Quality music streaming

aversaurus

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Hi at the moment I stream music using tidal which I enjoy and I'm happy with the quality.
But in the UK it doesn't connect to Alexia .I would like a music streaming service with the same quality as tidal but would connect to Alexia.
What do you think stick for quality or move for convenience?
 

Gray

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Hi at the moment I stream music using tidal which I enjoy and I'm happy with the quality.
But in the UK it doesn't connect to Alexia .I would like a music streaming service with the same quality as tidal but would connect to Alexia.
What do you think stick for quality or move for convenience?
If Tidal sounds better to you than any alternative, stick.
For right-minded people, when a choice is necessary, quality must always take priority over convenience.
 

aversaurus

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On my main system I use a if zen stream and that really limits me to tidal or Spotify.
I like tidal and I'm not sure the streaming quality of Spotify
 

DiggyGun

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Hi at the moment I stream music using tidal which I enjoy and I'm happy with the quality.
But in the UK it doesn't connect to Alexia .I would like a music streaming service with the same quality as tidal but would connect to Alexia.
What do you think stick for quality or move for convenience?
If you have Amazon Prime, then this includes Amazon Music.

I use Qobuz on my Linn Streamer and likewise, Alexia will not connect with Qobuz.
 

manicm

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The choice I have is tidal or Spotify premium the question is would I notice the drop in quality from tidal to Spotify
One thing my ears have definitely noticed - Spotify's compressed option, even at High instead of Very High, sounds better than Tidal's compressed option. Tidal only sounds decent from Hifi upwards, the High option sounds quite flat.
 

Witterings

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The audio quality of HD/Ultra HD on Amazon Music is pretty damn good. However, the app sucks woolly goat nuts.
That's funny to hear that, I quite like it but I guess it's mainly what you're comparing it to and I much prefer it on iOS than Android.

With Alexa you don't need the App anyway :)
 

singularity6

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That's funny to hear that, I quite like it but I guess it's mainly what you're comparing it to and I much prefer it on iOS than Android.

With Alexa you don't need the App anyway :)
The app randomly stops. It's a known issue and the fixes (force stop, clear cache, restart device) don't really work... It's more of an issue with my phone than it is with my tablet. On the tablet, it just has little hiccups while streaming from time to time.

As far as Alexa... I have it disabled on my phone and tablet. I won't have any Amazon smart devices in my house.
 

singularity6

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An update about the Amazon Music app: I had to turn off battery restrictions by going through my phone's settings, apps, rhen Amazon Music. Same with my tablet. That took care of my issues.

Now I get the HD/Ultra HD music uninterrupted. The Fosi Audio DS1 improves the sound I get from my Tablet. The Andover Songbird allows me to stream to my Denon D-M41.
 

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