Audio Controls With Equalizer - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Audio Controls With Equalizer

March 21, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

When I connected my iPod to our 2013 Subaru BRZ's audio system for the drive home yesterday, it sounded awful, flat, and shallow. I've already ranted once (here) on how difficult it is to press those teeny, virtual buttons. So, imagine my surprise, three menus deep, to find this.

Not only is it increasingly rare to find more than just bass and treble adjusters in a "modern" stereo, but to be able to save several profiles is a wonderful idea, especially for car audio. One moment I might be listening to AM radio for "traffic on the tens," and need to bump up the midrange. The next I might be listening to my iPod and want a pleasing curve like the one I saved to the memory.

Well done, Subaru, or is that Fujitsu?

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 12,429 miles


  • bassracerx bassracerx Posts:

    this alone makes my mind to pick the brz over the frs! its hard even to find an aftermarket stereo that has this feature i remember not too long ago every sony had a 13 band but now they all just have 3 band eqs

  • gtfrank1 gtfrank1 Posts:

    It is still one of the most useless infotainment systems on the planet. You cant do anything without taking your eyes off the road. It sounds just average at its best. The only thing I dislike about my BRZ is the Radio.

  • nolabrz nolabrz Posts:

    That said any guidance on how to adust the bass? I have figured out most everything but the eqaulizer. Of course the owners manual doesnt speak to what each bar stands for. I have WAY too much bass and it sounds awful like speakers are going to blow out.

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