When comparing Earbits vs Qobuz, the Slant community recommends Earbits for most people. In the question“What are the best music streaming services?” Earbits is ranked 12th while Qobuz is ranked 13th. The most important reason people chose Earbits is:
The Earbits music streaming service has an interesting business model that allows the service to be complete free (and ad free) to listeners. Some musicians pay for added profile features or other different tools that aids in exposure for them. See the full explanation [here](http://www.earbits.com/#about_us).
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Pro Paid for by the artists, not the users
The Earbits music streaming service has an interesting business model that allows the service to be complete free (and ad free) to listeners. Some musicians pay for added profile features or other different tools that aids in exposure for them. See the full explanation here.
Pro Great way to discover indie musicians
The Earbits music streaming service is open to independent artists only and does a great job of helping you discover lesser known music.
Pro Available on Android, iOS and Chrome
Easily use the app on your preferred platform, as it supports Android, iOS as well as Chrome.
Pro High quality streaming
Music streams at 16 bit, 44.4 khz, Flac, CD Quality. Also, high-res is available.
Pro High quality (CD+) streams; subscribers gain access to booklet, when available
Metadata, while better than many, still can't compete with physical media. New to N.A. at the time of this review so there are still some gaps in their catalog.
Con No app in other countries
Some areas of the service are lacking in polish and design. The user profiles are pretty sparse, making it difficult to customize. Navigation can be a bit unintuitive at times, which makes it a pain to browse the site. There are also issues with playback as well, adding up to many unpolished areas that leaves the user wanting.
Con Limited to independent artists
You won't find much of the Top 40 type music on Earbits as it's limited to independent musicians currently.
Con Officially available in a limited number of countries
Qobuz is only officially available in 10 countries (which does not include Canada and the US). You can use a VPN in order to pay for the service in an unsupported country. Some users have mentioned success with contacting the country and being added manually (you can read more here).