Testing Ground

Hi Res, Apple & Qobuz

Qobuz Testing Ground On June 20, 2017

As indicated by this article’s title, we will talk further about the compatibility of the Qobuz app with Apple products, and other smartphones, tablets and computers, when it comes to Hi-Res files. It is an even hotter topic now that we launched the new Sublime+ subscription; and we also frequently get questions on that...

Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Analogue: select your source and control the volume of your active speakers from the tip of your fingers! June 20, 2017

With the Pre Box DS2 Analogue, Pro-Ject brings the preamplifier out of the high end Hi-Fi section and offers a device full of seriousness,...

Chromecast Audio for (almost) dummies! Update from May 12th, 2017 June 12, 2017

Even if the Qobuz app is indeed compatible with Google Cast, and thus with products like the Chromecast or the Chromecast Audio, information about...

Will my Internet bandwidth be sufficient to completely enjoy the quality of a Qobuz Sublime+ subscription? May 24, 2017

Streaming and listening to Qobuz files in Hi-Res thanks to the Sublime+ subscription requires an Internet connection with a bandwidth able to...

Audiophonics U-Sabre Desktop K2M: a desktop DAC with pleasuring sound on headphones or speakers! May 23, 2017

The digital-to-analog converter, one of the flagships devices—and the most prolific by far— to play digital music, can be found in many...

Qobuz is launching its new offer: Sublime+ ! May 19, 2017

SUBLIME+ is the first subscription service in the world to allow users to stream in Hi-Res (almost 70,000 albums, with High Resolution sampling...

We've tried the Apple Lightning to Headphone Jack adaptor! October 5, 2016

The iPhone 7 arrived without the jack input, but it does come with an adaptor cord featuring a Lightning connector and a 3.5mm jack entry. You...

S.M.S.L. Idol: A Qobuzism for this little DAC with headphone amp with breathtaking sound reproduction! September 23, 2016

When it comes to digital-to-analogue converters, big things often come in small packages. This is definitely the case for the Idol, from the...

Audio-gd Master 7 : A Qobuzism award for this great sounding DAC August 4, 2016

Yes, this Audio-gd Master 7 is truly a fantastic DAC. From the size of the device right down to the choice of using an R2R converter (something...

A Qobuz Exclusive: the aptX Adibla Neckmaster Elite In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones July 22, 2016

The summer months, when heavy Hi-Fi equipment hibernates at home, are the perfect time to discover (in a Qobuz, pre-release exclusive!) one of the...

Oppo HA-2 : a punchy, characterful DAC with a headphone amplifier! (And it reads DXD and DSD format!) July 12, 2016

After impressing video enthusiasts with their DVD players and Blu-Ray players that are now seen as benchmarks, the Chinese brand Oppo then moved...

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 35: A Qobuzism for this elegant speaker from Denmark! June 30, 2016

It’s a big first for Qobuz, as we can now showcase the beautiful Beosound 35 by Danish company Bang & Olufsen, a name synonymous with...

Genelec G One speakers and F One subwoofer: an amplified 2.1 collection offering quality sound performance June 24, 2016

An amplified 2.1 speaker system - a relatively compact way of listening to music which doesn't require you to buy an amplifier. The speaker set is...

Pioneer SE-Master1: A deserved Qobuzism for these beautiful headphones, offering first-rate sound quality! June 17, 2016

Due to the resurgence of interest in Hi-Fi headphones from demanding music lovers, there is a growing number of amplifiers and DACs being released...

TEAC NT-503: Top marks for this Dual-monaural USB DAC/Network Player! May 6, 2016

The TEAC NT-503 network drive is a true Swiss Army knife for dematerialised music, as it includes a USB-compatible PCM 24-bit at 192 kHz DAC, a...

Clint Odin: a connected speaker with very good sound quality! April 22, 2016

Once again, this is a relatively new and little- known, if not obscure, brand - Clint - offering a connected speaker. Odin is the name of this...

Arcam MusicBOOST: a casework device for iPhone 6 incorporating a DAC and a headphone amp! April 15, 2016

While the dematerialization of music has created many products in which engineering plays a very important role, it is very rare to find devices...

TEAC CR-H101: an efficient little hi-fi system to listen to your favorite tunes without going bankrupt! April 1, 2016

Maybe mini-systems are the best-suited devices to take over the traditional Hi-Fi market. To do so, they have adapted to change without recanting...

Monkey-Banana Turbo 8: connect a source (digital or analogue) to this Bi-Amp speaker and unleash the music! March 18, 2016

Although they have managed to remain at the forefront of audio innovations through their ability of connecting to a network, powered speakers are...

Aurender X100L: a high-end music server with integrated Qobuz Hi-Res Application!UPDATE: The Qobuz Application is now available to all who posses and Aurender server! March 10, 2016

The Aurender X100L music server is designed to store and deliver network digital audio signals using an ethernet connection. Near-ideal sound...