Tidal Stories January 22

expiredNew subscribers can get three free months of music streaming from TIDAL ($60 value)

Groupon is once again offering three free months of HiFi music streaming from TIDAL. That’s two months more than the usual trial offer and only the second time we’ve seen this deal for the music streaming service. The regular cost is $20/month for a typical subscription. Note: After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your voucher to complete redemption. 

Tidal Stories June 19, 2017

Jay-Z’s new album ‘4:44’ drops exclusively to Sprint and Tidal customers June 30

Following a deal with Sprint to acquire 33% of Jay-Z’s TIDAL streaming music service, today the companies announced that the first exclusive release as part of the partnership will be Jay-Z’s new album later this month. The release will be a big one, Jay-Z latest full-length album set for release at the end of this month. But it won’t exactly be a total Sprint exclusive like the company is making it seem…

Tidal Stories May 19, 2015

Apogee’s new aluminum USB headphone amp and portable DAC is now available

Back in January Apogee unveiled its portable Groove USB headphone amp and DAC, and today the company is announcing its worldwide availability. Apogee has long since been known as a recording industry leader in digital-to-analog audio gear, and you’re going to be paying for it with Groove.

You’re getting a quad sum DAC (4 DACs per channel) that can reproduce high fidelity 24 bit audio at 192kHz and an interesting feature known as “Constant Current Drive”. This allows Groove to adapt to your particular set of headphones, adjusting the output wattage specifically for your set-up.

The USB connected DAC/amp is built from “premium” aluminum and will set you back $295. While certainly a steep price considering some headphones aren’t even that much, it will be interesting to see what a company like Apogee can do with a great pair of cans and some high quality FLAC/AIFFs or streaming from something like Tidal. We are starting to see the Groove pop up at retailers like Amazon and B&H, as well as on Apogee’s web store and at brick and mortar locations.

Tidal Stories April 30, 2015

There’s no other way to slice it — streaming services are the future of music. The days of walking into a CD store (remember Sam Goody?) are long gone and most people don’t even bother with iTunes downloads anymore. And as of right now, Spotify is running away with the streaming music crown.

It’ll usually cost you $9.99 per month to have access to Spotify’s full set of features, but for a limited time new subscribers can jump on the streaming bandwagon for just $0.99… expand full story

Tidal Stories April 10, 2015

expiredFill your home w/ wireless music: SONOS PLAY:5 gets a rare discount, now $329 (Reg. $399)

If you’ve been unsure about getting into whole home audio, now is the chance to make the jump. Newegg is offering the SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker (black) for $329 shipped. This is a very rare deal on SONOS’ flagship speaker, the original wireless audio device that started its line of products.

The SONOS PLAY:5 regularly retails for $399 at retailers like Amazon, the only promotions that we’ve seen include gift cards, not discounts. Finding any SONOS device for nearly 20% off is a no-brainer. I currently have six SONOS speakers in my home, and I must say that it is a nearly flawless audio experience. The design is well thought out and audio stays perfectly in-sync throughout my house.

It features five individual speakers: two mid-range drivers, two tweeters and a subwoofer, the PLAY:5 is designed to fill a large room with sound. It is controlled wirelessly via the SONOS iOS/Android app, offering playback from Spotify, Pandora, Beats Music, Tidal and more. Pair these with other SONOS speakers for a complete home audio solution.

Over 2,800 Amazon customers rate this speaker 4.4/5 stars, with 70% of reviewers giving it 5/5 stars. 

Tidal Stories October 28, 2014

The battle for your music streaming money continues to heat up. Today, a Norweigan based company named Tidal has announced that it will go head-to-head with Spotify, Beats Music and others in the music streaming space.

Tidal features audiophile quality streaming with a very large library of songs. However, the reality is that for most music listeners, the difference will come down to price.

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