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chiefinspector
19-07-2015, 02:13 PM
I have just ordered a new S3 Sportback that will be getting delivered in October. I opted for the Bang & Olufsen sound system but am questioning if it is really worth an extra 500 more than the Audi sound system which has 9 speakers? The test car did have the B&O system and it did sound amazing.

Thoughts???

Redders2
19-07-2015, 08:02 PM
It's well worth it. The sound quality is amazing compared to the standard set up. It's a lot crisper, with no distortion at all even on full blast. I had it in my A4 black edition, but haven't got it now in my A3 :-(
enjoy!

M1tchy
19-07-2015, 09:48 PM
Wife has it in her A5, I don't have it in my A7. Can tell no difference at all. Quite like my music too and have Bose sound systems in the house. Personally think it's a waste. Only way to check is for you to try one without the system now you have tried with.


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MarkTM
19-07-2015, 10:22 PM
My opinion is if the car doesn't have the pop up dash speakers like the A8 (A6 and A7?) then it's not worth having as then at least you've also got the novelty factor! :biglaugh:

Peter T
20-07-2015, 11:58 AM
Although the standard set up is good, I now regret not specifying the B&O sound system, after hearing it in my brothers A3. When spending nearly 28K on a car, the cost of the upgrade is peanuts.

chiefinspector
20-07-2015, 02:04 PM
Thanks for the replies. Am i right in saying that the B&O system has 14 speakers compared to 9 speakers for the Audi sound system?

MarkTM
20-07-2015, 02:29 PM
14 speakers for B&O according to this:

http://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/car-audio/car-models/audi/A3,-,Sportback

Unsure on how many come as standard, Bose is 9 or 10 from memory :confused:

chiefinspector
20-07-2015, 03:08 PM
14 speakers for B&O according to this:

http://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/car-audio/car-models/audi/A3,-,Sportback

Unsure on how many come as standard, Bose is 9 or 10 from memory :confused:


The Audi configurator states that the Audi Sound System has 9 speakers (255) but doesn't give any additional information on the B&O System (750) so the standard set up may well be less than 9!!!

james_tiger_woo
20-07-2015, 04:55 PM
The "Audi Sound System" has 10 - 8 standard, the sub and the dash mounted one....

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Max-Power
07-08-2015, 12:49 PM
I've got the standard 9 speaker system, but was originally looking for one with at least the sub in for the "Audi Sound System", but to be honest (coming from my 2001 VW Passat 1.9 TDI SE), the speakers are decent, and can hear some low end bass if you turn up the system. If you've not heard the B&O system, I recon you'd be fine with the 9 speakers :D

Looking back though, I'd get at least the 10 speaker audi system. Pop into your local dealer with some MP3's on an SD card, i'm sure they'll have a car with the B&O system in an A3 (used/new) available for you to try.