|Originally posted by rplenty
I love XM! The sound quality is excellent on my units. Sounds better than FM for sure. The people above must be audiophiles because there are 2.6 million listeners enjoying fantastic reception, quality and music. Don't believe the above threads because XM is the great! (I think these are Sirius radio Posts.
Either you didn't read the posts at all, or you have ZERO comprehension skills.
The topic is the sound of satellite radio in general. Yes, title of the post is about XM sound quality, but if you cared to read what some of us said, it is SATELLITE RADIO AS A WHOLE is less than what we were led to believe as far as SOUND QUALITY is concerned.
BOTH services SUFFER from this. The sound quality is LESS than what I expected(I had XM for a year and a half until switching to SIRIUS about 3 weeks ago.) My switch had nothing to do with SOUND QUALITY, just content available.
I think most here would agree that the sound between the two systems is the same(unless like you stated there are audiofiles, which I am not). It all depends on the connection you can get with your satellite set-up. AUX RCA red/white inputs seem to be the preffered method, but I am sure there are people out there who would EXPECT more if they switched connections from a wireless FM modulator to a AUX input. SOME PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED.
Also(this is off topic) I have never seen so many people take the service they have as the ULTIMATE SERVICE. THE OTHER SUCKS. BLAH BLAH BLAH.
rplenty, with your post in which you state the amount of subscribers to XM, sounds to me like a bit of desperation. It actually sounds like a commercial. Just because other people have the other service, doesn't mean that they feel that the service you subscribe too is a first rate, second rate service. More and more people on these forums are becoming less and less informative, and more and more like salesman, or just down right combative.
I had XM, and for the most part, liked the service. But after a year and a half I decided to switch because I liked the content much more on the current SIRIUS lineup. I have kept my XM equipment, and may someday return, if Sirius begins to lose my interest, and XM changes the content on their service to more of my liking. Hell, I may even join another service if another service comes along.
The point is don't ACCUSE posters of being shills for either service, and don't feel like you are being screwed/left out/got the wrong service/etc.... just because someone does not like/or switches/from one service to another. People have their reasons for having one or the other(or BOTH for that matter).
NO ONE CAN PREDICT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
I'm sure if one of the satellites for either service was struck by an asteroid, people on these forums would ACCUSE posters of the other service of causing the catastrophe.