BMW sticks with its tried-and-true iDrive that still features plenty of good old-fashioned buttons and knobs, along with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Convertible, midrange, with premium audio. Along with two subwoofers — one under each front seats — there are seven mid-range speakers and eleven tweeters. Back tomorrow with expert advice and great recommendations! BMW X7's Bowers and Wilkins takes on the Mercedes-Benz GLS 580's Burmester for the ultimate sound system crown. $36.50 All rights reserved. Audio Files: How Mazda’s Bose sound system stacks up against the VW’s Beats, Infotainment face-off: Audi MMI vs. Mercedes-Benz MBUX, We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting, Towing with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. Let’s face it: the engineers who toil for months (and sometimes years) on these sonic wonders tune them to run flat, and the thought of us bozos cranking the bass and treble up to 11 must give them hives. Convertible, with monsoon audio, from vin 1y9401174. Coupe, side trim, with premium audio. Sure, it’s not as accurate as moving your hand a few centimeters and actually twisting the knob, but where’s the fun in that? Throw on a rap track and in both systems the sub-bass frequencies are loud and proud. Dive into the BMW X7’s Bowers & Wilkins system and you’re presented with five sound profiles and some mighty slick visuals to go along with them. The “Diamond” part references B&W’s signature technology that actually incorporates real diamonds in their speaker construction. The copper wire is rated in AWG spec which stands for "American Wire Gauge". If you no longer wish to receive the call, please click the button to cancel your request. They're available for most vehicles. Being a bit clinical and one-dimensional, most listeners with probably go for the next option: Concert 3D, which introduces surround sound (along with a lovely picture of a concert hall). BMW adds to nigh time visual flair with super cool speaker illumination. We've been putting gear through its paces for decades. We've watched turntables go in and out of style, but our love of hi-fidelity has never stopped. Rear center, with premium sound. Coupe, convertible, upper, without premium. Mid range, with premium sound. That said, the BMW’s B&W system has bass and treble boost, while the Benz’s Burmester offer bass, mid, and treble. The GLS 580 gets standard Burmester Surround Sound audio with 13 speakers — four tweeter, four mid-range, three broadband, and two woofers. Switching the sound profile from Pure to Surround Sound broadens the experience as advertised, enveloping you and your passengers further into the rich sound. Coupe, side trim, without premium audio. Woofers are mounted in the longitudinal beams in the footwells of the driver and passenger. His buddy Enzo smothers him with kisses during a recent photo shoot. Bass, with premium audio, harmon kardon. Convertible, lower, with premium audio. In most cases, it’s even more relevant. Its first automotive affiliation was Jaguar, and currently partners with BMW, Maserati, McLaren, and Volvo. We measure every product and part down to the 1/1,000th of an inch. After me knowing about you for 40 yrs & never hearing anything negative, I knew what I bought would be good quality. Coupe, lower, without premium audio. Our Advisors are off today for the Thanksgiving holiday. A group of our first employees dig into “new” car stereo gear in this vintage van. The Benz’s MBUX interface presents us with a huge slab of digital real estate (two 12.3-inch screens) and fewer analogue controls. No pressure, no commission, just lots of good advice — no matter if you're revamping your whole system or simply need to replace your factory stereo, our highly trained advisors will help you find exactly the products you need. No reason for anyone Center, with premium sound. Midrange, bang & olufson. Rear center, without premium sound. Tweeter, without premium audio, tweeter, without premium audio. BMW’s gesture control allows you (or your passengers) to twirl a finger in mid air above said knob and magically adjust the volume. I’m betting much of the nuance and warmth comes from the combination of both digital and analogue filters. Audio quality is a major factor in the uber-luxury segment; for many buyers, speaker count, wattage and brand of the car’s sound system are up there with horsepower and acceleration numbers. Going by the numbers, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound slays the Burmester Surround Sound when it comes to wattage, pre-programmed sound profiles, speaker count, and yes, financial outlay. Both these vehicles have multi-layered infotainment systems that require some study and practice. CD receiver (188) $179.99. Coupe/convertible, tweeter, without premium audio. Bass, without premium audio, bass, without premium audio. Maverick brought to my attention a 60 day price match that I had no idea existed. Coupe, midrange, with premium audio. Needless to say, both these high-end audio systems are hugely impressive, the likes of which were essentially the stuff of dreams not that long ago. C250, c300, c350, c63 amg. 1-888-292-2575. Shop all speakers that fit your Sonata Gls, Shop all dash kits that fit your Sonata Gls. Top notch service from him every time. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Change Vehicle. Reid was patient, professional & knowledgeable. Digital media receiver (does not play CDs), Digital multimedia navigation receiver (does not play discs), Digital multimedia navigation receiver for RV owners and truckers (does not play discs), DRVN Series 6-3/4" component speaker system, RetroMod™ Series 6-1/2" component speaker system.