Modern Battle: TIDAL vs. VOX Cloud Player
If you're a music lover like me, then you must find it hard to live a day without music.
Music is the best friend who shares emotions, fills the silence during awkward first dates and helps you avoid listening to some political rant while commuting to work. Since the rise of digital, the music has become more mobile than ever, letting us listen to it without carrying cassette recorders and CD-players.
When it comes to discussing streaming services, the first associations are often Spotify and Apple Music. However, we should remember that it's an area where majors can be easily pushed out by newcomers. I can hardly call TIDAL a newcomer, but for some unknown reason, this service is usually left aside.
TIDAL was initially launched in 2014 and later purchased by a company owned by Jay-Z. What differs TIDAL from most music streaming is that it offers lossless audio and music videos (more on that below).
On the other hand, there's also a newcomer to the music market which works on the system of cloud streaming. And that's my personal favorite which I'm gonna tell you about.
VOX Music Player with Premium Features.
So it's TIDAL vs VOX Cloud Player and we're starting off with TIDAL's pros and cons.
Exclusive contentAs well as Apple Music, TIDAL has some locked in artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Arcade Fire and others which means you can get access to their content earlier than anyone else. You get notifications whenever there's a new release, so you can be sure you won't miss anything hot. TIDAL also offers exclusive playlists created by Jay-Z himself, and by other artists, and even if you don't like him as a musician you can't deny he knows a lot about music.
Personal playlistsThis includes playlists based on your mood, music for different occasions, various genres and personalized playlists based on the music you most often listen to. Unlike other playlists, the ones in TIDAL often include some unknown artists so it's a great way to discover new artists.
Music videosAnd not just music videos, but converts, as well. So if you're enjoying some artists, TIDAL will offer you to check their live performances, providing they have some.
Sound qualityOne of TIDAL's main feature is that it offers a lossless Hi-Fi tier which allows you to listen to the quality better than regular MP3, for additional fees, of course. A happy day for audiophiles.
AffordabilityTo enjoy lossless audio you will have to pay additional £10, so it's £20 in total. Is it worth the CD quality?
PlaylistsAs well as an advantage, there's also the dark side of playlists. 90% of playlists are created by either TIDAL or some artists, so there's too little real people integration.
UsabilityHi-Fi subscription might not be an option unless you have speedy Internet or a constant connection to Wi-Fi. Remember that lossless audio takes more space than lossy, thus takes more time to buffer.
PopularityIt may not sound good, but it's very difficult to share music via TIDAL, because...well...nobody uses it (4.2 m. users worldwide). So regarding social integration, there are far better services.
VOX Music Cloud StorageVOX Cloud is a music cloud storage that works with VOX Music Player. Having both, you can store and play all your music collection regardless of audio formats of file's size. As I told you before, VOX Cloud service works not like ordinary streaming services, but as a cloud streamer, which means that you listen to your music from the cloud. And the quality of your files can be far better than TIDAL's Hi-Fi.
How is VOX Cloud different from other streaming apps? VOX Cloud is an UNLIMITED music cloud storage. You can upload thousands and millions of tracks and don't worry about the space – VOX Cloud can keep everything. The more you upload, the more music is available. But just think about the quality. Is it worth paying £20 for the CD quality when you can pay twice less with no restriction on quality whatsoever? Not to say about Premium 320 kbps MP3, which is no good at all.
Lossy vs. LosslessVOX Cloud is one of few ways to listen to Hi-Res music since you can upload FLAC, ALAC, WAV, PCM, AIFF and others without any compression or conversion. It means that if you upload 5000 kbps/192kHz FLAC file – that's exactly what you're going to hear.
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