Order the B&O. It sounds great. I have it and neVAr turn it on, because the GT350 sounds so good. Unless I'm parked and the engine is off.I know a few people who are crazy obsessive audiophiles. As I understand it good sound comes down to, largely, 2 things.
1. The audio components themselves.
B&O makes some fantastic stuff! But they also now make some stuff that the B&O of old would not let out into the world. They put their name on laptop speakers now....
Comes down a lot to how much ford is budgeting for them I think. B&O has stuff at a buch of different price points. They make car systems for aston, bentley, lambo, Audi and ford.
So while the bentley and the Ford have a system from the same company I bet there's isn't a single similarity besides the name on the grille.
2. The space the sound is heard in
The room, or vehicle, matters almost as much as the components. Speaker placement, the surfaces involved in the space, what else is in the room is all crucial. A vehicle with a removable top, even with it closed isn't exactly the best listening experience. And I don't think it'll have any speakers in the doors either. It'll sound different with the soft vs MIC vs MOD too.
I have no real knowledge in this next part but I bet a difference between some of a b&o systems in their other partners vs a Ford is how involved they are in the process. I bet bentley turns the whole car over to b&o to tune every aspect of a system per vehicle for the best possible sound. Again, I'm mostly speaking out of my ass here but I bet the components for a Ford are just going to be a supplier relationship rather than something entirely custom.
So, accepting the space for the bronco is probably going to be a pretty lousy sound stage and it likely won't be specifically tuned to it so I'm not expecting a fantastic experience.
1. I'm sure it'll be better than stock.
2. Hopefully ford doesn't cheap out too much and b&o is giving them some decent stuff, hopefully sharing more similarities to an Audi system vs an HP laptop and that it can get loud without a ton of loss in fidelity!
I'm guessing aftermarket will be better choice for sound, focal for sure but maybe even some mid priced alpine gear would be an upgrade but I'm probably going with lux because messing with modern day car systems that are so integrated isn't something I want to mess with
The idea that B&O is betta in a Bentley is about money. It costs more in a Bentley, but the B&O brand gets more exposure and sells more $ in a Ford. The reputation of B&O rides in the Bronco. Not as excellent as in a Bentley, but it's nice. Get some.