There was a time when streaming audio meant sacrificing fidelity. Many early Internet radio stations delivered an AM-quality 64Kbps stream, while the "good ones" topped out at 128Kbps.
Even Spotify for iOS, the app version of the popular music service (which CNET called "the best free music option since stealing"), could muster only 160Kbps--a bit better than FM radio, but a far cry from CD-quality.
My, how times have changed: Spotify for iOS can now stream music at 320Kbps.
That's a big deal for folks who typically listen through headphones, which is where you can … Read more