All things Qobuz - Q&A

Hey gang,

So still under my free trial for Qobuz and trying to get the hang of it to see if I will stay on or just keep using AmazonMusicHD.

Can you answer a few questions if you don’t mind? First, is this really all the playlists and discover features Qobuz has under the discover icon? Second Can you turn the UI to dark mode instead of bright white on Desktop? Thanks a bunch!

MR

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Yes, and No.

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lol! Thanks!

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If it’s any consolation, I just saved a bunch of money by switching my insurance to Geico.

Also, Roon has a radio feature that will pull music from Qubuz, and it’s better than what Qobuz has. All you need to do is spend a lot more money.

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LOL! This is an awesome response. Yeah I am searching online and finding those are not really features Qobuz excels at right now. Seems like most people are using Roon or similar services and spending more money for that service as well. You pretty much nailed it. As Qobuz is playing Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from their limited playlists" . How ironic…

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This could be interesting if more people shared great playlists.

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If you have a really well flushed out playlist collection on Spotify, Tidal, then you can use Soundiiz to migrate those to Qobuz. No clue if that works with Amazon. You can also get sneaky with it and create a scheduled task to transfer a Tidal/Spotify radio stations over to Qobuz if you find something you want to keep updated.

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Well the interesting thing is there are a bunch of playlists from my iPad as of this morning but only like 15 on the Mac OS X App as of last night. I will have to check again later today.

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I would really love to see if we can get forum members to start sharing those playlist for Qobuz here!

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Signed up today for the yearly plan. It only showed studio not studio premier I imagine it’s the same?

I haven’t created any Qobuz playlists yet but I’ll look into it and start sharing…

I usually do Spotify playlists as all my “normie” friends and family use it…lol

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I’m older so some may not enjoy my Qobuz selections, but here are some playlists:

Rock
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553902
Kenny G
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2556424
Taylor & Diamond
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553584
Eagles
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2555163
Chicago
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553621
Beatles
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553636
Women of Pop & Rock
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2558187
R&B & Soul
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553850
Classic Rock Vol 1
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553581
Classic Rock Vol 2
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2556591
Diana Krall
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553557
Women of Jazz
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2554019
Melody Gardot
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/1952215

Audiophile Treasure Series
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2571950
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2572092

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So still under my free trial for Qobuz and trying to get the hang of it to see if I will stay on or just keep using AmazonMusicHD.

Can you answer a few questions if you don’t mind? First, is this really all the playlists and discover features Qobuz has under the discover icon? Second Can you turn the UI to dark mode instead of bright white on Desktop? Thanks a bunch!

Sorry I cant answer this question #2 as I use Qobuz with Aurender. There I use it in dark mode - easier on my eyes.

As to your first question Qobuz makes up their own Playlists. They’re ok. Those are the ones you normally see.

But as you know you can share Playlists with others and even do Collaboration Playlists with a few of your friends. I see some of persons Playlists from others on Qobuz, but at other times I don’t. So, Qobuz may be doing a random selection thingy for these - Im not sure.

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Thank you for sharing these!!!

Pretty wild there is no hi-res albums of Adele on Qobuz, was kinda shocked to see this just now.

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There are no hi-res Adele albums anywhere that I know of.

A few of her tracks from other albums are in hi-res, but otherwise not. Not as MQA with TIDAL and not on HD Tracks either.

Though given the compressed dynamic range of those albums anyway, it’s not very surprising.

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I didn’t realize this, thank you Ian!

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Actually it looks like AmazonHD does for sure have it, and there is an audible difference between this and the CD quality in Qobuz

Looks like the whole album is 24bit 92khz

Okay, so she’s got one album on Amazon HD … the least usable of all the services, and the most compressed of all her albums as I recall (no apparent change in that regard here, at least audibly … I’ll compare the actual bit-depth and spectra a bit later … but they’ve always been around just 4-6 on the DR scale).

That it isn’t elsewhere is likely a licensing issue.

Would not be at all surprised if this wasn’t just an upsampled copy of the normal album.

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Maybe it’s just my imagination and there is not an audible difference…could just be the placebo effect. I don’t claim to have golden ears lol and no measurement equipment.

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