Sirius Satellite sound is so horrible on this stereo, that I avoid it like the plague, radio or MP3 is all I tend to use.
Here in Canada I mostly listen to FM CBC Radio 2 in the morning (CBC Radio 2 Morning with Tom Powers) and Evening (CBC Radio 2 Drive with Rich Terfry). Best Tunes around. And I have about 3000 songs on the HDD that plays randomly when not listening to Radio.
My Free year of SAT radio is just about up and I can't wait. Then I can show the kids that "Hits 1" doesn't work anymore The Sirius channels I would like to listen to sound like they are streaming at 64Kbs and I can't stand it for more than a few minutes.
#1 = Octane (and #2 Lithium ) ... but I switch mainly between #1 and #6 (the Highway).
And Sirius sound quality is horrible, but on my 5-hour drives (and back) every other weekend, it's worth not having to constantly search for local stations. If I could find my iPod, I'd switch off between the two.
I do have mine and my wife's radios set up with the same presets but like most of you detest the sound quality of satellite radio. The best thing I ever did was loading my iTunes music to the radios hard drive on both of our Jeeps. All of my music is at least 256k bit rate and the sound quality is awesome. In fact my wife's Sirius expired in March and we haven't renewed her subscription even though they are down to $4.99 per month. I won't renew mine either when it expires in December.
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I haven't used the radio since I bought it new. I just have all my music on an iPod and listen to it via the USB cable in the console. I set it up with playlists so I can listen to whatever genre I want. I did however change out the entire system (amp, HU, speakers, sub).
#1 is altnation #2 lithium #3 the joint #4 pearl jam #5 classic rewind radio and if i cant find anything good there i go to my iPhone. I also like steve fm which is a local channel but they are on iHeart radio.
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The further into geezerhood I migrate, the more satisfying the eccentricities of local AM/news/talk have become. When they are too noisome, OFF button provides welcome relief.
For years I had XM. Got to the point where the juice wasn't worth the squeeze.
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Number one preset on my radio is the grateful dead station. I don't think the sound on Sirius is that bad. Some stations are better than others. The reggae station always sounds good. Plus there are no commercials.
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