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how to disable fake engine sound

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Technology Discussion' started by Fenweekooo, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Fenweekooo

    Fenweekooo United States Member

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    So i guess this would be an "interior" topic but how do you disable the augmented engine sound? is that option not available in the Canadian stinger? I know you can set it to minimized in the custom drive mode but you would think there was a way to disable it globally. i have been thru every menu and there is nothing, so with reading peoples posts about option menus disappearing i thought i would ask.
     
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  3. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    How "fake" are the engine noise levels? The engine noise heard is real, not some recording. Isn't the actual engine noise augmented or diminished in the cabin depending on the setting? And isn't this "setting" more of a gimmick? I haven't heard any noticeable difference between max and minimum settings. I keep mine on the lowest setting anyway. At least I'm doing all I can to keep "piped in" engine noise to a minimum.
     
  4. Berzerker

    Berzerker United States Active Member

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    It’s an “enhanced” engine sound pumped in through the speakers while in Sport mode. It is quite unnoticeable in most situations. Even in Sport mode it still sounds mostly real. Quite a non-issue if you ask me.
     
  5. Fenweekooo

    Fenweekooo United States Member

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    thanks for the input everyone, even with driving the car for a month now i could not tell if it was real or "enhanced" as all i have heard and seen in youtube videos is people going into the menu and turning it off. guess it's real and thats good enough for me
     
  6. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    You mean turning it down, not off. You can't turn the enhanced engine noise off.
     
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  7. StingMe

    StingMe United States Active Member

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    The G70 can turn it off. Same menu, with OFF at the bottom. Possibly it's a 2019 Stinger change? We'll see.
     
  8. MikeJr74

    MikeJr74 United States Member

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    Manufacturers have been doing this for years. They have even added engine noise to their new electric cars. CaranddriverDOTcom/features/faking-it-engine-sound-enhancement-explained-tech-dept
     
  9. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    @MikeJr74: that is so lame. Like falsies. Or medieval codpieces to pretend that your family jewels are big ones. Fake is fake.

    The real internal combustion engine sound as the source of the cabin engine sound is not faked, it is regulated.
     
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  10. bumble bee

    bumble bee United States 1000 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    Seriously, i can hear my motor when i get on it. But, i truly dont think you have an issue.
     
  11. MikeJr74

    MikeJr74 United States Member

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    Just watched a CnD YouTube review. They liked that Kia allows for '''minimal' enhanced sound setting.
     
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  12. bumble bee

    bumble bee United States 1000 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

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    Correct! Mike!
     
  13. MikeJr74

    MikeJr74 United States Member

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    After a couple years of having no engine noise, it is taking a bit of adjustment going back to a throaty engine sound and vibration. The car is fun and comfortable, for sure.
     
  14. Ruturaj

    Ruturaj United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Have you tried locating the fuse for it?
     
  15. Socalstinga

    Socalstinga United States Active Member

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    I can't tell the difference between sport (maximized) vs. custom (where I minimized).
     
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  16. xot1

    xot1 Korea, Republic of Stinger Enthusiast

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    You can turn it off in the 2019MY, if I recall correctly.
     
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  17. William Bolden

    William Bolden United States Newish Member

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    Enhanced engine sounds are being used due to the improvements to reducing outside noise. This includes improvements to glass and windows for example. When you close a car door with windows up today, engine and exhaust sounds are drowned out on 4 and 6 cylinder cars. My 2019 2.0 gives me 4 options to include turning it off completely. Electric cars have a sound added for safety reasons. ...mainly so pedestrians can here them approaching.
     
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  18. 50StingerGT2

    50StingerGT2 United States Newish Member

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    Are you talking about the pumped in exhaust sounds? With muffler deletes, the only “engine noise” I hear is the difference when I switch to eco drive mode. Which drastically changes the exhaust note. Mines loud enough now that I honestly don’t hear the pumped in noise. There’s an option to turn off the “Enhanced” exhaust noise in the custom drive mode. I’m pretty sure the map in eco mode is changing the cylinder function which drastically reduces the audible noise outside the car (for neighbors sake, right?).
     
  19. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    Seems you've not driven other performance oriented 4- and 6- cylinder vehicles. There is absolutely no problem hearing exhaust in M- class and AMG vehicles, even without the valved "performance" setting some have.

    Not saying they are better, but they don't need fake exhaust piped thru the stereo.
     
  20. ngramly

    ngramly United States New Member

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    As far as I remember, BMW was the first to really get attention for adding fake engine noises in the M5 some time in the early 2010's. It's also in the E43 AMG based on a quick google search.

    I think this is pretty standard practice nowadays.
     
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