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Cheers fella, I'll try and check it out but it was my last day of work and I bought a lot of quality wine today!

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Cheers fella, I'll try and check it out but it was my last day of work and I bought a lot of quality wine today!

Cheers  :cheers: and Merry Christmas  :wave:

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Seemed to randomly stumble across this whilst desperately trying to find a website to purchase files in WAV or FLAC. I'm currently signed up to the one week free trial.

 

I think it's really good. I haven't had any experience with other streaming services but the interface is nice and easy to use. The CD quality streaming is excellent and trumps my hideous 320kbps versions of some of the songs I've been unable to get in higher quality. I do think the sound has a very slightly different character to playing normal WAV/FLAC from my computer but I don't know whether that has anything to do playing those through Foobar & ASIO instead of the Qobuz Desktop Application & WASAPI exclusive.

 

Sadly I'm not going to be able to afford to subscribe for a couple of years so I hope it stays available with a continually expanding library. I know there is an option to purchase the full files to save relying on the server, but I don't think this is available unless you're a subscriber. Can't understand why other websites don't provide high quality downloads for purchase. Drives me mad.

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Potts wrote:

I know there is an option to purchase the full files to save relying on the server, but I don't think this is available unless you're a subscriber.

You can buy and download anything you want without subscribing, you just need to have a Qobuz account.

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EvPa wrote:

Potts wrote:

I know there is an option to purchase the full files to save relying on the server, but I don't think this is available unless you're a subscriber.

You can buy and download anything you want without subscribing, you just need to have a Qobuz account.

 

Aw fantastic, thanks for pointing that out to me that EvPa.

I will definitely be able to relax and know that I can still buy and download tracks without being a subscriber; I've been listening like mad on my free trial thinking that I won't be able to listen to everything in high quality until I'm able to subscribe.

Cheers!

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I've just got it today so not too sure on depth of library, I suspect it isn't quite up to Spotify level yet but that said I read someone say the reverse to youon the particular albums they looked for and found more on Qobuz.

 

I was listening on iphone app today on a pair of Shure IEM and it souned good, right now I'm at home and I've got the desktop app on a laptop to a Fiio E17 DAC/amp to Grado 325is and it is sounding wonderful, the best I've heard from headphones to date, albeit in my limited experince.

 

Later I'll try it on my Squeezebox to see what it sounds like through my speakers.

 

Be sure to change the settings to lossless as by standard it goes to 320mp3. 

Based on my expeince so far I'll be paying for this service and letting Spotfity go, I'm excited for the future to be honest because there will be so much choice and prices will surely come down. hi bludroog just signed up my setting says hifi but its streaming at 320lossy is that cd quality if not how do i change the setting for cd quality any help guys.

 

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Took me. While to spot your question as you included it in my quote! Depends, how are you using the service? If with the desktop application in the top right corner there should be your user name then 'hi-fi' and a down arrow on a tab, click that and then settings. Quite near the top it says 'music playing' and steaming quality, there are two boxes, click the one that says 'true CD quality lossless flac', it should go blue, there is another box down the page for downloads, do here same if you plan to download music, May as well do it anyway just in case.

i also use it on iPhone and changed the settings in there too as well as on my Squeezebox Touch but I think at has done it automatically following the lead of the desktop settings, it tells me it is playing flac.

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How much bandwidth would streamed FLAC use?

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I've no idea to be honest, I have limted broadband usage and it hasn't been an issue yet. On the move I'm very pleased as I have Qobuz app on iphone and have switched to Giff gaff sim only and have a bunddle that gives me 300 minutes (farily low but I'm not a woman so OK!) 300 texts (of which I use about 10 a month in favour Whatsapp / Viber and the like) but crucially it gives me unlimted data usage (subject to those fair usage polcies which doesn't effect me) all for £12 a month. 

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Now on Sonos in the UK (and France, Germany, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria)

http://whf.cm/Kgz6jg

 

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Does this mean Sonos are thinking of going hi-def?

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Does this mean Sonos are thinking of going hi-def?

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I've asked the question...

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Good man.
Make sure you let us know Wink

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I've asked the question...

I'd say categorically no, 24-bit audio support has been marked as "Not Planned" on the ask.sonos.com site for a couple of years now (and still is), it would make a bit of a mockery of that if they did it now. Besides, I still don't think the hardware can do it without disabling the volume control, which wouldn't be much use on anything other than the Connect.

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