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Another case for Streaming Services

I read that the 40th anniversary remaster of "Bad Company - Desolation Angels" came out in January 2020. I checked availability at these sources just for grins and comparison pricing.

Bad Company
Desolation Angels 40th anniversary edition [Remastered]:

- CD from Amazon (2-CD set) $19
- CD from Target (2-CD set) $19
- HDTracks download (24/96 hi-res) $35
- Vinyl LP $35

Album found in both of my streaming services:

- Tidal Streaming $19/mo 50+ Million track library.
album found at 16/44.1 CD Quality FLAC

- Qobuz Streaming $15/mo 50+ Million track library
album found at 24/96 hi-res FLAC

Not their best work but I thought I would give the remaster a try compared to my 1979 physical CD. The remaster is noticeably better sounding whether streaming 16/44.1 FLAC from Tidal or 24/96 hi-res from Qobuz. And again, its the remastering that seems to make the biggest difference.

The point is, I see no need to ever buy another CD or vinyl LP because pretty much everything I want can be had at CD quality or better via streaming. And when new remasters hit the market these streaming services pick them up too so no need to buy yet another piece of physical media to replace older poorer sounding releases.

24/96 hi-res Album brought into Roon from Qobuz

Roon showing the source as 24/96 FLAC from Qobuz

My home office streaming hardware + Tidal, Qobuz, and Roon

Edits: 01/20/20 01/20/20

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Topic - Another case for Streaming Services - AbeCollins 15:55:41 01/20/20 (57)


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