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  • How good is "Spotify" as a music source?

    Techie son hooking up a network to control lights, play blogs and music. Anybody listen to it?

  • #2
    I think it's OK for background but not hi-fi, but it will depend on your ears, room, system, expectations etc.

    Geoff

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    • #3
      Use it all the time and find a lot of new music to expand my horizons. Using the standard not hi-def version for the home but may upgrade in the near future. From my understanding, the standard home version is the same as the mobile hi-def. I could be wrong though. To my tin ears it sounds ok but there is a noticeable difference between it and cd.
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      • #4
        certainly sounds better than FM radio.
        I saw some testing somewhere and the conclusion was it it was better than MP3 and pretty close to CD IIRC
        I like Spotify a lot!

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        • #5
          I use it all the time, pay for premium so I can send to all the network devices at home and stream their high quality setting.

          I have no problems with the sound quality on any of my speakers. I'm sure you'd have to do a fast A/B switch to be able to tell against a CD, so not significant enough to worry about.
          Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
          Wogg Music
          Published projects: PPA100 Bass Guitar Amp, ISO El-Cheapo Sub, Indy 8 2.1 powered sub, MicroSat, SuperNova Minimus

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          • #6
            About what I expected. When we move to the new house I hope to get internet to my separate shop and that would be nice for a music source.

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            • #7
              Millions of songs I can find in it. Jazz, Hip-pop, Rock, etc. Great time with the Spotify app on my phone. Recently I got a DRmare Spotify Songs Downloader to change the format. So I can listen to music on Apple Music. I got it on the DRmare website.

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              • #8
                To me sounds quite good. CD quality? Not really even sure I care, as on its own, it sounds good enough that I do not care to even compare.

                I have heard some say it sounds bad, but found that possibly issues with streaming or their internet were more of the issue, that Spotify itself.

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kevintomb View Post
                    To me sounds quite good. CD quality? Not really even sure I care, as on its own, it sounds good enough that I do not care to even compare.

                    I have heard some say it sounds bad, but found that possibly issues with streaming or their internet were more of the issue, that Spotify itself.
                    That's true, we only have a slow ADSL connection which gives us the "Toms". We do have an alleged 'National Broadband Network' which seems beset with issues for many users, but they may well prove a better option than ADSL.

                    Geoff

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                    • #11
                      I like it very much. As Kornbread mentioned, I have found a lot of new music with it. Cds may be better but I can no longer hear the difference. I subscribe to Premium.
                      It is very convenient. I am going to get a Raspberry Pi to use as a music server soon.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Geoff Millar View Post

                        That's true, we only have a slow ADSL connection which gives us the "Toms". We do have an alleged 'National Broadband Network' which seems beset with issues for many users, but they may well prove a better option than ADSL.

                        Geoff
                        OOh yeah DSL will probably cause issues with the audio stream.
                        Where do you live, if I can ask?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kevintomb View Post

                          OOh yeah DSL will probably cause issues with the audio stream.
                          Where do you live, if I can ask?
                          IIRC, he lives in the land down under. Where women glow and men plunder.
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                          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...pico-neo-build
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kornbread View Post

                            IIRC, he lives in the land down under. Where women glow and men plunder.
                            Yes.. perhaps down by the sea, trying to touch the untouchables. I love Spotify, and with premium, I have no complaints. I have old musicians eardrums, so what do I know. Glenn.

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                            • #15
                              I don' t stream music but, I am a sound engineer and I have to pay attention to what the streaming services do. Spotify is one of the better ones. Tidal seems to be the best for quality. But of course it depends on the recording, also. For the record, You Tube isn't that bad either. ust depends on the quality of the upload.

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