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post #1 of 4 Old 08-16-2017, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Sirius Sound Quality

The Sirius sound quality in my 2017 MKC is just bad. It almost sounds like the sound is being played through a tunnel. Does anyone else notice this? I had a Mustang before this and it sounded the same. I get far better sound from the radio or my thumb drive. I have the THX option.
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Did you adjust bass, tremble, mid and all that, turn off bass boost, etc?

IMHO, the only decent sound systems in cars today is B&O, the Bowers & Wilkins in Volvos is not too bad. The THX in the MKC, is fair, but I don't buy cars based upon the audio system either. But I do got to admit the THX Test sound you can do, does sound really cool, too bad that's the best sound the system can make.

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Sirius sound basically sucks. It is the relative equivalent of listening to your Ipod at ~96kbps. Nothing will improve the output because the inputted signal is such low grade. Basically the higher the sound system quality, the poorer the Sirius experience becomes. Sounds just fine on a hand held transistor radio

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Sirius/XM has been horrible in every vehicle (many) I've owned. It sounds way worse than FM. I would never pay a dime for that garbage.

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