How about higher audio quality? Amazon has introduced this feature, and others have been ahead of Pandora as well. It would be great to have the Genome Project advantage with higher audio quality. Do others agree?
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Arguing about price is silly because most of use have agreed we would pay more anyway. Arguing the current quality is good enough is silly because this is entirely dependent on external factors like hearing ability, music of choice, and the listening device.
The platform itself is a music discovery tool for me. I give Pandora nothing, not even ad revenue. They can't do anything about it. Anything I find that I like I immediately buy on Bandcamp or the actual CD if it's not there, then rip to flac for playback on my own personal streaming service. I would happily give Pandora money for their service but they don't deserve it.
Other services don't offer a similar enough system IMO, though the genome system is not perfect either... It's just the least worst.
It's clear however they don't care and won't update it based on the complete radio silence from anyone at Pandora. Not even a 'we're considering it' or a 'not at this time'. Any discussion on this topic is otherwise a waste of your own time. Just as it is mine right now.
Yeah I've been using Tidal and Amazon Music HD. I've been leaning towards Tidal because for some reason it even sounds good via Bluetooth with aptX Adaptive Audio codec from Qualcomm. Of course it sounds optimal when streaming with a DAC.
So we will never get a response from anyone at Pandora. @Pandora
it is math.
Infrastructure will cost x
bandwidth will cost y
subscription will pay z
if z > x + y
All for it
subbed for years...
Yes please, I'm looking for CD quality to stream through my home theater system.
MQA is not higher quality than flac. It's a meme they've pushed on the industry and should be avoided. Multiple people have analyzed the output to find compression artifacts. Artifacts flac does not have. Adding bit depth and sample rate doesn't make up for this.
If you want to support the scam, that's your prerogative. It's still a better value scam than paying for Pandora.
I use Spotify as well as Pandora. Spotify's streaming rate is 320. Is there some reason that Pandora can't match this?