[PS4] poor audio quality

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[PS4] poor audio quality

PJ_humbug
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I'm trialling Spotify premium but I'm finding the audio quality on the ps4 app has a very tinny muffled sound. I have a fibre connection and other apps like YouTube \iPlayer\Amazon which also have video have significantly better audio. I'm not expecting CD quality but it is now where neat what I think is worth paying for.

Is this something that will be improved?
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T4n2004
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Noticed this as well. Sounds horrible. Swapped over to my gramofone and it sounded fine. Something weird is going on with the stream.

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Ken-W
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I did some testing on this.  It seems to have something to do with your audio output settings on the PS4.

Dolby = Good bass, meh sound quality, rather muffled.

DTS = Great bass, compressed sound, quiet.

Linear PCM = Amazing sound, crisp, loud - and no bass at all.  My sub sits there idle.  So this sounds kind of thin and lightweight but much better mids and highs.

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Piricho
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Audio quality is like OP says, poor. Iv'e tried with a Plantronics Gamecom 777 headset trough the gamepad and also using my amp with fairly good speakers. The tinny sound consists. 

 

I thought it at first was my Spotify Free and upgraded to Premium but i will go back to Free after this month is up since it made no difference. Looking forward to at least an acknowledgement from Spotify so that i can stop thinking i'm the picky/sensetive dude that hears things. 

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melican
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Just tried the Spotify app on my PS4.  Sounds bad (and the output level seems low).  I have a premium Spotify account.

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616jsb75
Regular
It sounds like complete garbage. Music unlimited , with all it's short comings at least had decent audio quality. I preferred m.u. to spotify through air play to my receiver. Now I much prefer airplay from the ipad to the receiver using spotify. Spotify on the ps4 is horrible. Tinny, harsh and overall a general let down. Seems to be a recurring theme with the ps4

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JaCe88
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Just upgraded to Spotify Premium as I realised I could listen to music in background when gaming but the music quality is a shocker - sounds horrible as I have this connected via HDMI to my receiver/amplifier and surround sound setup. I have a 300Mbit connection (up/down) in Singapore so it's definitely not that and the bandwidth detection should pick up my fibre connection.

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JaCe88
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Also would add I have my PS4 on linear PCM audio output.

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Michaelcawcutt
Newbie
I'm glad I'm not the only one! I've done some testing on my high-end system. Spotify Bluetooth to my Onkyo, Spotify app on the Onkyo receiver and line out (1/8") to Onkyo all sound amazing regardless of listening mode.

Spotify premium on my ps4 is dreadful. No low's high's are capped and the entire experience sounds like a speaker playing into a blanket.

It's a bummer as I've been a premium member since its release in the States. Please update us!

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MMakerMx
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at least some ppl can hear* the difference between good and regular/poor quality music... i listening my loved electro songs a lot of time on youtube, but when i hear them on spotify through ps4 i clearly can detect the diference... of course, i am spotify premium maximum* quality is on, im thinking not to renovate next month

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