Qobuz has actually been around since 2008 (it launched in France), but the subscription streaming service is just now becoming available in the United States. Qobuz’ unique selling proposition: higher quality recordings.
According to USA Today, Qobuz’s has 40 million CD-quality tracks and millions of high-res tracks. The Qobuz subscription tiers: Hi-Fi ($19.99 monthly, $199.99 a year) for CD-quality streaming and Studio ($24.99 monthly, $249.99 annually) for better-than-CD, studio quality sound.
USA Today says in Qobuz’s high-resolution library you can find Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour,” Drake’s “Scorpion,” and the entire Led Zeppelin collection mastered at up to 24-bit/192 kHz quality. “That is roughly 29 times the quality of MP3 and better than CDs, which are mastered at 16-bit/44.1 kHz.” Qobuz also has reviews, artist biographies, feature stories and curated playlists. Qobuz also sells music downloads in CD and better-than-CD quality.