Aug 14, 2017
Jan 23, 2017
My understanding is that Calibration may not in theory always improve sound, because it depends on room Acoustics, relative hearing position and other objects at various proximity.
In my scenario it is odd as there is a large furniture item 10 inches to the right of my ST300, but left side is open space right to the wall. In the past i found the audio to be out of left/right balance after sometimes running AdapIQ.
Anyway the Bose Engineers are welcome to run it if they visit me, but Bose did inform me that there is no need to run it when i got the version 16 firmware. It will allow them to hear it without Calibration and Post Calibration for a comprehensive test. And they can run the Calibration in the way they prefer.
Jul 10, 2017
I can confirm that with all the testing we did with Beta v16, We have reached the levels of v14 pretty much and very acceptable with all the Bass settings without calibration.
What Magic100 says is true the calibration obviously changes the settings specific for your room invented by Bose some like it and some don't. In my opinion if you like your sound out of the box (which is very good) with a fresh update just leave it that way. You don't always have to calibrate.
But I'm very interested when they have visited Dave and the outcome of their testing..
May 16, 2016
Aug 25, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Hi there, I have only recently purchased the Sound Touch 300 and Acoustimass 300 and have the current version 15 firmware. Even though I am very happy with the performance I do need to have the bass at maximum to achieve a sound I like. I have been following all the posts to do with the problem and the impending fix. Should I wait until the new firmware is released or do a factory reset now with no calibration.
Just purchased mine today,sounds good out of the box,but after the configuration it was quite lacklustre.
Put it back to factory defaults for now,anxiously waiting for the version 16 release
Aug 17, 2017