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# 170941 31-Mar-2015 12:25
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Impressed with the new platform, anyone using both who wants to comment as to how they find the UI, Music Selection etc?


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  # 1274451 31-Mar-2015 14:36
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Well I just read that the $10 is standard definition and high def is $20 a month, so that makes it less attractive in some ways than Spotify which has 320Kbps for $12.99 NZD a month.

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  # 1274532 31-Mar-2015 15:44
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I thought this was quite good: http://gawker.com/the-worlds-most-famous-musicians-just-hosted-a-bonkers-1694627052

I'll be watching it with interest, but I have a feeling that it's not going to take off. Spotify/pandora etc have a huge user base already and it'll be hard to lure people away. The only benefit I can see so far is you can listen to Taylor Swift on this streaming site (as she pulled her music from Spotify) and they have lossless music files. Neither of which will get me to pay $20 a month, especially when their music library is lacking.

Just watch what happens when Apple launches their service and blows this out of the water.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1274557 31-Mar-2015 15:52
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Noodles: I thought this was quite good: http://gawker.com/the-worlds-most-famous-musicians-just-hosted-a-bonkers-1694627052

I'll be watching it with interest, but I have a feeling that it's not going to take off. Spotify/pandora etc have a huge user base already and it'll be hard to lure people away. The only benefit I can see so far is you can listen to Taylor Swift on this streaming site (as she pulled her music from Spotify) and they have lossless music files. Neither of which will get me to pay $20 a month, especially when their music library is lacking.

Just watch what happens when Apple launches their service and blows this out of the water.


I'm interested to know why you think the library is lacking? It found everything I could think of. 

Spotify annoys me as it's product dev is unresponsive and glacial. Despite being requested since it's initial release, you still can't have spotify use a non default music output like foobar and lots of other players. 

I often want movies to go through my home theatre and music through headphones or airplay. 


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  # 1274588 31-Mar-2015 16:38
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For me it needs to have the same spotify intigration with my Demon amp and Sonos (+off line on my phone) before I would look at it.

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  # 1274596 31-Mar-2015 16:51
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Billionaires/Millionaires asking you to pay more?

I'm sorry spotify payments couldn't buy you that second jet but really I don't care..

The whole entitlement attitude for art thing seems weird to me, arts worth what people will pay, if they wont pay its not worth anything

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  # 1274895 1-Apr-2015 05:50
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Killerkiwi2005: Billionaires/Millionaires asking you to pay more?

I'm sorry spotify payments couldn't buy you that second jet but really I don't care..

The whole entitlement attitude for art thing seems weird to me, arts worth what people will pay, if they wont pay its not worth anything

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I think the issue with Spotify is that they set the price at free from the start and people got used to it. They probably should have just gone with a free month trial and then subscription like most other media services available online.

IMO this is not the market setting the price, its one company artificially setting the price.

Personally I think I'm a bit old fashioned in that I like to own my music collection but I think I will possibly give Tidal a try. My main reason for wanting to support them is that they offer loss-less and to me $20 (plus conversion to $NZ) per month is an OK price point. It will be interesting to see if Apple also offer a loss-less service as I believe they have toyed with the idea of loss-less downloads in the past, they even have their own loss-less codec - ALAC




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  # 1274917 1-Apr-2015 08:44
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networkn: Well I just read that the $10 is standard definition and high def is $20 a month, so that makes it less attractive in some ways than Spotify which has 320Kbps for $12.99 NZD a month.


Not 1st party, but there is this: http://www.equalify.me/

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t says it doesn't work with latest version of Spotify, but I was using it yesterday without any problems and my Spotify client updated a few days earlier.



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I did a trial and ended it after 2 days, I filled out their silly survey and got confirmation my trial ended after the 5 days (or 7 I can't recall). I then was charged that month, and then sent twitter, facebook and 2 service messages. I keep being charged having cancelled my subscription twice since. 

Can I contact my CC company for a chargeback? I haven't used the service except for the 2 days. 

They have killed any chance of me being a subscriber. 

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  # 1277451 5-Apr-2015 13:22
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I would absolutely contact the CC company for a chargeback. That's not acceptable. Glad I didn't trial it. Can't be bothered with that rubbish.




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Uh.. its $10 USD /month, which makes its same price as spotify?



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  # 1277560 5-Apr-2015 17:48
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code15: Uh.. its $10 USD /month, which makes its same price as spotify?


Well strictly speaking it's $12.99 USD for Spotify, but it does 320kbps mp3 for which the equivilent format is $20 with Tidal. They are off my list for possibilities now. 

I keep waiting for Amazon to sign that last big studio (Universal Music Group) and then I could have everything I want as I already pay for Prime. 

If they don't get them, and it seems to be taking a lot longer than was originally suggested meaning they might not be able to, then it might spell trouble. 



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  # 1277561 5-Apr-2015 17:56
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networkn: Well strictly speaking it's $12.99 USD for Spotify, but it does 320kbps mp3 for which the equivilent format is $20 with Tidal.

Tidal's $20 offering is 1411 kb/s PCM, not MP3. I don't know what the $10 level gives you though.



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  # 1277565 5-Apr-2015 18:02
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networkn: Well strictly speaking it's $12.99 USD for Spotify, but it does 320kbps mp3 for which the equivilent format is $20 with Tidal.

Tidal's $20 offering is 1411 kb/s PCM, not MP3. I don't know what the $10 level gives you though.


When I said equivalent I meant in the broadest sense of the word. I couldn't tell any difference between the HD Spotify and Tidal with a $1700 headphone, $600 dac and $600 Amp. I certainly wouldn't pay an extra $10 a month for it. 



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  # 1277568 5-Apr-2015 18:10
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$US12.99? Only paying $NZ12.99 for the wife's account so you're paying too much!




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