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  1. I understand and appreciate your position. Please just note I did not write "create", I wrote "translate and organize", and that people much smarter than me believe a certain level of human expression will always remain incomprehensible to machine intelligence. Anyway I would opt out of any attempt to record everything about my listening habits, just as I'm already opted out of map history, search history, and etc. I don't use capabilities some of the competitors already have because I find their results disappointing and the whole idea creepy, so if such features were added to Qobuz I wouldn
  2. Even Mr. Singularity himself, Ray Kurzweil, foresees limits in AI's ability to work with poetry and literature even as it reaches the ability to translate and organize nonfiction and even some types of fiction. I expect similar limitations in music. If Qobuz were like its competitors, I would not be here.
  3. In response to a request above, I would just like to take the opportunity to thank the folks at Qobuz for the human-curated playlists that accompany music history articles, explore genres, and follow other themes. I am not interested in AI-driven "radio" and would never use it if implemented in Qobuz. I deleted Pandora early on, and also tried it in Tidal and hated it. But I do appreciate the work of human DJs. Outside of Qobuz, I listen to Radio Paradise and other great DJ-driven work. But I find AI that decides what I should listen to based on past listening to be as disappointing as machine
  4. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I think keeper defines "offline mode" as "offline and logged out". That seems unique. If you log out of the app then you lose your offline cache, which seems to me a normal consequence because now the app cannot know if you still have a current account. But apparently Qobuz Support told keeper to log out while resolving another issue, resulting in the loss of that cache. Hence the frustration.
  5. Qobuz does not go above 192k. However there are a range of free hi-res downloads available from the 2L Test Bench: http://www.2l.no/hires/ The first column is 24 bits / 384.8 kHz.
  6. I've been very happy with the overall performance improvements in recent updates. My Qobuz app for Windows app just updated to 5.7.2, however the version history has not been updated since 5.6.4. @David Craff would you mind posting the missing change log here?
  7. Update: just received an email from AXPONA that says in part "...we do not believe it would be wise to hold AXPONA in April 2021. We asked the Renaissance Schaumburg for later dates in the calendar year that could accommodate our entire event and we are pleased to announce our new dates will be August 27 – 29, 2021."
  8. I did that to get on the UK service from the US before they launched here, but I think Qobuz plugged that hole a while ago, and now check for your credit card or PayPal billing address. At least that's what seems to be happening to Europeans trying to register across borders.
  9. If you look closely at the track titles you'll notice they're all gray instead of black. That means they're not available for streaming except in 30-second MP3 samples. The "Available in" icon teases that maybe you can stream or buy the album in CD-quality, yet the Buy button is also grayed out and says it's not available for purchase either. @dmackta is there anything that can be done about a confusing situation like this? That album isn't really there.
  10. @LawrenceT the DAC in the Altair G1 is an ESS 9038Q2M. When you switched to the G2.1 through your EMM Labs equipment, you were probably hearing a warmer smoother sound. I suggest you try the Aurender A10.
  11. The Android app thing seems to be fixed. I just got an update that installed, it works, I can see it in the Play app, and the link via their website also works.
  12. Can't help you with that config, except to say plenty of people are using Kazoo to get hi-res streams. Try BubbleUPnP, which offers OpenHome compatibility and hi-res: https://www.hifizine.com/2019/07/stream-qobuz-to-anything/ I can only help with LMS, but I've seen a lot of posts on the others here.
  13. @brother love now you have two examples of how to use low-power PCs with Qobuz: LMS and OpenHome. As you'd have to do the same with Tidal — the only other service worth comparing with Qobuz — I suggest you have some fun exploring these alternatives, including BubbleUPnP for Linux.
  14. I hope you'll get a specific response from Qobuz here, but for now I can tell you that Tidal requires a 2.33GHz Pentium 4, Athlon 64 2800+, or faster, and the requirements for Qobuz seem to be at least that much and maybe more. I have tried to run the Qobuz app for Windows on a quad-core Celeron, and discovered that isn't enough power. I understand that optimizing for slower platforms is on their to-do list, but it's probably still far far down on that list. And I suspect it will never run on an Atom machine. I currently run LMS (Squeezebox Server) with the Qobuz app on
  15. Those are extremely different designs. Not just in streaming features, but also in the way they sound. For example, the Aurender A10 is designed around dual AKM DAC chips, while the Mytek Brooklyn is designed around an ESS DAC chip. When DAC hardware developers follow the design guidelines of those chip brands, an AKM-based DAC may have a warmer, smoother sound, while an ESS-based DAC may have a crisper, neutral sound. I prefer AKM and find ESS harsh and shrill, while others find ESS clear, stimulating, and essential to their enjoyment, and I'm sure there are many other subjective ways of desc
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