Spotify native vs Carplay

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Has anyone noticed a difference in sound quality CarPlay/Spotify vs Spotify integration?
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Has anyone noticed a difference in sound quality CarPlay/Spotify vs Spotify integration?
Integrated Spotify sucks overall so I try to avoid using it. I have no idea how to control the sound quality. On the iPhone app I set the audio quality to “very high” for both Wi-Fi and cellular connections. I also connect to CarPlay via wire so the sound quality is pretty good overall.
 

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Integrated Spotify sucks overall so I try to avoid using it. I have no idea how to control the sound quality. On the iPhone app I set the audio quality to “very high” for both Wi-Fi and cellular connections. I also connect to CarPlay via wire so the sound quality is pretty good overall.
I don’t think you need to keep CarPlay plugged in. I think it switches to Wi-Fi so it has plenty of bandwidth to run the lossless compression protocols.

I don’t think Spotify supports lossless mode however.

Bluetooth definitely does not support the bandwidth to run lossless.
 

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I don’t think you need to keep CarPlay plugged in. I think it switches to Wi-Fi so it has plenty of bandwidth to run the lossless compression protocols.

I don’t think Spotify supports lossless mode however.

Bluetooth definitely does not support the bandwidth to run lossless.
I use wired CarPlay because CarPlay over wifi is buggy for me. It’s rock solid using a wire.
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