I wrote about Tidal, an intriguing new high-definition audio competitor to Spotify.
If you identify as an audiophile, Tidal is worth a look. "This service is not for everybody," says Andy Chen, the company’s CEO. "Spotify is for everybody. You don't even need to pay! But for quality, you have to pay." Chen says Tidal is aimed at audiophiles who have suffered as audio has gradually worsened in the transition from vinyl to compact discs to MP3s. "It’s for people frustrated by the progressively worse fidelity we’ve gotten from music," he says. Streaming music is the future, and if you’ve invested in a high-end sound system — or even just decent headphones — you’re going to want to take advantage of them.