SoundCloud Makes Its Streams Sound Worse

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SoundCloud users have accused the music streaming service from lowering the quality of its audio streams. SoundCloud stands accused of switching from streaming 128 kbps MP3s to 64 kbps Opus files. Which, at first sight, looks like a terrible decision. While this shouldn’t necessarily mean a reduction in sound quality, SoundCloud users with a keen ear for this sort of thing (AKA audiophiles) claim they can hear the difference. And according to them it’s not a change for the better. Switching From MP3 to Opus Soundcloud recently changed their streaming format from 128kbps MP3 to 64kbps Opus. This drastically reduces…

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