Anyone using Qobuz?

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I’ve been using Tidal for past two years and it’s up for renewal soon. So was thinking of giving Qobuz a shot.

Have been trying to signup for a trial (US), but in vain!

Anyone successfully signed up?
 

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No luck yet, they need a US credit card to avail the trial. Not sure if we can get a trial subscription via Apple store, will give it a try and let you know.
 
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it is necessary to have a credit card issued from the country u subscribe from.( friends or relatives etc).
VPN simply do not work with qobuz unlike tidal. we had tried various methods .
BTW qobuz sounds way better than tidal.
Tidal connect / spotify connect features make it easier to use them from the native app .
qobuz connect feature is still not heard of -although u can do chromecast
qobuz USA is cheaper than UK due to lower exchange rate with Indian Rupee.
 

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There are subtle differences between Tidal and Qobuz, I feel Qobuz has a better SQ overall .
The difference is not VFM when you compare Tidal turkey shared vs Qobuz shared.
 

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No luck yet, they need a US credit card to avail the trial. Not sure if we can get a trial subscription via Apple store, will give it a try and let you know.
I have a US AppStore account too and can sign up for a trail after which it’s ₹1850/month for individual plan. I haven’t used it for a long time so was asking to re-verify the card details. Otherwise this will work.
 

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it is necessary to have a credit card issued from the country u subscribe from.( friends or relatives etc).
VPN simply do not work with qobuz unlike tidal. we had tried various methods .
BTW qobuz sounds way better than tidal.
Tidal connect / spotify connect features make it easier to use them from the native app .
qobuz connect feature is still not heard of -although u can do chromecast
qobuz USA is cheaper than UK due to lower exchange rate with Indian Rupee.
I tried to sign up a few times today. Created a login via the voucher I got from Audirvana for a 3 month trial. But I get stuck at payment stage. Definitely need a credit card from a supported country.
 

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tidal turkey individual 200 INR p/m and qobuz shared 300 INR p/m are comparable though .:D
I’m on Turkey family plan which costs ₹100/month/person. And Qobuz would be ₹300. I doubt Qobuz would be worth the premium, but would like to try once :)
 

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yess i am using native app and sounds little organic and lively as no mqa and most of the albums are in 16 bit 44.1khz . and hindi catalogue is vast
 

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yess i am using native app and sounds little organic and lively as no mqa and most of the albums are in 16 bit 44.1khz . and hindi catalogue is vast
I use via Audirvana and Tidal sounds better that way. So I’ll try Qobuz the same.

I’ll setup Qobuz tonight with a US credit card
 
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I also feel Qobuz SQ is slightly better than Tidal. But Qobuz is behind Tidal in connectivity, UI, Playlists, Song discoverability/suggestions etc. Whether it is worth or not to move to Qobuz is really depends on the individual. If SQ is utmost priority for you, then you need to try Qobuz once.
 

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I also feel Qobuz SQ is slightly better than Tidal. But Qobuz is behind Tidal in connectivity, UI, Playlists, Song discoverability/suggestions etc. Whether it is worth or not to move to Qobuz is really depends on the individual. If SQ is utmost priority for you, then you need to try Qobuz once.
Their UI is pretty poor compared to other streaming services. But their discovery is pretty good. That said, Roon/Audirvana supports it seamlessly, if you are looking for something simple, just hook it with BubbleUPnP.
 

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I signed up for Studio Premier trial (then $22.99) on iOS App/US AppStore. It shows up under subscriptions on the AppStore, but on the app it still asks me to sign up for trial.

Reinstalling the app doesn’t fix this. Looks like Qobuz is trouble!
 

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Better get the account activated from usa and get the credentials and it will work fine I hope so
 
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