With Premium, you can listen to tracks at up to kbps which is, for most people, completely indistinguishable from CD quality audio. Now though, things are a bit more interesting. It is definitely possible to get by with the or so constantly changing songs and be happy. Comparison: Spotify Free vs. Select your language:. Price The price must be the most obvious difference. Features Spotify Free is supported by ads. Audio Quality Spotify Free provides 96 kbps as the standard bitrate for mobile, then jumps to kbps for desktop and web player 'standard quality' and 'high quality' on mobile.
Summary For better understanding, the following image shows clearly the differences between these two versions of Spotify. That might not be a big deal if you're the only one listening, but if you want to run a party's tunes through Spotify, you might find yourself explaining to guests why they're hearing a car insurance ad between jams. Next, Spotify's non-paying users can't save songs to their devices for when they're offline.
That's a huge perk for those who don't want to run up their mobile data bill or find themselves in regions without cellular service. Upgraded to Premium-not hearing sound quality difference. Thanks in advance! Dave Solved! Accepted Solutions.
Re: Upgraded to Premium-not hearing sound quality difference. Spotify Legend. I have removed that statement now. All newly added content is transcoded from CD quality originals to all three bitrates and sent to the production servers at the same time. In other words, there is now no risk of high bitrate falling behind. And simply tap the streaming quality you want. The Sync quality is when you download songs onto your smartphone's local playback for offline playback. Loading comments Share this story Twitter Facebook.