With the most comprehensive Hi-Res audio streaming catalogue of any music service, from today all albums and songs will be streamed in the UK at CD-quality (lossless) or Hi-Res (from 24-bit/44.1 kHz up to 192 kHz studio quality) for just £14.99 a month (£149.99 with a yearly plan), on the new Studio Premier plan, for its first 100,000 subscribers (and existing customers) until May 31st, 2020.
Qobuz will still offer its unique Sublime+ yearly plan, now priced at £249.99, which includes all the streaming offerings plus a substantial discount on Hi-Res download purchases from the Qobuz store.
Back in November 2019, Dan Mackta, General Manager of Qobuz USA, was rejoicing in the news: “MP3 is really bad for music, artists and listeners – so Qobuz is saying ‘no to MP3’ and now offers only real studio quality in one accessible plan. Studio Premier is a special offer we’ve been dying to make. With the new plan, we will be pouring gasoline on the growth that has been kindled by our unique relationships in the premium audio hardware and retail industries. Our unequalled editorial and curation in specialist genres and our focus on the culture around music and audio will continue to create value for listeners.”
Qobuz does all this because our users’ passion for music is worth it!
David Solomon, Chief Hi-Res music evangelist at Qobuz USA, agrees. « In the US, I get to play Qobuz for hundreds of people every year and see the positive reactions first hand. Everyone can hear the improvement over-compressed music, but not everyone was willing to pay double for this experience. This has now changed. We’re now priced close to the largest streaming companies and people who want better sound are leaving their mp3 service for Qobuz in droves. »
Hi-Res is something you can’t un-hear and now price is much less of a barrier for the best music experience available.
Overseas, The Absolute Sound gave Qobuz its 2019 Golden Ear Award, saying “I find Qobuz to be essential”, Hi-Fi Choice named Qobuz its 2019 Grouptest Winner, calling it “The best all-round streaming service available… the one to beat” and in a contest of sound quality focusing on classical-specialised streamers, the Los Angeles Times declared “Qobuz is the king”.
The Studio Premier plan is available now, priced at £14.99 a month (£149.99 on a yearly plan) for its first 100,000 subscribers until May 31st, 2020.
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