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20 minutes ago, Munce31 said:

Ahh radio paradise! A hidden gem on the net. 
 

Just wish Roon would also display the name of the song and artist playing currently or what is coming next, similar to what you get with the radio paradise app. 

ok I was listening to RP via Bluesound which shows the song and artist and shows the album cover.  If don't like a song you can just skip to the next one although I don't think it shows what is up next.  It says "CD" so I believe it is the flac lossless stream.

 

BTW Tidal seems to be fixed now for me although I hesitate to say that in case I jinx it!

 

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Get your CDs and vinyl out.

I had a response from tidal.  They tried to isolate the issue with my app, etc.    I pointed them to this link.  I informed help desk that a US routing VPN fixes the issue.  Lets see w

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Been streaming tidal via Nad C658 BluOS for over 5 months no problems, in the past 3-4 days nothing but rubbish.

 

Spotify streaming to the same device fine, just now started streaming Tidal via iPhone and airplay to the C658 and no problems.

 

For me atleast it seems isolated to Tidal on BluOS.

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43 minutes ago, Hi-Fi Whipped said:

Been streaming tidal via Nad C658 BluOS for over 5 months no problems, in the past 3-4 days nothing but rubbish.

 

Spotify streaming to the same device fine, just now started streaming Tidal via iPhone and airplay to the C658 and no problems.

 

For me atleast it seems isolated to Tidal on BluOS.

Same here, but tonight it was ok

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Same here too.  I tried to download my favorite songs but it wont allow me.  The download keeps stopping. 

 

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Same issues with TIDAL here. I've been trialling Qobuz for the past 2 months, and I'm now about to cancel my TIDAL subscription.

16 hours ago, Hydrology said:

Dont get me wrong, it is excellent. But Qobuz exceeds it in my opinion,hence why I am prepared to pay the premium for Qobuz and not for Tidal. And not just from my own system, those differences where shared with others on their systems too.

 

I totally agree with Hydrology. For me I sensed a slight preference towards Qobuz over TIDAL as far as sound quality. The reliability and stability issues tips me over the line towards Qobuz now.

16 hours ago, musicbee said:

Do any StereoNET users subscribe to a family Qobuz account with multiple people in different households. I am considering the family edition, but need to understand if its IP/location checked? Its a bit pricey, so considering options to reduce outlay!

 

Using a VPN I can easily sign up for an account and try I guess. Just wondering if any users are doing this? 

 

Be aware that getting Qobuz in Australia can be very difficult, if not impossible (without a US credit card, Paypal will not do).

 

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If Spotify does indeed offer high-res or at least, 'full-res', I will ditch Qobuz and TIDAL in a heart beat. The market share and level of native integration in other equipment is unrivalled. Even many cars have native Spotify integration now.

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15 minutes ago, Marc said:

If Spotify does indeed offer high-res or at least, 'full-res', I will ditch Qobuz and TIDAL in a heart beat. The market share and level of native integration in other equipment is unrivalled. Even many cars have native Spotify integration now.

I suspect this won’t come in our lifetime. Lol 

 

They already have the lions market share. It only complicates things. Bandwidth, catalogue etc. 

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28 minutes ago, ray4410 said:

best fix for the tidal disaster
SPOTIFY

Ooh yeah that cutting edge 320kbs. It's fine for the car or the train, it's not for listening at home.

 

Spotify have been very, very clear that they will not be offering a lossless option. They described it as something their users weren't interested in.

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Has anybody tried complaining to Roon? Something along the lines of hey, I'm paying you and Tidal money and can't use the only streaming service you offer to Australia. Surely they have ways of raising concerns at Tidal concerning servers in Oz?

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20 minutes ago, Mr_Gimlet said:

Ooh yeah that cutting edge 320kbs. It's fine for the car or the train, it's not for listening at home.

 

Spotify have been very, very clear that they will not be offering a lossless option. They described it as something their users weren't interested in.

i have had tidal premium,most of the time couldn't tell the difference swapping between tidal and spotify,i stream through a gieseler dac and spotify sounds pretty darn good to me it also is a lot more user friendly than tidal,anyway that is my opinion ,don't want to start a war against tidal vs spotify,over and out.

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26 minutes ago, Mr_Gimlet said:

Ooh yeah that cutting edge 320kbs. It's fine for the car or the train, it's not for listening at home.

 

Spotify have been very, very clear that they will not be offering a lossless option. They described it as something their users weren't interested in.

320kbs is good enough for me. Even young trained music producers can't reliably tell the difference between lossless and 320kbs, what chance have I got at 49? I'd drop Tidal in a heartbeat if not for Roon giving me no other options. If Tidal sounds better to you I suspect it is not the file format making the difference.

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32 minutes ago, musicbee said:

I suspect this won’t come in our lifetime. Lol 

 

They already have the lions market share. It only complicates things. Bandwidth, catalogue etc. 

I don't think it is impossible. The Hi-Fi plan has been trialled, premium pricing was rumoured.

Fingers crossed. I remain hopeful.

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1 minute ago, blybo said:

If Tidal sounds better to you I suspect it is not the file format making the difference.

Possibly. I mainly use Roon so I have no choice anyway.

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2 minutes ago, Marc said:

I don't think it is impossible. The Hi-Fi plan has been trialled, premium pricing was rumoured.

Fingers crossed. I remain hopeful.

Three years ago they did the trial. That's a long time, and nothing has happened since.

 

“A high-quality option is not something that’s been a big differentiator among services. It’s really about the user interface, algorithms, playlists and discoverability. In terms of what consumers are looking for, it’s not something that has really resonated.”

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I get that mate.

Thoughts, opinions, and decisions constantly change.

The mainstream market is being exposed to "high-res" more and more now.

There's no reason to think Spotify won't change their mind on this, as the market changes.

 

As I said, I remain hopeful. 

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2 minutes ago, Mr_Gimlet said:

Possibly. I mainly use Roon so I have no choice anyway.

Same. I have no other option in my main system, but do use Spotify a fair bit in my office or outside via a Sonos amp.

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33 minutes ago, Billy Shears said:

I just signed up for Qobuz - VPN and Aussie CC

Sounds good, might give this a go tonight.

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Interested to hear some comments above about how people can't hear the difference between spotify and tidal.    It's like chalk and cheese on my 800D2s.  

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47 minutes ago, Billy Shears said:

I just signed up for Qobuz - VPN and Aussie CC - Tidal has been stable for awhile, but I'm just not dealing with drops outs again.

I'd love to know how. I just tried a VPN from multiple locations, and while I can get through the sign up process, the final payment step fails no matter whether I use a credit card of Paypal, with "payment failed".

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2 minutes ago, MusicForever said:

Interested to hear some comments above about how people can't hear the difference between spotify and tidal.    It's like chalk and cheese on my 800D2s.  

No comparison, I really loved the spotify interface, app integration and suggestions. Yet I had to let it go, coz I couldn't stand the SQ.

 

And I'm the first to admit I can't tell any difference between hirez and redbook 👍

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4 minutes ago, MusicForever said:

Interested to hear some comments above about how people can't hear the difference between spotify and tidal.    It's like chalk and cheese on my 800D2s.  

Agreed. Even my wife can hear the difference (same track on both) in my system

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7 minutes ago, Billy Shears said:

I used NordVPN (set to USA as per instructions in another forum), put in my CC and it just worked. Already have Bill Frisell playing. Early use suggests a FAR better Jazz collection on Qobuz too.

Do you need to have the VPN running to listen or just to register?

 

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