Rdio Upgrading Catalog to 320Kbps AAC


http://blog.rdio.com/us/2014/04/artist-for-quality-rdio-the-grateful-deads-bob-weir-partner-for-better-streaming-audio-.html

I've never tried them, anyone else use them?

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Wow. That's fantastic. It's really the only choice in Canada. I joined Murfie to get 320 kb streaming of some music. I really like RDIO but wasn't thrilled at their sound quality.
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Has the 320 upgrade happened yet?.
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Anyone heard anything on this?
There has been no official announcement, so safe to say no news.
Done.

http://blog.rdio.com/us/2014/10/introducing-high-quality-aac-audio-across-the-globe.html

AAC 320kbps measures better than MP3 320kbps, but can the difference be heard? Probably not, but who knows?
Great news, time to check out the Rdio catalogue (again).
Great news, time to check out the Rdio catalogue (again).
I thought I'd stick a toe in the water again and have a 30-day free trial of Rdio Unlimited. I went into Rdio account settings and pushed the quality slider up to 320.

Whatever I'm getting on Sonos it's not 320kbps AAC. The router indicates an average bandwidth of ~215kbps which looks suspiciously like a 192kbps payload plus protocol overheads.

Moreover the http://x.x.x.x:1400/status/perf page for that Player says it's playing an MP3 file.

Has anyone actually clocked the Rdio service at 320kbps?
I took the trial yesterday but did did not think the audio was upto 320kbps. I then found this...

http://help.rdio.com/customer/portal/questions/8625916-32-kbps-on-bluesound-and-or-sonos-?b_id=681
Yes, the audio quality does seem flat compared to Google's 320k MP3 (which I can't tell from FLAC).

Thanks for the link. I'll check back again in a few weeks. Sounds like the 30 day free eval could go to waste...
I took the trial yesterday but did did not think the audio was upto 320kbps. I then found this...

http://help.rdio.com/customer/portal/questions/8625916-32-kbps-on-bluesound-and-or-sonos-?b_id=681


Grrrrr. Have to stick with Google for now, though IMO Rdio has a better UI, and many more interesting features, like setting up stations on record labels (The Jazz Factory, Savoy Jazz, Blue Note, ...)
It would be interesting if someone's done a spectral analysis on the AAC content to confirm that it's a single-generation conversion from the lossless original.

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