Thank you. Does HEOS integration allow playing at correct rate, without upsampling. So a 24bit/44.1 song will play as 24bit/44.1?I stopped my spotify subscription and added this to my other Amazon subs and very happy with it.
It should also be noted that integration goes beyond just the bluesound system mentioned. The Heos system also has full integration, including access from the Heos app to the catalogue, or via the Amazon app, and plays high resolution files just fine.
We have discussed this elsewhere. Whatever is happening here is specific to your hardware and OS (have you checked what the Audio MIDI settings in OSX are currently set to?). Amazon is not upsampling content. As noted in the content, Windows left to its own devices will also default to 96kHz with but this can be bypassed.I use Chord Mojo and Audioquest Cobalt. Both DAC’s indicate via LED Light that Amazon Music HD upscales everything. So this is not high res.
Let me guess, you read THIS and forever decided it was the last word on the subject?I've little time for "HD" music, it's snake oil and unscientific.
Hello Ed, thank you for your points.We have discussed this elsewhere. Whatever is happening here is specific to your hardware and OS (have you checked what the Audio MIDI settings in OSX are currently set to?). Amazon is not upsampling content. As noted in the content, Windows left to its own devices will also default to 96kHz with but this can be bypassed.
Let me guess, you read THIS and forever decided it was the last word on the subject?
I am aware that both show the resolution of the signal they are receiving. What they're receiving and what the software is sending is not the same thing though. The culprit is the OS and not Amazon. If I connect a Mojo to this laptop and play any of the following services without adjusting the settings first. I get 24/96 (green indicator) on the Mojo;Just to clarify Mojo/Cobalt shows actual Track RESOLUTION via iPadPro USB-C and iPhoneX lightning [via TIDAL HIFI or other Apps].
however Amazon MusicHD App on iOS upsamples all tracks. So many people have reported this MASSIVE ISSUE on Amazon’s own Forums.
Given most streaming services do 320kbps, and I have yet to hear of anyone succeed in a blind test between such files and lossless I'm not willing to suffer inconveniences and device incompatibilities.I've little time for "HD" music, it's snake oil and unscientific. However in the past Amazon's MP3s have left a lot to be desired. Compared to many rivals the sound quality of files on offer was very poor. So an increase in sound quality is welcome.
Otherwise it's just selling unhearable stuff to people who imagine they've got magic ears.
I've been using the free trial and it does sound good. But the lack of WASAPI on the PC client means it's not for me. One can't make best use of the files on offer.
Me and my non-magic (normal human) ears will stick to Google Music for now.
Thanks for being honest.I don't know
Yes it does - certainly through the Heos app. You can tell because when playing a track (from any source) there is a little 'i' in the top corner than when selected gives you details of the file being playing, including bit rate, sampling rate and depth. I have several Heos speakers, 2 AVRs (Marantz), Cinema bar and Marantz standalone streamer and all play high resolution files from Amazon correctly.Question to all the HEOS users, does it offer bit perfect?
Did not realise that the amazon app streams at 256kbps. Good to know and will check myself tonight.I've been using Amazon HD Music on my marantz for a while now and its really good with one caveat.The heos app is so restricted on amazon.You can select songs or albums but you cant stack them or make a playlist.If you use alexa or amazon music app to select music it streams bog standard 256kbps.Bloody stupid if you ask me.If they fix this it will be superb.