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How to Get Spotify High Audio Quality Streaming

High-quality music streaming is the most requested feature on Spotify the whole time. Early in 2017, Spotify already has a trailer for the Spotify Hifi produced, but till today, this long-anticipated entry into CD-quality streaming still hasn't gotten a green light yet.

But howsoever, you can still get to stream Spotify songs at the best possible quality through its internal settings. In default, Spotify provides 4 audio qualities available on most devices: 24 kbps (Low), 96 kbps (Normal), 160 kbps (High), and 320 kbps (Very High). Also, a variable "Automatic" setting allows to stream music at a lower bit bitrate when the internet is unstable.

If you're the one who also says no to poor audio quality, just follow this post to change the audio setting on Spotify and listen to Spotify streams with high-quality output.

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Part 1. Set the High Audio Quality from Spotify Desktop

Before going to make changes on Spotify audio quality settings, a matter should note is that only Spotify Premium has the option to access 320kbps very high streaming quality, while Spotify Free listeners will get 160kbps bitrate. Just make sure you've upgraded to a paid account to stream exclusive high-resolution audio on Spotify.

Here're the detailed steps to improve the sound quality on Spotify app of Windows or Mac system:

Step 1 Open the Spotify desktop app on computer and log into your music account.

Step 2 Click the "down arrow" beside your profile icon, and select "Settings" in the list.

Step 3 On the section of Audio Quality > Streaming Quality, choose the "Very High" option in the dropdown list. This means your streaming audio quality will be set to 320kbps bitrate on Spotify.

Tips: If you are a Spotify Free user, the "Very High" setting will be not working -- nonoptional.

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Part 2. Set the High Audio Quality from Spotify Mobile

There's practically no difference on the steps of changing Spotify streaming quality on a mobile phone or desktop:

Step 1 Go to "Library" at the bottom right, click the button "Setting" gear icon.

Step 2 Scroll down and click the "Audio Quality" to go to the quality section.

Step 3 In the new window, you'll find a list of available quality settings for both Wi-Fi and cellular streaming. Please note that choosing a high streaming quality on the cellular setting will cost you a lot of data usage.

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Part 3 Set High Streaming Quality from Spotify Equalizer

Another way to improve audio quality on Spotify is to make some changes on its built-in equalizer tool. You can customize a preferred frequency configuration to enjoy songs with a better sound.

Step 1 Again go to the "Library > Settings" option on Spotify.

Step 2 Scroll down and choose "Playback", then "Equalizer".

Step 3 Choose one of the music genres below, and just adjust the graphic equalizer dots to make a custom setting.

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Part 4. Download Spotify High Audio Quality to MP3

As a Premium member on Spotify, you could directly download Spotify songs in high quality with the app. But one of the inconveniences is that the downloaded content is inextractable and untransferrable, for example, not allowed to import into DJ software. So to download Spotify high streaming and enjoy without limitations, it's suggested to download them to MP3 format.

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter ( For Windows | For Mac ) is your key to extract MP3s from any Spotify songs, playlists, podcasts, or radios with 100% original quality kept. In the setting window of NoteBurner, you are able to select different quality bitrates (from 128kbps to 320kbps). With an intuitive interface, it's pretty easy to use NoteBurner to download Spotify at 320kbps high quality.

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Features of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter:
  • Extract MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC files from Spotify.
  • Record songs with 100% lossless quality.
  • Keep ID3 tags metadata & lyric.
  • Support burning Spotify music to CD in one-click.
  • Upload converted Spotify music to iTunes/Music directly.
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Tutorial: How to Download Spotify High Quality Music to MP3

To download Spotify 320kbps music offline, it's required a Premium account. Before getting started, please download NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter on your computer first.

Step 1 Choose Output Quality & Format

Open NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter and click record from Spotify app. Tap the icon "Settings", here you are able to choose Output Format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC), Output Quality (128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps), sample rate (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz), output path, and more.


Step 2 Import Spotify High-Quality Streaming to NoteBurner

Simply drag and drop a playlist from Spotify to NoteBurner. Or you can also directly copy & paste the Spotify music URL to NoteBurner for analysis. Tick on the Spotify songs and click "Add".

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Step 3 Download Spotify Music

Tap "Convert" to download the Spotify playlist to computer as MP3 files with 320kbps high-quality output.

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After conversion successfully, by clicking the "Converted" tab (like a clock) or directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 1, you can find all the converted Spotify songs.

Now, you've got 4 ways to get high-quality music from Spotify. But if you are planning to import Spotify songs to some unsupported devices or media player, it's better to follow the method in Part 4. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter will help you download any Spotify songs offline with 1:1 quality output, so that you could enjoy your own playlists anywhere anytime.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation and enable all its features.

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