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post #181 of 182 Old 12-05-2019, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Brian Hampton View Post

Just giving my solution ....

I use Apple Music family plan to give music to my wife and kids. I really don't use it much myself.

My music is sourced from CDs and Blu Rays and kept on a JRiver server and directly connected to my HT system.

I see streaming music like the radio and for me there's no point for it to be the ultimate quality because it's still streaming music not something I have for the quality. It's my on the go stuff.


Agreed for the most part and +1. I use Google Play Music the same way you use Apple Music; a family plan, giving easy access to music to my entire family via their phones, tablets, google smart speakers, etc... no one else in my house *really* cares about sound quality the way I do other than me. They're all perfectly happy with a giant library of 320 kbps MP3's. And it's what I listen to myself when I'm "on-the-go"; in the car, using bluetooth headphones out-n-about, etc.

But, when done correctly (IE: Qobuz or Tidal via some sort of software/streaming configuration that is both lossless and bit-perfect), some streaming solutions available in 2019 sound essentially indistinguishable to my own 16/44.1 FLAC rips. TIFWIW.

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Hey guys.I have been using apple music,and also a spotify free.This last weekend I upgraded my spotify account to try it and also compared Tidal hi res.I push my music from my desktop to either apple music or spotify with no problems just choose the device I want to listen on.With Tidal my networked Marantz arvs. don't show up and I really could not google how to do this from a desktop.I did get it to work using the HEOS app on my phone, but cant do it from the desktop. Thanks for any help.
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