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      08-24-2019, 01:19 AM   #1
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Harman Kardon vs standard sound system

Hi , Has anyone done a comparison between the the HK and the standard sound system ?

Is the sound quality MUCH better ? Or just slightly better ?

I am looking to buy an i8 but this one does not have the HK sound system, Is it a deal breaker ?

I do like my sounds.

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      08-24-2019, 05:25 AM   #2
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I've not heard the standard, but the HK is a little disappointing to be honest. It's not terrible, but it does lack a bit of punch. I can only imagine the standard spec is worse, so definitely put it through its paces before you buy.
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      08-24-2019, 09:15 AM   #3
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Standard sound system is truly awful - I heard on a dealership car.

HK upgrade is tolerable, but no more than that. A LOT better than standard though.
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      08-26-2019, 01:58 PM   #4
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Is there a reasonable way to boost the HK system without any sort of massive overhaul/ re wire?
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      08-27-2019, 02:40 AM   #5
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Easiest way is to replace the rear sub although it’s hard to find a speaker to fit. I also fitted a cigarette lighter plug powered amp with good results.

https://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/s....php?t=1304784
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