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      05-23-2020, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hands free telephone system quality

(My) X5 has simply an awful hf sound quality, both GSM/LTE and data calls sound really bad. Is something wrong with my car (radio/music sound is okay) and I have to live with that or there are some ways to improve that, eg better microphone retrofit, different sound processor etc?
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      05-23-2020, 04:15 AM   #2
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My receive sound is good and I've never had complaints from the distant end, so maybe your setup. I have Bluetooth Enhanced, but don't think that changes anything: second microphone in headliner and phone cradle, but phone is more often in my pocket
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      05-23-2020, 04:21 AM   #3
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Are you using an iPhone by any chance ?
The quality has deteriorated over the past while with iPhones - there is an issue but there doesn't seem to be a fix in sight from Bmw or apple I'm afraid - unless someone can help ?
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      05-23-2020, 07:38 AM   #4
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Yes, I use iPhone - the sound is muffled and of very low quality. All my other cars (eg 2016 VW) have fantastic sound quality and I'm surprised that X5 sounds just like - if not worse then - E90.
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I also have an iPhone, but no issues. I don't know if you're being particularly fussy, or if I'm just un-fussy. Probably the latter - I wear hearing aids!
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      05-23-2020, 11:35 AM   #6
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Sound wise I'm terribly fussy, to be honest and the worst thing is I have other cars and ALL of them have far, far better HF systems. Not that I really care, since X5 is my family hauler that I use mostly during weekends where I really don't want any calls whatsoever. But - F15 is not really in Yugo Koral league, so I'd expect that sort of things to work at least decently.
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