Has anyone tried Pandora One? Has anyone tested this? Is it really 192? How is the sound quality? Is it worth spending the $36/year to upgrade from the free?
I get along with it fine. I would prefer around 256kps but unless you have really nice gear, it is dandy.
I just finished my 1 year subscription to Pandora. For streaming radio they are a pretty good deal. The limits on skipping is my only complaint.
I've been shopping around at other services now:
mog.com has the best interface, but they seem to lack some premium groups from their catalog. They don't have the Beatles, Led Zepplin and some others.
Right now i'm on the free trial of rhapsody.com, much better selection, but kinda pricey at $10 month.
I like Pandora One, I use it with my speakers or Grado's. The 192kbs is most songs, however there is still some songs that don't sound that quality just because of how they recorded it. I would say its worth it. $3 for a month, with no commercials is pretty nice in my oppionion, plus you can make mixes and thumbs up or thumbs down the song. It learns what you like and I am very happy with what it plays for me. Try the trial out, if you like it then buy it. Personally I wanted the higher quality music, and no commercials.