Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited

Scarpad

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This week i'm comparing both services, I do own about 3 echo dots so it would be nice to be able to stream from voice command from Unlimited. But my listening tests from various headphone indicate that Apple Music sounds better with a fuller sound, better mids and highs, where Amazon Unlimited sounds s bit muddy,

Anyone else compare and wish to chime in
 

Cigsm

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Apple Music also has a much larger catalog

This week i'm comparing both services, I do own about 3 echo dots so it would be nice to be able to stream from voice command from Unlimited. But my listening tests from various headphone indicate that Apple Music sounds better with a fuller sound, better mids and highs, where Amazon Unlimited sounds s bit muddy,

Anyone else compare and wish to chime in
 
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deany

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I've been a streaming subcriber for about 10 years, tried most of the usual suspects.
At present I subcribe to Google Play Music for £4.25 a month pre-pay till Dec 2019, very happy. 40M tracks its like owning Tower Records!....

I snagged an amazon Prime offer of a 4 month trial on the recent Prime Day, cost 00.99p....

Very impressed with Amazon Prime Unlimited, got some Dots dotted around the house and even with SONOS good quality speakers the convenience of "Alexa play some classical music" "Alexa play The Beatles" etc is a 'game changer'. I also like amazons 'X-Ray' lyrics on the amazon app.

Overall after 10 years Amazon gets my vote, although they are all very similar and SONOS & Alexa ingegration may change my view back to Google Play Music especially if the £4.25 is still available in 2019.
 

tonyr6

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Amazon music is good if you like country music. They are Garth Brooks exclusively. Also missing tracks on Apple Music for country are available on Amazon Music. However overall Apple Music has a much bigger catalog next to Google Play Music except Play Music has the worst SQ of all the services.