Sonos Introduces 24-Bit Qobuz Streaming to S2 Platform

Sonos has announced that it has expanded its relationship with Qobuz by offering its customers a 24-bit Qobuz high-resolution streaming option.


Sonos has announced that it has added 24-bit Qobuz streaming to its selection of streaming services.

The addition of the high-resolution streaming service is available to users of Sonos S2 platform, and it provides users access to a wide range of studio-quality content.

Qobuz has always strived to make the highest quality audio accessible, as people become more interested in better sound,” comments Dan Mack, marketing manager, Qobuz USA.

“Now, on Sonos devices, we’re making it easy for millions more people to experience the improvement Hi-Res audio can make.”

Ryan Richards, director of product marketing at Sonos, points out the addition of the 24-bit Qobuz is enabled by versatility of the S2 operating system architecture.

“Our open platform enables partners to bring the best of their experiences to the Sonos system and our mutual customers,” says Richards.

“Qobuz has been at the forefront of high resolution music streaming, and we look forward to customers enjoying their music with the clarity, depth, and room-filling sound of Sonos.

24-Bit Qobuz Enhances Sonos Audio

Looking back, Sonos notes that back in 2013 it offered users Qobuz 16-bit FLAC streaming capabilities.

Now, the company continues, its expanded relationship with Qobuz enables music fans to stream 24-bit/48kHz content. The relationship from Qobuz’s perspective continues the streaming service’s ongoing expansion of hardware partnerships, which includes high-resolution compatible hardware on the Android platform.

Sonos also notes that Qobuz has throughout its history catered to the audiophile market. Some of the ways the service supports the audiophile market includes curated content, liner notes and a download store.

In addition to the 24-bit Qobuz service’s availability in the United States, Sonos says the option is also available in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.