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I totally understand the purpose of fading, but you should not lose the ranges in the sounds (highs lows) etc. It sounds muted. It's not the same clarity to me.
To me their sound systems to be among the worst around. Had a loaded Q50 company car for a few months and the sound system (and overall infotainment) was a disaster. Maybe they changed things in later years.....I've only had my IS350 (fully loaded) for 3 weeks and I keep saying this but I'm starting to regret coming over to Lexus from Infiniti. The Bose system with Infiniti has fantastic booming sound and has much more features and controls. As many people are saying the Lexus sound is not properly balanced and you can't tweak it enough. (lack of fine-tuning settings) And sorry... you can't test this in 30 seconds...even a test drive for 20 or 30 minutes isn't enough time to truly understand all the settings and features in the vehicle. I'm 3 weeks in and I'm still adjusting the settings.
I'm venting now but another thing that really upsets me is when I get into someones entry level vehicle like a Kia and I'm impressed with the sound system, or other standard features.
/a disaster, really? I've had 3 Infiniti sedans and every one of them had a better sound system than this 2018 Lexus. Matter of opinion I guess. Also, accessing the settings was at the touch of one button 'Audio' not fiddling with an over-sensitive mouse that jumps all over the place. Maybe I'll get used to navigating the system but the sound quality, especially at low normal listening volumes is very poor.was a disaster
Thanks for the tip I will give that a try. Using it while driving is even worse!I do not like the haptic feedback. If you prefer to use it like a mousepad without that feed back, go to Settings > General > Feedback and set it to the lowest settings. I prefer the lowest/off setting when using the touchpad. Hope this helps!
I've left the fade in the center because as soon as you fade to the back even a little, you end up losing the fullness of the sound. I've only adjusted the highs, mids and bass to get the sound I like, but I still find you have to turn it up to about 30 before it starts sounding good. To me the low volumes sound tinny.. Almost like satellite radio... Don't like it. Infiniti was well rounded sound at any volume.I just purchased my 2019 ES and thought the same thing about the audio coming from only the front. I switched over from an Infiniti Q50; with much better sound. What advise to you give to try to balance the sound?
I could not be more disappointed with the ML in my 19 ES Fsport. This problem with all the volume coming from the front/center is a disaster. I cannot even listen to it because it is disorienting to hear most of the music in my right ear. (Frankly, even the properly running ML in other models doesn’t hold a candle to upgraded stereos in other brands, but that’s beside the point).I just checked with my local Lexus dealer about this issue, and they said that Lexus is aware of the sound problem and planning a software fix. No ETR, but they confirmed that both pioneer and ML sound system configuration are having the same issue. Meantime, I will just enjoy driving the car as is.