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David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

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  1. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Steve, Sorry for the delay, however with all due respect, the only reason you’re baffled, is that you’re not on the teams trying their best everyday to make this happen. There are moving and appearing hoops that we expect no one to understand, but rest assured, the team is firing on all eight cylinders. This is a very difficult task and we’re making progress everyday. The beta is being tested now, so we shouldn’t be much longer. I promise you’ll be much happier with a service working as good as possible when we do launch. (No animals have been harmed during this arduous process)
  2. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Article: McIntosh MS500 Music Streamer Review

    Thanks for the review. Very nice piece. McIntosh should do well.
  3. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    OMG... That is hilarious, LC. Thanks for the levity.
  4. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    This is a multi part question re: iPhone Xs, Qobuz, and Hi res music.

    Hi Audio Doctor, once you hit play, Qobuz let’s you see the word length and bit depth. Hope this helps.
  5. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Hi Austinpop, I have brought this to the attention of the engineers. they are looking into this mislabeling as it seems to be in a good number of places. I was in Van Morrison today and there was one mislabeled there too. They are aware of this and there's no bait and switch as reported in an earlier post. You see the sampling rate and word depth upon hitting play. This is a simple coding mistake and is being addressed. Thanks for your patience.
  6. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    We're shooting for 6-8 weeks after the US.
  7. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I'll be out of the office all next week at CEDIA. If I'm a little slow on the uptake, please forgive.
  8. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Hi Sal, Let me clarify. It's like Apple in that you can download music that you can purchase on our site. If you belong to the top tier, it will cost about the same as an mp3 from Apple. With Tidal, you can offline only to your phone. With Qobuz, you can also offline anything on the site to your computer at the resolution on the site. When I say "true" resolution, there is no special encoding/decoding process other than rendering a FLAC file, so any DAC that will resolve 24/192 can playback in full resolution on any device that can do the same. All of the music is in FLAC, so when you play tracks, you get a full, bit-perfect recording. Hope this helps.
  9. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Sorry all. This was totally tongue and cheek. Qobuz sends flac files.
  10. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Very true, but we're not close to finishing getting more hi-res files or getting the proper agreements for rights to stream hi-res files. A task that will never end.
  11. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    That is strange...While we do have some snippits until the tracks/albums are cleared, I have 1989 playing in full res with the full tune. https://open.qobuz.com/album/0060254706688
  12. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    Probably just streaming. But thee will be third party apps that will do this.
  13. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    I just tried this on my system and the app did not crash. Just curious; why would one want to do this?
  14. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    We're working on that now. We are partnering with Musimap to achieve that feature, similar to Spotify and Deezer's flow. Timing is harder to predict as it depends on the quality of the Algorithms that will be provided, and how long it can take them to bring it to a quality deemed good enough for a release. I would say that we aim to have something live in the first half of 2019.
  15. David.. Qobuz, Hi-Res Music Evangelist

    Official Qobuz Issues Thread

    I'm not sure about this one, but I have found on a new release is a great way to check differences. I have a dog in the fight, so I won't comment, but there are audible differences. I'm getting some great feedback from a few people in the industry that I know are true listeners. My favorite last week was Paul McGowan that simply wrote, "wow, David, Qobuz does sound better". Anders from Hegel says the same.
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