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Poor Audio Quality when listening to radio

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#1 sambog



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:30 PM

I just bought a Crosstrek XV Hybrid over the weekend  and I enjoying it. I listen to both radio and music via Bluetooth. The audio quality via Bluetooth is amazing and very loud and clear. The audio quality via radio is horrible and very soft and full of static.


Does anyone has the same problem or is it just my car having the issue? I don't HD quality audio but it was horrible and not even close my old car.


Thanks and appreciate any advice.


#2 ezapar



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

Maybe you're just in an area where there's bad reception.  

I've never heard of this happening other than for that reason.  I would call the dealership. . .

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:39 PM

Thanks, I will ask the dealership to check on it during my initial servicing.

#4 Ibreakstuff


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:18 PM

Aftermarket head unit or all stock? It sounds like the fm antenna booster is not connected or is not working.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:40 AM

Nope its not the radio. Its the programming of it.  Search for "Subaru Radio Hidden" on Youtube.  There are buttons to hold down that change the sound quality.  Not sure why Subaru did it this way. 

#6 sambog



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

It is stock radio and I have tighten the antenna. I just saw the tips on YouTube to increase the sounds quality for radio and will give it a try.

#7 sambog



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

I followed the instruction on YouTube to enable "Through Mode" and it sounded so much better. It cannot be the same as CD or BT audio quality but so so much better. So basically, if you don't want to watch the video, press key 1, 4 and audio button together to enable "through mode". It will appear on the screen. Turn it on and you will hear the different in audio quality.

#8 tominssti



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:49 AM

It's strange that it's possible to chage sound qualiy like this. Why wouldn't it be on the best settings at the first place :huh:

#9 Mr. Carb

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 04:15 PM

It's a bummer this isn't even in the car manual, I have the same problem, will be trying this now to see if it fixes.  Mostly I noticed the highs are greatly suppressed.



I had to watch the youtube video, you have to press one and 4 and the tuner knob when the deck is turned off, with key in accessory position.

Edited by Mr. Carb, 05 October 2014 - 04:27 PM.

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