If done well, radio station audio processing can really add a lot to music. You need an engineer with a good ear, and management who understands music presentation. Most of the time though, in an attempt to sound loud, you end up with all sorts of distortion and clipping, etc.It's funny. I compared a song I taped from the radio to the exact track I took from a CD (granted, a budget CD...one of those 20th century deals) and I think the one from the radio was much better! The sound quality is great.
Yeah ditto. I haven't listened to music today but I commented last night to a passenger as Sirius Lithium was playing that I couldn't beleive how bad it sounded. No highs, sounded like AM.I'd love nothing more than to be able to agree with you guys, but I can't. The sound quality on Sirius is terrible. Some channels in particular where I notice how bad it is:
The most obvious thing that sticks out are the drums. Cymbals have that wishy-washy sound, and when there is a fill, it sounds like the drums are under water. To me, it sounds like I'm listening to streaming audio over a dial-up connection. I'd be very happy if the satellite-based music sounded like the Premium Internet stream. But, I doubt that will ever happen.
For what it's worth, I'm listening on a factory installed receiver. Everything in the car sounds great (CDs, MP3s via a USB connection, etc.), just not Sirius.
Yeah. Take the song "Lady Picture Show" by Stone Temple Pilots.The real test comes when you get done listening to the music from your iPod in your car, then you switch over to XM. You hear just how bad XM really is.
Yea tonight i was driving home from my cousins house and i was blasting some house music from the 90s channel. Bass sounded awesome. CD quality. Then i turned on FM and WOW, what a difference!Sirius sounds great since the update ! They touch the sound and Im going to drive to NY and put my foot up someones --- !DONT TOUCH IT .
This is the way sirius should be sounding ,it is 2009 ,Theres STEREO finally !
IS fm or sirius better ? (cant tell from the post ) .Yea tonight i was driving home from my cousins house and i was blasting some house music from the 90s channel. Bass sounded awesome. CD quality. Then i turned on FM and WOW, what a difference!