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Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by HKShooter65, Sep 24, 2018.
Cool, I didn't know that.
Pardon me while I text and crash while driving, (and this type event almost killed me while I was out cycling) kill you and your children or walk into a mall pool or ignore my family or...turn into some sort of geek-ed out non-human, but phone smart-ers enjoy a lot of rationalizing doing their smart phone thing because it feels great when non-stop phone diddling...
Yeah, I can quit anytime, honest...
No, so-called smart phones...aren't.
Get back into life.
On the web:
Or for iOS or Android on their stores.
I think they have a FB group, too.
I totally agree.
T'was a time when I thought XM/Sirius was a killer app....so to speak.
Now it sounds so compressed that it's painful to listen to.
I'm still annoyed with the Spotify app.
Using iTunes streaming at the moment.
Presently listening to John Hiatt (one of my favorite bluesy folk singers) quite loud through my iMac streaming to the Sonos! "The Same Thing" harmonica is just sublime.
And after deleting and reinstalling the Spotify app it's still wonky buggy slow.
What is you music source.??
If you really like music there IMHO is no better application than the infinite streaming music from a smart phone.
I just left John Hiatt and switched to Bela Fleck. Banjo extraordinaire! Check out "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" to challenge a sub-woofer. Banjo tunes typically need no sub-woofer but trust me......
I listen to FM radio.
When I can't get signal, road noise beats a lousy station.
Ergo....my frustration with the Mac Spotify app.
Apple Music also gets my $10 a month but the Spotify interface is so much better with the 6 daily personalized playlists made just for me that are spot-on.
Not trying to pick an argument, but do you really think Sirius XM sounds bad? Compared to what? I mean I only listen in the car, where I have eight speakers and an amp, but also some road noise. But to me it sounds better than time compressed FM radio, as good as CD and better than streaming Pandora or Google Music through the phone.
I had the Symphony channel on for a nice cross country drive this weekend and it was perfection. Bass and treble and depth and all that good stuff, sounded fantastic to me.
Hmmm.... this is, in a word, interesting..
No, Sirius/XM doesn't sound bad. It sounds completely, embarrassingly, disgustingly AWFUL. It carries nowhere near the quality of a CD, FM, or any of the decent streaming services.
Most people who think Sirius/XM sound good have severely damaged hearing, and are unable to hear much above 8kHz. The others who think it sounds good think anything sounds good as long as they can hear "something." To those who have good hearing, XM sounds like an AM radio in a sloshing bucket of water. The bitrate of the stream is SO low, the (lossy) compression is SO high, and the pre-processing so severe, that XM really has no chance of ever sounding good. The highest quality stream possible on XM is only 64kBit/s! Even the "low quality" internet streaming is done at 128kBit/s. Keep in mind, that is the BEST XM offers, XM actually streams most of them between 4 and 16kBit/s, with a small handful of the more popular streams at 32.
The take-away is that if you like it, that's all that matters.