Have you ever heard what their audio setup's sound like compared to stock?I'm pretty sure that the stock audio system will be fine. Bose is great, but I just don't think that the difference in sound quality is worth all that extra money. Even if the music is loud, I don't plan on blowing speakers or having the entire block hear the music I'm listening to.
First of all: First post. Just ordered a 2018 718 Cayman yesterday with the base Sound Package Plus system -- on purpose, because I, too, am an audiophile, and I know very, very well how "dumbed down" many factory systems have become. So I choose to improve them in the aftermarket.I wasn't trying to criticise anyones personal choice, just illuminating a few technical facts & my own observations on the audio equipment available in the 718. I'm just extremely passionate about music, the appalling dumbing down of its accurate reproduction & some of the rather dismal equipment available in otherwise excellent vehicles.
Yes indeed, though it's more my wife's car than my own, but at the same time the work horse. Again it has the (supposedly) upgraded audio set up, but this time Harmon Kardon (shudders). I think you should take it from the above comment that I know exactly where you're coming from. We would tend not to alter that set up either, due to the fact that being the work horse it's unlikely to stay in our ownership long enough to justify it.Chilli, I couldn't help but notice in the New Members' forum that you, too, are a BMW 2 Series owner (There seems to be several of us on here already). So you KNOW where I'm coming from regarding that car's audio design!
That's really interesting regarding the extended warranty ... and unfortunate. I wonder if it's the same way in the U.S. -- though I know that extended warranties can't be bought for that long a term.The Burmester system isn't all bad (as long as you steer clear of MP3's) ... In the U.K altering a car from standard specification in any way shape or form excludes you from taking out an official Porsche extended warranty when the factory one expires. That even extends to something as rudimentary as fitting a none Porsche battery. Being as that warranty is excellent, can be continually extended to cover a period of up to 15 years & represents excellent value for money, I'd be very loathe to fit anything that wasn't Porsche approved. Hence why I have the best factory option available instead of following the route you intend to.