BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   6Post.com | BMW 6-Series Forum > BMW 6 Series Forum > BMW M6 Forum (F12 / F13)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-14-2021, 01:43 PM   #1
LJohnson32
First Lieutenant
LJohnson32's Avatar
United_States
171
Rep
331
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Minnesota

iTrader: (1)

*F06* B&O Settings/Configuration

I know this topic has been discussed before, but I've struggled to find a good source for how other people have their B&O settings configured specifically in the F06 Gran Coupe's.

I believe there was a detailed, objective analysis done on an F12 on either the M6 side or 6 series side, but with the internal geometry, material, and system layout differences between the convertible and the 4 door Gran Coupe, the settings just didn't seem to carry over well IMO.

I would like to see what everyone has going for their settings at the moment and what works well. For the longest time I swore by studio mode as it delivered fantastic clarity and crisp low end bass and better imaging than expanded mode, but then one day I was in the passenger seat of my car with someone else driving and I found that studio mode sounded far less appealing.

Since then, I've been playing around with expanded configurations for when I have other people in the car as well so that they can enjoy the system as well, but I haven't settled on a combination of settings that I've been pleased with. My major complaint is how expanded mode sounds much more distant and seems to lose some overall definition compared to studio mode.

I do prefer to feel a good punch in the low-mid bass but I find that once I dial that in to a good place, the really low end of the bass frequencies start to feel muddy and bloated. Likewise for when I try to tune for better natural vocal isolation or clarity at the top end. I feel like I get that to a good spot, but then I run into issues with treble peaking and it almost sounds too bright.

In the settings below you'll notice that I have the bass and treble settings 100% of the way up -- I could be wrong in thinking about this but I did this so that when I am adjusting the EQ, that I am working with the full 'range' of bass and treble frequencies that the system can produce. If I'm off on this logic, definitely let me know

Bottom line, whether you're working with studio mode or expanded mode, let's see what you've got going so I can try some new things. I'm no sound engineer (as I'm sure those who are real audiophiles might be able to tell based on my settings) but hopefully others can provide some guidance.

*I know hardware changes can be done to provide better quality of sound but I'm not looking to go down that rabbit hole


__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2021, 10:45 PM   #2
TinCanSailor
Fueled by Recycled Dinosaurs!
TinCanSailor's Avatar
United_States
172
Rep
512
Posts

Drives: F06 M6
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 813Bay, Fl

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Hoping some audiophiles chime in as I am struggling to find a good balance with mine as well.
__________________
2015 M6 Gran Coupe (Mine) Silverstone Metallic II, Indiv. Full Leather (Cohiba), B&O, Night Vision, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, @rkautowerks Carbon Fiber CAI, @rkautowerks Billet Differential Brace ...
2013 550i M Sport (Mrs') B&O
Appreciate 1
      10-15-2021, 10:39 AM   #3
shine775
Scott
shine775's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
61
Posts

Drives: BMW 640i
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Tampa Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW 640i  [0.00]
I screenshot these from an earlier post on here from an audiofile.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Scott
Appreciate 1
      10-15-2021, 10:44 AM   #4
LJohnson32
First Lieutenant
LJohnson32's Avatar
United_States
171
Rep
331
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Minnesota

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by shine775 View Post
I screenshot these from an earlier post on here from an audiofile.
These were done on an M6 convertible, and actually is the thread I am referring to in my original post. I'm looking for settings that other F06 Gran Coupe owners are using. I may go back to these as a starting point though and see if some minor tweaks can be made to produce a good result. Some F06 owners did report that they loved the settings provided in that thread but to my admittedly untrained ears it left something to be desired.

It's funny how in that thread I'm the first to reply, basically dismissing the kind of thread I just started lol -- patchesj , what do we need to do to get a hold of a B&O equipped Gran Coupe for you to run an analysis with your instrumentation?
__________________

Last edited by LJohnson32; 10-15-2021 at 11:34 AM..
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2021, 09:12 PM   #5
XSTAR_007
Private
XSTAR_007's Avatar
36
Rep
88
Posts

Drives: M6GC
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Tennessee

iTrader: (0)

Following!
Appreciate 0
      11-05-2021, 01:17 AM   #6
rcrs2
Enlisted Member
rcrs2's Avatar
17
Rep
30
Posts

Drives: 2018 X5M, 2014 M6 GC comp
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

I’m on the fence too. I like studio crispness but expanded just sounds like you’re putting all the 14 speakers to good use
Appreciate 0
      11-05-2021, 05:47 AM   #7
Infiniteflow
Private First Class
United_States
46
Rep
125
Posts

Drives: BMW M6GC SMB
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Orange County, CA

iTrader: (1)

following
Appreciate 0
      11-05-2021, 08:12 AM   #8
mikerx5
Lieutenant
mikerx5's Avatar
211
Rep
524
Posts

Drives: 2014 F06
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Providence, RI

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2013 BMW X6  [0.00]
So naturally I had to play with this on the way in to office. Expanded, treble to max, bass a little under 3/4 for me. Sounds deep but with the vocals… anything else didn't sound right
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.




6post.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST