dandrewk wrote:The point is, if audio quality is important, ditch Sirius/XM. It will sound terrible on the best sound system in the world.
I'm not an audiophile, but I DO have a certain sensitivity to tinny music - it bothers me. After adjusting my Bose/XM system via the system's audio menu I find it quite acceptable for car use.
Agreed it's all a matter of taste and how our ears hear differently. There are objective measurements that can determine true audio fidelity, but that doesn't necessarily translate to "sounds great!".
To be sure, there's not much acoustic engineers can do to make a small interior like the Bolt's sound great. But with a decent sound source and the right amount of tweaking, it's more than acceptable.
Except of satellite radio. I don't hear "tinny" but I do hear lots of compression. Some channels, in particular the talk radio stations, sound worse than telephone fidelity. In these situations, having a good sound system actually works against you, as you can hear the imperfections more clearly. YMMV.