Originally Posted by wayman519
For one, do not judge the quality of your sound system with your ipod connected. Chances are your ipod has low quality MP3 or aac. Then theres the issue of amplifying the audio from a crappy ipod headphone jack to a BMW sound system. First test the system with a music CD - > one that has been bought or cloned from an original bought music CD. Do not burn an audio CD unless you are burning lossless music files like FLAC. You can also use the USB port on the car to run your music files.
Common misconception. Purchased AAC music at 256kbps is excellent. The acoustics of the car cabin are going to produce greater challenges than the music source. There is also nothing wrong with an iPhone or iPod headphone socket or the dock/lightening connector. Both have been tested to produce very good results.
If you were going to mate your iPod with a $30k audiophile system then I'd agree with you.
F30 335i M-Sport with Estoril Blue II, M Performance Aero Kit, M Performance Exhaust, M Performance PPK, Adaptive Suspension, Variable Sport Steering, Revised NBT Pro Nav, Sunroof, 19" 403M, HUD, Rear Camera, DAB+, Comfort Access (20121250 Build, Delivered 25 January 2013)