How do you like Tidal Wigean ?
I`ve been a subscriber for a pretty long time and just used it occationally.
I bought me a new car some weeks ago that has the android auto option.
After that I have used Tidal almost every day and have no complaints.
I find the music I look for and the sound is good.
Heh, I didn`t know when I bought it, but the car has a 825W 20 loudspeaker system and Tidal sounds great on it. I find myself sitting in the car listening to music after I have parked in the garage.
I`ve just got the hang on making playlist and it works fine.
I`m not sure, but it seems that Tidal makes playlists that suits my searches. Probably that algorithm thingy.
For now I have no reason to switch to Spotify.
What the future brings, I don`t know.
If you have some tips or tricks I will gladly listen.
I have been bouncing between Tidal Plus and Qobuz. Trying to decided between the 2. Your car sound system sounds awesome. You truly only need a Hi Res audio stream on good equipment. Bluetooth cannot handle the data stream needed to produce Hi Res. You need downloaded Hi Res files (using your phones USB for Android Auto) or a strong Wi Fi/ Network connection. Hi Res will suck up your phones data very quickly as the files are large compared to mp3 quality. I stream directly to my Denon receiver. I can get 192/24 this way.
Tidal is sort of in transition, from MQA to Flac (above 44.1Hz). Right now I am preferring Qobuz, as it shows the frequency. 44.1/96/192Hz. Tidal shows Low/High/Max. I may go back it they show the frequency. Qobuz works with Android Auto as well.
Neil Young's Live at Carnagie Hall 1970, in 192/24 bit sounds incredible on my home system.
One thing for sure, both services are better than YouTube Music and Spotify. YT Music is mp3 quality 320 kHz. There is a drastic difference when listening on a good system. Over bluetooth earbuds, it's fine, as it is a limited to the equipment. And it is good for lower data rates.
Qobuz allows you to download file to your PC, Tidal does not. Both allow downloading to mobile devices. I have 140 GB of music on both my PC and phone.
BTW, I am pretty sure Spotify is only going to offer 44.1/16 bit quality, which is equivalent to a CD. But it is much better than what they offer now.