2013 Prius 3 Soundsystem - is this normal?

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  1. SterlingPhoenix

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    Hi there,

    I just got my first Prius a week ago, and I love just about everything about it, except the sound system. Before I start ripping things apart, I wanted to ask if this is a normal thing.

    Basically, the audio quality is horrible.

    Now I'm not expecting (nor do I want) window-shattering bass or angelic tear-inducing clarity. I just want "decent". Even when I play with the treble/mid/bass, the most I can get is "tinny".

    Also I've found that "30" is the lowest volume level for anything to be audible.

    This is the standard soundsystem, no JBL. Is this normal?
     
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    It depends on what your input is on. I can listen to my phone on Bluetooth just fine with the volume level on the highest on my phone and about 7-10 (sometimes louder on somewhat long trips with my fiance) on the radio itself. I haven't tried the aux input yet. I absolutely hate the radio stations since the volume has to be higher than 25 to hear something good out of it. Hope that helps out!

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    welcome! normal. some say new speakers work. if i were younger, i'd replace the whole head unit for a good one with car play or something useful.
     
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    I'm not trying anything with it's own variable volume - radio, satellite, USB stick. All kind of the same ):

    Heh, I hear you. Last time I did that was over 10 years ago, and now that I think about it it was the last time I bought a used Toyota...
     
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    What if it's some type thing Toyota out there to just put the volume super high on them.

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    From what I'm hearing (here and on other forums) that does seem to be the case...
     
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    That sucks, thank goodness I just might change out my radio.

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    i find my radio volume to start around 30, but my usb around 20. when i switch from radio to usb, forgetting to reduce the volume, i lose some more hearing.
     
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    I'd consider changing the whole head unit, if I could get one with Android Play. But for some reason I can't seem to find one for less than $700...
     
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