Why are all songs deeper pitched on an FM radio than they are digitally on my phone?

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Why are all songs deeper pitched on an FM radio than they are digitally on my phone?

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They aren’t, but you might be perceiving it that way because your stereo system has more bass response than the phone’s speaker or the earbuds most people listen to them with. Home stereos, car stereos, even your average boombox is better at sounding lower frequencies, which will give the same audio source a more “booming”, fuller sound than a teeny little speaker or headphone.

ETA: plus, radio stations “compress” their audio output a hell of a lot so that everything is roughly the same volume and sounds very in-your-face, which can have a similar effect.

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