Originally Posted by therudies86
I regret not getting the HK system and sticking with the basic sound system. There's a lot of base distortion at mid-high volume - we're thinking of replacing speakers.
It's too early to know when/if it'll be available for the F30, but there was an Alpine retro-fit kit for some E8x/E9x models that had the base system and decided they wanted something more. I believe it made them similar to the quality of the Hi Fi (mid level) system.
For the money you could get aftermarket gear of comparable or better quality, it was more pitched at people which wanted a "BMW endorsed" setup and warranty. I'm not saying this is right or wrong, it's just a segment of the market.