Got this helpful answer to the ticket I raised. The question I asked was, "Hi, I did the iPhone update today but every time I select extreme it just reverts back to HQ" ...
Providing great sound quality has always been an important goal for us. When we launched last year we implemented what we think is a very nice sounding stream at 160 kbit/s. A little later on, after a lot of user feedback, we decided to make sound normalisation an optional setting for those who prefer their music unaltered. Now, we’re taking the next step in offering an unparalleled listening experience.
As a premium subscriber you can enable higher quality streaming by going to the preferences menu and clicking “Enable high bitrate”.
Please let us know how you get on.
Helpful, really helpful. I would at least like to think that your support team read the questions submitted
Apart from that this extreme-to-HQ-bug needs to be fixed, here should be indicator on each offline track, showing the quality (suggestion: red, orange or green).
I don't trust the extreme quality thing right now. Have been syncing some albums with the extreme option on, but judging (and doing some calculations) by the size of the tracks, it's rather 160 kbps than 320 kbps. Nothing extreme about that.
It appears some of you might have missed my suggestion, there is a way you can get playlists synced in the Extreme / 320kbps setting. I've added it again below.
* Reinstall Spotify on your iPhone (This will remove all your offline playlists) * When logging into Spotify, go to Settings and select "Extreme" in Sync quality. * With the pop up menu, select "Don't Resync" * Then, without closing down the application, sync the playlists you wish to be in Extreme quality. * This should then sync these tracks in 320kbps.
If you close down the app and start again (or turn your phone off and back on), Spotify will revert back to High Quality in sync setting. However, the playlists you have synced previously will be in Extreme quality. If you want to sync any more playlists, just select "Extreme" again and "Don't Resync", and sync the playlist you want.
David, I've read and tried your suggestion but as previous posters have said the size of the files downloaded is far too small to be 330 or extreme quality. I've tried a few times Can you try it with a playlist of specific albums and report back on what you iPhone reports as size increase, I can try the same albums and see what I get.