Our '16 328i with LED's is so much better than either our '13 X1 35i with HID's or my '16 Mazda3 with HID's that I can't see how the '17 Mazda3 with LED's isn't going to be quite obviously better than our HID's. I've run both HID and LED lighting for night time mountain biking and light output, heat management, battery life and sharp cutoff all favors LED. Given the choice, I'd never choose HID over LED.I'd reconsider, as it's been discussed and "basically agreed upon" that the light output from HID systems, in terms of usable light, is greater than their LED counterparts. This is probably 100% of any situation where a factory-equipped HID headlight is replaced with an aftermarket LED solution, and still a high percentage when talking about OEM HID vs OEM LED.
The lady has a '14 Q50 W/factory LED, and my '16 hatchback W/OEM HID is significantly better in all respects.
A neighbor had a CX-5 W/factory LED, and my hatch is significantly better. I am very disappointed with he Infiniti's lights.
A buddy had a '10 BMW M3 w/factory HID, and his was actually about the same (less width but more reach) with FAR better cut off.
Same buddy now has a '16 S5 W/factory HID (they call it "plus"), and it's better than mine in both respects.
The lady's friend has a '16 MDX W/factory Jewel LED, and my hatch is better in both respects.
I'm sure that others may have different opinions, but HID is going to give you more usable light.
Is it the color that you're unhappy with? 4300K is where our OEM bulbs run, and it's supposedly the "best" color on the scale for usable light. That may be, but it does look "yellow" when compared to LED headlights, which are closer to a comparable HID temp of 6000K.
If you'd like to change color, that's quite simple, and you'll still have more reach than LED.
Sorry for the lengthy reply!