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Hi;

I have a 2012 SRT with the Harmon Kardon system, and an RHR 730N Nav/radio. For the first year I had a trial subscription to SiriusXM. However, all channels sounded like the vocals or music was recorded under water. I decided to let the subscription lapse. Regular radio and iPod music is great sound-wise

I'd like to find out if others had similar issues, and what - if any - fixes were accomplished, either by the Dealer, SiriusXM, or the car owner.

Thanks,
Carcass
 

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I haven't had an issue.
 

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430n, harmon kardon and mine sounds lousy too.
 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one - I think it sounds tinny and I have a base 2013 R/T with the base stereo (I think). Some channels seem worse than others to me - but overall they all sound shitty.

I never use Sirius because of that, but I'm lucky to be in the Nashville area where there are a ton of good FM stations anyway.
 

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Mine sounds great. Maybe it's a reception thing.
 

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Way too much "compression" for my liking. To my ears, it sounded "tinny" too, though reception was always very good.

Let it expire, and listen to either CD's, or that Hemi sound!
 

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I noticed it on my Challenger and now on the wife's Dart. It is most noticeable when first starting out. It seems once the buffer is full it sounds "a little" better, but not too much.
 

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sat radio is compressed...keep all the levels the same and turn to radio, cd, iPod, etc and it will be much louder and crisper
 

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yes. I agree... sounds awful even compared to FM. and some channels are better than others.
I called Sirrus and asked about the terrible quality and they blamed it on the antenna on my Mustang,
but the quality is no better on my Challenger (maybe worse). they told me to get an aftermarket antenna
and the sound would improve........... hmmm. my Avalanche had XM and it sounded fantastic so..
I have no idea.
 

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I did the same thing, sounds bad, not worth paying for. I stream Pandora using the cord (sounds better than bluetooth) and i'm happy.


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XM does sound crappy and from my iphone now music off the hard drive sounds the best
 

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If you have any "ears", it will always sound crappy, it's too compressed to really sound good. I would pay the money for Howard Stern and Jay Thomas alone. I almost never listen to music on Sirius/XM when I can listen to stuff I really like, that actually sounds good off the HD or something plugged into the USB port.
 

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Must be the Yellow! :)

Probably, :bowdown: hehehehehehehe. My only complaint is the signal loss... bridges, overpasses, those "blackout areas" around buildings/areas. Otherwise, :weed:
 

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All my cars with XM sound much better than the ones with Sirius. I also have better reception with XM than Sirius. I can pull into my garage with the door open and the Sirius will lose connection, the XM continues on. I have had the stereo unit in my 11 SRT8 replaced, it sounded a bit better but not as good as my XM in my other vehicles. XM is just better than Sirius, big difference, go find a GM car with XM and compare. I changed my 05 Dodge Truck from Sirius to XM it was worth it but there was no systems integration in that unit. I don't want to lose all the integration that is in the SRT unit so it will have to sound like crap when I listen to Sirius.
 

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glad to see that I am not the only one and that there has not been a fix since 08!
 

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All my cars with XM sound much better than the ones with Sirius. I also have better reception with XM than Sirius. I can pull into my garage with the door open and the Sirius will lose connection, the XM continues on. I have had the stereo unit in my 11 SRT8 replaced, it sounded a bit better but not as good as my XM in my other vehicles. XM is just better than Sirius, big difference, go find a GM car with XM and compare. I changed my 05 Dodge Truck from Sirius to XM it was worth it but there was no systems integration in that unit. I don't want to lose all the integration that is in the SRT unit so it will have to sound like crap when I listen to Sirius.
very true...our 2013 ram is xm and it sounds pretty good. 2014 challenger sounds pretty bad
 

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Hi;

I have a 2012 SRT with the Harmon Kardon system, and an RHR 730N Nav/radio. For the first year I had a trial subscription to SiriusXM. However, all channels sounded like the vocals or music was recorded under water. I decided to let the subscription lapse. Regular radio and iPod music is great sound-wise

I'd like to find out if others had similar issues, and what - if any - fixes were accomplished, either by the Dealer, SiriusXM, or the car owner.

Thanks,
Carcass
Same model car & same sound system as yours...and same shitty Sirius sound
 
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