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Ideas: Higher Audio Quality

Ideas: 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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MarkMusic
Local Performer
New here are you?

it will never happen.
Adubs
Opening Act

There will almost certainly never be 5.1 audio from any source. DTS recordings are already rare. My suggestion is to focus on a good stereo setup or ditch the Roku for a better music playback experience.

Willscary
Local Performer

I let my family premium plan expire and moved on to Amazon music family plan.  Audio quality is incredibly better.  My kids all moved to Spotify.  After more than 2 decades of Pandora, it was finally time to upgrade...and for less money.  Pandora is almost like listening to AM radio, even on their highest quality bitrates.

jrenoe
Local Performer
Which service has the ability to pick good songs like Pandora?
MarkMusic
Local Performer
Yeah, that's the thing... I think Pandora is best at choosing
music. really sad that they can't get the quality better because
they'd dominate the market. I let my family plan expire and will not renew.
chulohock
Underground
Yeah, I currently toggle between YouTube music, Amazon Music HD and Tidal Hi-Fi Plus. I'm noticing that these services radio or similar music playing options have improved greatly. No, it's not music genome but the sound quality more than makes up for it in my opinion.

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MarkMusic
Local Performer
Agreed. The Entrepreneur in me wants to approach Pandora (who is
owed by Sirius XM as of Feb 2019 I believe) for me to be a paid
consultant or to take over as CEO LOL. The Audiophile in me feels
the same way, to bring the best of the genome tech coupled with the
highest quality possible to the masses. I feel like a generation is
missing out on quality. even the sound systems today are inferior..
I remember when people used to have quality equipment and 4-6ft tall
speakers in their homes for a real experience.
Pjd813
Underground
I’m a pig, I guess. I’m entitled to both the genome and great sound. And not at a premium, either.
chulohock
Underground
I agree with you! Even LiveOne, formally Slacker radio, streams at 320 kbps at their plus membership level.
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Nurseman1
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Has anyone from Pandora explained here what the primary obstacle or reason for not improving available audio quality?  Greater than 128kbps. 

What would the bit rate have to be for it to be noticeably better than 128kbps?

Is bit rate the only thing or way to improve audio quality?

Thanks