Originally Posted by Newsgroup
Maybe it's just me....I find it quite frustrating when people comment or defend Sirius' audio quality by saying they (Sirius) has 128 kbps (if you listen online). That's a moot point since Sirius radios can't acquire wifi or 3G data. And I agree, it seems most people who listen to Sirius are not into music, but mainly sports or talk radio. It's the music channels are there, much like there is sometimes music be played in an elevator.
I'm not defending Sirius' audio quality.
The other poster asked why he would listen to Sirius when he could listen to an 128kbps online stream, and I was simply reminding him that Sirius does too. So saying one is better than the other based on bit rates is an unfair comparison.
Hey, if want to sit in front of your computer and listen to music, there are a zillion options out there. Go for it, and enjoy.
For me, I listen on my patioo, through my entertainment system, in my garage when working out, while running, in the car, at work where streaming audio is not allowed. I also love Howard and NFL Radio, and always listen to the homer Steeler announcers while watching the games.
If you're simply an audiophile, then don't subscribe to Sirius. It's that simple. In fact, you should just pirate songs online at 300+ kbps and fill up an ipod with huge storage and enjoy. You're not the target audience for Sirius, Mel K. has stated that on several occasions, yet you complain about it.
Don't buy a Ford F-350 and then complain about fuel efficiency, doesn't make sense.
Many are thrilled with internet radio. That's great. I can't stand it. Too limited. Too much of a hassle. I like being able to email a DJ and get a request on. I like the channel surfing miles away from my computer. I like learning about all thats going on with 80s hard rock from the Eddie Trunk show, and Breakfast with the Beatles. I like hearing Mike Tomlins comments on NFL radio. I listen to Howard daily. I like hearing stuff that Little Steven and Tom Petty consider to be buried treasures.
If a simple music delivery service is what get's you fired up... look elsewhere. For me, I wouldn't trade all this great content for cd-quality music. I can get CD quality music from many other places (ever hear of a CD?). But I can't get all of the above anywhere else. So I choose to subscribe. You will probably choose to cancel. Different strokes .....