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Tidal needs lots of improvements to justify its lofty price tag

Michael Brown | April 1, 2015
I signed up for a trial subscription to Tidal last week, and decided to stay with the service after a few days of streaming to my desktop speakers and to my Sonos system (Spotify on Sonos sucks). I don't consider myself an audiophile--I don't even own a turntable--but I am passionate about audio quality, and Tidal streams in the same format that I use to rip the CDs that I purchase.

I got an ears-on demo of MQA at CES earlier this year, and it blew me away. But before you ask, Jay Z: No, I won't swallow a bump beyond $20 a month to get it. My positive comments about Tidal are a minority opinion as it is. 


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