CD quality/lossless streaming & good UX- does it exist?

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Re: CD quality/lossless streaming & good UX- does it exist?

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:19 am

sal paradise wrote:
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Two thoughts.

1) Did your mastering engineer prepare a file specifically for Spotify? Their normalization algorithm can be very unflattering, particularly if it's fed too hot of a master.

2) You should give Tidal a shot. I don't care about quality if I'm listening on wireless earbuds while gardening or working out, but on nice monitors there's definitely no comparison, Tidal sounded great and Spotify...is Spotify.
I believe they did. It’s a professional mastering house and that was part of the conversation from the beginning. It’s mainly the subtle details that don’t come across right.

I’ve made other music that’s on Spotify where its drawbacks are less apparent because it’s mixed in a more heavy handed way.

I’ll do a little more looking into Tidal.
Silly question- have you changed Spotify settings to play at highest quality?
Always at the highest on wifi. I just checked and found download quality was at the second highest setting, so adjusted that.

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Re: CD quality/lossless streaming & good UX- does it exist?

Post by mediocreplayer » Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:28 pm

Tidal’s interface is pretty comparable to Spotify. Sometimes it acts weirdly when I play it over Chromecast, but overal it’s a solid alternative. I’m not an audiophile so audio quality wise I don’t have any useful remarks to make — they both sound good to me.

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