I just became a Lifetime subscriber! I used it for the last two weeks and really liked it. Very easy to use. Great metadata. Very nice.
Just pulled the trigger on Lifetime Membership - it only took 8 days of my trial (although that is about 1000 tracks)
So I crossed the Rubicon and shelled out for a Lifetime Membership. I just hope that both I and Roon Labs survive long enough to give me a decent return on the investment
Geoff, thats a really good blog post. I followed a similar route with PLex for movies but eventually decided it was just too much to deal with and I find myself just as likely to watch a Movie at my PC nowadays… I am far more interested in listening to music (probably 100 hrs to 1 compared to movies) so Roon was perfect for me and I pretty quickly went the lifetime route. All the developments are pretty exciting - it’s already a great experience.
Welcome Geoff, Jay and all new lifers
The return on investment aspect makes me more careful crossing roads Geoff !
There was discussion by Danny about folding or sale in this thread. Ultimately I accept that the devs will do what they can, but there is a risk.
I’ve still got a pair of VTL Tiny Triode amps from the 80s that carried a “lifetime guarantee”. I understand that the new VTL company under Luke Manley doesn’t support it. Doesn’t alter the fact that they are great amps that work fine and have given me a heap of enjoyment.
Lifer from the outset here, could see where these guys wanted to go and was convinced of their abilibty to get there.
OK it’s a never ending road but you get my drift.
Happy to commit a life membership as a small way to support the cause.
Biggest disappointment is never enough time to listen to music these days, and would love to be able to stream this to the car. Spotify in the Tesla is pretty good for variety if not SQ, but Roon it isn’t.
after two trial periods, the interface and features convinced me to opt for lifetime membership. Happy Lifer since last weekend!
Great work guys and I am looking forward to everything you have planned for us. Though I must admit I am waiting for an Android Mobile Phone App foremost
Lifer here…that almost didn’t get to enjoy it when I initially told the wife that I had bought the subscription. Probably shouldn’t have walked into the kitchen when she had a large knife in her hand
After calming her down, and then showing her the system on the touchscreens throughout the house, she immediately asked “Why have we waited so long to have this?”
Lifer here too, have been for about a month now. Also using HQP and loving the combination of remote control-ability and sound quality with HQP. I am a life time PlexPass user too and it was a hard decision given Plex offers the same metadata and lyrics plus has Vevo integration for music videos and syncing with mobile clients. It was truly the integration with HQP and the promise of more Plex like features in the future that got me on board.
Just upgraded to life…
They might make it they might not, but I like the responsiveness of the roon crew, the focus on quality, and the variety of endpoints supported. I view my lifetime subscription as equivalent to a “kickstarter” contribution for a startup that I hope does good things. My current audio ecosystem is all Squeezebox/LMS based. I’m in east coast U.S.
Great outlook, and is the reason I signed up from the beginning. Roon deserve to do well and whether they succeed or not, I have no issue having spent my money on them.
Just upgraded from annual to lifetime subscription. Roon is an absolutely wonderful interface. I am also using HQPlayer with my newly acquired Sonore microRendu.
Im in for eternity as we know it too…loving it and now my PS Audio DAC Junior is Rooning along nicely too
I’m in Singapore
Member from the US east coast, I have been a lifetime member since June of this year and am not looking back, totally worth every penny. I am looking forward to IOS BT connectivity with Roon.
New lifer here. I’ve been using iTunes to bounce audio around the house, but I’m thrilled to be switching to a cross-platform product that:
- has a funding source for development
- is actively developing the features I care about and not adding bloat
- works consistently
- doesn’t crash
…and lets me easily play the same library, without resampling, on multiple computers. This is a premium price for a premium product.
Amazing work thus far.
Welcome Michael, I think you’ll find like a lot of us here that Roon brings back an enjoyment to music that easily wains under the computing tomfoolery embraced by many alternatives.
Far from perfect but full of striving enthusiasts.
Greetings from Germany. Fell in love with roon in the first two days after using jriver for a decade now.
I love the clear cut, non bloated interface, the snappy perfpormanve, the great insights provided plus a very robust architecture that delivers music to mixed devices all over the house. This is something others have promised but never really delivered.
Please keep roon lean. There are a lot of excellent tools for ripping, tagging and physical organisation of music files. No need to reinvent the wheel. Stay focused on what you really shine.
Seconded. Roon is the first application to handle media library exploration, playback, and sharing in a way that feels truly innovative. I also appreciate it taking advantage of diverse hardware.