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Poor Sirius Sound Quality

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Has anyone noticed poor sound quality with their SIRIUS SAT Radio? The radio, CD, even iPod sound amazing but the SAT radio sound like internet radio surfing from 5 years ago. Very Compressed sounding with uneven bass.

Wondering if anyone else notices this, has a fix, or if this is common with SAT radio (I've never had SAT radio before). Thx!
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I occasionally listen online and don't notice any problems with the sound quality. My on-board radio cuts out a lot when I'm driving on the road that runs north-south of my home. The road is on a lake with raising terrain perhaps 500-1000 feet which I think blocks on the satellite signal (it's the same on two cars I own with Sirius). I'm on the west coast and I think probably anyone east of me by maybe 1000 miles would not have as much of a problem as the satellite would be "higher" for them.
I'm still in the free 3 month trial. How much does Sirius cost afterwards?

Their basic plan costs $12.95 per month or 43 cents a day. They also offer 1 and 2 year plans and MAYBE longer ones if you check further.

I bought a lifetime plan a couple of years ago that allows a coupe of free transfers. I transfered my lifetime to the Eos. I have a second vehicle that also has Sirius and a second subscription costs $6.95 per month.

IF you buy any plan, you also get internet access for free. However, IF you or someone is listening in your car, you can't also listen on the internet AT the same time which I think is a little knit-picking.

It took me several years to get over the hump of paying for radio, but I do enjoy the choices that it gives over free radio. At 1/9 of the cost of a Starbucks coffee, I think its worthwhile.
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