Tune In To Hear What All The Qobuz Is About
Sonos first partnered with the high quality music service Qobuz back in 2013, which allowed Sonos to provide 16-bit FLAC streaming in several countries including the US. Your Sonos speakers will now be able to stream FLAC tracks which are advertised as 24-bit/48kHz content to those same countries on devices compatible with the Sonos S2 platform.
If you happen to have unlimited amounts of bandwidth and consider yourself an audiophile capable of discerning a copied CD from the original then you might just be interested in signing up. The audio codec on your phone is definitely able to provide a previously unheard of level of quality and your monthly investment is well spent.
On the other hand if you recognize what those numbers represent and have never invested in a “special blend of Crystal Formula that has been fine-tuned by ear to 0.01 grams accuracy” nor spent $50,000 for two metres of cable then perhaps your current equipment and subscription might just be sufficient.
In addition to the United States, the 24-bit option is also available in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.