Hey just think how great the home system will sound when you get home......
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It sounds like you've probably done a thorough job of going through the setup menus. But just to be sure, have you optimized all of the settings that may be relevant? That would include "listening position," "smooth," "surround," "live," "sound conditioner," "loudness," and "SDV" (speed dependent volume).
Based on reading their descriptions in the manual I would expect that you would want to set "listening position" to "front," and to disable most of the other functions. "Smooth" and "live" being possible exceptions.
I have the Bose system in my Cayman S, btw. In that vehicle and for my purposes (pretty much just listening to satellite radio) it is quite satisfactory.
My wifes 30K Acura TSX cost half as much as my E350 & has twice the stereo system. She's more pissed off about it than I am I think. Although I aint all that happy about it.
Makes me wonder how the Krell system is in the new Acura RLX. That car costs $60k. Thats a chunk-o-change for a Honda. But I'd sure like to listen to and drive one. Oh wait, I mean drive one & listen to it....
Don't know about bespoke systems but Harmon Kardon is my favorite from the factory - the one in my Mercedes big SUV is the best car audio I have had (including a bespoke Clarion setup). Mark Levinson factory installs in Lexus would be a close second.
A Porsche is pretty noisy in the cabin so I am not really sure of the benefit.
I share your pain gago, I bought a '16 TTS with B&O sound, and it is the most disappointing sound system I have ever heard. My previous '11TTS had Bose which I found to be quite satisfactory.
' What a waste of money and the name'.
You are spot on there. It seems way too many 'high end' manufacturers put their name on poorly designed systems. Though the fault should be on the auto manufacturer who signs off on system.
Yep, I had an Audi A4 with the Bose system. Took the A4 with B&O as a loaner. Distinct B&O sound. while there was a more extended treble, it was also exaggerated in the lower treble and there was no adjustment possible (despite so many controls!) that would fix it.
The Bose system was, while more narrow, better balanced and less objectionable. Unfortunately like all Audi's I've been in they all suffer from so much road noise you don't really think it's worth it.
"Unfortunately like all Audi's I've been in they all suffer from so much road noise you don't really think it's worth it. "
Off topic but wow, Eric. I'm really surprised to read that. I've lost count of the A4s I've leased and owned over the last almost 20 years. Excessive road noise was never my experience with any of them...even with sport suspension and low profile tires. Hate to see the brand come in for that kind of undeserved criticism.