Does this use core audio architecture


Does this use core audio architecture

Casual Listener

Does this app use the apple core audio archetecture for bit perfect playback?  Currently using windows on my mac for gaming once I get a gaming pc built I want to swap my iMac back to Mac OS X and use it as a music PC because I heard that the sound archetecture is superrior to windows?  I am buying a DAC and some electrostatic headphones from massdrop when they appear for sale.  If spotify does not I will be canceling my premium and swapping to apple music which has all the music I listen to and allows for bit perfect playback on all systems it works on.

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Re: Does this use core audio architecture

Spotify Legend

Hey @draeft-lore.


Thanks for getting in touch!


The desktop app’s standard quality is Ogg Vorbis 160kbit/s.

Premium subscribers can choose to switch on High quality streaming, which uses 320kbit/s.


This means you'll always have a compressed audio file playing. The compression is pretty impressive however. Try it out when you get your headphones 🙂


Let us know if you have further questions.


Have a nice day!