Jes, now we have Apple loosless in Denmark
Apple Lossless was turned on in Australia around 3pm today. Do I need my Tidal sub and Qobuz trial now, is the question?
Since I am all in the Apple ecosystem, the list of things I need before I can switch to Apple Music (already subscribed for the family) is:
- MUST HAVE: Bitperfect streaming to an external DAC in exclusive mode
- MUST HAVE: PEQ for the audio stream
- Nice to have: Convolution filter for the audio stream
- Nice to have: Integration with Roon or Audirvana (Studio)
Yeah, it's up and running now.
EDIT: 16/44.1 up to 24/48 is Lossless,
24/96 and above is Hi-Res Lossless.
PEQ and Bitperfect do not go together I'm not 100% sure yet, but I don't think the Music app uses exclusive mode. It still uses the settings from the MIDI audio Setup and uses the OS mixer. Only have headphone connected at the moment, so can't check with an external DAC to see if it switches.
PEQ and Convolution can be done with Audio Units and SoundSource system-wide. There is a free convolution AU called HAFconvo. Haven't tested it yet though. I do use the build-in headphone compensation feature of SoundSource though. Works pretty well.
The next big question is: How are Apple Masters different from the same song on Qoboz?
Got it! "Oxygen" is 48K/24 as in Qobuz; I am in love already.