Originally Posted by Evangelo2
First let me say that while not a fanboy of BOSE, I don't loathe them...
Next, I ahve a BOSE stereo system in my Infiniti G35 Coupe. I find the sound sub par. The highs are not clear and the sound is almost muffled. The Harmon Kardon sound system in my //M3 was not the best but still sounded better than the Infiniti Bose. The Bose system in my odler 2000 Maxima sounded better than the Bose system in this Infiniti.
When I told the car salesman that I was not nust about the stereo and it sounded sub par, he had a look of disbelief. He said I was nuts and that this was a top of the line sound system. Then he said it needed some fine tuning (I can change the bass and treble only) and that should fix it.
[Sigh], anyway, I can live with it in my car but I am not happy with the sound...
I tried hard not to get a Bose system with my G35 coupe, as well, but to no avail. I needed the Premium package for other things, and possibly needing to add the Nav system in the future.
The head unit is actually made by Alpine. I don't find the bose system in my infiniti to be as bad as people make Bose out to be. Albeit, my finding with re: to the Maxima is different from yours. In my brother's '98 or '99 maxima, I thought the bose sounded not very good. In my infiniti, it sounded a whole lot better. Maybe the 2000 maximas have a better system?
I find that the highs exhibit a little sibilance, and the lows aren't that low
Also, I found the HK in my buddy's BMW 325 very nice sounding--definitely in another league.
I would like to replace the Bose, but that means taking out the head unit, as well as replacing all the speakers, which will be very expensive to do. A search at Crutchfield yielded nothing (speaker replacements) for my car. I read that some people have been successful with replacing the tweeters, which made the system sound a whole lot better.