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Anyone love TIDAL lossless streaming like I do?
I keep finding amazing rare stuff on Tidal like Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974. All sorts of great obscure original versions of well known songs. And thanks for that Ncarv. Those are awesome brilliant songs IMHO. 
Anyone love TIDAL lossless streaming like I do?
Yep, Tidal could have fooled me into believing I suddenly had upgraded to a megabuck DAC or amp. I don't usually go totally overboard on anything audio, with listening for pluses and minuses, but to my ears, this is 100/100, like magic. I'll proba... 
Roon Labs Music Server Software
I'm trying Roon (with Tidal), but the playback of Tidal music via Roon sounds inferior to the (glorious) playback directly from the Tidal player. I use lossless/Hifi from the Tidal player. Should I do something with the Audio Settings in Roon?Than... 
Spotify Premium vs Tidal ... opinions?
Tidal has miraculously great sound quality in lossless mode, as if all the 16/44 music was in SACD. It's an amazing service and I sure hope they get enough subscribers to survive. Try playing some old guilty-pleasure pop music, no matter how old, ... 
Best HiRes/lossless format and why?
To my ears, AIF has a *bit* more high-frequency emphasis than FLAC, but the bass on AIF is more transparent, so I lean towards AIF for the more realistic sound. 
Computer vs CD/SACD discs
It's my understanding that you can't rip SACDs by yourself to a harddrive without going the out-of-production Sony PS3 route. Tbg, is this what you did? Thanks. 
Chord Hugo ?
I love my Chord Hugo on my desktop system with a Rudistor headphone amp. It is stunning. An Audioquest Diamond usb cable really works well with this system and brings it up a level. 
Elrod statement vs Shunyata anaconda zitrons
For 15 years now, after trying all sorts of cords from new and established companies, somehow I always like my Shunyatas the best, as they just let me breathe easy. Actually, I recommend highly the early generation Anacondas (the first Anaconda, t... 
Chord Hugo ?
After some experimentation, the Hugo varies in fullness with different USB cables. It sounds very full and sweet and not lean at all with my AQ Carbon. Also, it needs to break in for about 12 hours. It doesn't have a trace of leanness. (My Oppo 10... 
Chord Hugo ?
Dtc, thanks for the tip, but I did not see an AQ Carbon cable with a USB micro-B 2.0 plug anywhere in my websearch, just the 3.0 micro-B plug, which is the wider one that will not fit in a 2.0 B port.But thanks anyway and please correct me if I'm ... 
TAD R-1's vs Yamaha Soavo NS-F901's ....
Do the Fostex speakers sound anything like their TH900 headphones? I think these are superb phones. 
TAD R-1's vs Yamaha Soavo NS-F901's ....
OMG, it's Pioneer vs. Yamaha. I feel transported back to 1978. 
Focal 1038 be VS B&W 802D : mid-range
It's funny, but a couple of people I conversed privately with about other speakers that received a lot of buzz mentioned out of nowhere that they really loved the 1038s in auditions or at home. I have a soft spot in my heart for the orignal JMLab ... 
Chord Hugo ?
Well, now that I have my hands on it, I would say it I enjoy what I'm hearing quite a bit more than the Playback Designs MPS5, Burmester 001, and original EMM CDSA and Modright-Sony 5400ES cd players I used to own a few years ago. It has more refi... 
Chord Hugo ?
It's just funny how the hugo thread has 4500 posts on the big headphone site, and there is little here. It is said to be better than the Auralic Vega, Lampi 7, Ayre qb9, and others,maybe on par with the Meitners.