The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Uploading to Spotify: 16 Bit vs. 24 Bit - Listen Here!
Old 4th February 2020
  #1
Uploading to Spotify: 16 Bit vs. 24 Bit - Listen Here!

So here's an album I uploaded twice to Spotify. It's called PENGE. The original master (from 2019) is 16/44.1. The "Remaster" is the same master, but 24/44.1.

See which you prefer.

Artist: Tyler Burns
Album: PENGE

https://open.spotify.com/artist/36up...Qwe_B0Xz9Rh-lw

URI:
spotify:artist:36up1nUV5vrgSaTvS5kytA
Old 5th February 2020
  #2
Gear Nut
 

The 24-bit one sounds better. Also I dig your tunes.

Confused about one thing, though: How did you upload direct to Spotify? Is that an invite-only deal?

My stuff gets sent over via CD Baby, so I have no idea what they're dithering down from.
Old 5th February 2020
  #3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petesie2 View Post
The 24-bit one sounds better. Also I dig your tunes.

Confused about one thing, though: How did you upload direct to Spotify? Is that an invite-only deal?

My stuff gets sent over via CD Baby, so I have no idea what they're dithering down from.
Thanks for your reply. What did you like better about the 24 bit version out of curiosity?

I upload through Horus Music. Good company.
Old 5th February 2020
  #4
Gear Nut
 

Cool, I'm going to check them out.

I forgot to mention that I listen to Spotify with normalization off and "very high" setting (320kbps). If anyone is listening with the standard settings, the differences might be less or unnoticeable. That said, the 24b version is streaming with a higher res sound in every way: a bit louder, more dynamic, smoother, and more depth. These are trope terms, sure, but there is just a general "this one sounds better" thing happening that is most likely attributable to me hearing it with slightly less of Spotify's auto-filtering. My guess is that for most people it won't make a difference, but for a small group there's a clear difference when A/B'ing. If anyone has the option to upload 24-bit, just do it and you're good. If you're not sure whether to replace tracks that have already gotten playlisted a bunch and you don't want to start from scratch, don't worry about it. BTW, I would've dug your tunes in either form, just dig the 24b one more in comparison.
Old 6th February 2020
  #5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Petesie2 View Post
Cool, I'm going to check them out.

I forgot to mention that I listen to Spotify with normalization off and "very high" setting (320kbps). If anyone is listening with the standard settings, the differences might be less or unnoticeable. That said, the 24b version is streaming with a higher res sound in every way: a bit louder, more dynamic, smoother, and more depth. These are trope terms, sure, but there is just a general "this one sounds better" thing happening that is most likely attributable to me hearing it with slightly less of Spotify's auto-filtering. My guess is that for most people it won't make a difference, but for a small group there's a clear difference when A/B'ing. If anyone has the option to upload 24-bit, just do it and you're good. If you're not sure whether to replace tracks that have already gotten playlisted a bunch and you don't want to start from scratch, don't worry about it. BTW, I would've dug your tunes in either form, just dig the 24b one more in comparison.
Very good to know. Looks like the "very high" feature is only on Spotify Premium. I actually don't like Spotify, lol, so I haven't paid for the service. I think it sounds incredibly mediocre, but perhaps that's because I'm not using the "very high" feature...

Thank you for checking using this feature. I think 24 bit still sounds better even on normal settings.
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump