Originally Posted by audioguy
I won't do both Quobuz and Tidal. As much as I might really enjoy Atmos streamed music, if I have to re-subscribe to Tidal, I won't get to listen to it. The reason I left was I got tired of Jay Z's genre of music getting crammed down my throat. So unless that has been completely changed, I'm not interested.
When I first switched to Quobuz, they were way behind Tidal in their library size. And while they still may be, it has grown by leaps and bounds. I have no reason to doubt that Quobuz will eventually provide Atmos music. But even if they don't, I'm good!! Given my library of about 1400 albums plus the 14 trillion on Quobuz, I won't run out of things to listen to.
I think this is your answer as well as mine...from Techhive
"The company hasn’t disclosed what percentage of its library will be available in the Dolby Atmos Music format, but the albums and songs in its press release echo its emphasis on hip hop and pop
: Ariana Grande’s “7 rings,” The Weeknd’s After Hours
, and Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita.”"
I'm a classic rock, prog-rock, jazz, fusion-jazz, classical, world music, even big band kind of guy.
I know of Miles Davis Kind of Blue that was remixed in Atmos but not released or made available on media or digitally. I already own Atmos titles - R Waters The Wall concert, REM, INKS Kick, Beethoven's Symphonies by Karajan, Beatles Abbey Rd, 3 more eclectic titles. And I can find more on the specialty labels.
Bottom line for me is not interested based on what I'm reading. Not worth $240/yr for music I won't listen to. Once upon a time, the 80's, I did gravitate to MTV style pop (the music video novelty factor) but can't stand bubblegummy pop. I can still listen to groups like Duran Duran though
Other than Blondie's white-rap Rapture I don't own or listen to hip hop. I haven't seriously listened to what most call "pop" music for 30 yrs!
I'll take a Miles Davis or Pink Floyd (& Jefferson Airplane
) all day long over "modern" music. If you include my legacy quadraphonic LPs & 5.1 SACD/DVD-A, I already own a whole lot more multichannel music than stereo. Atmos music would be nice but isn't a must-have.
I decided to go with Qobuz based on your own experience with Tidal and tastes in music which I think mostly align with mine.
Plus I'm not giving up all the good stuff I've found on Qobuz just for a select few Atmos tracks. Qobuz even has the late 60's East Meets West, a collaboration between the classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin & Ravi Shankar - how cool is that? I doubt Jay Z's much interested in acquiring that one! And found a long out-of-print vinyl-only album by Chuck Mangione. I ruined my quad LP of that one years ago from using an anti-static liquid; every used copy I bought (4) on Ebay sounds like they were played with a fork; to find it on Qobuz was a delight! - just add DSU/Auro.
Good news Atmos music is becoming more mainstream but one still has to enjoy the music.
I got that off my chest
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