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Old 01-13-2018, 12:19 PM
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Ive read all the other threads about this and bottom line (just like threads on seat choices), different people are going to tell you different things based off their personal preferences. Here is mine:

I bought a .1gt3 with sound package plus and I thought the system was horrible and practically unlistenable. There was no bose available for the .1. I ended up going aftermarket. If you care about audio I think the Bose would be a good pick as it is a good price and not much of a weight penalty.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:20 PM
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I have the Bose in my .2 and itís a substantial upgrade over the stock IMHO. When Iím not driving around revving the 4.0 to the moon, the Bose is very nice to have.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarhead32 View Post
Ive read all the other threads about this and bottom line (just like threads on seat choices), different people are going to tell you different things based off their personal preferences. Here is mine:

I bought a .1gt3 with sound package plus and I thought the system was horrible and practically unlistenable. There was no bose available for the .1. I ended up going aftermarket. If you care about audio I think the Bose would be a good pick as it is a good price and not much of a weight penalty.
I've been repeating this on every Bose thread. No one seems to want to listen and keeps saying the car is too loud, stock is good enough, blah blah blah. If you don't listen to music then don't get the Bose. If you do and care about sound quality then get it or go aftermarket. The standard system is inadequate for any kind of audio listening.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:38 PM
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I started one of the earlier threads and read all the conflicting opinions.

In the end, I added Bose. A year from now I won't be fretting about the extra money spent but if I'm driving to the track and find the stock system lacking, I'll regret not adding it. I've got no opportunity to go out and drive the car with and without to form my own opinion. Even with all else being equal, having a subwoofer has to make a difference. The fact that the car has less sound deadening and is generally louder and more unruly only makes a stronger case for this. Jeep puts a massive subwoofer in the Wrangler because the whole thing is an absolute disaster with respect to NVH. You need the sub just to be able to hear anything at all, regardless of quality, when the roof and doors are off.

So mine will have it. YMMV. There is a 0% chance that I'll do any aftermarket audio mods so I'm getting the upgrade and will never second guess it.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:52 PM
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Again Iím sure the Bose is better . But for a standard sound system especially in a car like the GT3 it is adequate. Itís better than any of my Ferrari sound systems (except the JBL in my 488). It is definitely still usable and certainly does the job . Itís NOT a higher end quality sound system, however. Most of the time Iíll be using my car as a toy and listening to the engine anyways. Itís not a luxury car. I think the other options you chose were a good trade off . Everyone has their opinion but unless you are expecting a great sounding system I donít think youíll be disappointed.
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:32 PM
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I went for standard - background listening for general buzzing around and switched off when the pace picks up. My personal take is that it's never going to be an audiophile experience in a GT3, whatever brand of music system you fit and I have never heard anything from Bose do anything musically I would want to pay extra for.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Marto
I went for standard - background listening for general buzzing around and switched off when the pace picks up. My personal take is that it's never going to be an audiophile experience in a GT3, whatever brand of music system you fit and I have never heard anything from Bose do anything musically I would want to pay extra for.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:04 PM
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I have the sound system plus in my .1 and find it totally acceptable. But that doesnít mean i wonít upgrade it at some point. But to my ears the sound system plus is fine. Not an audiophile.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Marto View Post
I went for standard - background listening for general buzzing around and switched off when the pace picks up. My personal take is that it's never going to be an audiophile experience in a GT3, whatever brand of music system you fit and I have never heard anything from Bose do anything musically I would want to pay extra for.
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BOSE = Buy Other Sound Equipment

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Old 01-13-2018, 04:09 PM
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I've had both and it's a tough call IMO. With a good source, the base system is okay, though it lacks depth without the sub. The BOSE definitely sounds better, but whether it's worth the price of the option is questionable. If the base system would have allowed me to avoid the wart, I would have gone with that. But it doesn't in the US, so I went BOSE.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:40 PM
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ok good. I passed on the Bose and other little goodies that add up like carbon fiber mirrors and interior package, stitching, wheel color selection , extended leather options etc etc to make up for

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didnít want ant to exceed $185k. Iím right at it. So its a highly optioned ďstripperĒ. LOL!!
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:54 PM
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i was not going to rip out stuff in the future, or have someone add custom sterio stuff to this car, so i went with bose. Now my boat is loaded with wet sounds, etc etc and its very important to me to have that level of sound and power in my boat, but i was listening to radio today in the car. I just need to crank on some miles so i can get on it. either way you are going to be very happy
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Look into upgraded front tweeters from Musicar. There is a group buy on the 991 Forum.
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I had the base Bose in my .2 Turbo S (which ironically is the upgrade Bose in the .2 GT3) and added these tweeters. Made a nice difference, a much brighter sound and worth the $$ IMO.

Link: https://rennlist.com/forums/991/9665...r-upgrade.html

They will be going back into my Touring when it lands.

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Old 01-13-2018, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by texascarlover View Post
Any thoughts? The bose adds a fair amount of weightt. How does the standard system sound?
Bose is a complete waste of money imo.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:13 PM
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I had the comparable non-bose system in my GT4, was not disappointed. Will be snowing here for a bit, so have a
couple more months before I can enjoy the GT3.
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