One problem I have noticed and its seems more common lately is albums disappearing or not available at all, several artists I like do not have their latest albums on any of the services I use. Quobuz and Tidal have a rather limited range anyway.musical0111 said:for me its now qubuz streaming in cd quality, and to my ears most albums sound better than the cds i own the quality is excellent the choice awsome no more buying cds for me.
Apple TV > Dacmagic > Naim Nait XS > Focal Chorus. Maybe night and day was a strong term but it's a vast improvement.BigH said:
OK but what are the differences?cayorob said:Apple TV > Dacmagic > Naim Nait XS > Focal Chorus. Maybe night and day was a strong term but it's a vast improvement.BigH said:
Clarity, detail, reverting to spotify sounds somwhat muffled. If you use spotify then try it, there's a 7 day free trial and you're not tied in at all.BigH said:OK but what are the differences?cayorob said:Apple TV > Dacmagic > Naim Nait XS > Focal Chorus. Maybe night and day was a strong term but it's a vast improvement.BigH said:
I like it how the FIRST sentence in the FIRST answer is already a technically completely wrong.davedotco said:Put simply the CD player reads the disc once, in real time, and errors may occur, premium ripping software will read the disc a number of times to get all the data correctly then perform a 'check sum' calculation to show that it is correct. Play both data streams through the same dac and they should sound the same, unless the CD is difficult to read, in which case the RIP may sound better.
if you are that worried, just create a network that's not connected to the internet.NSA_watch_my_toilet said:But be aware that, everytime you are putting on an informatic device, it will try to spy out the content of your private life. Sometimes a little bit, sometime massively.
conversely it's also possible to run certain streamers off battery, thus negating any power supply issues and theoretically get a better sound, just as say the new chord dac allows.ellisdj said:There are a lot of streaming soluitions that use pico power supplies fed from smps at the wall.
Will this sound better than a CD with proper power supply design - Generally I would say No.