Choosing the most acceptable music streaming service has always been a daunting task for every music lover. It is especially difficult to make a choice for those who have decided to use music streaming for the first time.
In fact, the choice between Deezer and Tidal is really difficult. These are two music streaming services that currently offer high-definition streaming with lossless compression.
Norwegian music streaming service Tidal was born in 2014 and was acquired in 2015 by mega-popular American rapper Jay-Z with the intention of competing with Spotify, Deezer and other music streaming leaders.
Tidal’s goal is to offer a catalog of high resolution music in Flac format. This option, however, is not available in the Premium subscription, which uses AAC (lossy compression) files at 320 Кbps. But in a HiFi subscription that starts at 44.1kHz/16bit CD quality, there is already a clear sense of high quality to achieve audiophile resolution.
There is also a subscription called Tidal Master which has 192kHz/24bit in MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) mode. Tidal Hifi offers over 70 million songs, but not all of them are available in Tidal Master format. There is currently no ad-supported free music streaming plan, however there is a free 30-day trial to see if Tidal is right for you.
Tidal plans are as follows:
1. Tidal Premium – 9.99 euros per month;
2. Tide Premium Family – € 14.99 per month;
3. Tide Premium Student costs €9.99;
4. Hi-Fi costs € 19.90 per month;
5. The cost of the family subscription is € 29.99 per month.
Deezer is a French music streaming service that boasts a catalog of over 76 million songs. New to the service is the Flow mode, which allows us to create automatic playlists based on our tastes in a very simple way: just add the song you’re listening to to your favorites, which will tell the algorithm what our musical tastes are. The more settings we make, the more targeted the playlist that Deezer Flow will automatically create.
The Deezer HiFi: Flac subscription offers users 44.1 kHz 16-bit sound quality (that’s CD quality).
1. Premium costs 9.99 euros per month, you can save money by subscribing for a year at once and paying 99.99 euros;
2. The family plan will cost €12.99 per month;
3. Hi-Fi tariff plan – 14.99 per month.
In the free version for computers and tablets, you can listen to all music without restrictions, but with ads, while on a smartphone you can use the streaming mode, on other devices, such as some HiFi that support streaming, only Mix mode and Smart Radio are available. where tracks are not to be skipped.
It is worth noting that the offer of lossless and high-resolution music quality has increased significantly with gradual price reductions. If you look at the prices that these streaming services had a few years ago, you can see that they have dropped significantly. And the cost of a subscription today is one of the main competitive advantages of music streaming services in the fight for subscribers.
Whatever service you choose, it is important to consider how you will listen to the songs. This choice greatly depends on your needs and your system.