Yeah I’m the same the sound is very poor and I’ve got the upgrade with the crappy sub!!! when I had a focus st3 back on a 06 the sound was 100 times better with the Sony setup so there going back in times ??
I’m totally with you on this. The sound is pants. My old 2008 Focus with Sony DAB system is 100 times better than this piece of poop. The bass from the speakers on my old car is also better than the subwoofer by a long chalk.
Totally disappointed with it, think Ford should sort this out.
It’s called cost reduction all the mainstream OEM’s are doing it ….. I just come from the premium sound system in 2013 Volvo V40, not even branded, it was actually very good for a car. …. I hate broom brooooooom noise from the sub, fake exhaust noise …. No thanks.
The distortion is very very poor for sure – before this I had an M3 with the BMW Business stereo (the middle of the road one that is just below Harmon Kardon) – it makes the Ford one look like a £20 Halfords job – very disappointing – especially considering how much Ford raped everyone for the unit.
Totally agree with the comments regarding boot space as well – I just don’t get the layout – they could have shunted the sub and tyre foam kit into one side of the boot with the sub on its side rather than facing downward and had a 20cm deeper boot floor instead of filling it with space sapping foam that serves no purpose. Mind boggling, I’d have thought cost would have been pretty small to sort that out and manufacture a custom enclosure for the sub wrapped in carpet.
Is it that bad? I have time to change my spec do you think its worth getting it removed?
Premium Ford SYNC3 DAB Navigation System
(Navigation includes 3D building rendering and Michellin guide) with 10 premium Sony speakers incl. Sub-woofer. RS: With 10 premium Sony speakers incl. sub-woofer Rear view camera
Problem is I like how the navigation and camera is all integrated. What do you get if you don’t take this upgrade?
I noticed in the early RS’s the front tweeters even with the upgrade didn’t come with the Sony branding. I did wonder in their haste to produce cars if they had been left out ? I was very disappointed with the stereo but listened to what was supposed to be the same set up in an ST and it sounded much better.