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Model X Ultra High Fidelity Sound upgrade for 2500.00

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Kam262951, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Kam262951

    Kam262951 Member

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    Hi everyone
    i just place the order MODEL X with ULTRA HIGH FIDELITY SOUND.
    is it really worth it ? how is sound compare to factory installed speakers without upgrade ?
    dose any has this upgrade and what you think about it ?
     
  2. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    I have it in my S and frankly for the cost I don't think it's worth it. For the price you can definitely do better aftermarket. I leased so I wasn't going after market for sure, but I still am disappointed in it overall. It is not bad, just not $2500 extra in quality. I've had far better in other cars for substantially less. Others on this forum may not agree...
     
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  3. travwill

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    I had UHFS in our S and I think it did benefit from it.

    For our X I did not get UHFS system, as was inventory we bought without it. But, I must say that it sounds fine, good even. Clear, some nice base, but not crazy, and plenty loud. I think you really only need UHFS if:

    1. You like some really loud music, with some deep thumping base. Although standard can go pretty loud already and is clear.
    2. You want better sound in the rear say 3rd row and 2nd row. The standard system doesn't have anything much for 3rd row, and less for 2nd - but otherwise sounds good.

    For most music the standard is fine in the X, I am happy without it this time. Beats our other BMW X5 audio we have, etc.
     
  4. outie

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    The general consensus is that the base audio in the X is as good if not better than UHFS on the S.

    I listened to both in the X and the UHFS provides better punch/bass so the music sounds richer. At the end of the day my X is a kids hauler so all we listen to are kids stories and songs.
     
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  5. NYEVDriver

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    I have the standard sound in my Model S (I wanted it but chose the Cold weather Package instead) and the Ultra High Fidelity system in my wife's Model X. I do agree that the sound in the standard system is fine if you do not need the extra base. I listen to a wide variety of music and have been satisfied with the standard system. The base in the UFS is better but not worth the extra $2500 to me. I am happy I selected the cold weather package instead. I especially like the heated steering wheel.
     
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    I have the UHFS in both my X and S. The X is much much better. On a scale of 1-10, I'd rate the S UHFS a 7-8 and the X UHFS a 10.
     
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    If you like satellite radio (XM/Sirius), you will need the UHFS. I didn't order it for my Model X.
     
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    The UHFS in the X is very very good. Extremely clear sound with a very good soundstage. Much much better than the regular system in my MS. I haven't heard the regular MX system but after hearing the UHFS during my demo rides I would have been sad to be without it.
     
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  9. Jeff Andrews

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    The UHFS in the MX is great. You'll notice best results when listening to high quality files on a USB stick. Bluetooth, satellite, and internet radio are all compressed.
     
  10. electricity

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    It will depend on how the system in your previous car sounded. I was used to my cayenne's bose system , and though not a huge fan of bose.. that thing sounded really really good. The X is not as good, so I would have probably been ok with the normal one. Its a very subjective matter. If u can afford the better system do it.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thanks
    This reply will save me 2500.00
    Lol
     
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  13. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Simple test: I you mostly listen to uncompressed FLAC on a USB drive, then get the premium audio. If not, or you don't know what I am talking about, get the standard.
     
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  14. BigMskiman

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    Got it, love it. It was my main upgrade after AP. You won't be disappointed

    You will do the uncompressed FLAC someday, and be ready.
     
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    What DAC is in the MX to play 24 or 16bit uncompressed FLAC, can it play WAV too?
     
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    I have standard sound on my Model S and I am very happy with it.
     
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    I agree, the UHFS on the X is much better than the previous system and actually saved me money by not having to do an upgraded aftermarket system. All my music is FLAC on a USB drive.
     
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    I am disappointed with the UFHS in my X. For some context, I am a critical listener and listen to uncompressed sources. The biggest flaws (to my ears -- YMMV) are poor bass response from the subwoofer (you hear it, but don't feel it), tweeters that are poorly located (they should have a direct line of sight to your ears), and overall response that is tinny and flat.
     
  20. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Not a big sw guy. Those tweeters in the A pillars don't satisfy line of sight?

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