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Old 01-05-2019, 06:57 AM
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Anyone else see a major difference in volume levels between media and radio - or is there a setting I'm missing to adjust levels.

When listening to Media (via phone or via SD card) I have to turn the volume up a good bit.

When I return to radio - its extremely loud.

Anyone else dealt with this and is there a workaround I'm not seeing (do any of the sound settings apply to media vs. radio separately).
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:32 AM
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While I have not experienced such an issue on my past Audis I do know that there is a source input gain in the developer (green) screen of the MMI. However you would need VCDS and guidance or time to find the right menu.
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Anyone else see a major difference in volume levels between media and radio - or is there a setting I'm missing to adjust levels.

When listening to Media (via phone or via SD card) I have to turn the volume up a good bit.

When I return to radio - its extremely loud.

Anyone else dealt with this and is there a workaround I'm not seeing (do any of the sound settings apply to media vs. radio separately).

I've had the exact same experience. Definitely not great, almost blew out my eardrums and the speakers. Will be curious to see what the solution is.

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Old 01-05-2019, 03:37 PM
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I checked and it doesn't save sound settings between inputs. So no work around there. I'll need to ask my dealer about it - maybe we will get lucky and Audi will fix in firmware update (or show dealer how to do it in green screen).
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:17 AM
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I have the same issue on my Q8.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:35 AM
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We have the issue on our 2018 S4 and 2019 Q8. My previous car, a 2014 S4 would retain the volume settings between inputs. When I'm using my iPhone, the gain -- for purposes of explanation -- needs to be at "20" but for Sat Radio the same volume happens at "12." I have come to understand that what I need to do is turn the volume WAY down (since, these models no longer have a "number" for the relative volume, just the horizontal bar) before I switch to the radio.

This seems like such an easy program fix to "retain" relative volume from input to input.

Seems like a couple of programmers were working on the system and each one thought the other one wrote the code, and somehow it made it to production.

Send new software: PLEASE!

It is even worse if you're listening to Audible (listening to spoken word content, i.e.) and switch to sat radio -- the first time you make the switch BOOM the volume increases so dramatically you'd think the speaker cones would blow right through the speaker grills.

Send new software: PLEASE!

Frustrating in two cars costing a combined $140,000+ . . .

However, the B&O systems in these Audis blows away the Bose systems of just a couple of years ago. Thankfully, the A4/S4 (B cars) have been using the B&O systems since the 2009 MY.

Send new software: PLEASE!
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My 2016 S6 didnít have the issue
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by markcincinnati View Post
We have the issue on our 2018 S4 and 2019 Q8. My previous car, a 2014 S4 would retain the volume settings between inputs. When I'm using my iPhone, the gain -- for purposes of explanation -- needs to be at "20" but for Sat Radio the same volume happens at "12." I have come to understand that what I need to do is turn the volume WAY down (since, these models no longer have a "number" for the relative volume, just the horizontal bar) before I switch to the radio.

This seems like such an easy program fix to "retain" relative volume from input to input.

Seems like a couple of programmers were working on the system and each one thought the other one wrote the code, and somehow it made it to production.

Send new software: PLEASE!
I've got a 2019 A7, but it has the same MMI unit as the Q8
And I was replacing a 2014 A6
My experience is EXACTLY the same as Markcincinnati
The 2014 allowed you to set different sound controls for each input (radio, jukebox, sd card, etc) and would retain the same volume level.
The 2019 has only one sound control and the volume level for each different input is all over the place
I would hope a software update could fix this, but I have a feeling we are stuck as is. Not the end of the world, but really annoying.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:11 PM
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I saw input gains somewhere in OBD11 that showed most of the media gains at -134db vs 34db for sat and radio.
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Is it adjustable in OBD11?
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