Apple Music vs Tidal



  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,703
    And get worms
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  • AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
    edited May 2018
    Can’t argue with either of those points I supose, really wasn’t my intention to fire up another love/hate Apple thread, just wanted to share some perspective on the two services since I’d seen some others ask about them.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,448
    Sounds crazy but I haven't bought a single cd or sacd since I got a tidal subscription.
    I am running a Lumin D1 into the Kef LS50W. The lumin D1 through its own DAC does full MAQ on Tidal. It is crazy on how good some of this stuff sounds. There is quite a bit of MQA content out there as well.

    Please lets not turn this into a MQA and what it does to a file thread. I actually don't care what it does to the file if I think it sounds better. I rather enjoy the music vs pick apart the technology.

    @tonyb I agree on the owner is a schmuck and that is why I never jumped on Tidal in the past but, when I tried it out on the Lumin with a 30 day trial, I was hooked. You have no idea how much this has saved me on buying music monthly.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,909
    I am basically the same as @erniejade. I had mostly stopped buying cds with tidal, and then I was karmaed the byston bdp-1 which can decode MQA, and I rarely buy cds anymore. Let’s not kid ourselves, artists make VERY little on cd sales. If you want to support them, watch them on YouTube (the get a cut of advert revenue), order merch from their website, or best, go see them live.

    And I know a computer isn’t the best, but Roon now decodes MQA in their desktop app, and roon can take direct control of my arcam rDAC, and it sounds pretty darn good to me, though the Bryson absolutely sounds superior, no contest!
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