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Xbox Music - Sound Quality?

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I've had Xbox Music for awhile as it's the only streaming option on the Xbox One... However I've kept Spotify for my phone, as until recently, Xbox Music didn't offer offline listening. Now that the latest update has fixed this, I'd love to use just one streaming service...

However I'm unsure what bit-rate Xbox Music streams / downloads at. On Spotify you can toggle both streaming and downloading speeds between 96, 160, or 320 kbit/s, directly from the settings menu. Very convenient...
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Xbox music streams at 192kbps wma and downloads are 256kbps mp3's according to Pocket-lint. Comparison between all the streamers here-

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/118130-google-play-music-all-access-vs-itunes-vs-spotify-vs-amazon-cloud-player-vs-xbox-music-vs-music-unlimited
Edited by Ari33 - 1/10/14 at 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by Ari33 View Post

Xbox music streams at 192kbps wma and downloads are 256kbps mp3's according to Pocket-lint. Comparison between all the streamers here-

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/118130-google-play-music-all-access-vs-itunes-vs-spotify-vs-amazon-cloud-player-vs-xbox-music-vs-music-unlimited


But if you purchase an album it will be at 320kbps

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Xbox Music sounds terrible to my ears, on Windows Phone and PC. always washed out. think I nearly prefer Spotify free, but definitely prefer Spotify Premium.

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