Qobuz integration in Roon?

Currently I’m forced to a Tidal monthly subscription to listen to Qobuz discoveries that are not in Hires. Hires stuff I buy from Qobuz and CD quality stuff I add through Tidal to my Roon library. The day Qobuz is integrated I’ll stop subscribing Tidal and will stream directly from Qobuz and continue buying hires albums and distribute with Roon to various endpoints.


I sure hope there is some kind of importer so that Tidal albums added in Roon can be added in Qobuz once it’s integrated, and then I can leave Tidal (and MQA) for good.

A simple google

You will find not everything will copy over as it might be a different version or just not exist on Qobuz

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I appreciate your point, but I can not agree with you. I have a pretty high end system and use Roon almost exclusively to play my library albums (including many DSD ) as well as streaming from Tidal. I am really looking forward to Qobuz integration with Roon.


Same here - Roon has excellent SQ and it perfectly meets audiophile standards. I seriously doubt so many high end manufactures would actually advertise their products as Roon Ready if the SQ would not be top notch…

But I doubt that Chromecast as an Endpoint actually lets u appreciate what Roon can really do in terms of SQ…

I think it’s both - great in terms of practical use and it meets highest audiophile standards…


I can’t agree with this. I am using Roon and HQPlayer with my ultraRendu and DirectStream DAC and have found no other setup that sounds as good, much less better.

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If Roon is delivering bit-perfect zeros and ones to an external DAC, how could any other device doing the same thing sound better?


Now that I think about it, I would imagine both Tidal and Qobuz albums would appear in the “Versions” area in Roon if one is subscribed to both.

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I am more than happy to use Chromecast feeding a Chord DAC with optical out at up to 96khz. It’s no slouch. I don’t differentiate between that and the USB connected Chord; at least for Flacs to 96khz, in any case.

Have you not met any audiophiles? There is always something that will interfere with the sensitive analogue stage of something. :slight_smile:


Yeh, often times a void in the cranium.


Very well put sir. This should be the dictionary definition of a Audiophile.

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maybe you should read this… it’s pretty enlightening. I sort of mentally draw the line at discrete bits of Hifi kit to +/- the 500 usd/eur mark each. It’s enough to satisfy my audiophile ego and protects my wallet somewhat (and marriage).

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there is an event this weekend in France with Roon & Qobuz participation, it would be interesting if they could talk about it ! or if some French users go to this event, they could ask them about the the integration of Qobuz



Just found out Blue Coast Records will be exclusively on Qobuz. Can’t wait. Cookie Marenco’s record label are very high quality audiophile recordings


Thank you. An enlightening article.

Qobuz has introduced Qobuz Studio at a monthly subscription rate of $24.99. First timer can sign up for 1 month free trial. Up to 24/192k lossless audio delivery, it is sure to fire up some competition…

This links gets me to the UK Qobuz side with prices in British Pounds

Is that because of where you are, or where it thinks you are?

No. I am in US. No VPN or anything