Has anyone noticed a difference in sound quality between streaming from Tidal and Qobuz? While I just got on board with Qobuz “Studio”, Qobuz sure appears to sound better than Tidal, even with CD-quality recordings.
Curious to hear other impressions.
I have the HiFi (CD quality streaming) beta for Qobuz and it is too close to call with Tidal sound quality wise with my setup.
There do seem to be consistent differences in the sound: Qobuz more detailed and Tidal little more full in the bass. It reminds me a bit of my AQ Nighthawk Carbon headphones with pleather vs swuede pads. Both sound good to me using their Windows apps.
I’ve recently started using Quboz having had Tidal for several years. To my ears there’s a noticeable difference, regardless of whether the stream is CD or hi-res. I hear more openness and sparkle with Quboz. By comparison Tidal sounds a little congested and muted. It’s super easy to do a side by side comparison and the difference has shown up in every recording I’ve compared.