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Why is the Bang and Olufsen Sound system Offering such poor sound quality i expected so much more from it. The base quality is pitiful. My old 2011 A5 cab had the standard sound system which really put Audi to shame so i had to opt for the upgraded sound pack but i am so disappointed. What does everyones else think!
I hear you on this, my old 335i's Harman Kardon system was way better.. but the Audi's is not "bad quality", its very good quality but just poorly resonated, the rear especially.
I had the trunk dynamatted and this helped big time, it really did, there is a sub back there somewhere which really doesn't handle the lows for shit, so I added an infinity bass link 2, cheap, cheerful and now it sounds spot on... I had the same thing in an old GTI, it really wakes up the system without spending a boat load of cash.
I absolutely love the system. I have bose headphones (both in ear and around ear ones) and I find I discover 'more' things in a song. Like background vocals or instruments being played in the song with the B&O system.
The thing is with these systems, its best to leave them default. (like mid bass, treble) etc as the B&O system should detect that. Thats what I have always been advised on these premium sound systems. Im not telling you how to suck eggs, but have you switched the 'surround system' on? Makes a difference. Also, if the base isn't punchy enough, then just turn it up.
I found it doesn't work on radio stations, well does but not as good as a CD. Also you'll find there is a huge difference in quality with the AMI (iPhone or alike) and a physical CD. I brought Examples album from iTunes and it doesn't sound as good as my girlfriends CD. (decided to compare them)
Regardless the format, other people notice it though. Usually commenting, 'since when did your car turn into a nightclub?!
I use to have bose in my A3, and this system is just much better. I believe the output is different on the systems.
May be a daft question but how do i test the sub/amp to ensure they are working correctly!
|I believe it is about clarity rather than bass.|
Spot on. Its about hearing different instruments or vocals that you wouldn't hear on 'cheap' headphones. (thinking the standard ones you get with say your iPod)
I actually remember a sometime ago (when I was having a car serviced at Audi) the guys complaint on the service desk next to me was he complained about his B&O system not being loud enough. Fortunately I was leaving at the same time, to go home whilst the service advisor went out to inspect his car. Being nosey and interested as I was (he had a new A5 cab and they had only just came out) ...turned out nothing was wrong with it. Just his understanding of what premium sounds systems actually do, wasn't right.
Every manufacturer is different when it comes to speakers and output. Bose, monster beats all aim at bass. Whereas B&O aim more at clarity. So if you love alternative or rock music (like U2 for example) then you'll know what I mean.
the bo sounds great after you us the vag to make it better see they limit how loud it go from the factory so that you dont blow the speakers and cost them more money i think stock it can got to level 14 after unlocking you can get up to 30 sounds so much better its louder and hits hards actually sounds like you have somethin in the car
Horus let me know how you get on as i certainly need to do something with mine. Can i ask who is doing it and how much they are charging.