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New Tidal tiers

Discussion in 'audio' started by simon g, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. simon g

    simon g Older, wiser but no longer retired

  2. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    I must admit..I thought they did that anyway
  3. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

    Yes I saw that too. Good news for the artists. That’s why I prefer to use Tidal rather than Spotify. (plus the superior sound quality)
  4. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Digging into Spotify in readiness for its entry in to cd quality.
  5. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    This is good imo. The more you listen to an artist the more they get of your subscription. Hope Qobuz follow. I’d also be happy with a button to make a donation directly.
    webster likes this.
  6. DavidR

    DavidR pfm Member

    Interestingly, if you log into your account, you will see an option to downgrade from the new Tidal Plus to standard Tidal HiFi, and save yourself £10 a per month. Great news if like me you have a Naim streamer which cannot play MQA.
    DannyWin likes this.
  7. marshanp

    marshanp ellipsis addict

    So "Tidal Plus" = a £10/month surcharge for the dubious benefits (sic) of MQA?

    I'll stick with the MQA-free zone that is Qobuz, thank you...
    tenpercenter, r0dd3r5 and webster like this.
  8. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Del motto
    Apparently they save your data even if you leave in a huff. I’ve left twice fingering quality but they welcomed me back with no loss/hard feelings :)
  9. topsy

    topsy pfm Member

    Hmm I think this is a good move by Tidal - Apple had already priced them out. I am considering them again at £10/month - I buy CDs of music I really like so dont feel guilty!
  10. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    But Tidal Hifi has not fan-centered royalties
  11. jobseeker

    jobseeker pfm Member

    Top tier is still €13.99 in Portugal. No Qobuz here.unfortunately all my communications from them are in Portuguese.
  12. serendipitydawg

    serendipitydawg Dag nabbit!

    Thanks for mentioning this. Already downgraded as I too have a non-MQA DAC.
    DannyWin and Darren like this.
  13. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    So does this mean that the current £19.99 a month can be downgraded for people using Linn streamers (non MQA) and still keep the current quality level (e.g. standard 16-bit and 44.1 kHz) for £9.99 a month?
  14. simon g

    simon g Older, wiser but no longer retired

    That may well be the case, but what is not clear is exactly what file is accessed if you have a HiFi Tier subscription. Is it a separate 16/44.1 file or a 'version' of the MQA file?
  15. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

  16. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    That’s an encouraging first step, but roll on the day when money is properly allocated to who you listen to, rather than a pilot scheme for a small proportion of it.
  17. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    Please note that if you have EVER had any sort of free trial with Tidal you will not get the 30 days free they are offering!!
    Margin_walker likes this.
  18. Featsdont

    Featsdont pfm Member

    The recommendation from the Naim forum (including from Naim staff) is to opt for the cheaper hi fi subscription as Naim’s kit doesn’t support the formats now offered in the Tidal top tier.
  19. Eyebroughty

    Eyebroughty JohnC

    This is what Tidal say is HIFi when you downgrade, so what exactly is it, standard 16-bit and 44.1 kHz or something different?

    • HiFi - $9.99 USD a month with standard sound quality (1411 Kbps)

  20. Man in a van

    Man in a van pfm Member

    A new e-mail address will sort this
    webster likes this.

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