Am I the only guy w little or no interest in streaming high resolution?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Vinny123, Mar 24, 2018.

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  1. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Don't get me wrong, I might get the gear needed to stream in the future. I just like the physical disc, including lp. Maybe I’m missing out. If I am tell me. I hear too many issues w streaming hi rez. I have a good collection of sacd, dvd audio, and blu ray discs. I’m not even sure what hardware I would need to stream.
  2. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA
    New gear not required.
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  3. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    I don't stream either. Even when I'm on the move. I always play my own files. I guess I'm weird.
  4. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    When I do stream I just use the tablet.
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  5. Myke

    Myke Listening

    When I stream (if what I do is considered streaming) it's off Spotify, Discogs, or Amazon, and never more than one song at a time, rarely all the way through, as it's usually me just sampling something, to see if I like it or not.
    Comes through the built in speakers of my desktop PC.
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  6. fuse999

    fuse999 Forum Resident

    Not interested in streaming at all.
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  7. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I do the same, on my phone, just checking stuff out.
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  8. chodad

    chodad Forum Resident

    my stream is weak
  9. rbp

    rbp Forum Resident

    Stuff streaming.
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  10. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

    Ontario Canada
    They don't want you to own a hard copy of your music or video anymore!
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  11. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    I have no interest in streaming either, partly because there's no way to know the provenance of the recording/mastering.
  12. Warren Jarrett

    Warren Jarrett Audio Note (UK) dealer in SoCal/LA-OC

    Fullerton, CA
    I am not interested, either.

    I like owning the music in a handle-able and look-able form. Plus, I am not convinced that high-res files (which may indeed have more information, technically) sound better than standard-res (redbook) CDs, played by a really great sounding player. And of course, I am sure that my TT/TA/cart is more pleasing to my ear than any digital.
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  13. 911s55

    911s55 Forum Resident

    Wa state
    You're further along than me, no DVD or SACDs here.

    Who's Blu Ray?
  14. Mrtn77

    Mrtn77 Forum Resident

    European Union
    I've never done much streaming but keep thinking I should. Most of the CDs I buy I end up playing off the computer and through the DAC. Might as well relinquish the illusion of ownership and drop the thoroughly unnecessary plastic, for all the good it does me. From what little streaming I've done, I don't think I'll be missing much, in terms of sound-quality. Worth a try in any case !
  15. allied333

    allied333 TUBE AMPLIFIER REBUILDER - inquire

    No interest here.
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  16. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

    I stream full albums on Napster almost every day, but no high resolution. So much music out there, I can’t pass up the easy access to it.
  17. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What do the streaming services use as the source for high rez?
  18. whaleyboy

    whaleyboy Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    I use Spotify all the time - in the car, on the go and right now as background music doing family stuff. Tonight when I sit down and listen to music more intently I'll use vinyl because it is more fun to handle the media.
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  19. Myke

    Myke Listening

    I'm sorry.

  20. swvahokie

    swvahokie Forum Resident

    I only stream when I pee, and even that is no fun as I get older.
  21. I have no interest at all on any kind of streaming, I like physical media and that's what I get and pay for. In addition to that, my prefered formats are not streamable, which are analog LPs and SACD.
  22. MichaelXX2

    MichaelXX2 Forum Resident

    United States
    Streaming hi-res is not currently possible, unless you buy into the promises of MQA, which I don't. The moment somebody can scientifically tell the difference between CD-resolution and hi-res, maybe then hi-res streaming will have a point. As it stands, CD-quality streaming isn't even financially viable, and Tidal is in dire straits.
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  23. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I’m 62. I hear you buddy. I hear you.
  24. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

    Hong Kong
    I have my PC connected to my stereo and so I can play a youtube song through my Audio Note DAC and stereo - Thus I could do internet radio. I also bought one of those google home mini devices.

    I'm not against any of this - if you have a party or something it can be great to just set it and play. You can download foobar2000 for free and set up a playlist for such parties too. The rest of the time I prefer to play vinyl and CD.

    The one big advantage though to a computer based set-up is to play the one hit wonders. I typically won't play an LP or CD if there is only one song I like. For that having access to say 100 one hit wonders that is where the computer wins.
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  25. allied333

    allied333 TUBE AMPLIFIER REBUILDER - inquire

    Slow stinger here too. 68 years old.
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