is the first high-definition streaming service on Sonos that enables users of the service to stream higher quality music on compatible devices . Qobuz is a competitor of and that also provide high-resolution files, and yet Tidal has not yet enabled 24-bit on Sonos.
“For many years, Hi-Res audio was only available to a select few who knew where to get it and how to play it,” Dan Mackta, managing director of Qobuz USA, told CNET in a statement. “Now millions of people already have the hardware in their homes – and accessing the source has never been easier than Hi-Res streaming with Qobuz on Sonos.”
The Sonos S2 operating system Users can play 24-bit Files from their local drives when they launched in late 2020. However, this is the first time users have been able to stream high resolution files.
Hi-Res support promises better sound, but with small wireless speakers like thatand the new one The main benefit is compatibility rather than sound quality. If Sonos users can play 24-bit files, they may have access to more music than before. For example, every professional digital studio records 24-bit, although most files are converted to 16-bit for CD and streaming. If Sonos hadn’t previously supported a 24-bit file, it just wouldn’t play at all.
Last yearIn order to enforce the S2 changes and while older products are still working, they are not getting the latest features.