Streaming music- not the end all music solution but one main advantage?

I noticed here on Agon that there are audiophiles who dislike streaming and some who like it. Some who hate digital and only like analog (think turntables and vinyl). Many who hate MQA and some that really listen to many MQA titles. Also some who really like the technical superiority of some equipment over others and really dig specs and others who trust their ears more.
What I like about streaming is the VAST every growing list of songs, artists and albums I can audition. I cannot own all this music in my home library and I cannot add 50-100 new albums daily. To me, for one who puts music before the equipment, this is the greatest advantage of streaming music.... I am much much more exposure to music. I don’t need to own it, but after a listen to a new artist, new song or new album that the I MUST have, I can buy the digital download or the analog version. What say you...about streaming?

Showing 2 responses by rhljazz

It’s fun to read the music reviews in TAS and Stereophile, then immediately access the albums via Tidal.  Every so often I find a gem.  Then there are the majority that I’m glad I didn’t purchase which was the reality prior to Tidal.  There’s no substitute for actually hearing for yourself.
Listening to some interesting tunes on Radio Paradise right now.
My Node 2i is on the 5ghz network about 30 feet from the router.  No drop outs ever encountered.
My Vault 2 in another system is just 3 feet from the router and of course Ethernet Wired.
If it’s easy to connect wired, why not.  Otherwise, I find wireless is just fine.