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Feb 21, 2013 (6:30 pm)
I haven't listened to Sirius since we house sat for a few weeks near Taos about 3 years ago. The "coffee house" channel was enjoyable.
Being frugal, I got a $5 FM transmitter gizmo for playing MP3s on a USB stick when I'm in my old Outback and can't pick up anything on the radio. But I'm no audiophile.
It does sound like you got a lousy install or unit. Maybe you can swing by the dealer and listen to an OEM one and compare notes.
#1694 of 1701 Re: [broken_arrow]
Mar 01, 2013 (2:45 pm)
I'll begin by saying it sounds like your equipment installation was improperly done, or you have a defective or poorly designed unit. So, verify its not your problem before proceeding.
Having made that clear, its important to note that for the average listener, most will be satisfied by the quality is Satellite radio music.
However, one with exceptionally good ears, or a true audiophile may not be very pleased with the sound quality of satellite-transmitted music, even when it's at its best. Just as the MP3/4 format deletes part of the audible frequency range (to compact the signal) and will never sound as good as a .wav file, satellite transmission does that even more. Occasionally, you can hear a song over Sirius/XM that sounds like one of the stereophonic tracks got lost, but I don't notice it very often.
If it really bugs you, I suggest you simply listen to CDs. That way, you get the next best thing to a pristine analog album.
Apr 29, 2013 (4:24 pm)
"Startup automaker Detroit Electric plans to be the first without a radio when it rolls out its first car in August — audio will be delivered via smartphone.
"AM and FM as a delivering mechanism isn't going to be the most important in cars anymore," said Thilo Koslowski, a vice president at technology research firm Gartner Inc."
Automakers tuning out traditional in-car radios (Detroit News)
#1696 of 1701 Re: terrestrial toast? [steve_]
Apr 29, 2013 (4:38 pm)
are they planning to pay the $200/month data bill for all that streaming too?
#1697 of 1701 Re: terrestrial toast? [stickguy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2013 (5:10 pm)
Even worse, you'll pay for the data and still get swamped with commercials.
Just like cable TV.
Que the Tremeloes
#1698 of 1701 Re: terrestrial toast? [steve_]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:18 pm)
what caught my interest was a carmaker I hadn't heard of. Sooo... what's with this company and why are they building what seems to be exactly what Tesla started with?
Apr 29, 2013 (6:10 pm)
Apparently this free trial is for those with used cars with built-in Sirius radios.
No obligation, no credit card needed, but you have to call to cancel after two months or you'll get billed.