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I never had a vehicle that had such little bass. I also live in Iowa where the temps lately have been bellow 0 F. After about an hour of driving the speaker components actually warm up a little to give out bare minimum bass. Anybody else absolutely hate this sound system? Anybody successfully replace the door speakers yet? Small powered sub maybe? I love the look and interior of this car but I am an audiophile and music is extremely important for my long drives. (75 miles per day min.)

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Same thing happens to my 2019 Jetta. Whenever it is left parked outside (as you said, lower than 0 F) the speakers have no bass until it gets warm. I have lived with it. Maybe replacing the speakers is an option.
 

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My Taos is a SEL trim has the Beat Audio and my sound system sounds great with lots of bass, well it also has the factory subwoofer in the trunk.
Yeah wondering if OP has the Beats system or not. I think the sound is awesome on my SEL—the subwoofer is really powerful!
 

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I have the Beats in my Jetta and though it is okay and can be adjusted to sound msuical, it isn’t as good as the Fender branded system that was in my Alltrack or the Dynaudio I had in previous cars. My opinion is the Beats is focused on punchiness, spoken word and boom vs musicality. Probably sounds good to the younger listener because it is tailored for newer music.

But as a side effect of the focus on sounding good for hiphop listeners, it does very well with Radio Classics radio programs from 70-90 years ago.
 

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I never had a vehicle that had such little bass. I also live in Iowa where the temps lately have been bellow 0 F. After about an hour of driving the speaker components actually warm up a little to give out bare minimum bass. Anybody else absolutely hate this sound system? Anybody successfully replace the door speakers yet? Small powered sub maybe? I love the look and interior of this car but I am an audiophile and music is extremely important for my long drives. (75 miles per day min.)

Any feedback regarding issues and action taken on this matter is appreciated!!!
Just took home my Taos S yesterday, speakers seemed okay on ride home. This morning it was 6 degrees here in the Boston area and they were extremely hollow sounding. I do recall having this issue from time to time in my Jetta s. I am going to start looking into speakers/sub. I am definitely not an audiophile but I need something a little better than this!
 

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Just took home my Taos S yesterday, speakers seemed okay on ride home. This morning it was 6 degrees here in the Boston area and they were extremely hollow sounding. I do recall having this issue from time to time in my Jetta s. I am going to start looking into speakers/sub. I am definitely not an audiophile but I need something a little better than this!
I took home my Taos S 4 Motion on Tuesday (I live in NJ) and I agree that the speaker sound is too tiny in the colder temps. A subwoofer is a good idea, but wouldn't taking it somewhere to install the subwoofer be a problem for the warranty?
 

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Same thing happens to my 2019 Jetta. Whenever it is left parked outside (as you said, lower than 0 F) the speakers have no bass until it gets warm. I have lived with it. Maybe replacing the speakers is an option.
Had the same exact issue when I opened my '19 Jetta S! glad I wasn't the only one. I understand
I took home my Taos S 4 Motion on Tuesday (I live in NJ) and I agree that the speaker sound is too tiny in the colder temps. A subwoofer is a good idea, but wouldn't taking it somewhere to install the subwoofer be a problem for the warranty?
I was going to check with VW this week. Wanted to be sure before I made any modifications to the factory equipment.
 

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We have had our Taos for two weeks already. When we took possession my wife was very happy about the sound system cause she knew it was the "Beatsaudio" version. So she turned on the system , selected a Sirius XM station and turned up the volume. When she heard the quality of the sound she immediately turned her head and just by the look in her eyes I knew what she was thinking.

Sound is really muddy, a good sound system should sound with punch even at low volumes with precise notes. This thing sounds all mixed and music has no detail. I think it has to do a lot with the quality of the speakers. They seem to be plain carton/paper speakers that lack rigidity. Perhaps a speaker upgrade would make this thing really sound decent.
 

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We have had our Taos for two weeks already. When we took possession my wife was very happy about the sound system cause she knew it was the "Beatsaudio" version. So she turned on the system , selected a Sirius XM station and turned up the volume. When she heard the quality of the sound she immediately turned her head and just by the look in her eyes I knew what she was thinking.

Sound is really muddy, a good sound system should sound with punch even at low volumes with precise notes. This thing sounds all mixed and music has no detail. I think it has to do a lot with the quality of the speakers. They seem to be plain carton/paper speakers that lack rigidity. Perhaps a speaker upgrade would make this thing really sound decent.
It's probably down to what kind of music you like—but I find that hip-hop/edm/pop all sound good. You can really customize the tuning of it as well. That subwoofer is great!
 

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I'd also like to replace the speakers but crutchfield does not yet have any information on what size speakers and other components/wiring/brackets are needed yet and I don't really want to tear mine apart until I have the stuff.
 

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I'd also like to replace the speakers but crutchfield does not yet have any information on what size speakers and other components/wiring/brackets are needed yet and I don't really want to tear mine apart until I have the stuff.
They seem to be 6.5 inch / 4 ohm speakers. In my case I would replace them with some good two-way polypropylene speakers. Stock speakers are not flush with the doors so you would need a ring adapter. I would use one of this kits:

 

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They seem to be 6.5 inch / 4 ohm speakers. In my case I would replace them with some good two-way polypropylene speakers. Stock speakers are not flush with the doors so you would need a ring adapter. I would use one of this kits:

Thanks, I took a look around crutchfield messing with various VW models to see if there are any common threads. One thing I noticed is that for the Atlas, Tiguan and Jetta it says that no wiring harness is available and I'll have to tap into the wires. Is this actually the case, the speakers are wired in with no connector? I can handle shrink connections etc but I'd be surprised if there was no connector.
 

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That is the same connector.
Great, sounds like I only need to reverse the polarity on the connectors then. I ordered some of these with the installation kit (and free mountain brackets) from Crutchfield and those connectors, and we'll see how it goes. The weather is supposed to be nicer here in the next couple weeks so maybe I'll get a chance to install them. JVC CS-DR621

I'm not quite clear on why Crutchfield doesn't sell those given it sounds like these have been around for decades, but whatever at least they're available. Not that I am incapable of splicing wiring or anything but I'd rather use the proper tool.
 
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