Just got this email from Qobuz today so it appears they are automatically converting accounts to the lower fee. I know many of us hoped this would occur...nice to Qobuz respond quickly.
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Any reason to have both Tidal and Qobuz? I have Tidal and do not want to mess up anything to switch to Qobuz. Having both is do able at $12.49 monthly but is there a good reason to do that.
I have both as well as Pandora and Spotify. For what I spend on streaming per month I could buy a couple of records, so I don't see it as a big expense.
Qobuz has more hi-res titles and you don't have to have an MQA enabled DAC to get the full high res versions as long as your DAC will do at least 24/192. I also find Qobuz's music selection more to my taste, more focus on rock, jazz, and electronic, and less on rap, R&B, and hip-hop. Tidal has a larger catalog and they have more variety in their playlists. Why not check Qobuz out and see what you think?
I’ve been using Tidal for quite a while enjoying the military discount. I tried Qobuz but didn’t want to pay the original fee because I found Tidal had a better selection of old school R&B and the music I like. At this lower price, I’m going to give Qobuz another try for a while then settle on one or the other. I see no need to have both - long term.
I have compared the catalogs of tidal and quboz and tidal has many more albums of the music I like. Another plus for tidal is MQA. Amazon might have more music than both tidal and qobuz combined, but Roon can’t access amazon and amazon doesn’t have MQA so it’s a non-starter for me
Been happy with TIDAL and Masters for some time. Definitely the best sound for me. Higher rendering is usually better--the best is usually 352 classical. Jazz and country is usually pretty goodsounding if not MQA--but for me MQA is the real deal. For pop, its hard for me to say, as not a fan, but the loudness wars and other recording effects take a toll. Surprised how good some of the old things that were recorded in the 60's sound--Duke, Louis, etc.
Now that I stream, I could not be bothered with a download.
I currently am using Tidal because of the MQA feature. I also recently purchased a Brooklyn DAC for the same reason. Come to find out two things; the Brooklyn is very good and has improved the sound in all of my music files from my server. Also, I really am starting to question the cost of Tidal in relation to the number of albums of the music I like that are available in MQA.
I used to have Tidal (4 plus years), after comparing the services for 6 months I’ve dropped Tidal. My decision to keep Qobuz was based on the sound quality and catalog in 24bit/192kHz. Qobuz customer service is excellent, they have been expanding their library since introducing their service.
I hope I have some time to do some head to head comparisons with Tidal and Qobuz. I think the first disc will be
Lux Prima by Karen O and Danger Mouse.
I heard the high-res version on Qobuz today and the sound seemed almost like a good SACD. It will be interesting to test this one out since I don’t recall it sound this nice on Tidal. Though the MQA unfolding thing and ROON is somewhat confusing when my DAC does not natively support MQA.
@tomcy6 Prior to searching for ESHER DEMOS which I am now sure cleared some ROON bug (likely a ROON software index automagically got rebuilt). I did search for the White Album and did select SHOW ALL. No luck finding all the White Album instances.
BTW - The White Album Super Deluxe is incredible. Almost like hearing it for the first time. I did not like the recent remaster of Abbey Road (too much bass) but loved Sgt Pepper Super Deluxe. Wasn’t it the meatball who said 2 of 3 ain’t bad.
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I'd like to try Qobuz but didn't subscribe after the free trial because my Lumin and Qobuz would not allow Artist by alphabetical listing. It was a real pain in the rear. I'm hoping that changes then I'm onboard with Qobuz.
I've been a TIDAL HiFi subscriber for 4 years. I recently signed up for the 30-day Qobuz trial. Seems that Qobuz has more hires albums than TIDAL has MQA albums. I also find I can listen to Qobuz hires albums in my car's stereo by bluetoothing my phone to the car stereo. The SQ in my car is fantastic. Check out Van Morrison's "3 Chords and the Truth" album.
I'm guessing that when I bluetooth TIDAL MQA tracks to my car stereo, it renders to Redbook 44.1KHz/16 bit resolution. I'm switching to Qobuz.
I have over four years of albums, tracks, artists, and playlists saved in Tidal. Does it seem worth it to make the switch? Is the Qobuz library comparable to Tidal? Curious if anyone has been using both services side by side and can share their experience.
I took advantage of the Qobuz free trial last month... I liked Tidal but after listening to MQA through my Vault vs the 24/96k stream to my DAC I thought the DAC sounded better. MQA through the Vaults analog out was pretty good but as I understand it, the Vault can not fully unfold MQA so why bother? I am running Qobuz through my NAD M51 and coundn't be happier with the sound quality. I also think Qobuz interface is a little better and not littered with artists I have no interest in.
There is also a good selection of 88.2 k through 192k content compared to Tidal which is what I'm looking for, it's the main reason I'm paying for music. The best part was during my free trial Qobuz announced the $14.99 hi rez plan.....it was a no brainer. They did bill $14.99 correctly and I'm happy i switched.