Qobuz music streaming discussion and news

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

  1. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Same here Bo, I'm just hoping that they can extend some of those rights over for US buyers. I've been able to get quite a few albums not available over here through their French outlet.
     
  2. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I just tried to register and received this:
    "We are in a closed beta, only the users invited can signin/signup. Come back soon! "
     
    Grant likes this.
  3. Bo Hejselbaek

    Bo Hejselbaek Member

    Location:
    Denmark
    I've been seeing and let down by 'only available in US' for many great services in the past decades. Not bothered too much being in Europe, but hope Qobuz makes it. Nothing can beat this service, the passion for music shines through. Would love more social features though.
     
  4. allegro

    allegro Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    You are welcome glad the link worked for you. If it was like the beta test they may take it down in a few days.
     
    lpfreak1170 likes this.
  5. John22

    John22 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northern Germany
  6. StateOfTheArt

    StateOfTheArt Beatle Know-it-all

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    This is a tough decision - because I wanted to integrate with Roon (on trial with them as well) and Tidal does so. So - assuming Qobuz is going to be in Roon shortly (apparently they are working on integration as we speak).

    Tidal+Roon = MQA lossy for the same price as 16/44.1 (it doesn't sound horrible, but I don't have an MQA capable DAC)

    or

    Qobuz (Roon to come) +Chromecast for 5 bucks more 24/96 FLAC (my DAC can handle this and my mobile S8+)

    Decisions.. decisions..
     
  7. lpfreak1170

    lpfreak1170 Senior Member

    Location:
    Marion, AR
    Try the link in allegro's post...that worked for me.
     
    StateOfTheArt likes this.
  8. Grant

    Grant Back to the 60s!

    Location:
    United States
    I tried it. It didn't work for me, but, I have patience. Like I said, I want to ensure that I get a legit membership. I really plan to buy from Qobuz, provided the record labels don't start heavily restricting what they offer stateside like they do with all the other stores. The good thing is that Qobuz doesn't deal with .mp3 or .aac. It's all redbook and hi-rez!
     
    lpfreak1170 likes this.
  9. Joker to the thief

    Joker to the thief Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    I really like qobuz and have been a supporter for years. But for me, in the U.K., Qobuz as a service has been gradually getting worse the last couple of years. With a high sublime subscription it used to be that it was rare to find something that didn’t have a discount attached (part of the subscription rights) now more and more stuff is excluded from discounts for subscribers. Moreover they constantly advertise ‘sales’ where majority of the albums listed in the sale are not discounted at all and even the reduced albums are generally not reduced for subscribers. It’s to the point now where I think I’ll abandon the subscription come March.
     
  10. StateOfTheArt

    StateOfTheArt Beatle Know-it-all

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Does Tidal do mp3? I didn't think they did. I'm still on the fence. I just acquired Roon. And Qobuz isn't integrated into Roon, yet anyway. Would you use Qobuz or Roon+Tidal?
     
  11. allegro

    allegro Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    Qobuz closed the loophole that was allowing US IP addresses to register and now says you need an invitation. Sorry about that all. There was also a go around from clicking a link on the main Qobuz Facebook page: they closed that route also.
     
  12. StateOfTheArt

    StateOfTheArt Beatle Know-it-all

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Dang. that was fast! However, if you email the PR team, you may get an invitation.
     
  13. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I will wait until I can legitimately try it out.
     
    Grant likes this.
  14. Grant

    Grant Back to the 60s!

    Location:
    United States
    Obviously, the people at Qobuz are monitoring this thread.
     
    wipster likes this.
  15. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    I just got this:

    Hi from Qobuz US,

    You signed up on our website to be among the first to experience true Hi-Res audio streaming in the US.

    The big day is finally approaching!

    We are soon going to select our first open beta testers based on specific criteria.

    Please complete the form below to have a chance of being selected as one of the first to experience our platform:
     
  16. dajokr

    dajokr Classical "Mega" Box Set Collector

    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Hi there,

    Recently set up an account and I really like the interface, however I cannot get the desktop app or the iPad app to do gapless playback. Am I missing some setting that should be obvious?? This happens on multiple desktops, one with computer speakers through the primary sound driver, and one with output to a DAC via usb. Happens on iPad and iPhone too no matter what the output. Thanks!
     
  17. dajokr

    dajokr Classical "Mega" Box Set Collector

    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I should mention that I do not have the same problem with either the Tidal desktop app or with Roon (local or streamed files) with the same output setups.
     
  18. lpfreak1170

    lpfreak1170 Senior Member

    Location:
    Marion, AR
    Anyone having (or ever have) issues with playing 24-96 and 24-192 files? They are very distorted, but the same resolution files from my computer play perfectly. They were distorted like that last night...then played fine until I went to bed...now they're distorted again. Maybe distorted isn't the right word...it sounds overloaded. I have it in exclusive mode going to my Schiit Modi 3, which is what I have set for Tidal and Foobar2000.

    Edit: Just took it out of exclusive mode and the same songs play perfectly now.
     
    wipster and StateOfTheArt like this.
  19. ClassicalCD

    ClassicalCD Make audio great again

    Location:
    Bogotá, Colombia
    I tried the French version of Qobuz a few months ago and experienced the same distorting. I thought it was my laptop that was giving me trouble. That, along with the limited selection of albums, made me abandon it and go back to my CDs.
     
  20. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I received that email too. I guess there is no guarantee you get chosen after filling out the survey.
     
    StateOfTheArt likes this.
  21. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    I got it too. We'll see...
     
  22. StateOfTheArt

    StateOfTheArt Beatle Know-it-all

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Well, I'm sure you guys will like it if you see it.
     
  23. allegro

    allegro Well-Known Member

    Location:
    USA
    Glad you found a fix but you should in theory get the best sound quality using exclusive mode. When I first subscribed to Qobuz I had the same distortion problem occurring randomly using the Qobuz desktop app on Win 10 Pro. In my case I took advantage of the free trial for Audirvana+ and found that solved the problem and you can stream both Tidal and Qobuz using Audirvana+. Quobuz support told me they were working on fixing the desktop app and I assumed that was part of the delay in rolling out full service to the US market. I need to go back and listen to the Quobuz app later today to see if the problem still exists on my laptop. Thanks for jogging my memory.
     
    lpfreak1170 likes this.
  24. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    I filled it out but I doubt I match the demographic they're looking for.
     
  25. B-Mike

    B-Mike Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Are you "someone willing to give us money"?
     

Share This Page

molar-endocrine