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JamesAT18

Audio Quality - XM Radio vs Spotify/Pandora/iTunes

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I have the bose audio system in my 2018 All Terrain. I have the XM Radio trial and I have my subscription to Spotify. After about 2 month of ownership I've realized that the XM Radio has significant better quality in sound than using apps from my phone by bluetooth, or apple play. I have adjusted some settings within those apps to play the highest quality yet it doesn't translate as well as the XM Radio. 

 

Each time I switch between the two. I have to crank up the volume for spotify and crank it back down when on XM.

 

Anyone else experience that? Any resolution?

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I only use satellite radio or my iPhone for music. 

 

Compared to satellite, when I Bluetooth through my phone the volume is significantly lower.  If I use my phone for music when its plugged into the usb the volume is about the same as when im listening to satellite 

 

So yes same issue here

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XM signal is really compressed too. Not that great of sound quality. Listen to an old school CD or a stereo FM station and you will think your XM sounds horrible too.

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