My Deezer HiFi Lossless Experience

Discussion in 'Streaming Services' started by gvl, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. gvl

    gvl Well-Known Member

    12:00pm Subscribed to a Free 30-day Trial
    12:05pm Downloaded and installed the Deezer Desktop App for Windows
    12:30pm Became convinced the app does not allow direct hardware access (ASIO/WASAPI) for bit-perfect playback and it doesn't run well on older hardware (vintage Thinkpad T43 laptop that however has no issues running Spotify and JRiver on W7)
    12:35pm Got excited that Deezer now supports lossless on Chromecast Audio (
    12:40pm Got irritated that Deezer does not support lossless on Chromecast Audio (
    12:45pm Uninstalled the Desktop App and cancelled my trial subscription
    12:50pm Listening to Spotify
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017


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  2. PAGS

    PAGS AK Subscriber Subscriber

    North of Philly
    Well, worth a shot.
  3. gvl

    gvl Well-Known Member

    I'll likely give them another chance later when they go past Beta and/or the CCA is truly supported. As of now their lossless is vaporware unless you own a Sonos or B&O device. Should have waited to burn my primary email or used a secondary one.
  4. chicks

    chicks Lunatic Member

    The Big Valley, CA
    Have you tried Tidal HiFi? The Hi-Fi light stays lit when casting to Chromecast or Sonos. I’m in the middle of a 90-day free trial, working well.
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  5. E.Auer

    E.Auer Super Member

    Lobster Pot
    I'm trying out Tidal right now and HiFi lossless is very nice indeed. I might have to stay with it for a while.

  6. gvl

    gvl Well-Known Member

    I have. At the time I thought their selection lacked and they didn't have a Spotify Connect equivalent and I didn't have a CCA. I have a CCA now and will revisit although I want to exhaust all other options before I bow before JAY-Z. Ideally I want to avoid a CCA altogether and have a desktop app with a remote control interface that can do lossless/bit-perfect out to a USB device. Hopefully Spotify will come to senses and offer lossless with WASAPI soon, although given it's been on the back burner for a number of years now I'm not holding my breath.
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