+1 for the Interface, -1 for the Sound Quality - 2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Infiniti FX50: +1 for the Interface, -1 for the Sound Quality

July 23, 2009

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I love the iPod interface in navigation-equipped Infinitis and Nissans, and our long-term 2009 Infiniti FX50 is no exception. Aside from voice control, everything I want is right here. There's the artist, album and song title on the left, and there's my scrollable list of tracks on the right.

But there's one problem. My music doesn't sound that great. There's no real bass punch for Killswitch Engage, a metal band that ordinarily has plenty. I cranked up the bass level adjustment, but it doesn't help.

I found a Bose subwoofer enclosure in the spare tire well, similar to what Doug Newcomb found in our Nissan 370Z. But it seems that whatever bass it's generating is getting lost in the FX50's cargo bay.

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Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 16,502 miles

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