What is exclusive mode and what does it do to the sound quality? I believe my Deezer hifi is lossles, without it being exclusive(?), am I wrong?Feels like I've tried them all by this point (except for Amazon HD which isn't available where I live), and to my ears Qobuz sounds the best when listening on a PC with an external DAC. Although Tidal also supports "exclusive mode" I think Qobuz does it better. Deezers lack of "exclusive mode" makes it sound on par with Spotify actually, at least to me. What it boils down to for me is the question of how often I actually sit down and listen to music through wired headphones versus listening via bluetooth from my phone. And via bluetooth I can't hear any difference at all in audio quality, no matter what service I use
Ah, okay, I connect my DAC directly to my iPad that only run Deezer. Works splendid.Tidal explains exclusive mode like this:
"This setting grants TIDAL exclusive use of the audio device eliminating interference. With this enabled, TIDAL has exclusive use of your DAC and will automatically change the frequency based on the song selection"
So although Deezer is indeed lossless, it lacks this feature in the desktop application. Which affects the audio quality, at least to my ears.