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Old 4th September 2018, 04:15 PM   #1
maLx is offline maLx  United States
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Hi, All.

TLDR: Do you like Tidal? The HiFi streaming service?

I'm primarily a Spotify user. I generally listen to music on my UE Live's or my Focal K2 system in my car (properly DSPed and time aligned). Has anyone tried Tidal? I can hear a very slight difference on my UE Live's and not really so much in the car. Not sure if it's worth the 25 bucks per month.

At home on my HiFi systems, I'll usually listen to Vinyl.

Just wondering people's experience.

Thanks,
Joey
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Old 4th September 2018, 04:36 PM   #2
Mobes123 is offline Mobes123  Scotland
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Hi!

I've been using TidalHiFi for 2-3 years now and I'm pretty happy. You will notice a difference.

Mostly listening through an ObjectiveDAC (ODAC)

Objective DAC (ODAC revB) - board only Version

into my WHAMMY headphone amp or AudioLab 8000MB and AE1 speakers.

The quality is great and well worth the 20 / month.

cheers,
David
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Old 4th September 2018, 05:11 PM   #3
maLx is offline maLx  United States
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Hi!

I've been using TidalHiFi for 2-3 years now and I'm pretty happy. You will notice a difference.

Mostly listening through an ObjectiveDAC (ODAC)

Objective DAC (ODAC revB) - board only Version

into my WHAMMY headphone amp or AudioLab 8000MB and AE1 speakers.

The quality is great and well worth the 20 / month.

cheers,
David
Ok, so if I used a DAC like this?
Amazon.com: Nano Ione Home Audio DAC with Bluetooth: Electronics

Would it be noticeable?
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Old 5th September 2018, 12:42 AM   #4
pompon is offline pompon  Canada
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BIG difference in SQ between spotify and Tidal.
Spotify interface is MUCH better than tidal.
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Old 5th September 2018, 09:50 PM   #5
plasnu is offline plasnu  United States
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Tidal's HiRez MQA is a godsend. Finally better sound quality than vinyl overall, although depends on mastering. You'll easily notice how CD 44.1K sucks.

Buy Audirvana, and you'll get free Tidal account for 3 months or so.
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Old 7th September 2018, 11:12 PM   #6
mogget is offline mogget  United Kingdom
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Tidal is great for sound quality, integrates nicely with Roon for a great interface and integration with a local music collection.
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