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Audio Change in 2.36.31?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Hota, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Hota

    Hota Member

    Jun 27, 2016
    New England
    I just noticed today that my UHFS sounds like crap as compared to yesterday. I spent quite a bit of time trying to adjust it but didn't have any luck getting it to sound right. I realized that 2.36.31 was installed yesterday and maybe they "tweaked" it?

    A few things I noticed:

    - The front rear balance is now pushed way back at neutral as in voices are coming in from all around. It used to be that the neutral fader had a clear soundstage set around the front window. Now I've set the fader at +10 to try and replicate that however, voices are still scattered.

    - Midrange has been pushed way down. There's a definitely loss of clarity in the midrange.

    - Bass boosted

    - Changes in Dolby have improved the Dolby "on" setting with a more accurate soundstage, however, Dolby "off" which used to sound great to me now sounds pretty crappy with wandering voices that get lost up front.

    What happened? 2 days ago, I thought the sound was pretty good but today, I thought to myself, I paid $2500 for this?
  2. Blurry_Eyed

    Blurry_Eyed MS Sig #267, MX Sig # 761

    Dec 29, 2011
    Try doing a reboot on the car and then see how it sounds after that.
  3. disillusioned

    disillusioned Member

    Sep 22, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I concur that a reboot might make the most sense. It's highly unlikely they did anything else in 2.36.31 (and I haven't personally noticed any difference, FWIW), since it was 1) a security fix, and 2) on the eve of a massive catch-all update. No reason to push a change to sound balancing in a small security-based point release, methinks.

    Is it like this on all sources?

    S4WRXTTCS Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2015
    Snohomish, WA
    They didn't make any changes to the audio

    What seems to happen occasionally on some cars is the equalizer settings get reset after an update, and something else gets messed up.

    So you have to reboot the CID.
  5. Fanatic1

    Fanatic1 Member

    Jan 16, 2016
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    My audio equalizer settings always get reset after updates...

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