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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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MarkMusic
Local Performer

For the love of music!!!!!!!!!!
We were listening to BETTER quality 35 years ago because we had CDs. When I compare ANY MP3 stream to Qobuz's CD quality there's a significant difference in bass, highs, every aspect of the sound as it has not been reduced to 10% of the file size and sounding like cardboard, as is the case with MP3.

As far as I know Apple, and most others aren't offering CD quality and with Pandora's market share you could CRUSH the competition and give people REAL quality.

Millions of people (the younger generation) have never heard high quality sound and think that MP3 quality is all there is... they don't even know the difference.

It's like the movie Total Recall... the Oxygen was available on Mars all along but was kept from the people. 🙂

people WOULD pay an extra $10/mo or whatever for this. I believe the term HD (as in high definition) is marketable in today's vernacular, or perhaps HQ or CD or whatever.

I wish EVERYONE shared the same passion for HIGH QUALITY music that I do.

PLEASE revolutionize music once again! 🙂

 

MarkMusic
Local Performer

For the love of music!


We were listening to better quality 35 years ago because we had CDs. When I compare ANY MP3 stream to Qobuz's CD quality there's a significant difference in bass, highs, every aspect of the sound as it has not been reduced to 10% of the file size and sounding like cardboard, as is the case with MP3.  This was OK years ago when bandwidth wasn't available but now we're streaming 4K Movies... we can handle CD quality sound via internet.

As far as I know Apple, and most others aren't offering CD quality and with Pandora's market share you could crush the competition and give people real quality.

Millions of people (the younger generation) have never heard high quality sound and think that MP3 quality is all there is... they don't even know the difference. Sad and painful!

It's like the movie Total Recall... the Oxygen was available on Mars all along but was kept from the people. 🙂

people would pay an extra $10/mo or whatever for this. I believe the term HD (as in high definition) is marketable in today's vernacular, or perhaps HQ or CD or whatever.

I wish everyone shared the same passion for high quality music that I do.

Please revolutionize music once again! 🙂

 

Moderator Edit: Format

 

clootj
Local Performer

We love the Pandora interface and music choice, but higher quality is badly needed.

Now Pandora is pretty much the lowest quality available for a paying service. I'll pay more for a higher quality.

330kps would just be keeping up with competitors. And yes, I would pay for a premium HD service too.

DaveOzric
Local Performer

I gave up, canceled today. I'll pay Spotify $15 a month instead of for higher quality.

Although, the straw that broke me, was not only the sound but the recording versions. My wife went to play a Steely Dan album and I asked her if this was a live version? She said no and I thought wow, this sounds like **ahem**. I played the same album on Amazon and it was not only higher quality sound but a remastered version or something. Sounded totally different and of higher quality. So I am now also suspect of their library and if they are kept up with the remasters, etc.

GPAWDAVE70
Local Performer

If Pandora Premium could have the same high quality audio that is used for the 15 Second Commercial before the Premium Listening Session it would be awesome!

ErickPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi everyone -- I've moved several comments from the community to this existing Feature Request to keep the forums organized and searchable.

 

I suggest voting on this Feature Request as the more votes, the more likely we are to present it to our Product Team. Thanks for taking the time to vote and comment. :pandora:

58rpowell6
Local Performer

I agree with others Pandora needs to give strong consideration to its competitive position.  In my opinion, Pandora is trailing most other similar services by virtue of its lack of high-end listening options.  I have been a Pandora listener for many, many years and I might be willing to consider a tiered-pricing purchase option if more technologically advanced listening options were available.

bnjmn4
Local Performer

Just go to Spotify. Pandora has been ignoring the request for better audio quality for YEARS. Apparently they don't have a solution, nor do they care. For the same $, you get much better quality listening experience on other platforms. 

 

abisai_aguilar7
Underground

i agree. after using tidal hifi for a month it was such a hard adjustment going back to pandora because you can really tell the difference in audio quality 😕

MarkMusic
Local Performer

why did you go back to Pandora?