At £10 p/m, it's unbelievable value IMO.
Just get it and forget about Bitrates
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I use a spotify a lot thought my sonos/rdac and pc/rdac and I find the music quality pretty good.
If I sit and analyse a track on spotify and then switch to cd quality flac asynchronous straight afterwards I can 'at times' hear a small 'difference' but it doesn't always mean it sounds worse. Ive tried last fm too, which sounds ok through a sonos play 5 but through the hifi it picks up on the low bitrate and the quality is poor, where as spotify is great!
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Regardless of whether it s worth the money, Spotify and it's ilk will be the death of the music industry.
It can't be as bad as illegal downloading though can it? I know of several people who were constantly torrenting new albums, but they don't anymore because they've signed up to Spotify (on my recommendation, as it happens). They've not exactly seen the errors of their ways; it's more the fact they’ve realised it’s a mug’s game spending hours downloading music illegally from some dodgy website in Kazakhstan when they can play it instantly instead, plus they don't have to worry about storing it.
Surely this is a Good Thing.
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The artists will always get shafted, I've no idea what we can do about it. Albini's article will probably always hold true.
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Late to the party.
My opinion is that 320 Kbps ogg is indistinguishable from FLAC or CD. (To humans at least).
And if you aren't sure, you can prove it to yourself.
Download the ABX plugin
Then rip a CD track to FLAC. Then rip it to 320 Kbps MP3 or OGG
If you are doing MP3 make sure you use the LAME codec
Then do an ABX test between the FLAC and the MP3/ogg file. A pass is at least 5, preferably 10 or more correct answers (but you yourself will know if you're guessing).
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You maybe late to the party but you still sound like a broken record fr0g.....
I love you too.
(Especially with a dash of tabasco).
As a very very famous person once said... "It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge."
Ogg?! Why we talkin' 'bout ogg, Willis? Have I skipped summat somewhere?
My fault Alec. I said earlier in the thread that I think Spotify streams OGG files. But that could be BS, because I can't remember where I read it, so I don't know how reliable the source was.
Ah, beg pardon, I must have been slapdash in my reading.
lol no worries.
And yes, Spotify use Ogg.
Well spent a few good hours getting it all setup yesterday.Didn't have the right usb cable so picked one up for £12, so the laptop can be connected to my 105's dac.Downloaded from oppo the correct driver but it wouldn't work....after some digging(and some swearing)it appears that once the driver is downloaded i have to open it up and complete manual install...this was a first!(i'm computor illiterate)
Anyways i synced some tracks to offline and pressed play.First impressions were good,the tracks are well known to me and i wasn't drawn at all the the lower bitrate....most sounded as they should,plenty of depth and sweet treble...great!(and gapless playback)
Trouble is tho my broadband speed is that low it is taking days to sync a hundred or so tracks,computors been on since 5pm yesterday and well less than quater synced..
Got 30days free so i will explore if it's any good for me,but becouse of my internet,i can only realisticaly play tunes offline.Having a spot of bother searching for individual tracks and albums too Read some stuff about using spotify and if anyone would care to add some advice i would be very gratefull
First impressions of spotify premium are that it is indeed worth the cost,15million+ tracks most at 320kbs can't be bad
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