[BCAB] mY eXPERIENCE WITH QOBUZ ON COMPUTER

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Mar 30 10:56:26 BST 2018


Hi Kelvin,

Could you not just re-rip your CDs as Flac?

That's what I'm doing at the moment.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Kelvin Williams via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk> 
Sent: 30 March 2018 10:45
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Cc: Kelvin Williams <kelvin.williams at tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] mY eXPERIENCE WITH QOBUZ ON COMPUTER

dEAD RIGHT. oNE THING YOU CAN DO JUST TO SHOW THE DIRECT DIFFERENCE IS TO
SWITCH WHICH FORMAT IS PLAYING, YOU THEN REALIZE HOW RELATIVELY BAD
MP3 FILES ARE EVEN AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF ENCODING.

tHIS IS SORT OF UNFORTUNATE AS i HAVE A LOT OF MP3S WHICH i SHALL HAVE TO
REPLACE.

kELVIN.
On 30/03/2018 10:07, Steve Nutt wrote:
> Yep, just found it.  My apologies.
>
> Mind you, you wouldn't go for sublime then download MP3s would you?
<Smile>.
>
> All the best
>
> Steve
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kelvin Williams via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: 29 March 2018 20:42
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Cc: Kelvin Williams <kelvin.williams at tiscali.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] mY eXPERIENCE WITH QOBUZ ON COMPUTER
>
> O yes they do. As they say on their website: ". . . for those who for 
> some reason might need them."
>
> At the bottom of the player screen is a graphic which, if you click, 
> will show you all the formats which are available for that item.
>
> Kelvin.
> On 29/03/2018 18:25, Steve Nutt wrote:
>> Hi Kelvin,
>>
>> Just one correction to your post, Qobuz don't do MP3 files at all, 
>> that's the whole point.  MP3 files are Lossi, or compressed.  Qobuz 
>> streams in Flac.
>>
>> If you want a wireless speaker system that takes advantage of Qobuz, 
>> then you really need Bluesound or something high end.  Sonos will not 
>> play anything above 16-bit, so those lovely 24-bit files won't work 
>> on
> Sonos.
>> If Sonos did the hi-fi stuff as well as all their services, I'd be 
>> all over them, but at this point, I believe Bluesound is probably one 
>> of your best solutions, if you do go for a speaker system.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Kelvin Williams via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Sent: 29 March 2018 10:45
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Cc: Kelvin Williams <kelvin.williams at tiscali.co.uk>
>> Subject: [BCAB] mY eXPERIENCE WITH QOBUZ ON COMPUTER
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Talking of Hi Fi and things, I thought I'd let you know about my 
>> experience of Qobuz on the computer.
>>
>> Firstly, the service itself is fantastic: I had not realized how much 
>> I wanted streaming in cd quality and above until I got it, the sound 
>> is brilliant.
>>
>> I subscribed to the sublime plus level which gives you everything, 
>> especially good for classical music because it gives you access to 
>> the
>> 96 24 bit streaming, where the files are available.
>>
>> You can also purchase from their shop studio quality files, haven't 
>> done this yet because I have nothing to play them on; that will be my 
>> next investment.
>>
>> Using the app with nvda works well, the search facility produces 
>> well, though the screen is full of links which say Link, Clickable, 
>> link clickable, or link, or Graphic clickable.
>>
>> But the lay-out remains consistant, so once you know what does what 
>> you can make it work.
>>
>> You can play whole albums without a problem, I have a keyboard which 
>> has play, pause, previous and next buttons which allows you to move 
>> through albums, but i have not found a way yet to go forward and back 
>> within a single playing track on the player interface, but i haven't 
>> really wanted to. Also can't find the buttons for previous/next track 
>> etc on the app itself. So use the buttons on your keyboard if you 
>> have
> them.
>> The android app has lots of unlabeled buttons, but again the lay-out 
>> remains consistant so you can work it out.
>>
>> If you want the highest quality mp3 files for your phone this is the 
>> place to get them.
>>
>> In-fact, with much prompting it will let you download 96 24 bit 
>> recordings which my phone can play, and what a sound it makes.
>> Actually it shows what good sound phones actually have, especially 
>> with
> good quality headphones.
>>
>> I have spent the last week searching all the things I had once on 
>> vinal, and so far they have all been available.
>>
>> One last thing, the program does not work at all on screen reader, 
>> you can't even access their site because that does not wirk with 
>> internet
> explorer.
>> You can use their web player on the site with firefox, though on this 
>> you can only stream cd quality files.
>>
>> Kelvin.
>>
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