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Infiniti QX60 AWD premium package Bose Audio System ..Not so great

Hi All,

I am certainly not an audiophile.. but the audio quality of my 2003 Honda Accord EX-L beats out the Bose System in my new QX60 hands down!

I agree that the Bose speaker system is loud, powerful and has good sub woofers, but the quality of the sound is quite inferior. The fineness in sound is lacking, especially the higher frequency, despite having my settings at full bass and treble. Also, some of the background sounds are overshadowed by the loudness of the other frequencies..Basically, the speaker system does not do a good job of delivering all the components equally.

I expected much better performance from Bose

I just want to know if it is just me or any of you feel the same way.

Thanks!
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Have you tried using different audio sources? To compare the QX60 Bose system to a 2003 Honda Accord is a little ridiculous. It will work much better with CD's if you haven't tried that yet. I rarely see anyone complain about the audio in the QX60, much less compare it to a 12 year old Honda. Are you sure you have the Bose system? It will come in the premium package, so if you have a base model it will not have it. Unless you had a ton of aftermarket audio components in your Honda, I think this post is a little exaggerated.
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Hi Matt,

Yes, I do have the premium package and I do use my USB drive to play mp3's, but never tried the CD yet , I will try that.

As far as my Honda.. its factory built and its the highest model ( EX-L, V6), but traditionally they seem to have good audio systems in cars.. the ELS systems have a good rep from a lot of people.
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I'm happy with the performance of the Bose system in my Hybrid.
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I tried CD as well, still sounds like there is no midrange.. its loud.. its got bass and treble.. but nothing in the middle! I am surprised none of you have felt this!
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I'm happy with the performance of the Bose system in my Hybrid.
Bose is one of the best when it comes to audio quality.

A buddy of mine actually had his vehicle interior lined with sound proofing in order to better the quality of his stock bose audio system. Great thing to do if you love that level of clarity!
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Could be that fact that it is a bigger vehicle as well. It is going to sound different because the acoustics inside are different. You could always upgrade the midrange speakers if you really dislike it.
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Hey Somnam
i do feel the same way
i bought a 2014 QX60 with all the pakages top model
the sound is not as good as my 2007 m35X
i did try the same CD between the 2 vehicles
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Hi All,

I am certainly not an audiophile.. but the audio quality of my 2003 Honda Accord EX-L beats out the Bose System in my new QX60 hands down!

I agree that the Bose speaker system is loud, powerful and has good sub woofers, but the quality of the sound is quite inferior. The fineness in sound is lacking, especially the higher frequency, despite having my settings at full bass and treble. Also, some of the background sounds are overshadowed by the loudness of the other frequencies..Basically, the speaker system does not do a good job of delivering all the components equally.

I expected much better performance from Bose

I just want to know if it is just me or any of you feel the same way.

Thanks!


I AM an audiophile and I was actually impressed with the Bose system in my 2013 JX. Maybe they changed something in the newer models? I am typically a Bose hater also which made me more surprised about the sound quality. I have the Tech Package which may have an upgraded system.
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i have a lexus is350 with the ML system and it blows away the bose system of the qx60. not even close.
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