HD Def Streaming Audio Services

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  1. newcastlefan

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    Has anyone tried these ultra high quality streaming audio providers yet? I signed up for a free month trial of Deezer Elite (cause it is available with Sonos at a 25% discount) that provides FLAC audio streams, and I've been looking at some other services besides Spotify (which only provides a max of 320bps), like Tidal.
     
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    I heard Tidal is the cream of the crop
     
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    No, I didnt even know they were available. Are they like Pandora?
     
  4. newcastlefan

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    I read that too, then i looked at the deal Deezer is giving and i figured i could get it a shot first, plus i like the connection with Sonos and all the other equipment manufacturers they've arranged.
     
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    $1000 bucks says you guys can't hear above 17khz anyway :rolleyes:
     
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    yes but much higher bit rate which translates to a much higher quality of audio. if you plan to use the stock iphone headphones the difference between 64 or 128 and flac won't be noticable, but with good equipment you can hear things that just don't come across with the lower streams. I've heard small guitar and sax riffs in music i thought i knew really well when the best i had was 320bps. suddenly at 1400+bps these things pop out.
     
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    doesn't matter. the tracks are present in the 1400 stream that are muddled over in the 128 and 320 streams. with standard equipment you hear nothing. with better equipment you can hear the additional stuff.
     
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    Hunh?


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    $1000 bucks:lol::fail:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    whatever :rolleyes: Marketing BS. ABX tests have proven you are all insane.
     
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    I think I still have a Sony Walkman around here somewhere. Probably still has a Scorpions cassette in it, too.
     
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    since i hear the difference in some tracks, the tests are invalid for all people. all it takes is one person who can hear it to invalidate the tests. if you dont want to believe it, thats your choice, but at the beginning of the thread i did not ask who believes it is better; i asked who has tried it.
     
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    people who have no other argument other than such tactics, automatically lose.
     
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    Carry on....
     
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    perdix is lurking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You're trolling. Stop it. :nojj:
     
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    Is bit rate like bit coins?
     
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    Trolling isn't allowed and Dent Cancer follows the rules.:grad:
     
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    Yes. You're learning my bald buttertoothed friend.
     
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