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Apple lossless on Sonos 1

  • 9 June 2021
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I have both the Apple Music app and Sonos App on my iPhone. I have enabled lossless streaming for Apple Music so will I hear lossless music on my Sonos 1 speakers when;

 

  1. I play directly from the Apple Music app via Airplay
  2. When I play from the Sonos app.

Thanks in advance.

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Best answer by GuitarSuperstar 9 June 2021, 14:22

Sonos has yet to announce whether or not they will support Apple Lossless. Read more here:

https://en.community.sonos.com/music%2Dservices%2Dand%2Dsources%2D228994/sonos%2Dsupport%2Dfor%2Dapple%2Dmusic%2Ds%2Dlossless%2Daudio%2D6858768
 

With Qobuz, you can currently stream 24-bit/48 kHz audio from the Sonos app. Hopefully this will be possible with Apple Lossless too.
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/1782?language=en_US
 

But Apple Hi-Res Lossless will probably not be supported on Sonos speakers.

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Sonos has yet to announce whether or not they will support Apple Lossless. Read more here:

https://en.community.sonos.com/music%2Dservices%2Dand%2Dsources%2D228994/sonos%2Dsupport%2Dfor%2Dapple%2Dmusic%2Ds%2Dlossless%2Daudio%2D6858768
 

With Qobuz, you can currently stream 24-bit/48 kHz audio from the Sonos app. Hopefully this will be possible with Apple Lossless too.
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/1782?language=en_US
 

But Apple Hi-Res Lossless will probably not be supported on Sonos speakers.

Thanks. I am assuming Amazon HD is supported?

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Yes, Amazon Music HD is supported by Sonos:

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3248?language=en_US

I already have Amazon so loaded Qbuz under the 1 month trial to compare with Amazon HD.

 

So just to be clear, even if I play music directly from the Apple Music App via Airplay it still isn’t lossless?

I have to say, after changing my settings in Apple Music to lossless, playing music now through my Sonos One SL’s SOUNDS AMAZING!  I tried both on and off AND THERE IS A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE IN SOUND AND QUALITY.  It’s not hope, it’s real. So I have to believe Apple lossless works on my Sonos!  Supported or not on paper I sure hear a big difference. 

Are you using the Sonos app or Airplay?

Both!

Correction, I went through Airplay!!!!!!!, but if I then launched the Sonos app afterwards while the music was playing it didn’t seem to turn it any different, but I started by launching Airplay and the Apple Music app.  It really sounds FANTASTIC!!!!!

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