Qobuz Connect on Airlens

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Thank you for that remkohuigen! I would expect Convers is working it for the app and PS Audio, well, they have other stuff on their plate …

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Maybe I am missing something, …does this mean Airlens will not work w Qobuz at all ?
If Airlens DOES work w Qobuz now, what will Qobuz connect do differently?

Qobuz works now with the AirLens via mConnect (I use it). IMO, the mConnect interface is clunky. I hope Qobuz Connect will have a smoother way to search and add files to the queue. But I can’t say for sure.

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Qobuz Connect is streaming directly from the internet to your streamer with the use of the Qobuz app on your phone, tablet or computer without the use of third party software (mconnect on airlens or for instance lighting on auralic streamers). The same as with Spotify or Tidal Connect.

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Any update on the gradual rollout of Qobuz Connect on Airlens?

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Not until there actually is a Qobuz Connect.

I have an AirLens on order (hopefully will be shipped this week!). I now stream Qobuz through Audirvanna, and also and play my ripped files through Audirvanna. Does the AirLens play nicely with Qobuz through Aurirvanna without needing any of the eConnect SW?

And another question - and not to misdirect from a straightforward answer from my question above - If I can still use Qobuz through Audirvanna, is there any benefit to using Roon over this?

Never mind - it arrived today and i answered my own first question. Still would like opinions on the Roon question though. Thanks.

In my opinion no, but others think all the extra hardware and cost is worth it. You might also want to try the free trial of JPlay for IOS as it does Tidal and Qobuz in addition to it’s own “radio” function. If you decide you like it costs $49 a year and requires no extra hardware or processing.

Cheers for that!

Any update on the gradual rollout of Qobuz Connect on Airlens?

This has got to be one of the most protracted rollouts ever. I’ve seen at least one streaming product recently have a link built in for it but I don’t remember which. Makes me think it might happen- someday.

If it were a red wine, I’d say the AirLens and Qobuz Connect would make the ultimate pairing for my taste. Perhaps it will take time to age (develop).
PS Audio, I remain hopeful.

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PS Audio has nothing to do with it nor does any other hardware manufacturer. It is all on Qobuz’s timeline, whatever they decide that is. Last report I saw months ago before David Craft said he wouldn’t comment on it anymore, was that they were preparing to start Beta testing with one of the “large scale” manufacturers. That would eliminate anyone based in the US.

Shouldn’t take this long. How hard could it be?

It is a mystery. I assume that Qobuz wants to compete with Tidal. If so, they would want to have this software available.

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Good… let the “large scale” manufacturers blaze the trail with all their resources. Thanks.

Makes sense to me to pick companies like Denon for the Beta who are assured to have gear in all of the countries Qobuz serves. They should also get the bugs out.

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