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Which of the current music streaming services do you use/prefer and why?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Stereosound, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. displayname

    displayname Forum Resident

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    Dallas
    Interesting. What devices are you using with Qobuz Connect? It doesn't appear to be integrated into Cambridge, Lumin, Auralic or Bluesound as far as I can tell.

    All of those platforms still push Qobuz through their respective apps rather than implementing Qobuz Connect. Seems odd that they wouldn't push this feature to the bigger players in high res streaming first.
     
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  2. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    USA
  3. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 nothing gold can stay

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    SF
    I am using Chromecast Audio. There are a couple other devices it lists on that link I posted to the Qobuz website.
     
  4. Roger P

    Roger P Forum Resident

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    Richmond VA
    One thing I completely forgot is that NAD owns Bluesound, ifmy memory serves me correctly
     
  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    and that's when I drop them
     
  6. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  7. Amazon or Tidal?
     
  8. saturdayboy

    saturdayboy Forum Resident

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    Why would Amazon buy Tidal? To add on less than 1% of market share?
     
  9. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  10. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  11. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

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    This is an evolving thing, I think now I might go with Qobuz for sound but I can see they have less music than Tidal and Deezer. It's also more expensive, at least here.
     
  12. Tone?

    Tone? Forum Resident

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    I’m actually slowly turning to Qobuz now. Sounding better to me.

    just part of the journey.
     
  13. Mindhead1

    Mindhead1 Well-Known Member

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    Illinois
    Qobuz
     
  14. Mindhead1

    Mindhead1 Well-Known Member

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    Illinois
    The question is do they have what you like to listen to? All the services have more music than you could ever listen to in a lifetime.

    I have found a few hikes in the Qobuz catalog, but not enough to make me
    Love the service.
     
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  15. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

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    That is a question I still can't answer. They have a lot but I had it only for 48Hrs and already found a few things I listen to that they don't have and are available through Deezer. It is also more expensive, I am on a 30 day free trial, in their favor most of the times it sounds noticeably better and I like that but I have to see over the next few weeks which catalogue limitations I can live with.
     
  16. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    If you want you could also try requesting the missing titles from Qobuz here: Why don't you have this? - Airtable
     
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  17. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

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    LOL, I am sure they are listening to me at the time of paying royalties.
     
  18. saturdayboy

    saturdayboy Forum Resident

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    They’ve added a lot of titles in the last year
     
  19. JamieLang

    JamieLang Forum Resident

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    Nashville, TN
    Changed my vote to AmazonHD. More HD content than Tidal (my previous) and Tidal's screwed up countless CD Rez files with their MQA experiment--without noticing it throws their whole level calibrations off....? I mean i dont mind the weird DSP....meaning trying it....but, it also clouds actual HD, since none of them say anything BUT “master” even if thats a 16/44 file run through the MQA sausage maker. Thats not a good idea on several levels.
     
  20. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    They read every request.
     
  21. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  22. Mindhead1

    Mindhead1 Well-Known Member

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    Illinois
    How are you listening to Amazon HD? They don’t make it easy to use in a Hifi system. Qobuz UpNP made it a winner for me.
     
  23. JamieLang

    JamieLang Forum Resident

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    Nashville, TN
    Macbook connected USB to an Oppo (105? 205? one generation back from the last one). Then iPhone mobile, obviously not HD.

    Same as I listen to Tidal. Same as I listened to Qobuz during the trial. FWIW. It DOES annoy me that the exclusive mode comes undone every time you close the app...Tidal's app remembers...see above why I'll cancel that when I'm up for renewal.

    Did Qobuz ever implement volume calibration?
     
  24. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    USA
  25. JCMusika

    JCMusika Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles,
    Tidal, as it integrates with Roon.. well, they all work anyways
    But I simply like how my songs are organized in Tidal, then Roon picks it up
     

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