Best 12 In Subs in 2023: Top Brands Review

Sometimes it might be quite difficult to find the best 12 in subs. With every niche market offering so many different products, it makes sense that this is the case.

Unfortunately, this very fact can make it incredibly difficult to find the item that best suits your needs, which is why we’ve put together this 12 in subs buying guide.

Our 20 Recommendations:

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1 MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D 1,200-Watt Dual 12-Inch Sub Enclosure MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D 1,200-Watt Dual 12-Inch Sub Enclosure
2 Pioneer TSW312D4 Champion Series 12' 1500 Watt Dual 4 Ohm Voice Coil DVC Car Subwoofer Pioneer TSW312D4 Champion Series 12" 1500 Watt Dual 4 Ohm Voice Coil DVC Car Subwoofer
3 Skar Audio SDR-12 D2 12' 1200 Watt Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer Skar Audio SDR-12 D2 12" 1200 Watt Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer
4 Skar Audio Dual 12' 2400W Loaded SDR Series Vented Subwoofer Enclosure | SDR-2X12D4 Skar Audio Dual 12" 2400W Loaded SDR Series Vented Subwoofer Enclosure | SDR-2X12D4
5 (2) Skar Audio SDR-12 D4 12' 1200W Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofers, Pair of 2 (2) Skar Audio SDR-12 D4 12" 1200W Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofers, Pair of 2
6 Rockville RG212CA Dual 12 inches Slim Vented Powered Car Subwoofer Enclosure 2000 Watt Rockville RG212CA Dual 12 inches Slim Vented Powered Car Subwoofer Enclosure 2000 Watt
7 Dual Electronics SBX212i 12-inch illumiNITE High Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofers with 1,200 Watts of Peak Power & 41-Ounce Magnets Dual Electronics SBX212i 12-inch illumiNITE High Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofers with 1,200...
8 Rockville RV12.2B 1200W Dual 12' Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Mono Amplifier+Amp Kit Rockville RV12.2B 1200W Dual 12" Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Mono Amplifier+Amp Kit
9 Skar Audio SDR-12 D4 12' 1200 Watt Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer Skar Audio SDR-12 D4 12" 1200 Watt Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer
10 Skar Audio Single 12' 1200W Loaded Sdr Series Vented Subwoofer Enclosure | SDR-1X12D2 Skar Audio Single 12" 1200W Loaded Sdr Series Vented Subwoofer Enclosure | SDR-1X12D2
11 Skar Audio VD-12 D2 12' 800W Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Shallow Mount Car Subwoofer Skar Audio VD-12 D2 12" 800W Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Shallow Mount Car Subwoofer
12 Skar Audio Dual 12' Complete 2,400 Watt SDR Series Subwoofer Bass Package - Includes Loaded Enclosure with Amplifier Skar Audio Dual 12" Complete 2,400 Watt SDR Series Subwoofer Bass Package - Includes Loaded...
13 Rockville DK512 PACKAGE Dual 12' 2800w K5 Car Subwoofer Enclosure+DB12 Amplifier Rockville DK512 PACKAGE Dual 12" 2800w K5 Car Subwoofer Enclosure+DB12 Amplifier
14 Skar Audio SVR-12 D4 12' 1600 Watt Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer Skar Audio SVR-12 D4 12" 1600 Watt Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer
15 Skar Audio EVL-12 D2 12' 2500 Watt Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer Skar Audio EVL-12 D2 12" 2500 Watt Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer
16 PRORECK PR-122M Complete 1500W Dual 12' Car Subwoofer, Includes Loaded Enclosure with Mono Block Amplifier,Wiring Installation Kit PRORECK PR-122M Complete 1500W Dual 12" Car Subwoofer, Includes Loaded Enclosure with Mono Block...
17 Kicker 48TRTP122 Car Audio Down Firing 12' Thin Sub Box w/ Passive Radiator New Kicker 48TRTP122 Car Audio Down Firing 12" Thin Sub Box w/ Passive Radiator New
18 Rockville W12K6D4 V2 12' 2400w Peak Car Audio Subwoofer Dual 4-Ohm Sub 600w RMS CEA Rated Rockville W12K6D4 V2 12" 2400w Peak Car Audio Subwoofer Dual 4-Ohm Sub 600w RMS CEA Rated
19 Sound Storm Laboratories CG12D 12 Inch Car Subwoofer - 1200 Watts Maximum Power, Dual 4 Ohm Voice Coil, Sold Individually Sound Storm Laboratories CG12D 12 Inch Car Subwoofer - 1200 Watts Maximum Power, Dual 4 Ohm Voice...
20 Kicker 48TRTP122 Car Audio Down Firing 12' Thin Sub Box w/ Passive Radiator New Kicker 48TRTP122 Car Audio Down Firing 12" Thin Sub Box w/ Passive Radiator New

The 20 Top 12 In Subs Reviews:

Bestseller No. 1
MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D 1,200-Watt Dual 12-Inch Sub Enclosure
  • 5/8" MDF Construction.Impedance: 2 ohm.Power source type:Corded Electric.Speaker size:12 inches
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 150Hz. Aviation Grade Carpet
  • Embroidered Terminator Logo; Impedance: 2Ω
  • Combines the sleek looks and power of a Terminator mono block amplifier with either a sealed enclosure
  • Houses two 12-Inch Terminator subwoofers, TNP212D2, or a vented enclosure
Bestseller No. 3
Skar Audio SDR-12 D2 12" 1200 Watt Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer
  • 12-Inch Dual 2-ohm Car Subwoofer
  • Peak Power: 1,200 Watts | RMS Power: 600 Watts
  • 2.5" 4-Layer High Temperature Copper voice Coil | Fs: 32 Hz
  • High Roll Foam Surround and Competition Grade Pressed Paper Cone
  • Powerful High Flux Ferrite Motor | Advanced Air Flow Cooling Design
Bestseller No. 4
Skar Audio Dual 12" 2400W Loaded SDR Series Vented Subwoofer Enclosure | SDR-2X12D4
  • SDR Series 12-inch Dual 4-ohm loaded Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Peak Power: 2,400 Watts | RMS power: 1,200 Watts
  • Pre-wired Internally for a 1 Ohm Final Impedance Load at the Terminals for an Easy Installation
  • Custom Vented Enclosure Made of High Strength 5/8" MDF and Finished in Premium Black Carpeting
  • Double Front Baffle (1.25") with Countersunk subwoofer design for Flush and Attractive Appearance
Bestseller No. 5
(2) Skar Audio SDR-12 D4 12" 1200W Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofers, Pair of 2
  • Sold as a Package - Includes 2 SDR-12 D4 12-Inch Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofers
  • Peak Power: 1200 Watts
  • RMS Power: 600 Watts
  • 2.5" High Temperature Copper Voice Coil
  • Competition Grade Pressed Paper Cone - Frequency Response: 22 - 300 Hz
Bestseller No. 6
Rockville RG212CA Dual 12 inches Slim Vented Powered Car Subwoofer Enclosure 2000 Watt
  • Features of RG212CA v2: Rockville RG212CA v2 Dual 12" Slim Vented Powered Car Subwoofer Enclosure, Complete all in one system includes built in amplifier, top quality enclosure, and dual 12” subs, Vinyl finished enclosure with side vents tuned to 40Hz, Enclosure is built with ¾” MDF and is ribbed and braced, 2000 Watts Peak power output, 500 Watts RMS, 12“ Super-Slim Subwoofer, Ultra-Stiff Composite Pulp Cone with Kevlar Reinforcement, 3D Molded Acrylic Dust Cap, Expanded & Rolled Steal Basket
  • High Density Laminated Rubber Surround, High Power Strontium Magnet with Ultra Saturated High BL Motor Structure, Vented Core Magnet Motor Structure, 2” High Temperature Aluminum Voice Coil, 8 mm Washer & Yoke Plates, 13.6 mm Peak-to-Peak X-Max, 40 oz. Magnet, Slim Vented MDF Enclosure Design, Impedance: 4-ohms, Frequency response: 30Hz-500Hz, SPL @ 1w/1m: 89dB, Dimensions: 29.52" Length x 15" Height 4.37" Top Depth x 6.65" Bottom depth, Unit Weight: 40.12 Lbs
  • Amp Features: Built-in 500 Watts RMS / 2000 Watt Mono Block Amplifier, 2 Ohm stable amplifier, Class D amplifier, Extruded aluminum heatsink stays cool even at high volumes, 200mV – 5V Variable Input Level
  • 12dB Low Pass Crossover Frequency 50Hz-200Hz, Low Level RCA Inputs, Remote level attenuation: 0 to -32.2 dB, 3.7 second turn on delay, High Level Speaker Level Input with Auto Start Music Sense, RJ11 Jack for Dash Mounted Bass Remote
SaleBestseller No. 7
Dual Electronics SBX212i 12-inch illumiNITE High Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofers with 1,200 Watts of Peak Power & 41-Ounce Magnets
  • BOOSTED OUTPUT CAPABILITY – specialized tuned port with computer aided design, 2” Voice Coils and 41-ounce magnets will vastly increase output efficiency for your subwoofers providing you with consistent low sounding bass
  • DIGITALLY OPTIMIZED SUBWOOFERS – Carefully crafted for efficient and accurate bass, 1, 200 Watts of peak power, 400 watts RMS at 2 Ohm impedance and frequency range 30Hz – 250Hz for unrivalled sound
  • ILLUMINATED TRIM RING – its illumiNITE design creates a surreal viewing experience while the ventilated control circuitry system ensures system coolness during peak usage delivering studio quality performance
  • SOUND MDF CONSTRUCTION – and top grade in-line automotive carpet eliminates the vast majority of enclosure movement for streamlined sound quality via both 12-inch subwoofers for unmatched sound superiority on the road
  • DIMENSIONS – 30” W x 14” D x 13” H
Bestseller No. 8
Rockville RV12.2B 1200W Dual 12" Car Subwoofer Enclosure+Mono Amplifier+Amp Kit
  • Rockville RV12.2B 1200W dual 12" Car Subwoofer Enclosure amplifier+amp kit
  • Rockville RV12.2B Dual 12” bass enclosure system with matching mono block amplifier. 1200 watts peak power/ 400 watts RMS cea-2031 rating. Dual 12” bass enclosure system with matching mono block amplifier. Quasi transmission Line cabinet design.
  • Angled at 15% for near perfect in vehicle bass alignment. Exterior: high quality aviation grade tweed Carpet. Oversize Rockville Shield embroidery. Mono, Gold-plated push style, speaker terminal. Dual, high-power, high-efficiency 12" Subwoofers.
  • 1200 watts peak power. Power output: 200 watts RMS cea-2006 power @ 4-Ohm and 97DBA (Reference: 1Watt into 4 ohms). Frequency Response: 15Hz - 20Khz (-3Db). RMS power: 400 watts @ 2 ohms. 4 ohm mono-block class A/B.
  • 17" High grade twisted pair 100% Copper RCA cables. 17' 8 gauge translucent Blue Super flex Power cable. 3' 8 gauge clear super flex ground wire. 17' 18 gauge Blue remote cable. 17' 16 gauge speaker wire. Gold Plated anl heat resistant fuse holder
Bestseller No. 9
Skar Audio SDR-12 D4 12" 1200 Watt Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer
  • 12-Inch Dual 4 ohm Car Subwoofer
  • Peak Power: 1, 200 Watts | RMS Power: 600 watts
  • 2.5" 4-Layer high temperature Copper voice Coil
  • High Roll Foam Surround - High flux ferrite motor
  • Frequency response: 22 Hz - 300 Hz | Sensitivity: 84.7 dB
Bestseller No. 10
Skar Audio Single 12" 1200W Loaded Sdr Series Vented Subwoofer Enclosure | SDR-1X12D2
  • Sdr series single 12-inch D2 ohm loaded Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Peak Power: 1, 200 Watts | RMS Power: 600 watts
  • Pre-wired Internally for a 1 Ohm Final Impedance Load at the terminals for an easy installation
  • Premium Vented Enclosure Made of 5/8" Mdf and finished in black Carpeting
  • Double front baffle (1.25") with countersunk subwoofer design for Flush and attractive appearance
Bestseller No. 11
Skar Audio VD-12 D2 12" 800W Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Shallow Mount Car Subwoofer
  • 12-Inch Dual 2 ohm Shallow Mount Subwoofer
  • Peak Power: 800 Watts | RMS Power: 500 Watts
  • Shallow Mount Design - Mounting Depth: 4.92"
  • High Performance Pressed Paper Cone Stitched to Premium Foam Surround
  • Sensitivity: 86.7 dB | Fs: 35.3 Hz
Bestseller No. 12
Skar Audio Dual 12" Complete 2,400 Watt SDR Series Subwoofer Bass Package - Includes Loaded Enclosure with Amplifier
  • All-in-One Complete SDR Series Dual 12-inch Loaded Subwoofer Complete Bass Package
  • Peak Power: 2,400 Watts | RMS Power: 1,200 Watts
  • Includes x1 Skar Audio SDR-2X12D4 Dual 12" Loaded 2,400 Watt Vented Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Includes x1 Skar Audio RP-1200.1D Class D 1,200 Watt Monoblock Car Subwoofer Amplifier
  • Includes x1 Skar Audio SKAR4ANL-OFC 4 Gauge Premium OFC Complete Amplifier Wiring Kit
Bestseller No. 13
Rockville DK512 PACKAGE Dual 12" 2800w K5 Car Subwoofer Enclosure+DB12 Amplifier
  • Loaded Sub Enclosure Features: Final Impedance: 2 Ohm, Peak Power Handling: 2800 Watts, CEA-2031 Compliant RMS Power Handling: 700 Watts, ¾” MDF enclosure, Bonded stapled and braced, Computer designed vents, Angled at 15 % for perfect bass alignment
  • 2" 4-Layer Black Aluminum Voice Coils Wound with OFC (100% Copper) Wire, The wire we use to wind the voice coil is imported from Japan which is way better quality than the standard China wire, 50 Oz High Quality Magnet
  • Amplifier Features: Rockville dB12 2000 Watt/500w RMS Mono Class D 2 Ohm Amplifier Car Audio Amp, CEA Compliant Power Ratings (Rated at less than 1 % distortion)
  • RMS Power Ratings: (Use these RMS ratings when comparing with great brands such as Hifonics, Earthquake, Soundstream, etc.), - 2 Ohm: 1000 Watts x 1 Channel, - 4 Ohm: 600 Watts x 1 Channel
  • Amp kit features: 1 – 17’ High Grade Twisted Pair of 100% Copper RCA Cable, 17’ – 4 Gauge Translucent Blue SuperFlex Power Cables, 17’ – 18 Gauge Blue Remote Cable, 17’ – 16 Gauge Clear Speaker Wire, 3’ – 4 Gauge Clear SuperFlex Ground Wire
Bestseller No. 14
Skar Audio SVR-12 D4 12" 1600 Watt Max Power Dual 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer
  • Peak Power: 1, 600 Watts RMS Power: 800 watts
  • 2.6" (65.5mm) dual 4-ohm high temperature 4-layer copper Voice Coil
  • Powerful high flux ferrite motor with advanced air Flow Cooling Design Fs: 34 Hz
  • Engineered for incredibly deep, dynamic, and powerful bass Sensitivity: 86.5 dB
  • High Roll Foam Surround stitched to competition Grade pressed paper cone
Bestseller No. 15
Skar Audio EVL-12 D2 12" 2500 Watt Max Power Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer
  • Peak Power: 2,500 Watts | RMS Power: 1,250 Watts
  • 3" High Temperature Dual 2-ohm Voice Coil with Black Coating
  • Competition Grade Paper Cone & High Roll Foam Surround
  • Premium Suspension Featuring the EVL Series Signature Red Two Layer Spider
  • Deep, Low, Extremely Responsive Bass | Sensitivity: 85.1 dB
Bestseller No. 16
PRORECK PR-122M Complete 1500W Dual 12" Car Subwoofer, Includes Loaded Enclosure with Mono Block Amplifier,Wiring Installation Kit
  • Package Includes: (1) PRORECK PR-1500.1M 1500W Amplifier, (1) dual 12" Car Subwoofer, (1) Complete Amp Installation Wire Kit.
  • PRORECK PR-1500.1M Dual 12” Car Subwoofer enclosure system with matching mono block amplifier. 1500 watts peak power/ 400 watts RMS. The surface is high quality aviation grade tweed carpet and has embroidery. The angle is 15%, close to the perfect vehicle bass alignment. Frequency Response: 15Hz - 20kHz. Power Output: 200 Watts RMS Mono-block at 4 Ohms and 1% THD+N. 4-Ohm Mono-Block Class A/B. Dynamic Power: 400 Watts @ 2 Ohms.
  • This system includes a top-level Enclosure with more powerful and rich bass. It also includes a mono block bass amplifier. This mono amplifier is built just for loud bass.It feature high power 1.5" aluminum 4-layer voice coils with bumped and vented magnet motor structures among other features. It has efficient bass response with deep and clean sound.
  • Amplifier with full range RCA output, RCA line input, high level input, bass EQ, dashboard remote, etc, meet all your needs.And amplifier contains mute circuit, bass optimization circuit, protection circuit, thermal protection, speaker short circuit protection, input overload protection and DC offset protection,make users have a better experience. Rich wire set, can meet your complete needs.
  • Wiring Kit Features:(1)High Grade Twisted Pair 100% Copper RCA Cables,(1)Blue Super Flex Power Cable,(1)Black Ground Wire,(1)Black Remote Cable and (1)Remote control,(1)Black Split Tube,(1)Speaker Wire,(1)Gold Plated ANL Heat Resistant Fuse Holder,(1)30 Amp ANL Gold Plated Fuse.Accessories: Wire ties, ring terminals, butt connectors, spades and grommet. Amplifier dimensions: 11 x 9.1 x 1.9 inches (L x W x H) Subwoofer dimensions: 28.7 x 14.2 x 15.7 inches (L x W x H)
SaleBestseller No. 17
Kicker 48TRTP122 Car Audio Down Firing 12" Thin Sub Box w/ Passive Radiator New
  • injection-molded polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • power handling: 500 watts RMS (1000 watts peak)
  • top-mount depth: 3.75"
SaleBestseller No. 18
Rockville W12K6D4 V2 12" 2400w Peak Car Audio Subwoofer Dual 4-Ohm Sub 600w RMS CEA Rated
  • Rockville W12K6D4 V2 K6 Series 12" Dual 4-Ohm Car Subwoofer. Peak Power Handling: 2400 Watts. Program Power Handling: 1200 Watts. CEA Rated RMS Power Handling: 600 Watts.
  • 2.5" 4-Layer Black Aluminum Voice Coils Wound with OFC (100% Copper) Wire. The wire we use is made in the USA! It is one of the most important components to make the sub high quality and last longer.
  • Double Stacked 100 Oz High Quality Magnet. Cast Aluminum Basket With Black Sanded Finish Makes This Sub Very Efficient. Fiber Reinforced Ultra Stiff Black Non-Pressed Paper Cone.
  • Thick Foam Surround Provides Incredible Sound Quality With Minimal Distortion. Red Stitching Cone Reinforcement Ensures Long Life. Polypropylene (PP) Dustcap.
  • Two Chrome-Plated Binding Post Terminals - These are the best terminals on the market and they accept any gauge wire. Impedance: Dual 4-Ohm Voice Coils.
Bestseller No. 19
Sound Storm Laboratories CG12D 12 Inch Car Subwoofer - 1200 Watts Maximum Power, Dual 4 Ohm Voice Coil, Sold Individually
  • Cone - Made from polyurethane, the CG12D 12-inch car subwoofer provides a resilient and durable material that can offer great sound with the advantage of long-lasting subwoofers
  • Voice Coil - Dual voice coils will not produce more bass than a single voice coils. It is more about producing the right Ohm load for maximum efficiency from the amplifier that you are running. Ohms are a measurement of electrical resistance
  • Surround - Foam is very flexible, providing the subwoofer with higher efficiency. This also translates to better excursion. (How far the cone of a speaker linearly travels from its resting position)
  • Basket - A stamped basket can absorb and transfer much of the energy produced by the speaker. It has good corrosion resistance, good mechanical property, high thermal and electrical conductivity and retains strength at high temperatures.
  • Specs - Resonant frequency: 32 Hz, Sensitivity SPL (1W/1m): 85 Db, Impedance: 4 Ohms, Port frequency: 34 kHz, Dimensions: 8.5” x 8.5” x 4”, Mounting Depth: 3.4”, Mounting hole: 8.8” x 6”, Weight: 7.2 Lbs.
SaleBestseller No. 20
Kicker 48TRTP122 Car Audio Down Firing 12" Thin Sub Box w/ Passive Radiator New
  • Forced-Air Cooling helps our CompRT subs run 20 percent cooler
  • ONE 12" thin-mount CompRT subwoofer and a high-output reFLEX passive radiator which intensifies bass output
  • Easily mounts in cargo area with no space issues, and resists stacking weight
  • Minimal mounting depth without sacrificing musical punch
  • True, hard-hitting KICKER bass from a shallow-mount design

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How to find the best 12 in subs?

Here, we’ll be going over a number of factors that you can use to ensure that you’re purchasing the best 12 in subs for you.

Regardless of which type of item you’re looking to buy, chances are that there are existing buying guides on the internet, all of which aim to give you good 12 in subs recommendations.

Despite these recommendations, however, it’s always a good idea to do your own research. In addition to this research, asking yourself the following questions is also super helpful:

  • What features does the 12 in subs need to have to be perfect for my needs?
  • What is my budget?
  • Do I need to purchase a certain brand?

Once you’ve answered these questions and have a good idea of what you’re looking for and the buying process becomes much easier. Keep in mind that when looking for the best product, there’s no need to rush. In fact, very rarely are the ideal products found by choosing the first one you see or by basing your decisions on only one factor. Take your time and enjoy the process!

Now, with the answers to the previous questions in mind, we urge you to use our upcoming buying guide for 12 in subs to find what you’re looking for:

Brand

In some cases, the brand of 12 in subs is very important. For example, if you’re looking for an item that works in tandem with another, you might very well need both products to be the same brand. If this is the case, it’s vital to pay attention to this factor, as choosing the wrong product can mean the difference between wasting your money and buying a great product that functions as it should.

Features

The features in any given 12 in subs are important because they can dictate which version of an item you need and how much money you need to spend. Consider all the key features that you want your item to have and don’t settle for anything that doesn’t check at least ¾ of your boxes.

Reviews

Customer reviews about 12 in subs are crucial – especially when you’re buying a product that costs a lot of money or serves a big importance. Luckily, most products can be found online, which means that it’s common for there to be scores of customer reviews from those who have already purchased any given product.

Pay attention to these reviews. Take note of the pros and cons that they mention, and factor these into your big decision. In some cases, you’ll be forced to sacrifice one con in order to gain a particular pro, but being aware of the potential con is going to be beneficial in either case.

Quality

Of course, quality is key. You don’t want to purchase a low-quality product. If you do, you run the risk of your item breaking, not working properly, or otherwise proving to be very disappointing, as well as a waste of money.

You can compare 12 in subs quality by researching what your potential purchases are made from, contrasting the individual items against each other to discern which one is made of the best materials.

Warranty

Warranty isn’t always going to be important, but it definitely can be. This is especially true if the item in question is tech-related or expensive. A good warranty will be valid for an extended time after purchase and cover a variety of problems ranging from item defects to random accidents, water damage, and other miscellaneous events that could ruin your product.

Conclusion

The quest to find the best 12 in subs can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. It can be made much easier by asking yourself a few simple questions and then thinking critically about the items you want to buy. Consider their features, quality, brand, warranty, and customer reviews and you’re more likely to make a great purchase.