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Apple Music vs Spotify – which is better?

teschall

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I’m not sure how you picked Spotify as the winner. By my count of the “winner” in each category, its a draw.

I do think there are a couple of other differentiators:
  • Spotify play everywhere feature is convenient.
  • Apple Music Lyrics Service (which is very nice on AppleTV devices)
  • Apple integration with the iphone and 3rd party plugins like MusicHarbor and MusicSmart
If you use Apple devices, I think Apple Music is the service I would use.
 

hybridauth_Facebook_1379528431

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If you ever wanted proof that WhatHiFi has no idea what they're talking about when it comes to audio and is generally either biased or very superficial and does NO tests - here's a concrete scientifical audio comparison:

View: https://youtu.be/FURPQI3VW58


As you can see, Spotify retains MUCH MUCH more sound from the original master vs Apple Music and clearly sounds better.

What's even more funny, is that WhatHiFi is telling us that Spotify uses 320kbps MP3, which is very false and proves they don't know what they talking about. It uses 320kbps OGG VORBIS, which is much superior to mp3. And this is EASILY ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION on Spotify.com.
 

Friesiansam

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Feb 3, 2015
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If you ever wanted proof that WhatHiFi has no idea what they're talking about when it comes to audio and is generally either biased or very superficial and does NO tests - here's a concrete scientifical audio comparison:

View: https://youtu.be/FURPQI3VW58


As you can see, Spotify retains MUCH MUCH more sound from the original master vs Apple Music and clearly sounds better.

What's even more funny, is that WhatHiFi is telling us that Spotify uses 320kbps MP3, which is very false and proves they don't know what they talking about. It uses 320kbps OGG VORBIS, which is much superior to mp3. And this is EASILY ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION on Spotify.com.
In this article; https://www.whathifi.com/us/advice/mp3-aac-wav-flac-all-the-audio-file-formats-explained WHF make it very clear that Spotify use OGG Vorbis for the 320kbps service.
 

djh1697

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No Roon integration, no Roon plugin, not for me then. Roon does some wonderful things ;) DSD conversation makes a CD rip sound wonderful. I now have two sources, a Roon server connected to a MARCH USB DSD256 DAC and a Pink Triangle #Cymbiosis serviced Pink Triangle turntable.

Naim 202/200/Stageline/NACA5
TeddyPardo Teddycap plus
Kudos x3
Pink Triangle PT1/J7 RB300/Rega Elys cartridge

Next upgrade Kudos speaker cable
 

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