Get 120 days of Tidal for just £1.99 – a Black Friday streaming service steal

kenosha

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Nov 15, 2019
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I’ve been a tidal subscriber for three years. I like it pretty well, but I’m now switching to Qobuz Here in the US, Qobuz is $15 per month compared to $20 for Tidal. Qobuz pays higher royalties to the artists than Tidal. Both services have similarly large libraries.

Some tracks in Tidal are MQA which sounds great. The rest are 16/44 cd quality. Some tracks in Qobuz are 24/96 or 24/192, the rest are in 16/44.

The tidal iOS and Mac apps are maybe a smidge more refined, but Qobuz’s apps are pretty close in terms of ease of use and functionality.

Qobuz has a 1 month free trial. I recommend trying both. They both bill month to month so you can quit anytime.

Tidal will have to do more than offer a 4 month almost free promotion if it is to survive. Qobuz and now Amazon offer high res streaming plans at significantly lower prices than Tidal.
 

DREADZONE

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Nov 8, 2009
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At the moment I have 3 music streaming subs: (1) googleplay @£7.99 (reduced price because I was an original subscriber) is good for vast catalogue - would discontinue because it is only Standard def, but has quite a few tracks not available from other two; (2) Tidal HiFi @£19.99 - unsure about the assumed improvement in listening experience with Masters: my system unfolds MQA up to 96kHz, and I do notice a nice difference with tracks that were originally mastered well . . . however, Amazon has given me a re-think!; (3) Amazon Music Unlimited HD £14.99 (but currently one month in to enjoying a 3 month free trial) - their HD tracks [CD quality of all material available in CD format] sounds very good, and HD Ultra [= anything above 16bit/44.1kHz, eg 24bit/44.1kHz, 16bit/48kHz up to 24bit/192kHz] sounds brilliant - certainly matching anything I've heard from Tidal Masters. I did a simple listening test with Fleetwood Mac The Chain (2001 Remaster) across both providers and both sounded excellent [the last 90 seconds of this track is a really good test in this genre].
So, jury is out on which to stick with long term; over the coming months I will weigh-up the catalogue merits of each provider. Also, I will examine Tidal's "transparency" with their MQA encoding for Master recordings vs Amazon HD's Ultra offering.
Anyone else compared Tidal HiFi with Amazon Unlimited HD?
 

Winter

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Oct 28, 2019
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At this price what's to loose. Got to say via my audiolab play n dts tidal app . Music does indeed sound very good. As a trial no brainer . Is it worth £20 a month. Mmm maybe not ? But again sounds great.
 

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