Unlike with TV, there are just two contenders in the huge battle for satellite radio supremacy. Sirius Satellite Radio
vs XM Satellite Radio. To find the satellite radio provider that suits you best, Sirius or XM Satellite Radio, you first need to know that there are many more similarities between Sirius and XM than differences.
Both Sirius Radio and XM have monthly subcription plans and, although each has pre-paid packages, Sirius is the only one currently to offer lifetime (of radio) subscriptions, which works out extremely reasonably. Otherwise, costs per month are very similar.
Both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM have portable tuners, which you can easily move from home to car, etc.
Both Sirius Satellite Radio and XM have superb, digital-quality sound, although you should buy orginal satellite radio equipment for best sound, as opposed to modifying an existing radio with an FM Modulator
Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio each broadcast throughout the continental United States via their state-of-the-art satellite systems
Each has 100% commerical-free music channels, and the number of channels and genres is also very similar. Some non-music channels do have a minimal amount of commercials, but nothing to get worked up about. Compared to regular commercial radio they're effectively commercial-free.
At the end of the day, both Sirius Radio and XM Radio offer compelling products at excellent prices, although at this point in time, in our opinion - having tested both - we favor the Sirius Satellite Radio
. The well-designed Sirius Satellite Radios, sleek and stylish to say the least, also help to tip our scale in Sirius's favor.
Sirius not only has the best programming and the best value, the selection of Sirius radios is also beyond compare; here are just a few of the excellent Sirius Satellite Radio
- Sirius Sportster: Sirius is the place for sports … and the Sirius Sportster was created to maximize the listening experience of the broad sports line-up. This is a really sharp looking piece of kit!
- Sirius Sportster Boombox: with the Sirius Sportster boombox you'll never miss the action! You can take this boombox to the beach, park or tailgate party so you never miss a moment of the pre-game or game excitement
- RadioShack Orbiter SR4000: Exclusive to RadioShack, The Sirius Orbiter SR4000 Receiver is the heart of the Orbiter system. Used with the home or mobile docking station, or the boombox, it can go from home to car to work.
- Sanyo CRSR-10 Plug & Play System: The Sanyo CRSR-10 Plug & Play System includes the receiver, car kit, and home kit for all your satellite radio needs!
- Clarion SIRPNP: The smallest Sirius Satellite Radio Plug & Play Receiver, yet still providing all the features of its bigger siblings. Very neat.
We think that when you compare Sirius Satellite Radio to XM Satellite Radio, then Sirius has far more stylish satellite radios, although your choice of satellite radio provider should probably depend on more than just good looks!
Amongst all the other very cool Sirius Satellite Radio devices, we're compelled to mention the sleek Sirius
home units, which allow you to complete your home entertainment system with the addition of Sirius.
Audiovox Home Receiver
- A component styled receiver that integrates with existing audio equipment. Includes six line display, memory and time features, digital and analog audio outputs, remote control and antenna.
Antex Multizone Home SRX-3
- Multi-Zone Receiver that provides separate audio streams and control to three locations in the home or business.
Kenwood Home, DT-7000S
- Sirius Home Unit, connects directly to home entertainment systems.
All of the Sirius products truly are exceptionally well designed, and also exceptionally easy to use. A Sirius
satellite radio definitely adds a touch of class to any home or car.
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