- Apr 27, 2016
- HiFi Trade?
Thanks. I only use one streaming site, at the moment Qobuz and I only have a few downloads stored. I'm not sure it will be much good to me and it is about £90 per annum. I discovery music elsewhere, I probably discover too much to be able to play it all. I don't use playlists or favourite albums. I can understand using Roon if you have a large collection stored locally and also use streaming sites. Seems a lot of the information on Roon is from Allmusic, which I use anyway and that's free.If you only subscribe to Qobuz, then Roon will show the available versions in Qobuz plus whatever files you have stored locally. By subscribing to both Tidal & Qobuz, the available choices and versions for artists is significantly widened (i.e. Tidal fills in an artist catalogue if incomplete on Qobuz and vice versa).
Many people (as can be seen from comments on this thread, forum and elsewhere) just see Roon as another method to control a streaming subscription, play local files, etc. That functionality is extremely basic in Roon; all the other stuff it can do to enable discovery and enjoyment of music is immense. It really does need to be properly experienced, set up properly, over quite a period in order for users to fully realise and exploit its potential.
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