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If you are thinking of streaming, I use Moon MiND and Bluos Node. Without measuring the sound is best on Moon and the connectivity is best on Bluos.
 
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I am very close to leave Deezer HiFi and crawl back to Qobuz. The limited Support for streamers is killing me.
 
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Out of curiosity, what prompted the move from Qobuz to Deezer in the first place?
Qobuz is missing stuff in its catalogue. I am Israeli in origin and listen to a lot of Israeli music - Qobuz has very little support to that. For now I have both services and pay twice :-(
 
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Qobuz is missing stuff in its catalogue. I am Israeli in origin and listen to a lot of Israeli music - Qobuz has very little support to that. For now I have both services and pay twice :-(
Shalom leha! Im using lms, there i have dezeer, qobuz, radio etc. Everything in one place.
 
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I have to say I love Deezer's "Flow" for a great assortment of music based on my favorites. I wish Qobuz and Tidal offered something similar.

I just wish there was a way to listen using Audirvana, Roon or via DLNA.
 

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I have to say I love Deezer's "Flow" for a great assortment of music based on my favorites. I wish Qobuz and Tidal offered something similar.

I just wish there was a way to listen using Audirvana, Roon or via DLNA.
Try soma.fm for nonstop flow in near to 50 different channels. The Pioneer XDP-02U has a built-in app to Deezer and Tidal. Type in your credentials at the beginning and just listen.
 
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I'm in a Deezer HiFi trial since the price dropped. Really like the android interface but streaming options are limited.

I want to add room correction also (homebrew PC, optical in/out, so that becomes even more difficult.

If you want to use the native app & HiFi, the only viable option is Chromecast (audio) which supports HiFi. Works fine, except no gapless playback. Using a classic Chromecast, HiFi shows up on the screen (in the album art) - chromecast has optical out.

Other tests I did:

* An old panasonic ALL-1C streamer (Qualcomm Allplay) supports Deezer via a service called "airable". Interface looks good, is fast, I have optical output. However, absolutely no way to figure out if I'm streaming 320kbit MP3 or HiFi.
* BluOS should work, but all options are expensive. Not sure if the interface (android) is any good
* MusicCast - didn't test the (android) interface but I read good things. Yamaha supports Deezer HiFi so NP-S303 could be a good option. Again, hard to know it's actually FLAC streams and not MP3.
* The hardest test - I'm running Logitech media server/squeezebox which supports Deezer 320kbit. I was able to hack the Spotify plugin so that when selecting a track there, a matching track (FLAC) from Deezer is streamed instead. This is based on non-official API though (reverse engineering of the web interface) - writing a full plugin is way past my capabilities, but would be ideal for me.

So I'm not sure yet to go Deezer instead of Spotify. I feel Deezer has the best track selection for my needs, and is cheaper than Qobuz/Tidal. I don't want to support Tidal so that's not an option for me.
 

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I'm in a Deezer HiFi trial since the price dropped. Really like the android interface but streaming options are limited.

I want to add room correction also (homebrew PC, optical in/out, so that becomes even more difficult.
Maybe test out the Windows room correction?
 
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About Chromecast, I've read on the Deezer support forum that the newest chromecast implementation doesn't show the HiFi logo anymore. Seems it's even worse than that - some guy measured bandwidth
 
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