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Spotify Connect audio quality

camillo75
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Hi!
I cannot find this information or setting anywhere.
What audio quality is used for Spotify Connect?
I have a Denon AVR connected to WiFi.
Is it possible to set audio quality by device?
In details I want to set audio quality for WiFi devices to be highest while on my phone to be normal.
Thank you
Camillo
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MattSuda
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Spotify Connect uses the highest quality available when streaming to receivers. 

 

If you select normal quality on your phone and then use the app to control Spotify on your receiver, the receiver will still play at the highest quality which is 320kbps.

 

This is because your receiver is streaming Spotify directly from the servers, and not from your phone.

You are only using your phone as the remote to control it. 

 

Update: I would still recommend changing the streaming quality to the highest in the settings because it may change/differ between platforms.

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MattSuda
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Spotify Connect uses the highest quality available when streaming to receivers. 

 

If you select normal quality on your phone and then use the app to control Spotify on your receiver, the receiver will still play at the highest quality which is 320kbps.

 

This is because your receiver is streaming Spotify directly from the servers, and not from your phone.

You are only using your phone as the remote to control it. 

 

Update: I would still recommend changing the streaming quality to the highest in the settings because it may change/differ between platforms.

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camillo75
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Thank you!
Camillo

MattSuda
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You're welcome 

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Aucluma
Casual Listener

Hello,

 

does anyone knows what format Spotify Connect uses? Mp3, flac, ... ?

gremond
Newbie

I don't think it uses the highest quality possible, I have a Denon AVR-X2200W and music quality and output volumen when streaming with Spotify Connect is clearly inferior than when I use Spotify wired through the Smart TV via HDMI to the receiver.

Is there any configuration that can be changed?

Thanks!

 

Aucluma
Casual Listener

I'm streaming with a Marantz NA 11s1 and the quality is good up to very good ! So I'm wondering witch format they play. I suppose MP3?

danschy
Newbie

I just bought a Denon AVR-X1300W.  Streaming directly through the receiver sounds significantly degraded vs streaming from my HTPC through the receiver, which sounds excellent as expected.  I'm no audiophile and the difference is not a subtle.  Not a huge deal to me since I'll continue to just use the HTPC as a source.  I'll contact Denon for further information.

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