🔊 Audio Qobuz 2021: Pricing and Packages

Good news for anyone considering Qobuz--they've had a price change, and their plans are even more affordable now. A pleasant bit of news this morning! My subscription renews in November, but I may decide to bump up to a family plan, or the Sublime, as I have a backlog of downloads to purchase.

Individual plans:
  • Studio Premier Annual (streaming up to 24-bit, 192kHz): $10.83/month, billed annually at $129.99
  • Studio Premier Monthly: $12.99/month
  • Studio Sublime Annual (streaming to 24/192, up to 50% discount on hi-res purchases*): $15.00/month, billed annually at $179.99
Family plans (up to six household users):
  • Studio Premier Family Annual (streaming to 24/192): $16.67/month, billed $199.99 annually
  • Studio Premier Family Monthly: $19.99/month
  • Studio Sublime Family Annual (streaming to 24/192, up to 50% discount on hi-res purchases*): $29.17/month, billed $349.99 annually
* Both Sublime packages include a discount for as much as 50% off of high-res downloads. One neat thing with Sublime is that the discounted high-res downloads are often less expensive than the CD-resolution version.

Plans: Enjoy unlimited music streaming with Qobuz- 1 month free.

Also, you can purchase downloads from Qobuz without having a streaming subscription. Prices are on par or slightly less than physical CDs, and in some instances you can purchase individual tracks. You can download in resolutions from 192-bit/24kHz lossless all the way down to 128kbs MP3/WMA/AAC, and your lossless files can be downloaded in whichever file format you choose. (Higher resolutions will appear in the drop-down list if available.)

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One distinction to Qobuz vs. some of the high-res retailers (like HD Tracks) is that you can re-download your purchases at any time--there is no time limit.



Questions or comments? Leave 'em below. 👇
 

Stevenj

Well-Known Member
I'm keeping an eye on this. I signed up last night and already spent 200. I need to think about the subscription but I'm waiting for a response from support about issues with Audirvana.
Good news for anyone considering Qobuz--they've had a price change, and their plans are even more affordable now. A pleasant bit of news this morning! My subscription renews in November, but I may decide to bump up to a family plan, or the Sublime, as I have a backlog of downloads to purchase.

Individual plans:
  • Studio Premier Annual (streaming up to 24-bit, 192kHz): $10.83/month, billed annually at $129.99
  • Studio Premier Monthly: $12.99/month
  • Studio Sublime Annual (streaming to 24/192, up to 50% discount on hi-res purchases*): $15.00/month, billed annually at $179.99
Family plans (up to six household users):
  • Studio Premier Family Annual (streaming to 24/192): $16.67/month, billed $199.99 annually
  • Studio Premier Family Monthly: $19.99/month
  • Studio Sublime Family Annual (streaming to 24/192, up to 50% discount on hi-res purchases*): $29.17/month, billed $349.99 annually
* Both Sublime packages include a discount for as much as 50% off of high-res downloads. One neat thing with Sublime is that the discounted high-res downloads are often less expensive than the CD-resolution version.

Plans: Enjoy unlimited music streaming with Qobuz- 1 month free.

Also, you can purchase downloads from Qobuz without having a streaming subscription. Prices are on par or slightly less than physical CDs, and in some instances you can purchase individual tracks. You can download in resolutions from 192-bit/24kHz lossless all the way down to 128kbs MP3/WMA/AAC, and your lossless files can be downloaded in whichever file format you choose. (Higher resolutions will appear in the drop-down list if available.)

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One distinction to Qobuz vs. some of the high-res retailers (like HD Tracks) is that you can re-download your purchases at any time--there is no time limit.



Questions or comments? Leave 'em below. 👇
 

Rudy

¡Que siga la fiesta!
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I'm still debating a family plan, or the Sublime+ so I can get the high-res titles at a discount. I figured I stay with Sublime+ for a year, buy up the backlog I've been saving in a list, then cut back to a normal account. Some of the Sony Legacy titles I want (some RCA albums from the 50s and 60s) sound better than any digital mastering I've heard thus far. They finally did the Mancini catalog justice, and that's just one of many I'm looking at. If I can get those for $7 or $8 each, it's worth the extra subscription cost.

Let me know what happens with Audirvana. I know a couple of pals might be using it, and I can ask if they have had similar issues.
 

Stevenj

Well-Known Member
I'm still debating a family plan, or the Sublime+ so I can get the high-res titles at a discount. I figured I stay with Sublime+ for a year, buy up the backlog I've been saving in a list, then cut back to a normal account. Some of the Sony Legacy titles I want (some RCA albums from the 50s and 60s) sound better than any digital mastering I've heard thus far. They finally did the Mancini catalog justice, and that's just one of many I'm looking at. If I can get those for $7 or $8 each, it's worth the extra subscription cost.

Let me know what happens with Audirvana. I know a couple of pals might be using it, and I can ask if they have had similar issues.
Yeah, Audirvana doesn't really give support. LOL. It's going alright but still get a loud screech at the end of a song hear and there, but I really am enjoying the streaming service. The service is a nice way to determine if you really want the entire CD in your collection or not. I'm still buying files to add to my server for the ease of creating playlists.
 

Rudy

¡Que siga la fiesta!
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At least Audirvana is better than what I used to use--JRiver Media Center. It couldn't do gapless playback, and would crash a few times per day. Each version added features and never fixed the crashing (and that was on three different OSes--Win10, OSX, Ubuntu). That and there were way too many settings, and nobody could ever verify I would get bit-perfect audio into any of my devices.

With Roon, everything just sort of fell into place and worked reliably. I don't really care to pay a subscription for music software but on the other hand, a month's worth is still less than what a new CD would cost me, so it's not really an issue. It's not perfect either, but it's been the best of those I've tried so far.
 
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