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    Audio on '15 WRX

    I've been a lurker, but finally joined when the 2015 WRX was released.

    I'm deciding between the '15 WRX Ltd with and without Navi. The only reason I would go Navi is to get the keyless entry. I'm not sure if that is really worth the extra $$$.

    My question is, if I go w/o Navi, and want to replace the HU with something like the AVH-X5600BHS, will it mess with the built in bluetooth in the car? is that separate from the sound system?

    Should I ditch the built in bluetooth audio and go with the one built into the new HU?

    Thanks

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    The bluetooth is built into the car head unit, it's not a separate component. So if you swap out the factory unit for aftermarket you're just replacing one source of bluetooth with another.

    I'm not sure if the navi is any different on the '15s as other models, but from what I have read the last few model year's navi systems were just OK. If that's an important feature for you, you're probably better off putting in a nicer aftermarket unit.

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    Thanks guys. Now I'm waiting to hear some from someone if the steering wheel controls all work after swapping HUs. I've seen some people say they are swapping HUs soon, so hope to get this answered also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Subaru Audio has always been terrible. Even the HK system in the new WRX and STi is considered subpar.
    Which is scary considering it's much improved from the previous gen

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    "Improved"
    Zax, you just got your WRX, did you get the Navi? How does it sound? is it "improved"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash408 View Post
    Zax, you just got your WRX, did you get the Navi? How does it sound? is it "improved"?
    Yeah I took delivery of the car on Saturday. No navi or HK system, just base (no options) STi. Audio is less than stellar but it is way better than the last generation. Compared to my Bugeye it is amazing, but compared to the Bose system in my wife's MS3 it sucks ha
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