Sonos makes a few of our favorite audio system available on the market proper now. However for all of their intelligent methods, one factor Sonos audio system haven’t been capable of do is deal with high-resolution audio streaming – till now. Sure, music streaming service Qobuz has beat more-established rivals like Tidal and Amazon Music HD to convey Hello-Res music streaming to Sonos for the primary time.
So, you’ll now have the ability to take full benefit of the dear elements inside your audio system – whereas nonetheless having fun with the comfort of streaming.
Qobuz has confirmed that it’ll convey 24-bit wi-fi streaming to Sonos prospects, which leads to “studio-quality music” that retains “all the small print and color of the unique recordings,” it has claimed. Whereas it has been doable to hearken to Hello-Res audio on a Sonos speaker for a while, prospects would want to play a 24-bit FLAC or ALAC file from an area hard-drive to take action.
With the arrival of Qobuz, you’ll have the ability to hearken to Hello-Res audio in the identical manner as tuning into Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, TuneIn, or every other quite a few streaming companies constructed into the Sonos app. To hearken to Qobuz, you’ll have to be operating the Sonos S2 smartphone, PC or pill app.
Sonos rolled out its S2 app in June 2020. The brand new software program was a clear slate for Sonos to construct upon with new options transferring forwards. With the arrival of S2, Sonos needed to ditch a few of its oldest package, together with the first-generation Play:5, Sonos Join, and Sonos Join:Amp, to call just a few. When you’ve got any of those audio system mendacity round, you possibly can proceed to stream music wirelessly round your own home, however you’ll want to stay with the earlier technology of the cellphone app, now known as S1.
For these with newer fashions and operating on the S2 app, you’ll want so as to add Qobuz as a streaming service to your account. Even then, not each Sonos product in your house may have the ability to stream 24-bit audio. The “studio-quality music” streaming promised by Qobuz can be out there on Sonos One, One SL, 5, and Play:5 audio system, Sonos Arc, Beam, Playbar and Playbase soundbars, in addition to Sonos’ transportable audio system, Sonos Transfer and Sonos Roam.