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    Default Streaming Versus CD

    Audio Al came round last Sunday to collect his repaired amp and I played him his favourite Tears for Fears track via Qobuz and it sounded complete shite-and I'm not talking about his musical taste either!

    I tried some more random tracks and some sound great, others flat as pancakes.

    I've read that Qobuz and others upsample MP3 tracks to CD quality and I guess this would explain things.

    Anyone else experiencing this or care to comment?
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    Can't say I've heard that. Sounds pretty good in my system
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    Never had that problem with Spotify via my Sonos and DAC
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    There's something wrong. A lot of tracks are markedly inferior to Swiss Radio Jazz which is 128 aac

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    Sounds like it's set on a low stream rate. Check settings etc.
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    First thing I checked. It's only some tracks / albums.......,

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    Dunno then. Sounds like it's reducing quality at times. Maybe the Internet is struggling. You could try downloading the tracks in flac and replaying. It should be at cd level
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    If the internet gets busy the data rate is reduced to avoid losing the signal which the companies think is better. Iy happens more at busy times. Tidal is worse than Qobuz in my experience.

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    Only answer: stick to viny. No variable bit rate there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Only answer: stick to viny. No variable bit rate there.
    CDs work too!

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