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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By neilsarkar
Easy choice. BMW's fantastic I6 easily trumps the...

Easy choice. BMW's fantastic I6 easily trumps the cosmetic M-Sport package in AWD cars (it will be a closer call in a RWD F10).

Pick the 535xi.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,119
Posted By neilsarkar
K-A, Since you are now open to many things...

K-A,

Since you are now open to many things you haven't considered previously, why don't you give new 2015 Genesis a shot? It's officially a 'large' car now (according to EPA) with tons of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,119
Posted By neilsarkar
At one point 535i's tagline (in BMW USA's...

At one point 535i's tagline (in BMW USA's website) was: "A perfect balance of everything this matters".

I think that totally captures the essence of our beloved F10s with the sweet-revving I6...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 9,119
Posted By neilsarkar
+1. Life is short, and youth is even shorter. Get...

+1. Life is short, and youth is even shorter. Get a 6-er or 911 if you can comfortably afford them.

And start a fun car-shopping thread :-)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By neilsarkar
So true. I am with them since I love their...

So true. I am with them since I love their content and curation, but the lack of any in-car integration is really bothersome.

I also dabbled with Rhapsody a bit. They have full integration with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,674
Posted By neilsarkar
Just FYI, if this is BMW of Stevens Creek, I know...

Just FYI, if this is BMW of Stevens Creek, I know someone who recently got the base MF (0.0013) after negotiation and threats of walk-outs. It's sad that you still have to resort to such theatrics -...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By neilsarkar
I have stand-alone DDC (without ARS) in my 2013...

I have stand-alone DDC (without ARS) in my 2013 RWD 535i. The variation is suspension damping between Comfort+, Comfort, and Sport is rather subtle IMO. Next time, I shall go for either base or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By neilsarkar
I am using an iPhone 5s, too - with iOS 7.1.2.

I am using an iPhone 5s, too - with iOS 7.1.2.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By neilsarkar
Question Spotify + Bluetooth = (Known) Problem?

I could not find any post related to my problem, so starting a new topic.

I recently moved from MOG to Spotify as my music streaming service. Since Spotify does not support iDrive, I tried...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By neilsarkar
Nope. It's 192 kbps for premium subscribers. ...

Nope. It's 192 kbps for premium subscribers.

Source: https://www.aupeo.com/premium

"Experience even better 192 kbps audio quality for a detailed and clear listening experience. Perfect for HiFi...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-19-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By neilsarkar
Data usage shouldn't be a problem in...

Data usage shouldn't be a problem in Pandora/Spotify if you use lowest audio quality setting while on cellular data. According to my tests, both the apps use between 40 and 50 MB data / hour, so even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By neilsarkar
I tried Spotify/Rdio/Beats Music and finally...

I tried Spotify/Rdio/Beats Music and finally settled on Spotify. For me, it struck the best balance between UI and audio quality. Beats Music's UI feels unfinished; Rdio's audio quality is noticeably...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By neilsarkar
iTunes Radio never worked for me in my BMW. I can...

iTunes Radio never worked for me in my BMW. I can also see the radio stations as playlists, but nothing happens when I 'click' on them.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-05-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By neilsarkar
Because I am sick of listening to same 100 songs...

Because I am sick of listening to same 100 songs over and over in Pandora :)

Ideally, I'd use USB for Pandora and Bluetooth A2DP for Spotify. But iDrive disables A2DP the moment you connect your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By neilsarkar
Sonic, I am using an iPhone 5S with iOS 7.1 - so...

Sonic, I am using an iPhone 5S with iOS 7.1 - so my setup should be similar to yours.

Sadly, in my ear, A2DP streaming sounds quite a bit muddier than direct USB connection. The sounds seems to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By neilsarkar
Bluetooth Audio sounds terrible - is this normal?

Now that MOG is no more, I have moved from using BMW Apps to streaming Pandora/Spotify over Bluetooth. The problem is, it sounds just awful. I don't have much experience streaming via Bluetooth. Is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By neilsarkar
CNet reviews Ghibli S

Overall, the reviewer was disappointed and felt the $100k sedan overpriced compared to its German peers. Particularly alarming - the door panel rattled with even moderately bass-heavy music. I've...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By neilsarkar
Exactly why I don't want to bet on Beats right...

Exactly why I don't want to bet on Beats right now. Their future is really murky at this point.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By neilsarkar
Rhapsody supports BMW Apps natively, so it will...

Rhapsody supports BMW Apps natively, so it will allow full range of control directly from iDrive.

https://help.rhapsody.com/entries/24079688-BMW-Guide

Unfortunately, its bit-rate maxes out at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By neilsarkar
From the horse's mouth: http://bit.ly/1uSLE3T ...

From the horse's mouth: http://bit.ly/1uSLE3T

MOG is all but in a life support now. I also wish they'd keep it around until Beats would support iDrive and/or BMW would support CarPlay. They just...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By neilsarkar
Me too. I was pretty much set on Spotify, but...

Me too. I was pretty much set on Spotify, but this changes everything.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By neilsarkar
Question What's your replacement for MOG?

Now that we know for sure MOG will shut down on May 31st, did you move to any competing service already?

I am still debating between Spotify and Rdio. Previously, each service had their unique...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By neilsarkar
I would recommend Moto X or Nexus 5 if you want...

I would recommend Moto X or Nexus 5 if you want great Android experience.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,333
Posted By neilsarkar
Great review, Needsdecaf! I test drove...

Great review, Needsdecaf!

I test drove (2013) GS and 535i back to back in a Lexus sponsored event, and came to like 535i better because of its power train was so much better compared to Lexus....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-31-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By neilsarkar
Thumbs up Yay! This is great news for BMW-owning music...

Yay! This is great news for BMW-owning music lovers.
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