OK, you have just settled down to listen to some music. You have got a great collection of ripped CDs and downloads (both CD-res and Hi-Res) and you also subscribe to full fat Qobuz, which of course contains a whole world of new music. You still feel, like for like, local streaming just pips Qobuz for SQ, but it is now a very close thing.
So what do you listen to? An old (or new) favourite from your NAS/Server, or try something entirely new you have queued up in your Qobuz ‘My Albums’ folder, or something Qobuz have suggested?
With the SQ and the array of albums in CD-res & Hi-Res now available from full fat Qobuz with the new streamers more compelling than ever, the choice of what to listen to just got tougher. The argument to continue to build your own collection in an expensive Server just got weaker. The ‘availability’ of a particular album is still of course a consideration, as is a flaky internet connection!
How do you decide what to listen to and from which ‘source’, and will you stick with local streaming or move over to the dark side of subscription streaming?