DirectStream and Qobuz Connect


#1

Hi,

Just bought a DirectStream and I’ve contacted Qobuz to ask to if they can add. the qobuz connect to the DS.

And they just write me an email this morning that they are waitning an asnwer from your compagny to put the Qobuz connect that work wit all PS audio Dac. My question is do you think that you will try to integret Qobuz on your next firmware release ?

Sorry for my wrinting but it’s not my mother tongue.

Thanks for your feedback

Olivier


#2
olivier said Hi,

Just bought a DirectStream and I’ve contacted Qobuz to ask to if they can add. the qobuz connect to the DS.

And they just write me an email this morning that they are waitning an asnwer from your compagny to put the Qobuz connect that work wit all PS audio Dac. My question is do you think that you will try to integret Qobuz on your next firmware release ?

Sorry for my wrinting but it’s not my mother tongue.

Thanks for your feedback

Olivier


Yes It would be great to have Qobuz integrated in Bridge II.

#3

Hello,

I have also sent the same request to Qobuz who replied they were in touch with PS Audio people.

I confirm it would be great to have qobuz on bridge 2. Hope this will happen soon.

Best regards

Benoit


#4

As far as I know qobuz has not contacted PSAudio at all.

Dennis


#5

I have an aries and it works very well with Qobuz and the Directstream Dac. It was a very good reason to buy the Aries…


#6

Hi,

I found a way to connect Qobuz to the Bridge II in streaming for those who use a Mac and/or an Iphone Ipad.

You can use 3 pieces of component : Bubblepnp wich integrates Qobuz, + Minimserver, both directly on a NAS (Synology / QNAP) or on a Mac OS.

BubblePNP has to be setup to connect to Minimserver and to the bridge as the renderer, creating an OpenHome room (just tick the box proposed). Select Qobuz to the highest SQ you want: you can stream Qobuz in High resolution through the bridge! The cover and the names of the track/album/artist are managed as well!

To manage your library or Qobuz, you need to downlaod a network remote app (like KAZOO (branded LINN)) from the Appstore or from the Linn Website on your Mac. It will discover automatically on the same WIFI network the room created through BubblePnP and your music library as well as Qobuz (you just have to sign in).


#7

I thought Qobuz was only available in Europe. They let you sign up in the States? Or, perhaps you’re not in the States. I forget we run a worldwide forum.


#8

Only limited countries in Europe it seems.

It should arrive in Norway last year, but no sigar.

I do not hold my breath and quite frankly I don’t have a great hope for this service judging by their financial situation.


#9
Paul McGowan said I thought Qobuz was only available in Europe. They let you sign up in the States? Or, perhaps you're not in the States. I forget we run a worldwide forum.
Indeed, I am not in the states ... and you have great PS Audio retailers in Europe :), actually in France

#10

Streaming Qobuz and Tidal over Bridge II for over a year, always working perfect. Prefer Qobuz because of the highRes streaming (perfect even streamed through the internet) and download possibility, larger classical and jazz cat. and everything 16/44 and above. Tidal has got a bit more titles in popular music, but a part of it is compressed M4A. Don’t know why, but overall Qobuz delivers a tad better sound in 16/44. With a Sublime Account -€220 for one full year- you get great discount on most HighRes material (and that’s a lot!).

Control point is BubbleUpnp, sometimes switchin to mControlHD streaming vTuner Internet Radio to the Bridge. I understood vTuner doesn’t work anymore after the last Bridge update which is needed for Roon…

Really hope that Qobuz will survive and be available worldwide over time !!!


#11

Thanks a lot guys, finally I have the possibility to listen to Qobuz! I am using BubbleUpnp on a HP Slate 8 pro.

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#12

Like wijber I am streaming Qobuz over a year and like it more than tidal. Same reasons than wijber.

I am streaming via Auralic Aries circle-of-hearts-smiley-emoticon_gif to my DS. Controlling App is Lightning DS on a 2.gen iPad.


#13

i use bubbleupnp and qobuz. it works very well.

i can access news, playlists, etc… (with a limit of 500 titles) but can’t do a general search of an artist or album etc… i have to access qobuz by browser or qobuz app, do a search, select the album and take it in a plyalist. After that in bubbleupnp i can retrieve it in playlists and play it.


#14

I also use BubbleUpnp both for Qobuz and Tidal. No problem here to do a general search of an artist or album in BubbleUpnp , add albums, artsists and/or tracks to my favourites (all also immediately stored in my Tidal or Qobuz account) and create playlists/add tracks to existing playlists.

All without using the Qobuz or Tidal app or webbrowser (of course you need to activate your Tidal/Qobuz account in Bubble with the Tidal/Qobuz app installed in the background on the same tablet and/or phone in use). Works very well both on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and S6 Edge. Every search in Bubble displays all hits at once in both Qobuz and Tidal, below the results after a search for John McLaughlin ;

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#15

example: I use the magnify icon top right of the screen, i type mozart and i get the message ‘no result in local and cloud’.

qobuz app is running also

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2pabixeixf89rw/bubble2.JPG?dl=0


#16

Do you have the BubbleUpnp License? The free version doesn’t give full functionality…check ‘Settings>About/Help’ ;

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When you select Çloud>Qobuz the result has to look like this;

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My results after a search for mozart in Qobuz (as you see no >500 limit);

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#17

i have mailed the developper. After sending it a log file he found that the problem was an unchecked option in menu options / BubbleUpnp parameters/ activate srearching from server side (i translate approximatively).

thanks for help.


#18

I am now streaming Qobuz 24-bit 192kHz thru BubbleUPnP here in the US. What’s surprising about this is that I do not need to use a VPN to do it.

Here’s the procedure:

  • Setup any VPN and turn it on, using a UK server if you want your account to be in English.

  • Go to Qobuz.com and sign up for a subscription while the VPN is enabled. (Only the Sublime+ year-subscription includes streaming at up to 24-bit 192kHz.) If it thinks you are in the US, it won’t let you subscribe and will simply refresh the page, so do not enter location, and use PayPal to pay.

  • Once you have a subscription, set up Qobuz in Bubble, and select the Hi-res 192K subscription if appropriate, 44.1K if not.

  • Use Bubble to play - once the non-US subscription is in place you can stream from anywhere - you do Not need a VPN on Android for ongoing streaming with Bubble, only for initial account setup.

Audio quality is, IMHO, better than Tidal/MQA on Mconnect, and Qobuz automatically picks the highest resolution for a track, as opposed to having to try and find an MQA version with the opaque Tidal search UI.


#19

Am I missing something with Qobuz? I went to their website via a UK proxy and when I checked their subscription fees, the only way to get anything better than CD quality was to get their Sublime+ annual subscription for 350 BP per year, which translates into $465 annually, almost double the price of Tidal, which is double the price of almost all the other lower quality services. Are you guys seriously paying that kind of money or did I go into the website in the wrong way that caused it to jack my price offering? I had it a couple of years ago and I don’t remember it being so expensive. I dropped it when Tidal came out in the US.


#20

Karl

I just use the standard CD quality but yes the Hi-Rez is a little pricey especially with the currency conversion for the BP. You can get it a little cheaper by using which ever part of Ireland is still using Euros. They recently announced they were coming to the US after the first of the year so I guess they will have to match Tidal’s pricing model as they do in other parts of the world. Even on the CD level service I find the sound quality better but it does cost from $5-7 more based on the monthly conversion rates.