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post #16 of 78
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Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post

Another MOG user and subscriber here. I read one of those super detailed comparisons between the two services (MOG v. Spotify) on Computer Audiophile site I believe and the author sided with MOG based mostly on better quality bit rate and a more comprehensive catalog. That could have changed, however, since I'm sure they are constantly updating their respective catalogues. I've been happy with MOG but I agree, their UI could be improved. I'll see if I can find the link to the article.

 

Edit: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/MOG-v-Spotify-Part-II


 

Going in the Mog forums/suggestions, thy are working on things regarding their GUI. But I must say at the same time, Mog has a very unique radio that is seemles. Now on the flip side, Spotify has just added gapless, but they are still not running many albums @ 320k. I don't even have to measure it, I can tell within 5 seconds. I'm sure both Mog and Spotify are going to be competeing for some time, which makes that great for us.

post #17 of 78

MOG has been great for me and sounds very good, although not nearly as good as my flac rips. Great service though. I decided to pay $5/month. Its a great way to audition things that I might want to buy.

post #18 of 78

I can't tell the difference between a CD and MOG or Spotify.  I just can't.  

 

I play music on my PC via TOSLINK to a NuForce Icon HDP (DAC only, with NuForce Linear Power Supply) connected to a Schitt Asgard with a pair of Denon D5000 headphones with J$ earpads.  As a music lover, I am in bliss.  I have currently subscribe to MOG, Spotify, and Rhapsody.  My Rhapsody service, which I have had since 2004, will be dropped next month.  

 

Both MOG and Spotify sound fantastic, and I'm confident that most people are not capable of identifying a lossless version of a tack versus a subscription track in a blind test.  It would certainly not be obvious to most of us, seriously.  I listen mostly through my Logitech Squeezebox, and both MOG and Spotify are gapless with this player; however, with the PC/MAC client, only Spotify will play back in a gapless format.  I'm confident that MOG will remedy this issue soon.  The MOG Windows client just came out a few days ago, and Spotify just recently updated their client to have gapless playback.  The competition between the two is quite fierce.

 

Spotify is missing Pink Floyd's library, while MOG has the complete remastered collection.  Spotify has a bunch of dubstep from the UK and the Netherlands that are not available on MOG.  Other than that, they basically contain the same library. They don't have everything, but it does seem like I have a record store at my fingertips. (for those of us old enough to remember record stores)

 

The Spotify computer client is quite a bit more seasoned, but the new MOG player is not too bad, if a bit raw. (the Windows version was just released a week ago)

 

Honestly, both services are perfectly fine to use with even the best audiophile setups.  If you have a couple grand or more invested in your music hobby, what is 33 cents a day?  At least give it a try, as you can drop the service if it doesn't work for you.

post #19 of 78

Information is pretty vague on the MOG website as far as content. Do they have much in the way of classical and blues/jazz recordings?

post #20 of 78

The library at MOG is incredible. I often come across obscure older recordings that I'd like to give a listen to and am amazed that it's on there. 

 

Just try it. You can try it for free. Great service when you pay though..

post #21 of 78
Will do it. Is the music downloadable?
post #22 of 78

I just download there player and I think that you can play offline...

 

Will check and see

post #23 of 78

I noticed that MOG player says...Native audio decoder + 320 kbps: Even higher fidelity audio than our HQ web player.

 

 

Wasn't the web player the same?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #24 of 78

I've been using Spotify for quite a long time, it works quite well for me. Will try MOG tomorrow, is there really a discernible difference in sound?

post #25 of 78
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Originally Posted by sonitus mirus View Post

I can't tell the difference between a CD and MOG or Spotify.  I just can't.  

 

I play music on my PC via TOSLINK to a NuForce Icon HDP (DAC only, with NuForce Linear Power Supply) connected to a Schitt Asgard with a pair of Denon D5000 headphones with J$ earpads.  As a music lover, I am in bliss.  I have currently subscribe to MOG, Spotify, and Rhapsody.  My Rhapsody service, which I have had since 2004, will be dropped next month.  

 

Both MOG and Spotify sound fantastic, and I'm confident that most people are not capable of identifying a lossless version of a tack versus a subscription track in a blind test.  It would certainly not be obvious to most of us, seriously.  I listen mostly through my Logitech Squeezebox, and both MOG and Spotify are gapless with this player; however, with the PC/MAC client, only Spotify will play back in a gapless format.  I'm confident that MOG will remedy this issue soon.  The MOG Windows client just came out a few days ago, and Spotify just recently updated their client to have gapless playback.  The competition between the two is quite fierce.

 

Spotify is missing Pink Floyd's library, while MOG has the complete remastered collection.  Spotify has a bunch of dubstep from the UK and the Netherlands that are not available on MOG.  Other than that, they basically contain the same library. They don't have everything, but it does seem like I have a record store at my fingertips. (for those of us old enough to remember record stores)

 

The Spotify computer client is quite a bit more seasoned, but the new MOG player is not too bad, if a bit raw. (the Windows version was just released a week ago)

 

Honestly, both services are perfectly fine to use with even the best audiophile setups.  If you have a couple grand or more invested in your music hobby, what is 33 cents a day?  At least give it a try, as you can drop the service if it doesn't work for you.



Hey sonitus, You sound like me. I presently have Rhapsody, Spotify, and MOG. Just Dropped Rhapsody this moning. I'm getting to like both Spotify and MOG ver much. I must however disagree with you about your comments about losses/CD's and MOG, especially Spotify.

  While both are outstanding, and are equivalent to most of my CD's that I ripped to AAC 192, I feel pure CD's'FLAC get the upper hand here. Of course, I am eternally grateful, coming from a time where I had to buy 3 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here" albums because of developed "surface noise" So I hear you!

  Spotify is really cool with the gui. large album covers, all albums/songs, from albums, neatly lined up

  MOG is very nice, as I'm getting used to it, but Spotify has the upper hand here, along with the blistering speed songs that start up. But...even with both running at 320, MOG still sounds  better, and more natural to me. I don/t know if Spotify is doing something with compression (ala Sony)  but yet even still spotify sounds great. I just like MOG a little better,

  Speaking of Sony (and I might be considered a bit of a Sony fan boy) their service Qriocity, is interesting, with tons of music on it. But they stream at a ridiculous low rate, but boast about this "new" compression technology. Well it does sound better than what they stream at, but it flat out sucks. Doesn't sound heavily compressed, but there is no "air" in the music. Quite strange. A Sony exec was quoted as saying "most people won't even know the difference" Oh yeah? How about if they took that attitude with their TV's. They'd be out of business by now.

 

Anyways, Spotify sounds real good, but MOG gets the upper hand in sound, (and selection) selction not by much though

 

 

post #26 of 78
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Originally Posted by WooXIEE DJ View Post

I've been using Spotify for quite a long time, it works quite well for me. Will try MOG tomorrow, is there really a discernible difference in sound?



I only used spotify for a brief period and then went to MOG based on reviews that I read here. I sounded better to me then. Just started listening to MOG with the windows player today and it sounds maybe even a little better!!

post #27 of 78

The GUI of the new MOG player is not that great even though the sound is somewhat improved. You just can't tweak the layout of the player much. I like a smaller player which you can't have. I pretty much looks like the web player except that it's in a separate window.

 

I hope that they will take some feedback and improve it with the next release.

post #28 of 78
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post



I only used spotify for a brief period and then went to MOG based on reviews that I read here. I sounded better to me then. Just started listening to MOG with the windows player today and it sounds maybe even a little better!!



How do you get MOG to play in WMP? Please Do Tell

 

post #29 of 78
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Originally Posted by Bogan View Post

Information is pretty vague on the MOG website as far as content. Do they have much in the way of classical and blues/jazz recordings?


They have tons. You can use it (with the top notch stream) for free for a while.
 

 

post #30 of 78
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Originally Posted by WooXIEE DJ View Post

I've been using Spotify for quite a long time, it works quite well for me. Will ry MOG tomorrow, is there really a discernible difference in sound?



To me, yes. If I can choose one, I alway go to MOG. If it's gapless, I'm lloking at spotify, (but hoping that MOG will  do gaplless soon) 

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