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post #16 of 184
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Originally Posted by MrGuzmanWhite View Post

I have been a member of MOG for >6 months. The sound quality from MOG streaming or downloads (320 kbs) is magnificent. I have even done side by side comparisons playing the same song from my iTunes library (Apple Lossless from CD rips 16/44) and MOG sounds better, not sure why but it does sound more clear and more musical in both headphones and Audioengine A2 speakers.

 

I tested Rdio and Spotify with MOG, and in my experience MOG has by far the best sound and equal catalogue of music. I am not sure why Spotify is so well known but MOG is still unknown by most, but they are the best and the have fantastic apps for the computer, the iPhone and the iPad.



Totally Agree. I love MOG. Best audio Quality. Not s fast as Spotify, and no Gapless, but I still Chose MOG because of the greatest sound quality. Spotify claims to stream at 320, but the sound is just not there

 

post #17 of 184

MOG is best simply because of sound quality. If you want to compete, get higher bit rate. If you want to WIN, stream FLAC and many will jump on board. 

 

Till then, MOG is the way to go. 

post #18 of 184

Just signed up for MOG to use at work 

 

ability to try full albums before I buy alone is worth the $10 

 

I went with MOG after trying all three

 

post #19 of 184

Another MOG fan. Best $5.00 I've ever spent on audio. New music daily.Can't beat that.

 

cubdog

post #20 of 184

I's just spend the money on CDs.
The whole concept of internet subscriptions pisses me off.
You pay, for access to something, you don't own anything, you get pretty much no rights, usually a single person makes all the profit.
Generally, things like spotify etc are just as bad as piracy in that the artist makes no profit as various artists have told me, or so little it's not worth mentioning.
 

Everyone on this site is here because they want the best listening experience they can get. Not owning the music ruins that experience (for me at least)
If you're prepared to spend thousands on your rig, you should be prepared to spend multiple times that on the music you listen to. Again imo.

 

post #21 of 184

You don't have to spend thousands to have a good sounding rig.  While I prefer my HD650 or my UERM, I'm still happy with my Grado SR-60.  For me, listening on a good set of cans or to a well-mixed recording makes a bigger difference than if I'm listening to a reasonable bitrate lossy audio format versus a lossless one.

 

Since you don't like internet subscriptions, I'll have to assume that you don't like Netflix or the concept of renting movies either.  Most people don't seem to have to need to own all the movies they watch, so why is music different?

 

I personally enjoy the freedom of having access over ownership.  I'll still buy when I really like something or want the best version of it (like the MoFi version of Beck's "Sea Change" I recently bought), but I like the easier ability to explore and learn with subscription music services.  I have hundreds of CDs in my collection, and there are many that I took a chance on and ended up not liking for whatever reason.  I'm usually a rocker, but I'm exploring Jazz (Herbie Hancock's "Head Hunters" is awesome!), Funk, Soul, Rap, etc. that I wouldn't otherwise normally have at my disposal in such a convenient and legal means.

post #22 of 184
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Originally Posted by uzi View Post

 

Since you don't like internet subscriptions, I'll have to assume that you don't like Netflix or the concept of renting movies either.  Most people don't seem to have to need to own all the movies they watch, so why is music different?

 

I personally enjoy the freedom of having access over ownership.  I'll still buy when I really like something or want the best version of it (like the MoFi version of Beck's "Sea Change" I recently bought), but I like the easier ability to explore and learn with subscription music services.  I have hundreds of CDs in my collection, and there are many that I took a chance on and ended up not liking for whatever reason.  I'm usually a rocker, but I'm exploring Jazz (Herbie Hancock's "Head Hunters" is awesome!), Funk, Soul, Rap, etc. that I wouldn't otherwise normally have at my disposal in such a convenient and legal means.


Good music is timeless, whereas pretty much every movie that comes out these days is pretty awful, they aren't worth rewatching... The music is worth listening to hundreds of times over. easily.

The internet makes finding music I like very easy, the bands I like tend to tag other similar bands in 'tag tuesday' posts, youtubes suggestion bars turns up the odd gem, and reading reviews of albums I like often turns up more artists I like, I stumble on things through forums and word of mouth, I listen to a track or 2 on their Facebook pages, band camp, soundcloud, or youtube. Then usually end up going out and buying the CD.
I have all the freedom I like to not own music but listen to it already, The internet makes that all too easy. Owning the music is just so much better. listening on the web just takes away from the ritual of music listening using media like vinyl or CD. 

post #23 of 184

When you listen to music on youtube or facebook or any of those other options how much does the artist get paid?  I am sure it is less than Mog or Spotify.  I have bought more CDs in the last 2 months since signing up for Mog then I have in the last 10 years.  Listening to Mog opens you up to so much more that is out there cause you can listen to pretty much anything,  Even a guilty pleasure that you would have never bought the CD or Mp3 for.  Plus you can listen to anything anywhere if you sign up for the mobile plan.  For me it takes music to the next level not ruining it.


Edited by Spine - 5/29/12 at 8:55pm
post #24 of 184
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Originally Posted by Spine View Post

When you listen to music on youtube or facebook or any of those other options how much does the artist get paid?  I am sure it is less than Mog or Spotify.


Artist gets nothing, youtube and facebook aren't meant to earn money, they are for publicity, which is exactly how I use them, for listening to new music and deciding if I like them or not, if I do, I often follow their links to buy from the sites/stores they favour, If I don't like them, then I will only listen to one or 2 tracks, then decide I don't like them, and that's it.

I know many artists who get pissed off by people telling them to join spotify etc, because as artists, they earn almost nothing from having their music streaming on the site, while the site owner rakes in all the money.
 

post #25 of 184

Actually, in the case of Facebook, you're probably using an external provider like Spotify, Rdio, Mog, etc.  So the rates paid are what happen with those respective services.

 

And "the site owner rakes in all the money"?  Hardly.  I've mentioned that I work at Rdio.  We have our deals with and get the content from the various music labels and content aggregators.  We pay those partners for the content based on usage, and they in turn should be paying their artists.

post #26 of 184
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Originally Posted by uzi View Post

Actually, in the case of Facebook, you're probably using an external provider like Spotify, Rdio, Mog, etc.  So the rates paid are what happen with those respective services.

 

And "the site owner rakes in all the money"?  Hardly.  I've mentioned that I work at Rdio.  We have our deals with and get the content from the various music labels and content aggregators.  We pay those partners for the content based on usage, and they in turn should be paying their artists.


All the bands I've heard songs on from facebook stream them from their bandcamp or soundcloud pages...

In regards to the site owner raking in all the money, that was pointing at the creator of spotify who earnt however many million recently, while artists signing up and streaming their content there get almost nothing (as said by a band member who gets annoyed at people asking why they don't put their music on spotify, not me.)

post #27 of 184

Remember, what you've heard from one band member may not represent every band's experience.  Youtube and most of the free streaming sites can't be compared to the subscription services because the sound quality is quite inferior.  In my case at least if I only heavily listened to music I bought I would likely have much narrower tastes than I do now and likely never would have come across some genres that I've quite enjoyed.  I simply can't afford to buy all of the music I would like to listen to, especially where outside of a few favorite albums I don't tend to listen over and over to the same music.  

 

MOG lets me stream whatever I want to listen to at a flat rate with very good quality and it has some nice features to help with music discovery as well.  Before that I used Rdio which is another good option.  I actually found it better overall for music discovery but MOG had the edge in SQ when I ran them against each other for a week.  If the artist is earning nothing take a look at the label before condemning the streaming sites, the labels are charging quite a bit for streaming rights, that money is going somewhere.  

 

While I understand where you're coming from with the ritual of the physical media that doesn't apply to everyone.  I myself am more of a tech nut and for me physical media is more of a pain.  I enjoy having my own FLAC collection organized and tagged on my server with proper album art and played through foobar2000 and that makes me much happier than dealing with physical media.  I don't expect everyone else to agree of course.  The stuff I really love I get and then rip to FLAC (or buy that way in the first place), for anything else, well that's why I have MOG.  dt880smile.png

post #28 of 184

I've been listening to MOG for about four months and just love it. The service streams at a very high quality rate without ever a hiccup. The library of music is awesome and I'm often amazed that some of the very obscure stuff that I look for is often there. 

 

My one grip is that they need to completely rework the desktop player. It crashed on me a couple times per week. I prefer a smaller player than the smallest it can be made. 

 

9 out of 10 for me...

 

 

Oh, also this is the best way ever to try it before you buy it. I listen to an album for 3-5 times before I plunk down my cash for it. Once I'm sure...then it's over to half.com where I can get many of them for a buck plus shipping biggrin.gif


Edited by MattTCG - 6/4/12 at 7:41pm
post #29 of 184
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I've been listening to MOG for about four months and just love it. The service streams at a very high quality rate without ever a hiccup. The library of music is awesome and I'm often amazed that some of the very obscure stuff that I look for is often there. 

 

My one grip is that they need to completely rework the desktop player. It crashed on me a couple times per week. I prefer a smaller player than the smallest it can be made. 

 

9 out of 10 for me...

 

 

Oh, also this is the best way ever to try it before you buy it. I listen to an album for 3-5 times before I plunk down my cash for it. Once I'm sure...then it's over to half.com where I can get many of them for a buck plus shipping biggrin.gif

Yea Mog has been really useful for listening to actual music before trying to buy it or downloading it haha. 

Is half.com legit? I'm trying to google on if its real or not and its just a mixed bag of pros and cons

post #30 of 184
Completely legit. It's an eBay company.
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