Could be old hat, but noticed something interesting re: available streams from Qobuz vs. Qobuz via Roon.
Was talking to my brother, and he mentioned an album to me that was available on his Roon as either a 24/48 or an MQA 24/256 (requiring some form of MQA decoder that can do that, etc.). I quit using Roon a while back, and I see the 24/48 plus a 24/176 flac that he does not see via Roon.
It must be somehow related to the hardware (upstream or down?).
On the Qobuz desktop program (windows computer) it shows up as 24/176. This one would play thru my laptop speakers.
On the same computer using Roon / Qobuz it shows up as 24/48. This connection goes out to my Matrix i2s converter.
On my IOS phone app it shows up as 24/48. This one would play thru my phone speakers.
On my Firefox Qobuz web player it shows up as 24/176. This one would also play thru my laptop speakers.
When I play the track on my desktop version it then shows up as 16/44 while playing. The 24/176 note says “available only as a download” in the hi res version.
When I play it from Roon / Qobuz it shows up as 24/48
When I play it on the phone it shows as “CD Quality” 16/44
When I play it on Firefox it shows up as 16/44
It looks like you have to download (buy) the album to get the 24/176 version unless maybe you are on the higher priced subscription of the service.