Recently, not this update but the previous one, I've noticed the overall volume from my Spotify app has changed to be significantly lower than usual. I can really tell in my car, where I blast my music – I normally keep my loudest volume at a 12 (stock Music app, Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.), but now I have to put it up to 15 or 16 to reach a similar level on Spotify. I never had the EQ turned on before, but now I have had to to beef up the sound a bit. I've tried deleting/reinstalling the app, checking all my levels, etc and cannot get back to where I was.
My question is, is this from a Spotify update or is this Apple/iOS messing with the sound quality as this happened immediately after Apple Music was announced? I am almost considering just signing up for their (trial) service to get my quality back to where it was, as I'm sure was the goal – if their radio feature is just as good, I don't see why not.
Thanks for any help / feedback.