For some reason I get a lot of background hiss on Spotify.It's completely illogical because I don't get it with anything else. I wrote them and looked to see if it was a common problem. Not many others reported it and all they could suggest was delete and re-install. Which I did but it didn't change anything. I really don't understand it. What could be different? Shame really because I've practically stopped using Spotify now. OT: Soundcloud is still good. Standard is only 128 but many quality conscious posters load 320 or even FLAC for downloads.& of course there is always LastFM.