Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southwest, Florida USA
With the complete lack of engine noise, I too, have come to 'notice' (more than when I first got the car) the muted "whine" from the electric motors... and have wondered if the "Calm" setting of Active Sound Design (which is NOT completely 'off' even with Calm setting) was designed to complement/mask that motor noise. I don't find it objectionable, just more noticeable after the initial overwhelm of 'silence' wore off after a month...
The external noise cannot be turned off as it is a new ADA law that JLR is one of the first EV manufacturers to comply with. As for the Active Sound Design inside the cabin, many many sources talk about "turning it off", but as #jbon above notes, that is incorrect information - "Calm" is the best you can do.