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post #1 of 45 Old 06-10-2015, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Non-Bose Sound System

For those of you with non-Bose sound system, what are you thoughts on it?

How's the clarity? How's the bass? How does it hold at high volume? etc.


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I'm 42 y/o, so I don't need a Nakamichi sound anymore. Having said that, I like the non-bose sound, it is fairly loud and clear. Has a sub-woofer inside the trunk and the bass is good with high fidelity music.

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I really like the standard stereo. I've not owned any premium stereos in my own cars but I've spent time in a few B&O and Bose equipped Audis in the past and say that this is a pretty good compromise, especially given the discrete subwoofer and some DSP functionality via MMI. I'm not sure I've noticed any signal degradation from Bluetooth but I did think SiriusXM sounded not so great (though this is pretty common with any stereo that lets you hear clearly enough to pick up the compression artifacts).

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I'm 42 y/o, so I don't need a Nakamichi sound anymore. Having said that, I like the non-bose sound, it is fairly loud and clear. Has a sub-woofer inside the trunk and the bass is good with high fidelity music.

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I love Nak systems.

Had one in my Lexus SC400 that came stock, even 20 years down the road it still works and sounds GREAT.
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Nice to know non-Bose owners are quite happy with the system!

I had Harman Kardon system in my Mini and it sounded great compared to stock sound system that was in my Passat, I was worried that Audi's non-Bose would differ from H/K quality as much as stock system in my Passat did.


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I also think that the non-Bose stereo is pretty good.

I will say that I find the sound quality pretty bad when listening to Sirius radio (still in trial), but I suspect that this is not the stereo's fault.

I have not listened to any CDs yet, just music via iPhone/Bluetooth and I am happy with the sound quality.
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I also think that the non-Bose stereo is pretty good.

I will say that I find the sound quality pretty bad when listening to Sirius radio (still in trial), but I suspect that this is not the stereo's fault.

I have not listened to any CDs yet, just music via iPhone/Bluetooth and I am happy with the sound quality.
Interested in knowing what its like with CD's or just from original music files since with that you get the highest quality version of the song.
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Being 61 years old (me that is), sometimes when I hit a bump, the needle jumps and scratches my albums...
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Being 61 years old (me that is), sometimes when I hit a bump, the needle jumps and scratches my albums...
Set the needle for 5 grams - it won't jump so much and will wear them out faster so you can get modernated ...
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Set the needle for 5 grams - it won't jump so much and will wear them out faster so you can get modernated ...
HMMM??? Maybe I should just upgrade to my 8-track player.
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