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Bang and Olufsen upgrade - worth it?

ryanb741 May 23, 2013

  1. ryanb741

    ryanb741 New Member

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    Hi all. I have this specced as an upgrade in my Sportback that I have ordered however I'm thinking it may be a frivolity. How does it compare with the Audi sound system? Is it just some fancy lights?
     
  2. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    You have no idea... :D
     
  3. Nardies

    Nardies Member

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    Agreed!
     
  4. tha_ben

    tha_ben New Member

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    It's by far one of my better options I have on my car... So freaking loud and crisp.


    Lights look cool too..
     
  5. Chappers

    Chappers Slowly moving forward!

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    Totally awesome, love it :rock:
     
  6. hittchy

    hittchy Active Member

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    It's a lot of money..... but I'd spec it all over again!
     
  7. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Yes yes yes, worth every penny. Best option I selected by a mile :)
     
  8. ryanb741

    ryanb741 New Member

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    Ok lol that's a resounding YES then! :)
     
  9. A3sportbackrob

    A3sportbackrob Member

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    its simply amazing well worth the money go for it!!!!
     
  10. viperfire

    viperfire Active Member

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    My dad has a Bang and Olufsen system in his A5 and going just from that i fail to notice any difference from my Audi Sound System to his B & O. Clarity is the same, bass is the same. You do get B & O branded speakers and lights mind! This is the only difference as the sound is very similar.

    So £250 for sound or an extra £500 for branded speaker covers and led strips. Up to you mate. To be fair i'd probably spec the Bang and Olufsen if money was no object :)
     
  11. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, my boss's A5 has B&O and I've also recently had an A4 with it too and the system in my A3 sounded markedly better than either. Maybe it's a better system or something about the smaller, differently shaped cabin, I don't know.
     
  12. number3

    number3 Active Member

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    was going to post similar, my brother in law just picked up an A4 all road with the B&O , and whilst it sounds amazing , not as good as the A3 with B&O that I sat in , in dealers! So you could be right, I'd also say as the A3 is new from ground up , would presume it has all the latest B&O components etc which could make a big difference, where on the others in audi's range are using 2/3 year old designed equipment ?
     
  13. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    BTW, to those still waiting for copies of the DTS demo DVD, I will get it sorted eventually! :(
     
  14. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Thanks vertigo, looking forward to trying it out :)
     
  15. Twall2490

    Twall2490 New Member

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    So I got my 2017 A3 two weeks ago, no B&O and unfortunately got an awful pothole on a snowy day with two flats so I had to get a loaner. The loaner is a 2016 A3 but has the B&O and omg it is amazing. I'm someone who loves to zone out in the car and blast my music so it's totally worth it. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my car but I'm already thinking about it wanting to upgrade the sound system because of it. It's not like the regular sound system is bad, the bass just isn't as good
     
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  16. rcnacura

    rcnacura US Spec 8V Team Monsoon Audi A3

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    Personally, the b&o sounds amazing if your listening to the radio or streaming over BT, but I have the ASS system and use the 3.5 analog Jack (not Ami) and I think it really all depends on the input going into the system. Using my aux, sounds just as good as B&O, however using other inputs, it sounds awful as it seems to take bass/midrange away.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
  17. mistac

    mistac Active Member Team Tango Audi A3 s tronic

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    only thing I would add is if you have not specced reversing sensors, I would order the comfort pack - its better value!
     
  18. davc

    davc Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 quattro s tronic S3 Saloon saloon

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    I have the B&O in my car and it's a quality system. It really shines at high volumes.
     
  19. mikemod

    mikemod Well-Known Member Team Tango Audi S3

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    I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the B&O, I find it too bright and shouty, seems to lack mid range, plenty of top end and bass.
    I'm not sure I would spec it again.
    I have tried FLAC, 320kbps MP3s and a few DTS DVDs

    Maybe I was just expecting too much from a sound system in a tin box. :smiley:

    Anyone looking for DTS DVDs, I have tried.

    Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
    Queen - The DVD Collection: Greatest Video Hits 1
    Guns N Roses - Some of the Best
    Led Zeppelin - DVD (2003)
    The Coors - Live in :London

    All pretty impressive but probably showing my age :wink new:
     

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