Snapping & popping from Sirius XM broadcasts now?

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  1. Bandit

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    Anyone else experiencing this? Totally new, just started in the past 2 weeks or so. ONLY happens in Sat radio mode, nothing else seems to be doing this.

    Every now and then, totally inconsistently, I'll hear a snap or a pop, mostly in my front speakers. It's a split-second sound, and quite loud... almost sounds like an electrical zap to the speakers.
     
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    Listen to the same channel using the online web based player. See if you hear the same issues.

    What could be happening is that the audio is so compressed that it could be clipping or have artifacts from bandwidth compression.

    Especially if it's newer music, which is mastered with very high volumes and compressed/limited where they basically flat line the peaks. That's why something from the 70-80s native always has more depth to it, but is mastered lower where you have to turn it up more. But it has depth to it. That's also why FM never sounds as good as the real deal. It's all pumped up and then compressed/limited to "sound louder" and consistent.

    Try different channels. Also I would guess the quality, and possibly bandwidth, definitely changes depending on content. Try ElecArea (51?) and see how that sounds compared to say HairNation, Ozzy, older hits, etc.
     
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    I spend most of my time in my Cummins and this is driving me crazy on Ozzy's Boneyard.
     
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    Mine also cuts in and out.
     
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    I also noticed that the SXM has had frequent drop outs. My '15 didn't have that problem.
     
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    I love to listen to sat radio. However the best sound with the Harmon or alpine is better with local radio or iTunes.
     
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    Also guys and girls who are having trouble. Have your radios been updated to latest software package?
     
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    No mine is good to go. Not worth 2000 but it's fine nonetheless.
     
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    How do you know if it has the update? I picked mine up 3 days ago.
     
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    This brings up a good point for everyone.
    Do not assume your new car has all the latest and greatest TCM's and software flashes.
     
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