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      03-29-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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I noticed we did not discuss much about the audio of the f30's

Any reviews on the standard audio system on the 328's vs the harman kardon ones..
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      03-29-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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This would be awesome to compare the both, this way I know if I should get it or not when the mSPort pkg comes out :0)
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      03-29-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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Before I ordered my 328, I brought a CD with me to the dealership and tested out the stock system. It sounded perfectly fine...maybe even better than my G35 Bose system. Didn't test out the HK because the stock system was good enough.
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      03-29-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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Before I ordered my 328, I brought a CD with me to the dealership and tested out the stock system. It sounded perfectly fine...maybe even better than my G35 Bose system. Didn't test out the HK because the stock system was good enough.
i agree. i actually thought i had HK at first lol. sounds great.
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      03-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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Standard speakers on the 328 are the 9 speaker system ya?
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There are 3 sounds systems for the F30

1) Standard
2) Hi-Fi
3) Harman Kardon

USA standard is Hi-fi
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      03-29-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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Before I ordered my 328, I brought a CD with me to the dealership and tested out the stock system. It sounded perfectly fine...maybe even better than my G35 Bose system. Didn't test out the HK because the stock system was good enough.
This post makes me so happy. I was really regretting not getting the H/K because I'll be coming from a Bose car sound system in my current car. Good to hear it will sound just as good/better.
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I ordered the Harmon kardon. I would be interested to hear what everyone is using for their settings?
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      03-29-2012, 10:56 AM   #9
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I ordered the Harmon kardon. I would be interested to hear what everyone is using for their settings?
Yeah I've ordered the Harmon Kardon too. 600w, 16 speakers - including 2 subwoofers located under the front seat - can't wait! Here in the UK, we get standard as standard . Although that said, I think my base sound system in my E90 sounds great! I will no doubt report back or create a thread of my own when she arrives in less than 2 months! Or go and get her I should say... I don't want somebody to deliver it and drive it! They can drive it round the dealership, to the front door - that's fine, I trust them! And so I should, they have just been named the best BMW Dealership in the UK. They really are fantastic - BMW Bowker of Blackburn. It's just a shame the rest of Blackburn is full of inbred's and munters.
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I ordered the Harmon kardon. I would be interested to hear what everyone is using for their settings?
depends on the type of music you listen to, and how you like to listen to music. Play around with the eq when you get it and you'll come up with something that works best for you.
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Yeah I've ordered the Harmon Kardon too. 600w, 16 speakers - including 2 subwoofers located under the front seat - can't wait! Here in the UK, we get standard as standard
WOW! That's impressive. It's nice that they're bundled in the UK, guess that's justification for the higher prices there.
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      03-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #12
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I ordered the Harmon kardon. I would be interested to hear what everyone is using for their settings?
I remember finding a thread somewhere about HK settings for the E90 and E91. Perhaps there are some for the F30 already, or the E9X settings might work just as well. It mostly depends on the interior of the car. I guess the amplifiers and speakers are the same, just new grilles for the tweeters.

My first reaction when trying the system in my car was: What?!

After changing the EQ according to the thread: YES!!!

The difference is huge! That's why a HK system in the shop would sound just as good/bad as the HiFi system.
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I love my HK, the regular one if perfectly fine tho.

I really enjoy listening to my electronic/dance so i figures for another 30 bucks a month fuck it.
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      03-29-2012, 02:05 PM   #14
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Dont have a f30 yet...but you could try these settings
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?p=6672020
scroll down for some screen shots and settings people used.
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A few links:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=492794

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...39&postcount=7

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...69&postcount=5
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I've heard good things about both the Hi-Fi system and the HK system. However, I wasn't taking any chances do went for the HK. Frankly, there is never going to be an OME install that is 'too much' IMHO. Besides I have the rattle of my 320d to drown out!
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I have the standard US system (hi-fi) and its pretty good. It's not quite as good as the HK I had in my e92, but its not far off. Plenty good for me...
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      03-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #18
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I have the HK on mine. Coming out of an E90 with no HK where it sounded really good for being standard i must say the HK has some really good punch. For only $900 with Sirus its worth the except few bucks.
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I noticed we did not discuss much about the audio of the f30's

Any reviews on the standard audio system on the 328's vs the harman kardon ones..
There was a thread a while ago. I have the hk Logic7 in my E90 with the subs under the front seat etc. It is a very nice system and you can adjust the multi channel equaliser in iDrive screen with the controller.

I am looking forward to the next step (or 2) up with the F30 hk system.

In the meantime, take a look at this.

http://www.bmw.harmankardon.com/en/v.../BMW-3-Series/
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I've heard good things about both the Hi-Fi system and the HK system. However, I wasn't taking any chances do went for the HK. Frankly, there is never going to be an OME install that is 'too much' IMHO. Besides I have the rattle of my 320d to drown out!
Haha yes, to be fair it is loud at idle. Surprisingly so actually, but that is its only con. Ugh, ITS SUCH A GOOD ENGINE!!! I am still amazed by it and I'm still really nervous about my 328i.
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Does anyone know which HK system is in the car? I notice some areas on the BMW USA site it says 13 speaker 420 watts and then other areas it says 16 speaker 600 Watt. I would really like to know which it is.

When you mouse over HK on the packages page it says 420 watts
http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...82oKznXaFpEQ==

Here it says 600W
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...Vebrym7tuOzg==

Here it also says 600W
http://www.bmw.harmankardon.com/en/v.../BMW-3-Series/
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