Pros Very easy to use
Cons A design quibble
Summary This is my first foray into satellite radio. I've been blown away by the excellent programming and the sound quality (on an Audi/Bose system). I auditioned XM and Sirius online before buying and liked the XM lineup the best. Excellent stereo separation and the subwoofer really kicks. The SkyFi 2 is very nicely made and intuitive to use. The cables running to the power supply and cassette adapter are annoying, but that's certainly not Delphi's fault. Two quibbles: I was not aware that the sound quality is significantly better using the cassette adapter rather than the FM modulator. If so, I might have purchased the cheaper Sky Fi (the replay features are not that big a deal to me). Second, the function button labels aren't lit so at night I either have to turn on an overhead light until I learn them.
Have not tried running it through my home system or the boom box, but will soon.
This will make car trips and office background music a breeze.
Pros The skyfi2 works great with the built in fm modulator. It is a snap to get this thing installed and only takes about fifteen minutes. Activating is a breeze, and the sound quality is just fine if you have a stereo with a graphic equalizer. The midrange
Cons Can't turn up volume on the Skyfi2 without distortion. Reception not all that great around tall buildings.
Pros MOSTLY no commercials. Great play lists. Comedy 151 is on so much, I don't know whats happening in the world.
Cons Remote is slow. No-commercial channels advertise for XM. I find this annoying, I aready subscribe.
Pros New to satellite radio and loving it. So what if the sound isn't perfect; at least it's not Usher/Avril/Alicia every 10 minutes!! Buying the extras for home, car, and boombox is still less expensive (and less labor-intensive) than downloading mp3s.
Cons Car installation booklet is intimidating, even for the otherwise talented. Will be heading to Kenny's Kar Kare with a quickness.
Pros Sounds great even using modulator.Good reception.Lighting dimmer works well.The polished chrome look makes it look more expensive than the other models I looked at.
Cons Dial sometimes over responds.