If you follow the mag on our Twitter or Facebook social media pages you will have undoubtedly taken part in our recent opinion polls asking about your favourite hi-fi sources and preferred music formats. The results have been extremely enlightening, and while physical formats are very much in demand for fellow audio fans, on-demand streaming services are also becoming increasingly popular as a way of instantaneously accessing millions of tracks and albums at the click of a touchscreen or keyboard.  

On-demand music streaming is a massive growth area, and with Apple Music and Google Play joining  the ranks it’s rapidly becoming the preferred route for music fans to access their favorite material and artists – with each service offering its own brand of curated and exclusive content to appeal to its particular demographic of listeners. As many readers will know, it’s a continuously evolving area, with providers updating platform features and new services appearing all the time.

The competition is most definitely hotting up, but to find out what our talented panel of listeners had to say about the sound quality on offer and whether it really is worth ditching your CD collection, read this month's Group Test.       

Lee Dunkley (Editor, Hi-Fi Choice)

 

Also in the September issue:

Arcam Solo Music system, Sony PS-HX500 USB TT, KEF Reference One speakers, plus Bose QC35 noise-cancelling cans, plus win a Rega Planar 3 turntable package worth £625...

 

 

 

 

Group Test:

Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Qobuz, Spotify and Tidal on-demand music rated for sound quality by our expert listening panel...

 

 

 

 

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