Apple Music help: sound quality much worse than spotify (sounds echoy)

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mrzeve, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey guys

    Something I've noticed with Apple Music [on my Mac specifically] that has completely ruined the experience for me.

    Every song has like an echo to it. I dont know if im using the right word here. But it almost sounds like its a Karaoke track and the vocals are on a completely different layer from the rest of the music.

    I just went to test the theory again and its completely noticeable on the current #1 song on Apple Music, Cheerleader by Omi. Listen to that song on Apple Music compared to Spotify and its SO noticeable.

    Anyone having a similar issue?
  2. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Nope. The sound is indistinguishable from locally-stored or streamed MP3s or AACs.
  3. flur macrumors 68000

    Nov 12, 2012
    I'm not having this issue either.

    Some folks have said that Beats1 is poorer quality, but I don't really listen to it, so I don't know. Is that what you're listening to?
  4. mrzeve thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2005
  5. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2010
    Not hearing this issue in the UK.

    I find the sound quality from Apple Music to be better than Spotify (and that was with having Spotify on the Extreme sound quality setting). For my ears, Apple Music has more detail and actually sounded louder and generally just sounded better.
  6. thekayman macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2014
    Perfect sound on all devices. Even on cellular which is supposed to be worse quality than wifi it sounds very good.
  7. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    really, ? the iTunes one, to me sound better than the spotify one, as that was the one that sounded echoy based on the two files linked.

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