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I believe someone just posted the premium version but for an extra $1 you can get 4 months Hi-Fi which contains the masters edition!
Referee receives 60 Days of TIDAL Premium. Referrer receives 30 Days.
I signed up for that popular argentina deal, 3.50 a month. Is it easy to convert the account over to Aus to accept this offer, or would I need to start a new account? Trying to figure out if it's worth bothering to jump through the hoops to claim this
I listen to Tidal Masters through my Bluesound Node 2 DAC, which unfolds MQA. The difference between this and Spotify on high quality is night and day. NOT snake oil at all..maybe some people should either upgrade their system, or check their hearing before making blanket statements based on limited personal experience. On another note, Tidal also has an amazing collection of jazz music, if anyone here cares about that.
Night and day meaning you pass an abx test, or night and day meaning you enjoy the placebo effect?
Ditto, although Vault 2 in my case. I wonder how many are comparing using cheap earbuds played through a phone.
Anyone tried the Tidal Plex integration?
I signed up for Tidal on a free trial.
Found its not got a lot of scope.
Sound quality is good, but I can't hear a difference between this and high quality Spotify. Don't have the set up I guess.
Tried to cancel and they had nothing short of a fit. Pay through PayPal so you have protection. I was dumb enough not to and had to get bank involved.
Overall wouldn't bother. No wonder they're going under.
Are you sure the streaming quality was set to High, Hifi or Master?
It sometimes will automatically go to Normal which is the same 320kbps as high quality on Spotify.
Tidals fine esp when free but won’t pay full price if any
For those who want to improve their 'education' Athame is a wonderful app that works with tidal
Got it. Works well with Sony WH & WF xm3. The master's is on another level
IV had Spotify and YouTube music to compare to
Non-audiophile wh xm3 owner here.
Do you have to connect via 3.5 jack to get decent quality? I take it Bluetooth caps out.
Average with Bluetooth on WH1000XM3. Sound quality a lot better with wired headphones.
I have done extensive comparison and found that yes cable sounds better, but Bluetooth with LDAC is close behind and just much more convenient being wireless.
If you use Android that it should sound much better over LDAC with Sound Quality priority. If you on iOS, then you're stuck with lossy AAC over bluetooth.
who cares! it's the Apple logo I'm paying for
You need MQA hardware to unfold mastered audio.
I'm listening via LGV30+ with a Soundmagic E10 that is identified as a high impedence device. Switching back between normal impedence device you will be able to hear quite a significant difference.
The G series from G6 onwards should be able to handle MQA as well
That more the Quad-DAC being enabled for headphones that are 50ohm or greater.
The DAC in the V30 is really good, too.
To fully appreciate the difference in high fidelity audio, you need good hardware and a nice quiet listening room.
Thanks OP, so glad I checked OzB before signing up to the email I got for the premium promo. Perfect timing too, my spotify subscription had expired and my new IEMs arrived last week.
Downside is the pain in the ass task of adding all my new songs from my Spotify playlist to my old Tidal one. A few of my favourite songs are also missing in Tidal, but for $1.99 and 4 months of lossless streaming I'm not complaining.
There's an website applet for that, they want to charge you to do all at once, but you can do it for free one playlist at a time. Sorry the name of the website escapes me.
EDIT: I've been able to successfully synch Google Play Music -> YT Music and YT Music -> Tidal but I can't seem to use Tidal as the source for the conversion. A minor issue though.
Great price, at 23.99 a month afterwards they can flac off though
Great deal, thanks OP, That's a $98 saving so I'm happy.
I certainly notice the difference of FLAC versus lossy. Most of the streaming services use below average or outdated codecs for the lossy streams, such as mp3 (Lame 3.98 for Deezer) and old AAC encoders (Dolby Media for Tidal's)
Something like FDK AAC sounds amazing for the given bit-rate IMO but nobody uses it to my knowledge
Works a treat.
New Dolby Atmos content has been added, but only supported on phones currently.
No love with getting it to work on 2017 Nvidia Shield as says not supported for that.