuff is truly plug and play but it is not worth the price they charge and is definitely not as crystal clear as they claim and as their demo bikes are. When they play their demo bike at their trailer display they turn it up all the way and it sounds crystal clear with no distortion. My bike starts distorting at half volume and I paid $250 for the wireless Bluetooth kit for my Iphone and when I use it I get engine whine noise on acceleration and deceleration through the speakers. What a disappointment!
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J&M did a test of the the Harley Boom on the 2014 bike and by just addding their 500 watt amp, they were impressed with the Boom Audio upgrade with their amp as it was putting out only 3 decibels less than the Rokkers.


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I just looked because I have the J&m in the fairing and love em.the difference in the tour pak speakers is only 10 bucks from harley boom to J&M from directcycleparts.


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Got my full J&M set up from ebay from sellers like Eastern Performance Cycle and others at lower than retail have the 500W 4ch amp the RoKkers XT front and back running iPod interface sounds great, spend $1300 to 1400 on the components installed myself. Could save few extra bucks for other system but that was the choice at the time.
Am pleased with the sound clear through and plenty of power. Its been reliable.
Running with cam upgrade and V&H Hi outputs no problem listening my tunes and entertaining for others.
Lots of choices out there.
Just remember bass will be cancelled while riding very difficult to judge a sound system at idle or engine off.
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