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donce32 01-25-2013 11:13 PM

750 sound system sucks!
 
My 2010 750 w/premium sound sounds like crap. My wife's X5 sounds 100 times better. Anyone else has this problem ?

Leslierc 01-26-2013 05:55 AM

Yes, not the best I've experienced or the worst. I think a search here will reveal that this topic is one of the most discussed issues regarding the F01/02 cars. Personally, I think there are more net positives regarding the 7 Series than negatives...the Premium sound system, though, leaves something more to be desired. One tip: turn off the surround feature and make good use of the EQ.

jprescott 01-26-2013 11:34 AM

Compared to my last S550 and the A8 prior the 7 is inferior. In fact, I am often surprised when I have a mid size rental with better sound (think the last was a Malibu ).

jagu 01-26-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jprescott (Post 7339701)
Compared to my last S550 and the A8 prior the 7 is inferior. In fact, I am often surprised when I have a mid size rental with better sound (think the last was a Malibu ).

Is this a general assessment of the car of just the sound system?

Peepaul 01-26-2013 05:24 PM

Are you guys kidding or what or just like to stir the pot about something. My 2010 750Li with premium sound is off the hook. I am so impressed with the sound. It is amazing and I couldn't imagine anything much better. The CD's sound awesome when playing, Enya, Enigma and some opera. I have no Idea what you guys are talking about. Have you gone and Bumped your Head. Seriously!

Tuesday 01-26-2013 09:03 PM

No they are right -

I've owned many different BMW's through the years and the 7 series L7 system is pretty bland comparatively. I think it probably comes down to size - a few years ago I had an E60 550i with L7 and I was more than impressed with the sound, my F02 makes me wonder if all the speakers are actually working sometimes. My E92 with L7 blows away all the others...so maybe it's just underpowered for such a massive car.

Cdnrockies 01-26-2013 10:49 PM

It's not exactly on the same level as the Burmester in the Pana.....but it also isn't a $6K option. :angel:

ajdoha234 01-26-2013 11:37 PM

Just curious..what year do you have? Im in the process of ordering a 750Li and Im getting the executive package which comes with premium sound. Are the 2013 models any better?
thoughts?

AdamG13 01-27-2013 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peepaul (Post 7340257)
The CD's sound awesome when playing, Enya, Enigma

Lol come on.

Leslierc 01-27-2013 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cdnrockies (Post 7340690)
It's not exactly on the same level as the Burmester in the Pana.....but it also isn't a $6K option. :angel:

I have the Bose system in mine and it has terrific sound.

Popoemt 01-27-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by AdamG13 (Post 7340816)
Lol come on.

Dude.. so funny.. now I can't get this out of my head...

Let me sail, let me sail,
Let the Orinoco Flow,
Let me reach, let me beach
On the shores of Tripoli.
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Let me crash upon your shore,
Let me reach, let me beach
Far beyond the Yellow Sea.

Sail away, sail away, sail away. [Repeat: x4]

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From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
From Bali to Cali, far beneath the Coral Sea.

Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Oh. [Repeat: x3]

Sail away, sail away, sail away. [Repeat: x4]

From the North to the South, Ebudę into Khartoum,
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon,
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been,
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen.
We can sail, we can sail with the Orinoco Flow,
We can sail, we can sail.
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)

We can steer, we can near
With Rob Dickins at the wheel,
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)

We can reach, we can beach,
On the shores of Tripoli,
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bali to Cali, far beneath the Coral Sea,
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bissau to Palau, in the shade of Avalon,
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can reach, we can beach,
Far beyond the Yellow Sea,
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
We can sail, we can sail.
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can sail, we can sail.

Sail away, sail away, sail away. [Repeat: x5]

donce32 01-27-2013 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajdoha234 (Post 7340736)
Just curious..what year do you have? Im in the process of ordering a 750Li and Im getting the executive package which comes with premium sound. Are the 2013 models any better?
thoughts?

Mine is 2010. 2013 has the same sound system unless you order Bang & Olufsen (optional).
The sound is amazing!

jprescott 01-27-2013 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jagu (Post 7340105)
Is this a general assessment of the car of just the sound system?

Talking sound system. Overall drive etc another topic

sdadept 01-30-2013 02:17 PM

my hyundai genesis 2009 had much better sound than my 2012 bmw 750li. its sad, you would think for the money they would have better sound.

Cdnrockies 01-30-2013 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdadept (Post 7348988)
my hyundai genesis 2009 had much better sound than my 2012 bmw 750li. its sad, you would think for the money they would have better sound.

CSB.

Not really though. The Genesis sound is nowhere close to as good as the sound in my X5....and our 750 is far better than that. I've had the Genesis for a rental a couple times and test drove an R-spec last week. First thing I did was crank the stereo and it was brutally disappointing compared to either of our Bimmers.

al7oot 02-01-2013 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leslierc (Post 7339250)
Yes, not the best I've experienced or the worst. I think a search here will reveal that this topic is one of the most discussed issues regarding the F01/02 cars. Personally, I think there are more net positives regarding the 7 Series than negatives...the Premium sound system, though, leaves something more to be desired. One tip: turn off the surround feature and make good use of the EQ.

How to make good use of the EQ.. Tell me what's your combination ?!

gottahaveone 02-09-2013 04:06 PM

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Try these EQ settings. My teen nephew along with his friends chose the settings. I haven't had a complaint since then. I do agree with Leslierc that with the surround sound 'off' you may enjoy your system more. I have the premium sound system too (F02/2012).

al7oot 02-09-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gottahaveone (Post 7371041)
Try these EQ settings. My teen nephew along with his friends chose the settings. I haven't had a complaint since then. I do agree with Leslierc that with the surround sound 'off' you may enjoy your system more. I have the premium sound system too (F02/2012).

Thanks I will try it

Leslierc 02-10-2013 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by al7oot (Post 7371468)
Thanks I will try it

Don't be afraid to trust your ear. Play tunes you like and adjust the EQ settings during play...listen, and for each setting when you like what you're hearing move on to the next and repeat, and so forth.

R_J 02-10-2013 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gottahaveone (Post 7371041)
Try these EQ settings. My teen nephew along with his friends chose the settings. I haven't had a complaint since then. I do agree with Leslierc that with the surround sound 'off' you may enjoy your system more. I have the premium sound system too (F02/2012).

What Treble and Bass settings do you use while using these EQ settings?

jdefg2000 02-11-2013 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gottahaveone (Post 7371041)
Try these EQ settings. My teen nephew along with his friends chose the settings. I haven't had a complaint since then. I do agree with Leslierc that with the surround sound 'off' you may enjoy your system more. I have the premium sound system too (F02/2012).

Mine is very similar although my middle one (1k) is raised up higher....otherwise it does help dramatically from a very poor default.

sdadept 02-14-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cdnrockies (Post 7350006)
CSB.

Not really though. The Genesis sound is nowhere close to as good as the sound in my X5....and our 750 is far better than that. I've had the Genesis for a rental a couple times and test drove an R-spec last week. First thing I did was crank the stereo and it was brutally disappointing compared to either of our Bimmers.

Have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. I owned the 2009 Genesis for 3 years and the sound system was incredible. My favorite test was to put Ludicrous 'go low' CD in and turn it way up. On the genesis it was super clear and loud all the way down to the lowest where as my 2012 750li distorts badly from just half way down.

BPHBimmer 02-18-2013 08:18 PM

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I have overhauled most of my previous cars entire systems usually 5-7K systems. I didnt want to do full system this time so I just added jl Cleansweep and signal summing with 2 JL 10w6's and JL HD750, left everything else inside stock and it sounds amazing. All in about 2500.00 Point....just add some bass.

BPHBimmer 02-18-2013 08:19 PM

I build the trunk out myself though...prob saved about a G

jgriffith007 02-20-2013 03:31 PM

I came from an e66 and think the sound is amazing. I had a genesis rental and think it was similar but nothing fantastic by any means

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