Is Spotify streaming 44 or 48khz?

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Is Spotify streaming 44 or 48khz?

user-removed
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Hello there,

 

I have an audio interface in which I have to set it to 44 or 48khz, otherwise it seems to be doing some conversion on the fly.


When I set it to 44khz some albums sound better on Spotify, and others in 48khz,  there seems to be a clear audible difference.

 

Am I correct that Spotify is streamng different albums on different sampling rates? Some albums are 44khz and others 48khz?

 

Is there a way to see the sample rate of the track you are listening to?

 

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Re: Is Spotify streaming 44 or 48khz?

Peter__
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My guess is it would depend on the format/sampling rate those tracks where provided to Spotify by the record labels (since Spotify don't alter the tracks at all). 

 

To my knowledge there is no way to see that data either. 

 

Peter

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Re: Is Spotify streaming 44 or 48khz?

user-removed
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But you think also that Spotify is using both sample rates depending on the album, 44khz and 48khz?

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Re: Is Spotify streaming 44 or 48khz?

Peter__
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I would imagine so yes.

 

Peter

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