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[All Platforms][Music] HiFi Quality - Lossless Streaming 16bit 44.1khz

I've just started a trial of Qobuz - they offer the standard 320kbps as well as lossless FLAC streaming (and high res downloads if you purchase them) the sound quality is noticeably better and on classical it's just wonderful to get all that resolution through your hi-fi or headphones! The catalogue has a way to go to get to Spotify's level, but they are getting there. The iPad app isn't' too bad (the desktop app is in need of an upgrade but I hear they are putting all their efforts into mobile apps right now).
 
So - lossless streaming - if Qobuz can do it then so can Spotify, they must have the same source - and obviously if you are asking £20 a month then those record labels and distributors take enough notice to make the high res tracks available for streaming. What this all means is soon, very soon, we will get lossless streaming and closely followed by high res downloads - but if Spotify aren't careful it will be Apple who get there first with an audiophile premium offering, and when they do it will be a much harder market place to make money in!

Updated on 2022-01-07

Hey folks,

 

We know that HiFi quality audio is important to you. We feel the same, and we’re excited to deliver a Spotify HiFi experience to Premium users in the future. But we don’t have timing details to share yet.

 

We will of course update you here when we can.

 

Take care.

Comments
PaulMac

Another happy Qobuz user here. Really refreshing to use a platform that is solely focused on music with a sound quality that puts Spotifys to shame.

 

Also a nice little community growing in Qobuz Club.

 

mctesterson

Yes, and yes!  @PaulMac

 

For anyone who's been primarily interested in high-quality audio from Spotify, above all else, you now have clear, unambiguous information that Spotify has laid off and abandoned the "HiFI" feature for the foreseeable future.  There's no longer a reason for any of us on this thread to keep hanging on for Spotify to deliver, if that's the only thing you've been hanging on for.

 

Qobuz is where it's at for high-resolution / high-quality audio!  I'm enjoying Mitski's latest album right now in 24-bit / 96kHz.

SoundError

Нахер этот Spotify , на дворе 2024 год и все еще нет Hi-Fi😂Ушёл в Apple Music , алгоритмы там на высоте и есть Hi-fi , есть две бесконечные станции которые включают музыку по моему вкусу и они работают хорошо .

Samppa3

SoundError's comment translated:
Fu*k this Spotify, it’s 2024 and there’s still no Hi-Fi😂 I went to Apple Music, the algorithms there are top notch and there’s Hi-Fi, there are two endless stations that play music to my taste and they work well.

שקד

Spotify support only 16 bit audio

It will be nice if the app will support 24-bit audio for people with compatible headphones

Webbie007

They deliver low quality and rises prices. That's funny.

mctesterson

[EDIT: Keep reading the next few comments before commenting on this one ... I missed the mark with my comment here, and followed-up with a necessary clarification.  I'm leaving this comment intact for continuity of conversation, though.]

 

... and they have billions in annual profits, yet can't bring a new feature (CD/lossless audio quality, much less high-resolution audio) to market in a decade, can't pay their employees and layoff 17% of them.  That's also "funny."

 

"Spotify's gross profit worldwide amounted to 2.93 billion euros in 2022, up from 2.59 billion in the previous year. Overall, the gross profit has been steadily increasing since 2013, now amounting to 20 times more than in 2013. "

 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/813744/spotify-gross-profit/

Faintandfuzzy
That isn’t Spotify’s profit. That is their gross sales. They rarely make
any profit. The last quarter they made 37 million Euro.
Blueshound24

Found CEO Daniel Ek.... 

 

"That isn’t Spotify’s profit. That is their gross sales. They rarely make
any profit. The last quarter they made 37 million Euro."

Faintandfuzzy
It is in their financials. As well, article here. Keep the smarta$$
comments to yourself if you don’t understand the topic.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/spotify-stock-earnings-buy-sell-3485b539