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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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Adubs
Underground

Quality post right there... I agree with basically everything said here ^^

 

Only caveat is, for my kind of music, on my equipment, MP3 at 320kbps or 192VBR would be an acceptable compromise... though I would just as well prefer lossless too.

cabotcove
Underground

Echoing this in that I would be more than happy if Pandora would give us 320/256 at least — especially on at home devices. Higher bitrates on mobile would be great to. How are we still streaming it at 128 mp3 over wifi like it’s 2005???

Pandora will always win for me hands down in terms of algorithm and the ability to play my stations on shuffle. But the sound quality is subpar at best — really lousy in the bigger picture. 

VegasBlaxican
Local Performer
Thank you.

Jared Jc
GhostBirdofPrey
Local Performer

Frankly it's ridiculous to we don't already have this.  The Music Genome Project so miles ahead of anyone else's ability to pick good songs.  The only thing letting it down is the terrible sound quality.

MarkMusic
Local Performer
yep, I agree 100%. amazing
jjb2023
Local Performer

I prefer Pandora discovery mode and streaming over all others BUT I will never buy it because of the awful audio quality. So sad.

Mtldrm22
Local Performer

100% agreed!  I am switching to a different app if Pandora doesn't increase their audio quality.

EmperorJJ1
Diamond in the Rough

still no traction on this?? lossless would be awesome

Zarborg
Local Performer

I vote for a mixer that can create 4 channel audio from the two channel source.

I have five big speakers just sitting here doing nothing, would be nice to at least shunt the stereo to the rear speakers too.

Loubob73
Local Performer

I agree. Pandora is my favorite streaming service. But I tend not to listen on my living room stereo system, because you can really hear the lower quality stream. Would love to see everything at 320kbps, if not something better, like FLAC.