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I bought my 2014 Mazda 3 at the beginning of January and since I've had it I've noticed the bose system has a slight distortion in the speakers. I think its coming from the 3 speakers on the dash. I listen to my music through bluetooth a lot so maybe this is where the distortion is coming from. I don't always hear it only in certain parts of songs.

Has anyone else noticed this?
 

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I bought my 2014 Mazda 3 at the beginning of January and since I've had it I've noticed the bose system has a slight distortion in the speakers. I think its coming from the 3 speakers on the dash. I listen to my music through bluetooth a lot so maybe this is where the distortion is coming from. I don't always hear it only in certain parts of songs.

Has anyone else noticed this?
is it trim grille vibration or distortion. The center speaker's grille is held in by clips and it can vibrate. My brother used some felt tape on the clips, it helps.
 

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is it trim grille vibration or distortion. The center speaker's grille is held in by clips and it can vibrate. My brother used some felt tape on the clips, it helps.
It's definitely distortion coming from the speakers.
 

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Bluetooth can only send so much data through the air. Try with an aux cable or USB to make sure you're getting an high fidelity audio transmission before saying your speakers are bad. Make sure you also try it with a flat EQ. Any speaker will distort if you dont properly mix the sound.
 

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Bluetooth can only send so much data through the air. Try with an aux cable or USB to make sure you're getting an high fidelity audio transmission before saying your speakers are bad. Make sure you also try it with a flat EQ. Any speaker will distort if you dont properly mix the sound.

Yup. There is a noticeable difference in sound when I stream music vs having it directly connected through USB.
 

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Guys, this is one of the issues with the Bluetooth radio module (infotainment system). You're right, sounds like a speaker issue but its the god awful Bluetooth module. Ever notice if you touch your phone or navigate to message the audio POPS in and OUT.
Guys, we need to get these issues correct, this isn't normal. My 2010, 2011 and 2012 Mazda 3 had no audio issues when playing directly from the phone.
 

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So I listened to my music through my AUX cable and it sounded perfect. You guys are right thanks a lot.
 
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