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Re: NOW PLAYING.

Postby John_K » 01 Mar 2024, 12:49

Hugh wrote:
C wrote:
John_K wrote:Just spotting this now as I'm about to hit the hay.

I'll come back to you with some thoughts once I've some time to sit here, Hugh will also be a good man to explain all to you...



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I’ve just seen this so I’ve copied what I wrote on another thread:

Roon doesn’t really compare to Qobuz. They are different products; Qobuz is a music streaming service, Roon is a digital library management tool.

I use Roon and I love it. It pulls together the 4 TB of music files I have stored on a hard drive together with my favourite Qobuz albums into one attractively-presented library along with album art and editorial content such as reviews and artist biographies. Info is hyperlinked so if, for example, you want to pull up every album Robert Fripp has been involved in as a performer, producer or collaborator then that is easily done. Creating playlists is easy and can be useful. Roon also has speaker correction and EQ capabilities, should these be required, and enables straightforward control of multi-room setups.

Roon also has a mobile app that allows me to access the music on my hard drive from anywhere in the world with a wifi connection or phone signal. This has been useful while travelling although much of that stuff is available through Qobuz avyway.

None of these things are essential but I find them all useful to have, particularly the multi-room aspect. Roon is quite expensive though and I can understand why people may be put off by that.

I’m not aware of quirky behaviour, it’s a very stable platform and intuitive interface.

No, you cannot download Tidal or Qobuz tracks. I suspect that if this was possible it would breach licensing rules.

I’m also unaware of security issues although as the ARC mobile app which is part of Roon’s offering allows you to accesss your home network remotely then there may be a risk. There is a vibrant Roon user community online, in which Roon themselves play an active part and I haven’t seen any issues there.


I'd agree largely with what Hugh has to say.

For me I became increasingly dissatisfied with the sound of MP3 while working from home during lockdown, I wanted something a little better. I did a little research and came upon Roon, which ticked a number of boxes for me. So I bought a Dragonfly DAC, and a relatively cheap mini hi-fi. I run Roon from my Mac mini, through the DAC and output through the hi-fi speakers, so for me a dramatic improvement on before.

I still buy CDs on a regular basis, so once they arrive they're ripped to FLAC, added to my collection database and ready to be enjoyed.

I'm nerdy when it comes to file management, so I love when I simply drop some files into a folder they automatically appear in my library and the hyperlinks are great.

It costs a few quid a month, but I just view it in the same way as Prime or Zwift, a necessary evil for the modern age...

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Another Ace compilation from Bob Stanley...

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