Apr 18, 2017

Free Pandora on JBL16

64kbps is the best that Pandora can play at on a smartphone. I use my smartphone and Free Pandora to listen to music. ( I know, not very good but it's easy) What can i do to improve the audio quality? Will a dac help? Any other suggestions without using a computer and sticking to my phone.

Tidal lossless which is CD quality (~700kbps) is not bad. Spotify extreme goes up to 320kbps which is not irredeemably bad. If I remember right the paid version of Pandora goes up to 256kbps (think itunes downloads) which would be drastically better but still bad. If you're a member of Amazon Prime, they have a lot of free music at higher bitrates too and you're already paying for it.