Another Music Streaming Service Launches


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.


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