Well, for the most part, the stock sound system that the Rogue Sport come with is really "bassy" and there not much you can do with it.
You can always buy some Pioneer/Kenwood aftermarket speakers and have them replaced. This is not a big deal at all.
That should brighten up the sound.
The stock speaker location on the "S" is on the lower door panels. Not good for sound. BUT, the upgraded sound system which has tweeters located on the dash bouncing off the windshield is very bad as well. Not much you can do except upgrade the stock "Whizzer" cone speakers. That will improve the sound. I'd look at a highly efficient speaker and perhaps one that the tweeter could be rotated and aimed towards the driver. I'd leave the stock head unit alone since you're leasing. Last pair I bought were for my Ford Focus were Infinity's for the rear door panel. (I had previously installed some old stock Boston Acoustics for the front locations a few yrs prior.) Driven by the stock head unit. Excellent sounding and I'm an audiophile. A quick check on Crutchfield's shows a 6 1/2" speaker for both front/rear. Best for can do w/o spending big $$$ and then you're not guaranteed great sound unless you go component and relocate the tweeters to a better acoustic location. (NOT on the front dash just under the windshield.) Hope this helps. Let us know if you change anything and how much of an improvement it makes. Bill.
have you ever actually done that, replacing the speakers? I just bought a nissan rogue sport 2017, and the sound is just awful. never had that with a car. I don´t need anything fancy! but the sound is just not acceptable. I would love to exchange the car, but I´m not sure if I can do that.
I have a 2017 Qashqai and agree the speakers are HORRIBLE. I am not looking for concert quality sound, but cars in the 80s had better speakers than these. Has anyone had any luck swapping out just the speakers? Can't imagine anything aftermarket can be worse...
If this was my primary car, I'd change out the speakers in a heart-beat. But this is my wife's car and she could not give a hoot about the sound. So no, have not changed out the speakers. Look for some efficient speakers which the stock radio could drive as easily as possible.