Subwoofer adjustment on B&O sound system

MFM

Registered User
From what I understand, the subwoofer level can be adjusted on the stock Audi sound system but not on the B&O? Something about they know best so you don't have to adjust anything....

Well even though the mids and highs sound pretty good, it severely lacks in bottom end and I can't even hear the subwoofer. Is there really no way of changing the level?

Doesn't really matter as I will be swapping the stock sub for my 10" JL Audio with added Alpine monoblock amp. I reckon it will sound pretty sweet afterwards.
 

MFM

Registered User
Are you sure it working.
Mine definitely works off the base setting on the MMI.
The kids in the back certainly know it's working ;)
Yes it's working and does sound pretty good. I'm just used to more bass and I'm sure if there was an adjustment for the subwoofer it would have been fine.
 

MFM

Registered User
I've got the B&O system, but no sub that I know of; no adjustments on MMI or sub in boot?
Exactly my point. It's there but you don't even know about it. It's in the parcel shelf on the left hand side of the car.
 

Macster

Registered User
Exactly my point. It's there but you don't even know about it. It's in the parcel shelf on the left hand side of the car.

I see, thanks, I shall look for mine. I have the bass 1 notch off Max & treble set midway, but could do with more. It does of course depend on the source material; if I have something bass heavy like Skrillex or a Ministry album playing its fine, but on stuff like AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rainbow, (and other older stuff), even remastered versions, it's just not enough.

I saw the sub adjustment in a loaner I had & presumed it was B&O, but obviously not :(
 

GeoffDunk

Registered User
B&O has no induvidual bass setting but I have to say mines really kicks, not as good as an after market one but mine certaimly give a full rounded sound with the sub + mid + mid/high + tweeter.

The sub enlcosure is a lot larger in the avant, it tkes up my whole spare wheel well as I have no spare in the RS4 just a small compressor and some tyre weld, the rest is a large sub enclosure.
 

Feemy

Registered User
I had a 08reg A4 with the Bose system and the bass was full and present. Very deep. I loved it. Listening to music was a pleasure.

Now I have a B8.5 A4 with B&O system and I have to say the bass is extremely underwhelming. I've done some reading on this and come to the following conclusion:

The 12 speaker setup is all marketing BS. Music simply doesn't sound good with surround sound. Movies, yes! The B&O system has no setting for the Subwoofer level, whereas the Bose did. The B&O sounds good, but you have to turn Surround off.

You also have to adjust the settings according to the music source which you didn't have to do in the Bose. I know the Bose gets a lot of bad comments, not having nice fidelity and having boomy bass, but I don't find it to be boomy at all. The bass was deep and tight. I used to have the Subwoofer setting at 2 clicks past middle and it was beautiful.

The B&O just lacks deep bass. It's present, but if I wanted the same result as on my previous car, I have to increase the bass right up, but then it makes a thudding sound rather than tight bass. If there was a separate setting for Subwoofer like for the Bose, I would be interested to see the difference.

And as I eluded to earlier, the right music source is required, and the settings need to be adjusted according to whether you're listening to BT source, DAB or CD which is a bit of a nuisance.

Bottom line is if you want the B&O to sound good, or have better bass, you have to faff around with the settings, and if you like your deep punchy bass, it's simply not there. With the Bose, you had plenty of it and you had the ability to adjust subwoofer level. The 2 speakers worked perfectly fine as well

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