Qobuz music streaming discussion and news

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Stereosound, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. oneway23

    oneway23 Forum Resident

    Location:
    NY, US
    I'm not debating any of your well-reasoned points, but, the main purpose for my comment was that, in my experience with the service thus far, at least, a great deal of their high-res offerings aren't discounted at all. The price would be a lot more appealing, IMO, if everything were given a price break.
     
  2. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I noticed you are in NY, I thought Qobuz wasn't available in the US. How are you using it?
     
  3. oneway23

    oneway23 Forum Resident

    Location:
    NY, US
    Not a stupid question at all. I had a code for three months from RMAF. The site said, "Not available in your country" the first few times I attempted to sign up, yet, somehow, for a reason I can't explain, I refreshed a few more times, and was eventually able to register and enter the code. The service currently associates the UK as my home region.

    I will be curious to see what happens once the US service launches. Wondering if I will have to re-register, or, if I will just be able to simply adjust some info in my account and carry on.
     
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  4. NYMets41

    NYMets41 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    I read that If you are in the US and sign up via Apple you can’t choose Studio as an option only CD quality.

    Is this true?

    I’m in US and am only interested in hi res streaming.

    Any responses appreciated. I’ve read thru their website & emailed a few times but no response.
     
  5. ishmaelk

    ishmaelk Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madrid
    Just so you know:
    Qobuz has a very interesting black week sale. I just bought a bunch of classical music albums in hi-res (24/96 most of them) for, like... 3 euros each.
    Great albums, not just buying for the sake of it.
     
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  6. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    LAUNCH IN AMERICA ALREADY!!! Wasn't that supposed to happen in like October?
     
  7. ishmaelk

    ishmaelk Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madrid
    They launched it in Spain with almost 2 years of delay, if my memory serves me right.
     
  8. NYMets41

    NYMets41 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Early trial for some in US.

    It’s a great place for hi res fans.
     
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  9. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Who would these people be that are getting the early trial?
     
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  10. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Just "some" :cry:
     
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  11. bare trees

    bare trees Senior Member

    There was talk about launching Qobuz in Canada 4 years ago. We're still waiting. It's finally supposed to launch up here a month after it debuts in the U.S. Early next year, I'm guessing.
     
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  12. lpfreak1170

    lpfreak1170 Senior Member

    Location:
    Marion, AR
    Must be nice.
     
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  13. Mrtn77

    Mrtn77 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Paris
    Bearing in mind I'm in France and not in the US, I've bought plenty of FLACs, in 16 and 24 bits, and have always been happy with my purchases. I've made fantastic deals on boxsets as well (Pentangle's Time Has Come for less than 6 euros, the big Bernard Parmegiani and François Bayle sets for less than 15 euros, etc.). They constantly have discounts on offer as well.
     
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  14. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    I've been waiting on a sale for the OMD-Junk Culture Deluxe for three years now :laugh:
     
  15. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Follower of Hi-Fi

    Location:
    New Mexico USA
    For what it's worth, Jason Stoddard of Schiit nabbed a trial membership and posted the following at Head-fi the other day:

    "We got some invites at the [RMAF|, and we have been using it in the Schiitr and personally for about a month now.
    "Here's the basic idea: DROP TIDAL LIKE A NUCLEAR POTATO AND GET QOBUZ NOW!
    "Qobuz sounds better. Qobuz has quite a decent selection of 24/44 and higher FLAC content. Qobuz embraces open technology, not cryptic black-box lock-it-up schemes. Yes, the UI is even stranger than Tidal, and it doesn't have a dark mode for people who care about such things, but seriously, it took me like 10 seconds to decide to drop Tidal."

    I too managed to luck into a two-month trial preview of the U.S. service and early impressions (16/44 only so far) are that it does sound *very good*.
     
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  16. DBMethos

    DBMethos Forum Resident

    Very encouraging, thanks. I too plan on dropping Tidal like a hot potato when Qobuz comes to the US. Hopefully they'll be a quick and painless way to transfer my library/playlists.
     
  17. NYMets41

    NYMets41 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    I lucked into the trial of Qobuz.

    At the end of the 2 month US trial, I’ll sign up for a year. I love it. It’s superior to Tidal. I dropped Tidal months ago.

    It’s been smooth integration, lots of hi res music and gorgeous sound.
     
  18. lpfreak1170

    lpfreak1170 Senior Member

    Location:
    Marion, AR
    ARRRGH!!!! :cussing::cussing:

    Not cursing you, NYMets41...I'm just a very impatient person. I'm glad it sounds like it's all it's supposed to be.
     
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  19. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

    Location:
    Portland
    I used a VPN to sign up for the British service, and it was very good. However I couldn't justify spending the money on it because it was in GBP and the exchange rate to USD would have killed my wallet every month. I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival to the US.
     
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  20. ClassicalCD

    ClassicalCD Make audio great again

    Location:
    Bogotá, Colombia
    I tried the French version with a VPN. I will not subscribe however as far too many classical albums are missing.
     
  21. ishmaelk

    ishmaelk Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madrid
    They don't have a family plan yet, so I would have to pay way more.
    I tried Qobuz, the cd quality version of it, and I didn't notice any difference at all with Tidal in sound quality.
    I don't know if those who said it's way better meant the Sublime subscription, which includes hi res streaming.
     
  22. B-Mike

    B-Mike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Did you get an email invite for the trial?
     
  23. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
  24. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Is this free?
     
  25. Dave 81828384

    Dave 81828384 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Really hope this launches in Canada. I've been buying from Qobuz for years. Would love to stream and get a discount on downloads. :)
     

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