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Qobuz coming to B&O?

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RichardIII
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RichardIII Posted: Sat, Nov 7 2020 9:00 AM

Finally the new Qobuz subscriptions are now available in the Netherlands. Full hi-res for a very nice price if you choose a yearly subscription. This was what I was waiting for personally. So now, for the first time in my life CoolI have a streaming subscription. I use Qobuz trough Roon, connected to a pre amp and then to my beolabs. Wonderful!

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Carolpa replied on Sat, Nov 7 2020 12:33 PM

RichardIII:
Finally the new Qobuz subscriptions are now available in the Netherlands. Full hi-res for a very nice price if you choose a yearly subscription. This was what I was waiting for personally. So now, for the first time in my life CoolI have a streaming subscription. I use Qobuz trough Roon, connected to a pre amp and then to my beolabs. Wonderful!
Interesting indeed!

And B&o is now listed as "Our partners" on the Qobuz site...........

 

 

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I hadn’t noticed that yet. That would be awesome. My next purchase will be a beosound 1 and Qobuz integration would really nail it for me. 

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Carolpa replied on Sat, Nov 7 2020 5:34 PM

RichardIII:
I hadn’t noticed that yet. That would be awesome. My next purchase will be a beosound 1 and Qobuz integration would really nail it for me.
For sure I then would try Qobuz for a year.

 

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Carolpa:

And B&o is now listed as "Our partners" on the Qobuz site...........

How to interpret this?

Is B&O soon going to integrate Qobuz, or do they just mean streaming by airplay/chromecast by this?

What do you think?

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Carolpa replied on Sat, Nov 7 2020 6:26 PM

Airplay can't handle HiRes above 48kHz. Chromecast can; up to 24bit 96kHz

But I interpreted "the integrated" remark as an upcoming addition.

And I hope B&o will.........

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Curly replied on Sat, Nov 7 2020 9:18 PM

+1 for native support of Qobuz (and TIDAL).

Currently: BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18, BeoSound Core, Beosound Level, Beosound A1 2nd Gen, BeoPlay S8 Connection Hub, Essence Remote

Previously: BeoSound 1 non-GVA

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Carolpa replied on Sun, Nov 8 2020 6:15 AM

This Qobuz says about "integration". So it seems the conclusion should be: Qobuz is coming to B&o

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VANTAGE replied on Sun, Nov 8 2020 10:15 AM

That would be awesome 😊

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Curly replied on Sun, Nov 8 2020 1:00 PM

We’ve been asking for this and native TIDAL integration for months! Crossing my fingers they’ve listened to us. 

Currently: BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18, BeoSound Core, Beosound Level, Beosound A1 2nd Gen, BeoPlay S8 Connection Hub, Essence Remote

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Carolpa replied on Sun, Nov 8 2020 5:18 PM

RichardIII:
This was what I was waiting for personally. So now, for the first time in my life CoolI have a streaming subscription. I use Qobuz trough Roon, connected to a pre amp and then to my beolabs. Wonderful!
How to try Qobuz on B&o (setup)

1. Take a 30 day free streaming plan.

2. Take a 30 day free Audirvana licence

3. Install Audirvana on a PC/Mac and the remote on your Mobile/Tablet (PC/Mac, Remote, B&o renderers in the same network)

4. Log in to Qobuz in Audirvana (note: confirm your Qobuz plan -mail)

5. Choose one of your NL devices as output 

6. Start a HD album/track in the app/remote app. The choosen NL devices is going to (DLNA) play this music.

7. JOIN other B&o players in your network 

 

This way Tidal can also be tested

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Curly replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 3:04 AM

Or... B&O can do the reasonable, sensible thing and include native support for these services in their app and devices like the majority of their competitions do. :)

(I don’t mean to sound dismissive of your note, Carolpa. I’m not at all—it’s neat you figured this out. But this feels like a 10-step workaround hack to me. It should just be native and easy, IMHO.)

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 4:54 AM

Curly:
(I don’t mean to sound dismissive of your note, Carolpa. I’m not at all—it’s neat you figured this out. But this feels like a 10-step workaround hack to me. It should just be native and easy, IMHO.)
It is a one time setup. Then, everytime you want to use it,  it is more or less simular to Spotify Connect.

You simply go to the Audirvana app, start the Track/Album you want to listen to. The B&o device setup in Audirvana is going to start with the selected music. Then you can Multiroom this music in the B&o app by JOIN. 

Simple as that! It is native and easy, IMHO (but for sure I would prefer an integration with the B&o app also)

 

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 8:03 AM

And all tag info are visible in the Beoliving app (1st pic) and the B&o app (2nd pic)

And on the Halo and on the Moment and on the BS35

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How about gapless playback?

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 9:18 AM

Millemissen:
How about gapless playback?

MM

GaplessYes - thumbs up

 

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mbolo01 replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 10:12 AM

RichardIII:
How to interpret this?

IMHO it is just a "Hi-Res compatibility" thing for now. In their magazine they refer to B&O as being Googlecast compatible so could support Qobuz Hi-Res up to Googlecast limitations, that's it.

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 10:16 AM

mbolo01:
B&O as being Googlecast compatible so could support Qobuz Hi-Res up to Googlecast limitations, that's it.
That I missed, so if no Qobuz addition, than I prefer the the Audirvana solution for sure

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Carolpa:

Millemissen:
How about gapless playback?

MM

GaplessYes - thumbs up

 

Gapless playback over DLNA, yes?

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 9 2020 1:17 PM

Millemissen:
Carolpa:
Millemissen:
How about gapless playback?MM
GaplessYes - thumbs up
Gapless playback over DLNA, yes?

MM

this morning I tested some live recordings, they were/sounded gapless. Now I tried DSOTM, I would call this gapless. If you are extremely critical one must say there is a small transition between some songs, but I never heard the streaming transition of DSOTM that good!

 

I wonder is it because how the music files were cut, or because of the change from one to the other streaming file. I would say the first.

 

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Carolpa:

Millemissen:
Carolpa:
Millemissen:
How about gapless playback?MM
GaplessYes - thumbs up
Gapless playback over DLNA, yes?

MM

this morning I tested some live recordings, they were/sounded gapless. Now I tried DSOTM, I would call this gapless. If you are extremely critical one must say there is a small transition between some songs, but I never heard the streaming transition of DSOTM that good!

 

I wonder is it because how the music files were cut, or because of the change from one to the other streaming file. I would say the first.

 

Interesting - I guess it has something to do with how Audirvana fetches the music from the Qubuz streaming server. Might have something to do with buffering in Audirvana.

MM

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