Has anyone lee noticed this? If you fire up a track on Apple Music then play the exact same track on Spotify, the Spotify stream is considerably louder and seemingly better quality.
Is it really just louder or is this AM steaming at a poor bitrate? A difference between Apple's 256 AAC and Spotify's 320 Vorbis shouldn't be this noticeable....
Anyone else have any comment as to the volume and or quality of Apple Music on Sonos? Playing music through the respective Apps yields much more similar sound between the two. Only through Sonos is there such a big difference.
Best answer by Ryan S
Sonos will play the songs at whatever audio levels they're encoded at, so it's certainly possible Spotify has songs set at a higher normalized volume. I just did a little testing here on the two services and the Spotify track does sound a little fuller, but not by much. That's at least my opinion. When it comes down to it, there are a lot of music services and we don't play favorites, I'd recommend using whichever has the best features for you and has a sound you like.
Anyone else with both services able to test it out and see if they think one sounds louder than the other, or better?