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RE: Tidal on Bluesound

You are in the UK so can use Qobuz. The CD version ( 19.99 gbp/month) is superb IMO. Most reports that I have read of users with both Tidal and Qobuz rate Qobuz as having the better sound overall. However as Tidal have adopted MQA that may change that although the full MQA repertoire has not yet been loaded to their servers.

The week before last Qobuz launched a new desktop player which both sounds even better and has a nicer GUI.

When you download the player it will appear in French but as soon as you enter your user name and password it will change to English. User support is in English too.

Qobuz also allows you to download to e.g. to your phone so that you can play back later without having to connect.

Also you can buy the recordings from Qobuz as downloads at considerable discount compared to other download providers. For example a couple of weeks ago I purchased an album in 24/96 from another service. It was 14.99 gbp whereas Qobuz has it for 8.99. NB: CD data rate sales are for all subscribers but hi-rez are only for subscribers to their Sublime offer ( but that also saves on 2 months subscription per year).

Why not give the free trial a go?

NB: I have no relationship to Qobuz except as a subscriber.

As for Bluesound I can see that this is a wireless distribution system that coennects to other Bluesound amps and speakers but I don't have the impression that they are of the ultimate audio quality - good mid market? However the module in the NAD appears to offer full MQA decoding. If you want to use that then Tidal is your only choice but currently only a minority of repertoire offered is so encoded.




Edits: 02/27/17

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