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Old 09-09-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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Default STOCK 2015 WRX owners- what are your audio settings?

What settings have you decided on? What makes the radio (if anything) sound a bit less like poop?

This thread is only for those with stock speakers
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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do the hidden menu mod.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:34 AM   #3
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The stock speakers are such a joke. When I took them out, I was shocked to see just how low the quality was. I guess you've got to cut corners somewhere...

Incidentally, replacing the HU improved the quality quite a bit. Even with the stock junk speakers. That Clarion head unit is just SO bad.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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I have mine on THROUGH mode
+1 Mids
Everything else at zero/normal

It all depends on the type of Music you listen too though.

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While engine is off, Radio is off, and key is standby, Hold 1+4 and press the right dial (tune) for THROUGH mode.
While engine is running and radio is ON, Hold 1+6 and press the right dial (tune) for LOUD mode.
Repeat to revert back to normal.

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Old 09-09-2014, 01:33 PM   #5
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^^ this
i'm not a big bass fan so I'm at +1, but THROUGH mode meets my audio needs
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:25 PM   #6
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About to be completely torn out... But seriously, search for the hidden menu thread and through mode. It will sound like total poo until you do that.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:20 PM   #7
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Through mode, Treble +8, Mid +6, Bass +8, Volume 40 on Satellite radio which doesn't play as loud as FM for some reason. Sounds much improved over the 11-14 WRXs but nothing to write home about.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:16 PM   #8
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I agree the stock HU sucks! I'm bout to order pioneer appradio 3. But before I do I'm curious: I'm also going to have to order the metra dash kit, axxexx module for swc and.. Damn I forgot something else. But when I am putting those in, would it void my warranty or anything?

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Old 09-14-2014, 01:36 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I agree the stock HU sucks! I'm bout to order pioneer appradio 3. But before I do I'm curious: I'm also going to have to order the metra dash kit, axxexx module for swc and.. Damn I forgot something else. But when I am putting those in, would it void my warranty or anything?

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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803106

No, your warranty will not be voided by installing a head unit. Now if for whatever reason you do something wrong during the install and something is shorted out or damaged, they can deny a warranty claim.

An easy example of this is if by removing your dash trim piece, you break a mounting clip. This results in a rattle in your car. You take your car in for this rattle and they find the broken clip. They can deny the warranty claim and you will have to pay for the repair or replacement of the dash piece.

Just take your time, make certain you understand what you are doing, and you should no concerns.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #10
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Hey guys not to hijack the thread but i had a question. I have the WRX on preorder with stock headunit but upgrade speakers/tweeter/and sub kit. Does the stock head unit offer bluetooth streaming of music? My current kia soul, I use audio streaming from slacker radio without the need of an aux cable. I am looking at the features and i dont think it offers that for the stock head unit, and i cant justify the extra $2500 for the navi package. I wanted to verify if i need to start researching for a new head unit.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:57 AM   #11
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I have the kicker upgrade but noticed no difference at all by putting the 'Through mode' on.
ndsports: Yes it will stream via bluetooth.
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Old 09-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #12
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Bass: +2
Mid: 0
Treble: +1

The biggest difference came from enabling 'Through Mode'
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:38 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Kevin8se7en View Post
I have mine on LOUD and THROUGH mode

PS:
Hold 1+4 and press the right dial (tune) for LOUD mode.
Hold 1+6 and press the right dial (tune) for THROUGH mode.
Repeat to revert back to normal.

You have it backwards
For LOUD its hold 1+6 Press and TUNE
For THROUGH Radio has to be off hold 1+4 Press the TUNE button
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:52 AM   #14
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You have it backwards
For LOUD its hold 1+6 Press and TUNE
For THROUGH Radio has to be off hold 1+4 Press the TUNE button
My bad - I was posting off memory
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:41 AM   #15
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You're using a Metra kit and not cutting the wiring. You're good.


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I agree the stock HU sucks! I'm bout to order pioneer appradio 3. But before I do I'm curious: I'm also going to have to order the metra dash kit, axxexx module for swc and.. Damn I forgot something else. But when I am putting those in, would it void my warranty or anything?

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:11 PM   #16
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Bass +5
Treble 0
Mid 0

Max Volume ~34 before loss of fidelity

The best thing I did was turn HD radio off. It kept automatically switching between HD and standard all the time which was annoying. HD also sounded tinny with much more treble. Personally it was much nicer just to have regular standard def radio all the time.

I plan on blasting the shhitty stock radio till it breaks, then replace the speakers and maybe add a small subwoofer. As for the head unit, I would want one that preserves steering wheel functionality and I'm too lazy to do any research on that at the moment.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:24 PM   #17
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Default STOCK 2015 WRX owners- what are your audio settings?

I did the hidden menu mode for the through mode and maxed out treble and bass. I also turned on the other bass option I forgot the name of it and also the volume correction or something like that.

I also raised the volume for when you're driving faster etc. This alone has improved the performance on my radio and when I listen to music from my iPhone through bluetooth it sounds amazing.


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Old 09-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #18
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Default OEM Audio Plus

If you're keeping things stock, I highly recommend OEM Audio Plus. I just met with Daniel in their Anaheim, CA R&D location and I got to sit in a 2015 WRX STI with the system installed.

The rundown: OEM Audio Plus is an upgrade to your stock speakers and head unit. The only change is the stock tweeters. This is to keep warranty and make things simple. They can install it for you for a small fee, supposedly 2-4 hours to install. Or you can go at it yourself.

The review: Honestly, I sat in there for about 20 minutes and listened to everything from Jack Johnson, Nikki Minaj, Luther Vandross, Tupac, Zed, and Calvin Harris. I've got to say that the system sounds crystal clear! The car was installed with the 400+ system so only one sub installed. The bass was there when you needed it and not overbearing. It looks fantastic too, considering that's the only component you really see in the trunk (see links below for pictures). I tried the radio, MP3s on a CD, and plugging my phone in on AUX and listening to some streaming music on Google Play. The amp kicks in and makes it work. I hated how the stock system played the AUX so low. I was listening to the system at around a 12 to a 20 and varied the bass up from 0 to 6, treble at a 6 and mids at a 2.

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http://shop.oemaudioplus.com/2015-ST...YS400-0015.htm

Daniel said that the promotion is only until the end of September, before it goes to full retail. I'm like 90% certain I'm gonna get this system.

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Old 09-24-2014, 10:48 AM   #19
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Does the 2015 WRX come with any better speakers than the regular 2012+ Impreza? I have a 2012 Impreza Premium sedan with the 6-speaker stereo and CM621UB head unit. I tried "through mode" and it sounds fine for music, but I found that with talk programming it sounds a little too boomy. The Sedan EQ curve has a dip in the lower midrange to compensate for the resonance point of the stock speakers, which gets rid of the boominess on voice.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #20
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I have Bass -6 / Mid +3 / Treble +5. With the hidden menu "Mod". I listen to a lot of Electronic music and that seems to work well for me but hey, its all personal preference! ^.^
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