Thats valid point. I remember with Audirvana had similar case. I was basically lifetime there by buying license one time and you were sorted. Then all the sudden came new version 2.0 and it went to monthly sub to be able to get new updates. I tried 30 days for free and never used audirvana ever again.
This is possible case IF Roon doesnt promise they will never drop lifetime or with major update version ask all to start paying monthly again.
Audirvana still supports all lifetime licenses for Audirvana 3.5. Audirvana introduced Audirvana Studio as a monthly or annual subscription service. It had nothing to do with Audirvana Studio version 2.0 that just came out and is still a subscription service. Your lifetime license to Audirvana 3.5 is still valid.
Lets not fool people here. They are not updating old 3.5 and moved to 2.x that they keep developing. I bought lifetime and then few months later they stopped the development for 3.5 and you were stuck forever for that old version unless moved to 2.0
After that i’m very careful who i pay upfront lifetimes. Plex is only one i trust and use a lot to have lifetime.
Yes 1.0 as actually studio but point is same. 3.5 is old and people bought expensive license there. Lifetime is based on trust that company doesnt create new version in future lets say Roon 3.0 that has new features and drop lifetime also. We dont know things may change.
“Audirvana 3.5.51 is the latest version.” That came out september 2021. Same time they released studio 1.0
I paid $96 for lifetime Audirvana 3.5, hardly expensive. They never asked me to move to Audirvana Studio, but I did purchase year one for $50. I just purchased a second year for $70 as a fallback for Roon if my internet goes out. I also use Audirvana on my laptop when away from home so I can keep my Roon Nucleus activated for Roon ARC. I rarely use Audirvana 3.5 only because I don’t like how it sorts Qobuz albums.
I’m hoping Roon will solve the “Roon dilemma” so I don’t need to use Audirvana when away from home.
You are missing the point here other user said about lifetime and i made example to be aware it has happened. Cost is subjective. I payed almost 100€ and got few months out if it. I dont use music software that is not updated regularly.
I agree with you, it is what I have done, I value the price of roon for my needs, and I do not see that its value is €700, although they say that I should run to contract for life, which in January is €830, I will not. do for now, unless you see that audirvana is so bad that it is worth paying double