Apple music sound quality disappointing

  • 8 September 2019
  • 2 replies


I just started the test months for Apple Music and added the service to my Sonos (Play 5, Play 3, several Play 1, Connect Amp with older speakers). In my opinion the sound quality is really low, everything sounds overall quite dull, the trebles sound severely washed out.

If I play the same music directly in the music app on iPhone or iPad and use Airplay, it sounds way better.

Anyone else noticed this? Is there a way to improve the sound quality? Or is the Apple Music integration that bad in general?


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I have not seen this mentioned here before, personally speaking. The speakers will only play the audio sent to them. Are you playing from a cellular connection or WiFi? ... maybe check your Apple Music settings and try temporarily disabling the cellular data connection and see if that improves the quality.
I also found this link, but not sure if it’s of any relevance...