3  months TIDAL Hi-Res streaming music service worth £19.99 per month for free via Sennheiser CapTune app @ Google Play Store and Apple App Store
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3 months TIDAL Hi-Res streaming music service worth £19.99 per month for free via Sennheiser CapTune app @ Google Play Store and Apple App Store

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Found 15th AprEdited by:"miffyl"
Updated following info from @Jut1972 hotukdeals.com/com…147

Shortcut without installing CapTune - go straight to tidal.com/cap…e90

I posted this a couple of times last year. I've checked again and it's still working.
Install Sennheiser CapTune from your app store. Works on both Apple and Android
Click settings
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2926398.jpgclick Tap to Login then Sign up to TIDAL

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You can cancel straight away and still use the service to the end of the 3 months.
Some users ( ) have also reported having consecutive subscriptions by signing up again with new details.
If you have limited data, watch out when streaming as some tracks can be up to 60mb each!
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£20 a month are you for real
paneds5 m ago

£20 a month are you for real


You don't actually pay £20 per month.
It's higher quality than Spotify etc.

From a TechRadar review:

It streams music in the form of 16bit, 44.1kHz FLAC files with a bitrate of 1411kbps. And I can tell you now, it's brilliant.

For the uninitiated, FLAC is the format of choice for many people who want to listen to music files without having to put up with lossy formats like MP3.

When you compress a music track into an MP3, you have to shave off a lot of detail in order to achieve that miniature file size. Other formats like OGG (as used by Spotify) do a highly commendable job of limiting that shaving mostly to parts of the audio that might be considered 'inaudible'.

The truth is that all compression formats are a compromise, a victory for convenience over sound quality.

FLAC tracks are also compressed but in a totally different way. They're a lot more like a zipped file, so when they're played back, they can be decompressed to their original glory without any loss of fidelity.

Thus, while a CD track might take up anywhere between 60 and 100MB, a FLAC file will be more like 30 to 50MB. MP3s encoded at the maximum bitrate of 320kbps are typically only about 5-10MB in size, and there's no way to get back the information you threw away during compression. That's why MP3 is described as a lossy format while FLAC is not.

The upshot of this is that FLAC is the perfect format for delivering CD-quality music down an internet pipe.
dush_yant10 m ago

Using high end consumer sound reproduction kit it’s been proven on several …Using high end consumer sound reproduction kit it’s been proven on several occasions that even sound professionals are not able to distinguish 320kbps MP3 version of their own tracks from lossless audio version.


Reference?
miffyl7 m ago

You don't actually pay £20 per month.It's higher quality than Spotify …You don't actually pay £20 per month.It's higher quality than Spotify etc.From a TechRadar review:It streams music in the form of 16bit, 44.1kHz FLAC files with a bitrate of 1411kbps. And I can tell you now, it's brilliant.For the uninitiated, FLAC is the format of choice for many people who want to listen to music files without having to put up with lossy formats like MP3.When you compress a music track into an MP3, you have to shave off a lot of detail in order to achieve that miniature file size. Other formats like OGG (as used by Spotify) do a highly commendable job of limiting that shaving mostly to parts of the audio that might be considered 'inaudible'.The truth is that all compression formats are a compromise, a victory for convenience over sound quality.FLAC tracks are also compressed but in a totally different way. They're a lot more like a zipped file, so when they're played back, they can be decompressed to their original glory without any loss of fidelity.Thus, while a CD track might take up anywhere between 60 and 100MB, a FLAC file will be more like 30 to 50MB. MP3s encoded at the maximum bitrate of 320kbps are typically only about 5-10MB in size, and there's no way to get back the information you threw away during compression. That's why MP3 is described as a lossy format while FLAC is not.The upshot of this is that FLAC is the perfect format for delivering CD-quality music down an internet pipe.


Using high end consumer sound reproduction kit it’s been proven on several occasions that even sound professionals are not able to distinguish 320kbps MP3 version of their own tracks from lossless audio version.
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£20 a month are you for real
paneds5 m ago

£20 a month are you for real


You don't actually pay £20 per month.
It's higher quality than Spotify etc.

From a TechRadar review:

It streams music in the form of 16bit, 44.1kHz FLAC files with a bitrate of 1411kbps. And I can tell you now, it's brilliant.

For the uninitiated, FLAC is the format of choice for many people who want to listen to music files without having to put up with lossy formats like MP3.

When you compress a music track into an MP3, you have to shave off a lot of detail in order to achieve that miniature file size. Other formats like OGG (as used by Spotify) do a highly commendable job of limiting that shaving mostly to parts of the audio that might be considered 'inaudible'.

The truth is that all compression formats are a compromise, a victory for convenience over sound quality.

FLAC tracks are also compressed but in a totally different way. They're a lot more like a zipped file, so when they're played back, they can be decompressed to their original glory without any loss of fidelity.

Thus, while a CD track might take up anywhere between 60 and 100MB, a FLAC file will be more like 30 to 50MB. MP3s encoded at the maximum bitrate of 320kbps are typically only about 5-10MB in size, and there's no way to get back the information you threw away during compression. That's why MP3 is described as a lossy format while FLAC is not.

The upshot of this is that FLAC is the perfect format for delivering CD-quality music down an internet pipe.
miffyl7 m ago

You don't actually pay £20 per month.It's higher quality than Spotify …You don't actually pay £20 per month.It's higher quality than Spotify etc.From a TechRadar review:It streams music in the form of 16bit, 44.1kHz FLAC files with a bitrate of 1411kbps. And I can tell you now, it's brilliant.For the uninitiated, FLAC is the format of choice for many people who want to listen to music files without having to put up with lossy formats like MP3.When you compress a music track into an MP3, you have to shave off a lot of detail in order to achieve that miniature file size. Other formats like OGG (as used by Spotify) do a highly commendable job of limiting that shaving mostly to parts of the audio that might be considered 'inaudible'.The truth is that all compression formats are a compromise, a victory for convenience over sound quality.FLAC tracks are also compressed but in a totally different way. They're a lot more like a zipped file, so when they're played back, they can be decompressed to their original glory without any loss of fidelity.Thus, while a CD track might take up anywhere between 60 and 100MB, a FLAC file will be more like 30 to 50MB. MP3s encoded at the maximum bitrate of 320kbps are typically only about 5-10MB in size, and there's no way to get back the information you threw away during compression. That's why MP3 is described as a lossy format while FLAC is not.The upshot of this is that FLAC is the perfect format for delivering CD-quality music down an internet pipe.


Using high end consumer sound reproduction kit it’s been proven on several occasions that even sound professionals are not able to distinguish 320kbps MP3 version of their own tracks from lossless audio version.
dush_yant10 m ago

Using high end consumer sound reproduction kit it’s been proven on several …Using high end consumer sound reproduction kit it’s been proven on several occasions that even sound professionals are not able to distinguish 320kbps MP3 version of their own tracks from lossless audio version.


Reference?
Thank you!
bubblesmoney7 m ago

Reference?


Even if that's not true, and I do have some doubts about it, what is certain is that at least 99% of people do not have the audio equipment to take advantage of this. FLAC is for archival purposes, not for streaming.
Used this several times, email/cards. At least I actually got the headphones (reduced to clear at Boots!). Much better Tidal quality using the CapTune app even with EQ off
Wow, audio,digital compression,network and audio streaming experts everywhere !!
For the average user, I doubt you can justify the costs against using Spotify/ Google Music.
I've given the three month Tidal trial a go (thank you, heat added!) Had to log onto the browser Tidal to cancel as I couldn't find it in the android app.
Using a Pixel XL and Anker Soundbuds Slim+ (aptx HD) I couldn't tell the difference between the same song played on Spotify and Tidal.

This is how I stream my music 90% of the time.

Awesome deal for what it is, but I can't hear the difference using my equipment and so I'll stick with Spotify.
Also to add confirmation that the 3 months trial period remains active after cancelling.

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bubblesmoney54 m ago

Reference?



Recommend you read 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner. He struggled to tell the difference between a CD and MP3 in a blind listening test.
unterwasser4 m ago

Recommend you read 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner. He struggled …Recommend you read 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner. He struggled to tell the difference between a CD and MP3 in a blind listening test.


Snake audio
After registration process only 30 days option available, I am new tidal user with brand new HD4.50...
peterkay117 m ago

Snake audio



No, Suzanne Vega actually
mtodak27 m ago

Tidal Premium 180 days FREE . Just checked. Still …Tidal Premium 180 days FREE . Just checked. Still working.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tidal-premium-180-days-free-new-accounts-only-read-description-first-2910899?page=2#thread-comments


I did look at your post but decided to repost this on the premise that not everyone will know how or want to use a VPN. This offers the same but in (my opinion) in easier method, albeit for a shorter period but it can be repeated.

Also, this is Hi-Fi, not Premium.
Edited by: "miffyl" 15th Apr
Tried one months Tidal using Pixel 2 XL and the Sony WH1000XM2's giving FLAC audio via bluetooth (the Sony app and Bluetooth settings confirmed I was getting lossless FLAC playback).

Yes, there is a difference. The bass seems to be tighter and cleaner. Highs and mids I could not tell much of a difference. I'm an average consumer who likes good sound quality but certainly not an audiophile. I assume a wired setup at home with dedicated amp and good quality headphones/speakers will get the most out of Tidal.

However, even on strong WiFi signal at home and EE's 4G max plan it struggled streaming lossless files (too much buffering required). The biggest issue were downloaded files on the app, it even struggled to playback downloaded files at times.

At £19.99 per month, no thanks. Free for 3 months, why not.
"for delivering CD-quality music" ha ha ha
The app is terrible to navigate already pulling my hair out
_taurus_18 m ago

After registration process only 30 days option available, I am new tidal …After registration process only 30 days option available, I am new tidal user with brand new HD4.50...


Worked for me
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When I press on the track to play via the app, it doesn't ...boo
Amazing! Worked for me.
Massive fan of FLAC audio.
I used decent studio monitors so actually can hear a difference in sound. Thanks op
Sound quality is incredible, even on stock iPhone headphones.
Borgia126 m ago

When I press on the track to play via the app, it doesn't ...boo


You can uninstall CapTune after signing up. Just use Tidal.
miffyl22 m ago

You can uninstall CapTune after signing up. Just use Tidal.


Much appreciated thank you
Great deal if you will see any benefit from Tidal. I have it and find it a great service, all the music I want in excellent quality. I had Spotify, but it won't allow output to an external DAC, so it's not even an option to stream it do high end audio, so Tidal it is.
_taurus_46 m ago

Grupon code still working without any issues …Grupon code still working without any issues groupon.co.uk/deals/tidal-premium-music?CID=UK_AFF_5600_225_5383_1&z=skip&utm_medium=afl&utm_campaign=206616&mediaId=1379993&utm_source=GPN&nlp=1


Bear in mind that's Premium, not Hi-Fi.
Thanks OP, I have used this a few times over the past year. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🙏
I can't tell the difference between tidal hifi and spotify premium. I use sennheiser HD650 and schiit modi+vali so my setup is quite high end but still nothing. Saves me a decent chunk each month so I'm happy.

Anyway this is a hot deal.
Thanks for the headsup:)
miffyl7 h, 37 m ago

Bear in mind that's Premium, not Hi-Fi.


Grizzly?
unterwasser14 h, 21 m ago

Recommend you read 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner. He struggled …Recommend you read 'Perfecting Sound Forever' by Greg Milner. He struggled to tell the difference between a CD and MP3 in a blind listening test.


A book I recommended several times on these kind of threads. It stopped a 30 year hi-fi obsession.

I have some quite high end kit at home and it's pretty tricky to tell any difference between 320kbps and FLAC. If you're using it on a a phone and streaming over Bluetooth, then your bit rate is capped at 330kbps by apt-x anyway. Unless you're using Sony cans with Oreo when you have LDAC which in theory takes your transmission bit rate up to 990kbps.
Optimus_Toaster16th Apr

I can't tell the difference between tidal hifi and spotify premium. I use …I can't tell the difference between tidal hifi and spotify premium. I use sennheiser HD650 and schiit modi+vali so my setup is quite high end but still nothing. Saves me a decent chunk each month so I'm happy.Anyway this is a hot deal.


HRT II Streamer / Lehmann Black Cube Clone and H-Fi Man 400i. Still very hard to reliably pick lossless vs 320kbps in a blind test.
So,yeah, agree with you fully.
ukflyboy11 h, 55 m ago

Great deal if you will see any benefit from Tidal. I have it and find it …Great deal if you will see any benefit from Tidal. I have it and find it a great service, all the music I want in excellent quality. I had Spotify, but it won't allow output to an external DAC, so it's not even an option to stream it do high end audio, so Tidal it is.


"but it won't allow output to an external DAC". Eh? WTF? I have no idea how that could be made to happen nor how you've concluded that. Care to expound?
I gave Tidal a try, but like many here, I just couldn’t discern any difference between the FLAC and Spotify extreme on any equipment ( comprising of Arcam amp, demon DM41, senheiser headphones and and Mission/Q Acoustic speakers).

The app was also a mess.

Great if you can keep the three months rolling deal, though
barbiegirl2 h, 49 m ago

"but it won't allow output to an external DAC". Eh? WTF? I have no idea …"but it won't allow output to an external DAC". Eh? WTF? I have no idea how that could be made to happen nor how you've concluded that. Care to expound?


I have a USB DAC and Spotify won't play with it. Doesn't seem to output via USB though was outputting from my PC to my Hifi setup via optical.
A lot of this MP3 snobbery comes from the start of MP3 when the encoders were no good and they really did sound significantly worse. I have some FLAC audio with a pretty decent sound system, sometimes I think I can tell but I'm really not that sure.
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