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Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by PA GIANTS FAN, May 17, 2014.
SiriusXM 60 Channel free preview back once again Febuary 4-17
I dropped XM after the merger and the Program Directors for the Decades channels were fired. The Decades channels went from playing any music from that decade to pop top 40. I'll consider resubscribing when they bring back Matt the Kat.
Dumped it after they combined the Symphonic and pops classic channels. Like most broadcasters listeners of classical music are basically ignored and they wanted to use the bandwidth for more rock stations. I know this is where the money is, but that does not mean they have to ignore us. Have been listening to Pandora since and not regrets. More choices of classical music, cheaper and it streams easily to the car radio.
And it has a bit stream worthy of classical music- at least Pandora One does.
Which is what I have and must admit my sub rattles the room on some pieces.
Looks like free preview of Sports channels for 2015 Basketball Championship. March 13-23
Is it true that they have added @Fox Sports Radio?
Free trial May19 - June 1 2015
my special deal is almost over. and once it is i'm gonna tell them to stick it up there asses. i can't get no signal not even from the repeater wich was a full bar. some of the songs are not even in stereo there in mono :eek2: . never mind the terrible bit rate from the birds makes me puke. don't even get me going on the wonderful playlists of the same 30 ******* songs over and over :bang
60 channel Two free trial is back Nov. 16 - 29 2016
Thanks for the tip. What do I do to get it? Do I simply tune in or do I need to contact them?
This used to be a lot busier part of the Forum. I still have my Sat. radio in my car and I have it on my computer as well. I love it in the car, but normally forget to use it on my computer.
I guess I'm getting old. The "new" music doesn't seem to be to my liking.
I just finished a two month free trial and won't even pay the 6 months for $30 deal they offered.
The sound quality/bit rate for music is abysmal, there is compression artifacts and it sounds like it is in a tube underwater.
Also, I experienced numerous dropouts on several different channels with regularity.
That is a you problem. There something wrong with your equipment. The sound is close to CD quality. Full stop.
I have been following this thread and this question is always lingering. Why would anyone need this service with the proliferation of many streaming music services, specially now that all four major cell carriers offer "unlimited" data plans. I had XM when the initially came out for about a year and was very disappointed with their services. It seems that the music was very limited, pretty much played the same songs over and over and service was very spotty. Although this was some 10 plus year since I had the service it seems as though there has not been many improvements from what I can tell from reading on various places.
I know that some folks got the service because of Howard Stern, but besides special content, how is this still a thing. And before anyone says that unlimited data is not really unlimited, well while true, I have been with T-Mobile for many years now and there has been months where I use over 30GB of data and I have never seen a reduction on quality of service.
Right now six days after I started my bill cycle I have used almost 7GB.
Again, not bashing anyone who uses this service but rather I just want to understand why someone would use this service as compared to any of the other music services like GooglePlay, Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, etc.
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Sirius radio came with the new car, so I use the service there. primarily for 40s Junction. Well worth the $5 per month. I use Pandora and Amazon Prime Music at home.
Do you have any data to back that up? The sound I hear in my top flight equipment is similar to low bitrate music, perhaps around 32 bits. And that's for classical music. Talk shows are around 16 bit if that.
I agree with Laxguy. Most of the channels have sound quality way below CD quality. I don't connect mine anymore to my main system and only use mine in the car or in an old SkyFi boom box. The Classical Channel seems to have the best quality when compared to the others.
Update: I think I rated Symphony channel too low. I'd guess it's about 64 bits.
Mr. hine: If you have access to data, please post asap!!