Qobuz Celebrates Two Years of Hi-Res in the US


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Qobuz, the first Hi-Res music streaming service, is celebrating its two year anniversary in the US on February 14th. A love letter to the audiophile community, Qobuz streams in up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, and offers editorial content, liner notes, lyric booklets, and other musichead content found nowhere else.

With the best sound quality as a cornerstone, Qobuz’ American userbase doubled in 2020. The company has forged partnerships with all of the top-notch hardware brands to make it the clear choice for hardcore music lovers.

They’ve led the fight against compressed music by ditching MP3s, winning the approval of the grandmaster of Hi-Res music - Neil Young - in the process. He has said of Qobuz: “That is a great service.” You can listen to Neil’s catalog on Qobuz, many in Hi-Res.

In 2020, they began a successful out-of-app conversation series, “Qobuz Live,” to educate music lovers and audiophile-curious community about topics of music and Hi-Res. The series has so far attracted guests like Perry Farrell, Archie Shepp, Ashley Kahn, recording greats Bill Schnee and Cookie Marenco, and reps of iconic brands including Bowers & Wilkins, Klipsch, and Kef.

The New York Times, LA Times, AARP, USA Today, Business Insider, New York Times’ Wirecutter, Rolling Stone, CNET, Variety, and many more have consistently raved about Qobuz since its launch. Check out a couple of highlights below.

LA Times: “Qobuz is the king” (in a comparison of specialty streamers)

Variety: “Qobuz’s sound is bright and clear, with ample bottom and pristine definition … The win goes to Qobuz”

Rolling Stone’s “Hot List”

Neil Young: “Qobuz sounds great!”

AARP: “Excellent music quality”

Qobuz US Managing Director Dan Mackta said of two years of growth and Hi-Res in the US, “We’ve come a long way very quickly, made possible by enthusiastic partners in the music industry and creative community”


About Qobuz

Founded in Paris in 2007, Qobuz is the world's first Hi-Res music streaming service and a pioneer in high-quality sound. Launched in the US market in 2019, and available in 11 other countries worldwide, Qobuz is designed to meet the needs of music connoisseurs and audiophiles. Offering an exceptional range of exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts, in addition to liner notes and a catalog of more than 70 million titles, Qobuz is the undisputed choice for the most discerning music lovers. For more information: qobuz.com

February 12, 2021 12:08pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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