For those in the Apple ecosystem, especially with families, it makes no sense to not have the Apple One plan, as Greg also mentioned. I haven’t yet tried a single lossless or high-res track on Apple Music, but will do so later in the week hopefully. Might even take my kid’s macbook and try 192 files via USB to see what gives.
I can just imagine Roon pulling their hair out trying to insist that Apple needs to feed them with daily database updates in the format that Roon wants.
Yeah, if they thought Spotify was difficult…….
Has anyone tried feeding Apple Music to their dCS from an iDevice via USB? A friend on the Naim forum is reporting that he is rather happy.
Tried my iPhone to Bartok the other day, worked rather well, albeit a little clumsy with the Apple lightning adapter.
Thank you for the reply. While I realize there are different masterings I wonder how it sounded via USB input vs. the same 24/96 streamed via Ethernet by way of Tidal or Qobuz.
I haven’t done any real sonic comparisons as such (in the case of that that Art Blakey album, on Qobuz it’s in 24/192, whereas on Apple Music its 24/96, so not quite a fair comparison).
By the way, for people who want to use an iDevice on a more permanent basis with their dCS, the Apple Lightning Docking Station works quite nicely!