In the past few years, lossless music streaming has been a fixed device for major streaming services, and it is a long way from Tidal becoming the only major service that provides this feature.
Today, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer all provide lossless music streaming services.In some cases, you have to pay extra for this feature, so Android Authority Are readers willing to spend a lot of time on this option? This is the question we asked a few days ago, and this is your answer.
Are you willing to pay for lossless music streaming?
The poll was published on September 4 and has received nearly 2,000 votes as of the time of writing. The most popular choice? Well, about 55% of respondents said they have paid for lossless music streaming. Strangely, only a few comments point to specific paid streaming platforms (Tidal and Qobuz).
At the same time, about 26% of the readers interviewed did not accept the idea of paying for lossless streaming, saying it was not worth it at all. This is an understandable method, especially when many people (especially via Bluetooth) have difficulty distinguishing the difference between lossy and lossless music.
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Finally, 18.5% of respondents said they are confused about paying for lossless streaming services. This may indicate that people are indeed interested in higher quality music, but are not sure if it is worth the money or if they will actually notice the difference.
It is also worth remembering that these types of polls usually attract hobbyists rather than ordinary consumers. Nevertheless, it does show that lossless music streaming already has a large number of fans.
- Owen: Personally, even with my Hifiman Sundaras, I also performed a lossless VS 320kbps online ab test (the link escaped from my ATM), and only got some correct guesses. I don’t deny that lossless technology sounds better, but I really can’t tell the difference between a pair of beautiful wired headphones. Once you add Bluetooth to the mix, I think lossless streaming will make no sense, imo.
- No, it’s not worth it for 99% of people, but it has a good placebo effect. Many people like to claim that they are enthusiasts and they can tell the difference. In fact, it only makes sense for professionals and serious enthusiasts.
- Colin Nashley: I like the shift in streaming music (as well as books and movies). Reduce the clutter at home; I can try any artist almost at any time without first thinking about buying; I never spend money to buy an album that I don’t like; I can listen to my collection immediately wherever there is an Internet collection (or if If saved locally, there is no connection). My collection now only contains albums that cannot be streamed… plus some LP covers that I like.
- Daniel McCarthy: I use qobuz..thru high quality.yamaha, Kef settings. Side by side with Spotify that uses the same track…there is a difference…but it’s very slight…the position of the instrument in the mix…but the point is that I can’t say it is more Ok…just different…but I feel better with qobuz…as a streaming platform…the number of artists I found is incredible… …If I had to buy everything I listen to now, I would go bankrupt.
- Drone 9: First, improve the stability of your Bluetooth connection.
Thank you for voting and commenting in this poll. What do you think of these results? Let us know through the comments section.