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Version 3. Tech support is meager. The new version is completely rewritten and features a new GUI, better sound quality, and a new mini player view. The forced 9.


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Supporting higher sampling rates would certainly have required to put in the Legacy category much more hardware if not all of the current existing units except for the very recent ones I can hear the difference between different recording quality and different equipment. Therefore, I would like to be able to listen to all sources including MQA.

The market trend is very much to streaming from buying music and HI-Res is expanding due to mainstream Amazon adoption and the expansion of bandwidth with fiber and 5G. The reason for lossy music files is becoming redundant. Selfishly a Hi-Res Port that allows me to listen to all sources for focused listening on H-Fi would be the next step compromise. I suspect that the S2 OS is recognition that this is way the the technology and market is moving regardless of what any one thinks on the sound quality argument.

Its seems like the hi-res audio support is the same in S2 as it was in S1. How exactly are you measuring this? This has always been the case. The connect is running in fixed volume mode. Playing the same file via Roon and a hifi berry the DAC displays the correct sample rate. I am actually surprised they did anything at all regarding the audio quality, and expected to see Hi Res, in any form show up a couple months from now at best.

I think disappointment regarding Hi Res is premature. I agree with melvimbe. S2 is a platform for Sonos to build on, not a system that is delivered today and that is an end of it. Judging S2 right now is just not clever. Come back in five years with your verdicts please. I do think Hi Res is here to stay, regardless of whether it makes sense or not.

However, the music industry will definitely have a new format that we all must move to to get the better sound. They always do, whether it catches on or not. AS and Qobuz sound way better compared to Spotify at max settings. Both of those companies rely on the overall experience to sell the product, so they keep very tight control over all aspects when they can.

Then again, if there are duplicate tracks of high and low quality, it could get a bit more difficult to manage overall without some additional visual clues in search results and other features. Apple announced that it will offer the API to third party developers to integrate Apple Music in their player. Apple will even offer the developers a percentage of the subscription fee, if users will subscribe to Apple Music through their player.

So we should expect, sooner or later, plenty of cheap good sounding players on the Mac Store and MS Store. The other good news is that Apple will release a new player in the beginning of next year that will be especially designed for classical music. Theese high res audio files needs to be stored on harddrives or memory sticks etc. Not a solution in Tidal yet. So, it has Tidal ann three more for me unfamiliar streaming services. Tidal works side by side the audio you rip or buy and download.

They can make a playlist for downlaoded and ripped music. Then another playlist for Tidal. They cannot be mixed into one playlist from both stored and sreamed audio.

However, you can put songs and albums from both in play queue, but this is not stored on disk. This is only stored in ram. Your computer ram. This is nesscessary to be able to hit play whenever you want. Open Audirvana Plus. Here is why mouse have to follow the voice over cursor: when you are at the corect song, you use the physical mouse button to hit twice and it is allright.

Go into toolbar, sound system button, down to low level playback, hit a mark for exclusic access mode, direct mode. I especially think Amazon Music HD should be added. Their HD service fits with the idea of high-quality streaming and downloads, and it one of the larger streaming services. I would welcome an integration with YouTube music. I personally believe that high-fi streaming like Tidal are mostly eyewash. Both YTMusic and Spotify premium offer a straming quality of bpm, above what the level at which the human ear can perceive a difference.

Not to mention that most historical rock and jazz albums are poorly remastered nowadays, and hi-fi streaming services make no exception: even with the most supreme steraming quality, you are still listening to music that has a non optimal if not mediocre dynamic range.

Same music of course.