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    Sound Package Plus???

    A car I found has the Sound Package Plus, but not the Bose - how is this sound system (granted the car will be driven with the top down 75% of the time)

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    I rarely use the Bose. You may be OK with the package plus for time time you use it. As has been pointed out, Bose is good when you're stopped, but it has difficulty overcoming the ambient noise when moving. Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty good, but it can't achieve miracles. You might find the SPP just as good in real world circumstances.

    I'd choose xenons over bose, and get a professional upgrade on the sound if it bothers you.

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    The sound package is OK, but its not car audio install quality - the extra amp is better than the headunit one but still lightweight in output. Bose is slightly better, but artificial sounding (runs for cover from bose fans)and no real benefit in a soft-top.

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    I have the Bose and can say that it is a pretty good system for me. It even sounds pretty good with the top down. I listened to the Sound Package plus on a test drive and it is only average. I would give it a 3 out of 10. I give the Bose a 6 out of 10.

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    I like and ordered the Bose mainly for its subwoofer, kinda nice to get that extra bass punch while driving... and they're using digital switching amps hence the system is fairly lightweight. I think it will be much lighter than any aftermarket system.

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    <sigh>

    There's a reason they are called BLOSE. No need to runaway from Bose-philes, they're happy enjoying their fake bass.

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    I listened to the sound package plus before I ordered and didn't like it at all. Not that my Bose is so much better.. in fact it's pathetic compared to even the factory default systems in my Audis but I'm still more satisfied with it than I would have been without.

    I'd suggest to listen to both and then decide based on how often you listen to music in your car, how loud, and how important it is for you.

    If you only listen to public radio's news and the traffic updates, you probably won't be missing the Bose at all. If you're a real audiophile, both options will make you weep. If you listen to music occasionally and like to turn it up, then you might prefer the Bose option. Question is just would you miss it much if you didn't have it? Which brings me back to my original suggestion - go in, listen and then consider how important audio is to you.

    I'm with Percymon btw.. if I had to decide between Bose and xenons I'd get the xenons.

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    Frankly I find the audio in this car is the least important part of the whole experience. I have the Sound Package Plus, which is weak. But I'd spend money on BiXenon, sport shifter, even chrome exhaust tip before I'd upgrade to the Bose. Personally, I'd drive it for a few weeks and decide how much more audio you really need. I enjoy driving it enough that a lot of the time the stereo is off completely.

    Once I hear an example of the PSE for the 987, that might be my next audio upgrade!

    mcdelaug

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    Yes - anyone have more info on PSE for the 987?

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    I've got the Sound Package Plus and used the money from the Bose to get the sport seats which are great. The sound in the Bose was not worth the money. I installed rear speakers in the storage compartment and the sound is much improved for about $50 and 3 hours time.

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    Anyway you can post wiring diag. and what brand/size of speakers you installed in the rear and how?
    Thanks

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    dont forget u loose the storage compartment under the wind deflector if u choose Bose.

    I have Sound Package + and its fine for normal listening. but seriously, it doesnt make much difference, bose or not bose, when u rev the engine to 6k.

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    I took bose without having the possibiliyy to listen, but since I am audiophile, i only know that it is better with than without.. Edmunds had a good review of the bose

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    dont get bose... its not worth the extra money

     
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