Is 320kbs good anough to replace listening to flac?
I'm toying with getting spotify premium,but if it's not as good as flac i won't bother.
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Try the free service, it'll give you a good taster. But whether Spotify's quality is good enough for you is something only you can decide. It streams lossy files ( .OGG format, if my memory is correct). I don't know any website which streams lossless audio legally.
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My thinking was that with spotify premium i wouldn't have to buy anymore cd's,but i understand that 320kbs is well below that of a cd....no point in paying out for a service that doesn't offer the sq i desire....EDITED
Spotify Premium is pretty much all I listen to. Further, it is worth £10 to me alone just to have offline playlists on my mobile device(.
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Thing is it would be my main listening source,i would be listening to it from my stereo speakers,not a mobile device.
I'll use the free version for searching/listening to new music before i buy,and it does seem realy user friendly...even for me This day and age you would think that sq wouldn't be an issue.
Until you try it you won't actualy know will you?
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and if you try the free service they'll probably offer you the chance to try the full service for a month without charge to tempt you in.
That way, as the lhc says you will actually know for yourself
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You're focusing purely on the bitrate, when its the mastering that makes the difference to SQ.
More importantly you can get a free trial of premium, so go try it for yourself.
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I know what you are saying guys,but having heard mp3's i'm not impressed.
I can get premium on a 30day trial but i would have to spend £50 on a roku stick to stream via the oppo,unless there is a way of connecting my laptop to the 105?
You may well use Spotify differently, negating the argument about whether 320kbs is anywhere near lossless quality. Adressing that first though, 320kbs can sound pretty darned good, conversely it's not CD quality (same as lossless FLAC and ALAC).
I use Spotify for background listening, where the sound quality difference is irrelevant. This probably reperesents 50% or more of my listening, so a big plus for Spotify already.
I also use it for trying new music, for which it is fantastic. If I like something I'm straight onto Amazon to find the CD (god bless Zoverstocks). So rather than stop me buying CD's its having the opposite effect, but ensuring I don't make any bad purchases. It's also useful for downloading to your phone / computer for offline listening, as already mentioned.
For me £10 a month is good value. If only they would bring out a CD quality service (for which I'd pay at least double). I have to say the debate about £10 a month for any of the music services makes me smile when you realise how much the general populace is shelling out each month on Sky!
I have just upgraded my kit thought Spotify/Sonos might be a problem - No
As daveh75 said its more the mastering. Listening to Jo Bonamassa and it soumd fantastic.
I heard a Dire Straights track on the radio with my new kit and i thought id give Brothers in Arms a stream sounds Superb.
Tryed Adele and a Manic Street Preachers track and it sounded awful.
There is no way i would be listening to Joe right now if it were not for A) This forum B) Spotify
And you can do it month by month so if you dont like it you lose a £10
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I agree, I was sceptical at first but it's nearly always playing in the background and has introduced me to so much new music I would never have heard....................and it does help that my wife is a student and gets 50% off
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I use zooverstocks...got to love the 1p albums
I don't use any mobile device so premium would be wasted on me by the sounds of it...but i'll sign up for the 30day trial,be rude not to.
You have an asynchronous USB input on the 105, connect your laptop to that, it's what it's there for.
As I said on your other thread I wouldn't use the Roku primarily for music streaming, it sucks at it.
As soon as the laptop is fully charged i'm going to give it a try,appreciate your thoughts on the roku by the way.
Is there a way of wirelessly connecting to the 105...would airport express or similar work?
My current thinking is its worth it for reasons other than the sound quality. That isn't what you asked though. Sorry
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