Originally Posted by CC 330i
The frequency response sounds a little flat in all Satellite radio systems I have heard. Audi, BMW, Nissan. It's so bad in some cases, it almost sounds like a mono signal with lame speakers.
The Audi boards are littered with folks unhappy about the sound quality of XM and Sirius. I don't think it's specific to Sirius, or Logic 7. I think it's just the inherent quality of the stream. It shouldn't have to be that way, since it is all digital and a relatively high bandwidth capability, but for some reason it is.
It's actually relatively low bandwidth availability. Each service has about ~120 streams - the levels of compression are so high as it is to get that many channels down their 'pipe', so to speak. When new channels are added, most of the time, old ones must be dropped.