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Amazon Launches Lossless "Hi-rez" HD Music Service
I've been using my laptop pc via usb to my dac and compared with Qobuz, Amazon HD does not sound harsh but the sound lacks substance.  Seems too thin and polite.  No punch.  Voices and instruments do not have that palpable presence.  Qobuz is bett... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
Is this laser-reading problem something that has been studied and corroborated? Is this a problem if the data is read from a hard drive or flash drive? im no electronic engineer but can't they make the laser processor more specific and less sensit... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
I'm no expert but I like vinyl sound more than digital even with it's vices because real sound is not harsh. Analog has it's own coloration but at least there's no harshness to the reproduction. This is the only reason I don't favor digital. If it... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
Here's a thought. Anyone in socal willing to do an A-B comparison with his or her system to the available folks here on this thread? I'm sure hearing is very subjective so if we can all hear the same comparison, we may be able to come up with an a... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
Glad to hear that some have found the magic combo. That's encouraging. 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
@lowrider57, I use a pioneer pd-65 as transport sending data via coaxial to the nuwave and it does sound pretty good. The nuwave was much improved than my old dacmagic but maybe the R2R is the [email protected], I think it's edginess of dig... 
Worth pursuing analog sound from digital?
Thanks for replies. I wanted the perspective of an analog lover which is why I posted here. It sounds like I have plenty of room for improvements but maybe it's unrealistic to get digital to sound just like analog. Each has it's own merits and I w... 
A moderate priced dac
I picked up a used PS audio Nuwave dsd and it outperforms my old dacmagic with very little digital harshness. Still not quite analog like but very listenable.  
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
@liquidsound, interesting. How does the Innuos beat the pc sound?  My tidal via laptop sounds less detailed and less transparent with a boosted low end and harsher high end. Almost sounds like tidal had loudness turned on. Qobuz 16/44 seems a tad ... 
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
Thank u all for all ur inputs. What I don't understand is if only data i.e. 1s and 0s are being transmitted, why does it matter whether it's airplay, pc, iPad or a dedicated streamer. Shouldn't they all stream the data effectively to the dac? Shou... 
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
I just signed up to try qobuz.  Will see if I can Chromecast at 24/96 to my dacmagic.  
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
Airplay did a pretty good job so I'm hoping Chromecast audio will too. I'm sure I won't be getting the maximum resolution and sq with it but I'm ok with near Redbook sq. Will report back after eval. Just like the convenience of not having the pc t... 
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
I tried a different laptop usb to dac and it's getting pretty close to Redbook. I'm waiting for Chromecast to arrive to see if just as good thru Wi-Fi. If not, I'm pretty ok with the sq from usb. Time to explore tidal's library.  
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
So has anyone found a way to get at least CD quality from tidal or is it a waste of money for hi res music. The difference is not subtle, only slightly better than lossy files. Maybe the solution is a dedicated streamer.  
Tidal WiFi not as good as cd
Airplay works thru my Wi-Fi and it allows Redbook 16/44 quality and nevertheless the ripped CDs from my laptop thru airplay is much better than tidal hif. It's even slightly better imo than the CD transport wired to the dac. Infact I use this  to ...