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      07-22-2013, 01:31 AM   #67
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Anyone used these guys before http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/category/174/0/

I am thinking of ordering a set but would be nice to know if these are any good.
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      07-22-2013, 06:23 AM   #68
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Has anybody tried the Bang & Olufsen system in the 6 or 7 series???
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      07-22-2013, 07:31 AM   #69
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I ordered mine with it and if I could do it over again, I'd leave it out. Compared to the (at first included in my '07) and then $800 Logic 7 on my first 2 E92s, this is a real POS. You can fiddle with the EQ and get a song/CD/radio station to sound okay, then switch and its all rubbish again. Between the car sounding so good and EPS sounding like crap, I spend about 80% of the time with the sound system off. Count me in the "regret getting it" camp.
Seems weird quoting myself, but some other posts hinted at some suggestions in other posts. Found this one http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=eps and it helped a lot. Not sure I'd come up with those settings on my own, but spending about 15 minutes this morning with it listening to various types of music recorded over 40 years, the EQ settings work pretty well with all. Bass and treble have to be adjusted depending on what you're listening to, which now makes me wish we had old-fashioned bass and treble knobs. So I'll un-declare it a (IMO) POS for now while I live with the new settings, but the Logic7 and whatever the mid-level audio selection in the 5-series is a lot easier to make sound good.

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Has anybody tried the Bang & Olufsen system in the 6 or 7 series???
I spent some time in a 5er with the B&O. It's nice and the gimmicky pop-up tweeter will impress people who are easily impressed. But to me it doesn't sound so much better than the mid-level option available to be anywhere near worth what they charge for it.
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      07-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #70
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I have fiddled with the EQ settings and it's tough to make the sound when listening to Sirius sound great. However, when listening to music through my iPhone, the music sounds great. I'm glad I got the EPS as residualized over a 36 mo lease it probably only cost 20 bucks a month.
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      07-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #71
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I have fiddled with the EQ settings and it's tough to make the sound when listening to Sirius sound great. However, when listening to music through my iPhone, the music sounds great. I'm glad I got the EPS as residualized over a 36 mo lease it probably only cost 20 bucks a month.
That's because Sirius doesn't sound great on any system. I read their music is streamed at ~64kbks, which is pretty low. So yeah, pretty much anything else you play should sound better.
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That's because Sirius doesn't sound great on any system. I read their music is streamed at ~64kbks, which is pretty low. So yeah, pretty much anything else you play should sound better.
Interesting I always just assumed it was pretty high quality since it seems to sound better than traditional radio, but I'm no audiophile
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I didn't get it on my order because I didn't want iDrive and in order to get the upgraded sound you HAD to get iDrive too.

I really don't understand why. I ordered my '07 e92 328i with EPS and didn't have to have iDrive, so why now?
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      07-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #74
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I didn't get it on my order because I didn't want iDrive and in order to get the upgraded sound you HAD to get iDrive too.

I really don't understand why. I ordered my '07 e92 328i with EPS and didn't have to have iDrive, so why now?
My thought exactly. Plus, you really, really have to have it cranked to notice any difference.
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I didn't get it on my order because I didn't want iDrive and in order to get the upgraded sound you HAD to get iDrive too.

I really don't understand why. I ordered my '07 e92 328i with EPS and didn't have to have iDrive, so why now?
All part of business - $$$. Back in early 2000's, you could order any package with NO RESTRICTIONS.
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Thanks for all the input guys - ended up getting the car with premium sound awhile back and like all of you.....feel it was a waste of $$$. Only if I knew what I knew now.
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All part of business - $$$. Back in early 2000's, you could order any package with NO RESTRICTIONS.
Well in this case their savvy "business" skills lost them that $850 because I didn't want to have to pay $3500 for that $850 option.
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Well in this case their savvy "business" skills lost them that $850 because I didn't want to have to pay $3500 for that $850 option.
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