Tidal is a streaming based music subscription similar to Spotify. The difference between Tidal and Spotify (and probably Pandora etc) is Tidal stream lossless music. Pairing Tidal to high quality audio equipment like Wadias, Grados, Mcintosh – the sound quality would be awesome. It’s definitely not as good as those FLAC or DSD files that stream at more than 2000kbps, but at 1411kbps it does sound awesome!
I was monitoring tidal for a while. Didn’t expect it to be released in Malaysia that soon! Amazingly – within a month of it, it started. Yesterday in fact. The moment I saw it in Lowyat.net – I immediately register for it. Downloaded the mobile apps and tadaaa. I couldn’t listen from the office as the high speed streaming won’t work in a corporate network :p
Apart from high quality streaming, Tidal also have quite a good set of curated play list. I must say I am enjoying the it.
Please note that quality of the music really depending on your setup. If you just using a normal piece of earphones… no amps, don’t expect anything great. You probably fair better sticking to Spotify. I am now evaluating…. it’s 15 days trial period. Let’s see…
On thing that I didn’t like about Tidal – it doesn’t have a PC or Mac app.. I need to keep opening my browser to play. It’s good and bad…… I still like to have an offline capability. You know how internet can be – especially when you are travelling. Then again – beggars can’t be choosers. Note – IOS does have offline.