Now, I’m not taking the credit for finding this, it was a post by DrPo that alerted me to it, but I thought it might be worth a dedicated thread to give it more attention.
I have been wanting to stream from Qobuz for ages. I tried a Chromecast dongle but wasn’t happy with the sound. I was also told about loading Bubble upnp on my Qnap, but that sounded too complicated. Anyway, DrPo’s post mentioned an app called mconnect, which costs £5.99. There is a free version but it has adverts and less functionality, but it’s fine for an experiment. The app has integrated Qobuz, so it’s simply a matter of logging into your Qobuz account, choosing the music and choosing your streamer via the ‘Play to’ button. It’s as easy as that. The app’s volume control works the Naim, so there is no need to have both apps open.
Sound quality wise, it’s pretty good, not quite up to locally streamed music, but very listenable. I’ve compared the same track streamed from Qobuz with my local rip, and it’s certainly not an ‘urgh, that’s awful’ response when listening to Qobuz. If anyone wants Qobuz on their system it’s certainly worth trying the free app and a free month’s trial of Qobuz, as there is nothing to lose.
Hopefully, one or two people may find this helpful, and once again, thanks to DrPo.