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July 2020 in Music

Now that I’ve pulled the plug on a $20/month Tidal Hifi plan, I find myself listening to music almost every day. Partly because lossless audio sounds really good on my headphone setup, and partly because Tidal is doing wonders for me with music discovery.

I started using Last.fm to track my listening habits last month, too. So, with compilations from Tidal and Last.fm data combined, I want to see what kind of music I spend time listening to.

Since I started using the service on July 12, Last.fm says I’ve listened to 625 songs within the month. There is also a breakdown of the genres of music I listened to. If you know me, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

There’s a complete set of stats for the month here.

And for your listening pleasure, here’s a playlist of my most played songs on Tidal.

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I’ve put about 100 hours of listening time into them and I can say that most mixes on iTunes sound pretty warm, louder even, while on Tidal they’re very neutral yet somehow more… intimate. May not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I’ve grown to like it.

I’m not “adventurous” when it comes to music, I only listen to a very limited number of genres, so I’m not sure how they fare across a wider variety of music. But if you generally enjoy songs with a wide soundstage, you can’t go wrong with these.

I’m also yet to experiment with different DACs and amps. (Not quite ready to spend a lot of money on this yet.) That should be interesting to see. Right now I’m using a Creative Soundblaster G6, and it drives the headphones quite well.