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  1. Please, are there any news on when the new pricing will be introduced in France? There are many classical releases missing from the U.S. catalogue. I'm thinking of changing my country account even if I have to pay around $13 more a month; knowing the change is in the works would motivate me to hasten my decision.
  2. Both are streaming services and the differences you cite have no bearing at all on the odious issue of geo-blocking.
  3. This is worrying. Will geo-blocking become more strict with Qobuz? Primephonic already offers its service worldwide. Up until now you could sign up for Qobuz in any region you wished using a VPN. Industries should adapt to the wishes of paying customers, not the other way around. We ought to be able to access any catalogue we wish regardless of where we live.
  4. 1. Thank you! Remember scroll position is extremely important to be able to browse search results and not lose your place on the list when you check out a release and then return to the search results. This is essential as discovery is the most enjoyable aspect of streaming. 2. I am afraid this is not in fact presently available. If you select a track and then attempt to select another one from a different grouping, the previously selected track gets unselected. 3. For albums with many tracks such as this one, you must go down the list and click on '+ SHOW MORE' many times in order to reach the final tracks. This is tremendously cumbersome and irritating. It would be great to be able to click once on a 'SHOW ALL' button and see all tracks. Please consider adding these sorely needed improvements soon to make your excellent service far more enjoyable.
  5. My wish list: ─remember scroll position when moving between pages ─allow to select tracks across groupings using the shift and control keys ─the ability to show all tracks in a release with a single click These would really improve usability and make a great service even better. This and more albums, of course.
  6. Personally I keep both buying─and playing─CDs. Arranging your collection, adding to it, handling the cases, looking at the artwork, and spinning the discs is much more fun than using some software - and a lot less work. Plus, they sound gorgeous on my Marantz CD player. I'll also keep my Qobuz subscription for the concert experience. Inputting a general search term such as Schumann and stumbling upon a previously unknown recording or work simulates attending a concert where the performance is an unknown. This is why proper searching, displaying, and browsing of results is so important! Also, you cannot enjoy high resolution on CD. Perhaps I'll even add Tidal for even more variety, even though that service has some truly awful issues such as albums with incorrect track order and corrupted audio files. Amazon HD I wouldn't even consider using. I have been using Audirvana for a couple of months now and it has performed flawlessly for me. It fixed all of my issues with playback, both with Qobuz and Tidal. It is highly recommended software and worth the steep price. It has a month-free trial, so you could give it a try. I also use Windows 10 for playback.
  7. That is a great topic and something I debate with myself constantly. For me after decades of listening to classical music I wonder what is the use of assimilating obscure repertoire that I might lose access to overnight as recordings disappear from services on a whim. There is only so much music you can listen to profitably at any given time, so having a couple of new CDs per month might bring more satisfaction than having access to a mammoth resource that you won't be able to devote proper attention to. In any case, it seems people here are disinclined to discussion, so let's leave it at that - and I am indeed enjoying Qobuz so far! The Europeans are famed for their refinement and attention to detail, so I hope the Qobuz organization can profit from our suggestions. Best of luck.
  8. If it were a service I were personally providing I'd be extremely interested in learning users' frustrations with it. This is very valuable information that would help me correct details that I would not otherwise be aware of and which would incur high costs for me to identify on my own, thus being able to provide a better product and survive in the marketplace while profiting from it. Regarding CDs, for someone who loves music and is not just looking for 'convenience', they are an enduring treasure, and I continue to purchase as many as I can. I will likely still be listening to them long after the current crop of streaming services has gone extinct as the market for music continues to evolve. Just the other day I was listening to Wetz's Violin Concerto on streaming and it suffered from a jarring break between tracks where the movement flows seamlessly into the next one. For thirty years of listening to music on CD before the advent of streaming I never experienced this, or the interminable amount of frustration new technology has made possible for us. Things simply worked flawlessly, all the time, and you didn't have to deal with endless, stupid technology issues. You introduced the CD, pressed play, and that was it. Perfect sound forever! Oh well, back to troubleshooting, I hope all our eyes and ears can make Qobuz─certainly the best of all these streaming services─a better product for all of us to enjoy. Cheer up.
  9. Thank you for your reply, I disagree though about the importance of these issues. All these annoyances add up and significantly detract from the experience. Oftentimes I find myself wishing to back to CDs exclusively where all you need to do is insert them and press play and they work every time free of disagreeable suprises. When you search for general terms like 'Harnoncourt', 'Mozart Quintets' or 'Bach Cantatas' you get many results. Being taken back to the top and losing your place in the search results list makes it impossible to examine them and the main advantage of streaming─discovery─is lost on your service. You should pay more attention to these usability details as they make or break a service. Same thing with having to click on 'SHOW MORE' and scroll down half a dozen times to gain access to all tracks on some releases. Best regards.
  10. A new update was released, however the supremely annoying issue of being taken back to the top of search results or of a playlist after clicking on an item and then going back wasn't fixed. What a disappointment. The ability to show all tracks of a release with a single click wasn't implemented either.
  11. The following releases also have tracks greyed out: https://open.qobuz.com/album/efrkl4c6d6gmc https://open.qobuz.com/album/u6eovjiwwvo0a
  12. Missing from Qobuz U.S.: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0002894833858 A lot of classical is still missing there. The following album has two tracks greyed out: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0765387731526
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