Originally Posted by Barty
I've tried spotify and pandora and they don't sound very good. Even 192k mp3 sounds better. No way I pay for that. FM is better.
You have to enable 320k on the mobile and desktop apps and subscribe. On desktop it's "high quality streaming" and on mobile something similar.
There's another reason some people have said Spotify sounds low quality though. What was originally thought to be poor compression/conversion of the tracks, turns out to be DRM watermarks applied by UMG (which despite alternatives that are not) is audible.
Even worse, UMG have been applying this to lossless tracks they sell via 3rd parties. The lossless tracks have audible noise, not really what people are expecting when they buy a lossless track.
edit: source http://www.mattmontag.com/music/univ...ible-watermark