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Spotify Sound Quality lowers while on Discord

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Plan

Premium

Country

United Kingdom

 

Device

Macbook Pro 13" Early 2015

Operating System

macOS Catalina 10.15.2

 

 

My Question or Issue

Whenever I'm in a discord call, the sound quality from Spotify is dreadful. My headphones are Sony WH-H900N and connected through bluetooth. I saw that switching that my input source to the internal mic might solve the issue but it hasn't.

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Re: Spotify Sound Quality lowers while on Discord

Music Fan
When you're using a VoIP call, usually your operating system switches the Bluetooth codec to a suitable one for bidirectional audio called SBC. It's not a Spotify problem.

You can check this pressing Option while checking the Bluetooth menu option, then selecting the device, then checking the codec.

To fix this and force the use of AAC or aptX: https://9to5mac.com/2018/08/31/mac-how-to-force-aptx-aac-on-your-supported-bluetooth-headphones/
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Re: Spotify Sound Quality lowers while on Discord

Visitor

I had that problem for years and found that the easy solution is to switch your mic so that you use the one that's built into the computer. System settings > Sound > Input and click on the one that's named build-in microphone.

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