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Higher Audio Quality

Higher Audio Quality

pboser
Underground
Status: Open Ideas

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?

 

Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity

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chulohock
Local Performer

Is there some technical reason this can't be done? If so, can you at least communicate that.

Someone mentioned Opus as a lossy codec alternative. I agree that it sounds comparatively better than AAC. 

You really get the sense of just how good it is when you listen to it via Amazon Music standard audio setting (opus) and compare it to their lossless FLAC tracks.

rickm1970
Local Performer

Higher-quality audio would be a good reason for me to come back to a paid version. I have a nice car stereo so I would like this to be available on my Andriod to play via Bluetooth or Andriod auto via USB 3 if Bluetooth is limited. Seems like at least 320 is market minimal for a high audio rate. 

bnjmn4
Local Performer

I think it's safe to say that higher audio quality isn't coming from Pandora. If it were even being considered, we'd have heard about it by now. Apparently they are content with the service they provide. That's why I moved to Spotify. 

MarkMusic
Local Performer

yes its too bad because I do like the platform itself.  I'm cancelling as well.  They won't even care

user7
Underground

If there were more Likes from the community, this feature request might get some attention from Pandora.  Sorting top feature requests by Likes, the "Higher Audio Quality" request is currently 7 positions from the top spot.  We need more people to like "Higher Audio Quality."  Also, I read this on Investopedia, "Pandora makes its money the same way radio stations do, from advertising that is inserted into the playlist."  Maybe advertisers would help us out by asking for higher audio quality.  Ads would sound so much better on our hifi systems! 🙂

user7
Underground

Apple Music is stepping up the listening experience!  

Our commitment to your listening experience

Apple Music delivers an unparalleled listening experience that’s defined by the highest standards of audio quality. We developed our own implementation of AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) that delivers audio that’s virtually indistinguishable from the original studio recording. We also introduced Apple Digital Masters to deliver the highest-quality recordings. And now, we’re offering Apple Music subscribers the additional option to access our entire catalog encoded using lossless audio compression at no extra cost.

MarkMusic
Local Performer

if you want actual CD quality (or better) qobuz.com

the down side is they don't have the "genome" music selection thing that Pandora has.  but if you want to make a song list the quality is amazing... it's NOT MP3, it's actual CD quality or better.

SMR
Underground

Apple Music has started streaming Dolby Atmos (surround sound, spatial audio). Sounds great. What are Pandora's plans?

bleudogsd
Local Performer

audio quality is **ahem** at times.  tiny on good headphones.

rickster61
Local Performer

I’ve been premium with Pandora for at least 10 years. I thought the sound was ok but bought new Sony WH-10000MM4 headphones. With these I learned about 360 Reality listening.  I say learned but what I meant to say was found out it is available.  I’m not sure I want another subscription unless I think it’s worth it. Plus, I have all these years of playlists saved.  I can’t imagine losing it all and starting over.  Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!