02-25-09 09:49 PM
If you stream it to a good quality AVR and play through decent speakers, I'm sure there is a difference. Through my Macbook Pro (which has pretty decent sound... for a laptop), the 64K stream sounds about as good as playing a CD, which has a much higher bit rate. I actually do stream the 64K feed to a Denon AVR with DT speakers. It does not sound quite as good as a CD or LP - but, I still don't use that enough to warrant the extra $3. Most of the time, I'm listening in airports or hotels, through the MBP (hence the want for a BB stream). Of course, a good pair of phones does make the sound significantly better, too.
If the $3/month *also* included the ability to stream down to my BB, then that added value might just be worth it. Charging ANOTHER premium for that feature is just larcenous.02-25-09 09:49 PMLike 0
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