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XM radio can blow me [Feb. 17th, 2005|04:00 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Is it just me (and my dad), or does XM Radio sound like an over-compressed mp3 coming through a tincan telephone?

My XM radio free trial is expiring soon and there's no way in hell I can pay for that sound quality. Cut some stations and give each station more bandwidth. Christ.

But I hear Sirius is worse?
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[User Picture]From: moonwick
2005-02-18 05:26 am (UTC)
Nope, pretty sure that FM beats XM hands-down. FM doesn't suffer from terrible compression artifacts.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-02-18 05:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, FM sounds great in my car.
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[User Picture]From: shmivejournal
2005-02-18 02:44 pm (UTC)
Are you talking about the XM quality through the web radio interface, or the actual signal as received from the satellite?

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[User Picture]From: jeremyleff
2005-02-18 05:57 pm (UTC)
You can actually stream it on the Net?

I've been listening to a lot of DVD-Audio lately which is better than CD so I'm a little spoiled.
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[User Picture]From: moonwick
2005-02-18 07:34 pm (UTC)
The satellite signal. IIRC, the online stream is even worse.
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