19-03-2012 06:43 PM
I upgraded to the Spotify Premium Account in large part for the improved audio quality. When I go to the preferences panel and toggle the "High quality streaming" button on and off, I can't hear any difference at all in the sound quality.
Should there be an immediate change in the streaming quality, or do I have to wait for a minute or restart the program to effect the change?
I am listening on a custom built PC, less than one year old, with a nice soundcard, running Windows 7, and listening thru some Sennheiser HD 202 headphones.
Thanks in advance!
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19-03-2012 07:33 PM
14-05-2012 10:48 AM
Does that mean that you have to delete your playlists when upgrading to premium in order for the songs to be played with improved sound quality? Or will this happen automatically?
14-05-2012 10:52 AM
No need to delete anything. Just clear Spotify's cache.
You can see Cache folder in Edit - Preferences, also enable here High Quality sound. Then just go to this folder, shut off Spotify and just delete the whole folder. Now start Spotify.
15-05-2012 02:05 AM
04-06-2012 06:20 AM
I gotta concur with the OP. I am taking advantage of the 1 month free trial of premium access, but so far I'm not at all impressed with the quality. It doesn't sound anywhere close to 320kbps. I've tried comparing some tracks to local files I have encoded at 320kps, the local ones sound a lot better. Like, significantly better, which isn't good at all because I often have a hard time hearing the difference between even 192kbps and lossless.
I've definitely got the high quality option on in the preferences menu and they aren't cached because I haven't listened to them before through spotify.
So I've concluded that either:
I don't really have access to 320kbps streams.
The files offered aren't really 320kbps
Or, there is something wrong with the way Spotify encodes.
Not trying to cause trouble here, I just want to know where I stand before I pay for a subscription.
09-06-2012 03:39 AM
I just wanted to chime in and say I'm noticing the same thing too. I have a killer sound system hooked up to my Windows PC and have cleared cache and have high quality streaming clicked and I don't hear the difference. Is this a bug or error. I am on free trial but want to join for $10.00 a month, but need to know about the sound issue? Thanks
01-08-2012 03:49 PM
"Note: not all tracks are currently available in high bitrate."
Nearly all our catalogue should be, actually. We're talking an incredibly small percentage that isn't.
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