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Bang and Olufsen upgrade - worth it?

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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?
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    You have no idea... :D
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    Agreed!
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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..
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    Totally awesome, love it :rock:
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    It's a lot of money..... but I'd spec it all over again!
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    Yes yes yes, worth every penny. Best option I selected by a mile :)
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    Ok lol that's a resounding YES then! :)
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    its simply amazing well worth the money go for it!!!!
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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 :)
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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.
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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 ?
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    BTW, to those still waiting for copies of the DTS demo DVD, I will get it sorted eventually! :(
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    Thanks vertigo, looking forward to trying it out :)
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