Enjoying Spotify Premium


I am. Do you?  So much music. Very good sound quality. Iphone 6 to Chord Mojo to Mogami Gold to ARC sp16 preamp to Bel Canto ref1000m amps to Ohm Walsh F5s.

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I have no problem with Spotify. In fact, I think it is the best offering out there-A great catalog and decent sound reproduction.
I also use Tidal, but their cataloging system is abysmal, and I really don't hear much of a difference between Spotify. MQA sounds nice, but isn't a deal breaker. 
This is running Bluesound through my Ayre Codex to my Vandy Treo's.
I am waiting for Quobuz to come to the US so I can ditch Tidal.
Bob
In my system the right MQA title in Tidal is nicely improved over regular 16/44 whether Tidal, Spotify or Deezer.

However for same 16/44 recording I honestly cannot tell difference between any of the streaming services.

Now maybe it is just me but I find Tidal to be easiest to use by far, then Deezer and Spotify last. Not sure why but I just do not like the Spotify interface at all.

However as I only listen to rock the claimed Tidal catalog issues do not present themselves to me at all.

All just my opinions.
@uberwaltz,
I'm glad you find Tidal to your liking, but for me, trying to find classical or older recordings is like pulling teeth-healthy ones.
I literally have to enter the exact title of the recording in order to find it.
I often find it on Spotify and see if I can locate it on Tidal.
B
Bob
That is what I have heard for both classical and jazz.
As I listen to neither is likely why I find tidal to work well for me.
Isn't Spotify's best streaming rate still 320kbps? ….compared to Tidal's 1,411kbps, let alone the MQA capability of Tidal. I realize the monthly fee is double for Tidal Hi-Fi but the sound difference is quite apparent to me.  Perhaps Spotify has upgraded since I last checked?  I've been with Tidal-only for about 2 years now.
According to last info I checked only tidal and deezer did 16/44 Red book quality.
Quboz should rival tidal in sq when it launches here

But I think some of the point here is the ease of use and search function where Spotify is supposed to be superior, at least for classical and jazz
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I have both a Spotify Premium and Tidal HiFi subscription.  For serious listening I prefer Tidal, but Spotify seems to do a better job of putting together mixes and playlists based on what I listen to, giving me a chance to discover new music (or old that wasn't aware of).
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The Spotify catalog is the best out there. I used it for quite a while and when I upgraded more than one of my components the S Q suffered. I'll have to give it another go since they've made changes. For me, the Tidal library is  terribly lacking. Hopefully Gobuz won't disappoint. 


I resisted for a while but now I love Spotify - all genres of music new and old, super obscure to what you missed right in front of your face, and its more affordable than tidal.  I still buy the albums i really end up liking and see the artists when I can.  I believe having an Amazon Prime acct gets you Amazon Music, which is a good option people here might not realize they have access to. 
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God what has happened to this thread!
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