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Analyzing Jay-Z’s Acquisition of TIDAL Music Streaming Service

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z is throwing his hat into the streaming music arena with his acquisition last week of the Swedish company Aspiro and its two music services WiMP and TIDAL. WiMP is a Spotify competitor only available in Scandinavia, Germany and Poland. TIDAL is a CD-quality lossless service available in 31 countries world-wide, including […]

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Review: TIDAL Streams Uncompressed Music to More Devices, but Not Worth It for Everyone

TIDAL–recently acquired by rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z–is one of two uncompressed streaming music services available in the US. Instead of serving up tracks compressed using so-called “lossy codecs” MP3, AAC or Ogg Vorbis like Spotify, Beats Music or Rdio, uncompressed services stream full CD-quality music for higher fidelity. Deezer’s Elite service beat TIDAL to the uncompressed punch […]

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Radio, Music and Podcast Recommendations for Your Sonos

If you received a new Sonos then you’ve got a great portal for listening to radio, music and podcasts with nice sound quality. This is our recommendation guide to the sources available on the system. I’ve tried every one of them and provide a short capsule review for each. In addition to sound quality and […]

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Streaming Uncompressed Music Is Here: A Review of Deezer Elite

Interested in CD-quality uncompressed streaming? Also check out our review of TIDAL. In September European music streaming platform Deezer entered the US with its Deezer Elite service which delivers true CD-quality uncompressed sound. Currently Deezer Elite is only available to owners of Sonos wireless audio systems. The Sonos system has been around more than a […]

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Deezer Debuts in U.S. with High Fidelity ‘Elite’ Service

One reason why many music enthusiasts and audiophiles have eschewed streaming music services is that they don’t want to be limited to the compressed files that platforms like Spotify and Rdio deliver. While compressed MP3 and AAC files have taken over digital music, there’s a growing segment of listeners who still prefer buying uncompressed files […]

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