Without making a peep, online streaming platform SoundCloud swapped out 128kbps for 64kbps bitrates and changed its codec from MP3 to Opus.
Even though Opus insists that their product is superior to a passé MP3 codec, when paired with 64kbps bitrates, you’re looking at the “world’s largest music and audio platform” having a subpar product. SoundCloud keeps digging themselves further and further into one big black hole.
After multiple allegations of reduced sound quality, SoundCloud representatives finally responded:
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