Is AirPlay quality less than Apple Music

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by whi5tler, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. whi5tler macrumors member

    whi5tler

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    Oct 4, 2012
    #1
    Hi all,

    Just a recent observation but I've found that the quality of music played via Spotify and AirPlay is not as good as playing the same songs through Apple Music. Has anybody else experienced this? Is this something that I should expect?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pd_forta macrumors newbie

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    Nov 1, 2016
    #2
    Mine has the volume significantly lower when playing music via AirPlay compared to direct streaming. Not sure why.
     
  3. Bdub12 macrumors regular

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    Feb 23, 2011
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    Fredericton NB Canada
    #3
    Apple claims that they use machine learning to optimize the HomePod on songs from Apple Music. That being said, I'm often surprised at how good SiriusXM sounds when airplayed to my HomePod since the update.
     

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