How to Capture/Download Qobuz Music

By Roger Kelly Updated on 2021-07-14 / Update for Audio Recording Tips

Who wouldn't love to enjoy Hi-Res music at home, in the car or at any time to wind down? After the Qobuz USA's version launched, it may become the new option for you. As a rising star of high-quality music provider, Qobuz renders a comprehensive music catalog of Hi-Fi quality and Hi-Res quality, which correspond to CD quality and studio quality. To enjoy Qobuz songs offline, you can subscribe to Qobuz streaming plans or purchase the tracks/albums from Download Store directly.

But today, I am going to introduce a new effective way for you to download/record Qobuz Music for offline listening, which can help you preserve Qobuz Hi-Fi/Studio tracks after you cancel the subscription, and also save expenses on buying albums on Qobuz.

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Part 1. Best Qobuz Downloader/Recorder

Qobuz offers a one-month free subscription for new signups. If you have never used it before, please click here to get the free trial of Qobuz Premium/HiFi/Studio plan from the very beginning. Then it is very important to download and install AudFree Qobuz Music Recorder, which is specialized in capturing and downloading HiFi/Hi-Res music from Qobuz to many universal formats like MP3, FLAC, MP2, AU, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, and so on.

Taking the latest technology, this smart tool can intelligently identify ID3 tags in Qobuz songs while recording. Besides, tracks in an album will be automatically split and saved as individual files. This almighty software is also an audio editor, which supports you to manually split and trim recordings into small segments, or merge those small clips into one file.

What may surprise you most is that AudFree Qobuz Music Recorder can not only grab Qobuz music but also record Google Play Music, capture Amazon Music such kind of streaming music services, extract podcasts from TuneIn, Google Podcasts and so on. In general, with the help of this amazing program, you can record, download, edit every piece of track on PC as you wish.

AudFree Qobuz Music Recorder

audfree qobuz music recorder
  • Losslessly record podcasts from Qobuz Music
  • Transfer Music from Qobuz to MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc.
  • Work at 5X speed, identify ID3 tags from Qobuz Music
  • Split, trim and merge Qobuz recordings manually

Part 2. Capture Music from Qobuz in Detailed Steps

Step 1Stream Music from Qobuz and import to AudFree
add qobuz tracks to audfree
Install and turn on the AudFree Qobuz Music Recorder on your computer. On the main interface of AudFree, you can add the Qobuz desktop application, Chrome, or another browser that is common-used by clicking 'Select/Add an App' > '+'. As a piece of advice, Chrome is the best choice, which can keep AudFree running in a stable and high-speed situation.
Step 2Redefine output settings for Qobuz offline playing
set qobuz music output format
Before you start to record audios from Qobuz, it is necessary for you to adjust the output parameters in AudFree. Please click 'Format' on the lower left corner on the home page. Then click 'Audio' to choose format. You also can hit 'Edit' on the right side to adjust the encoder, channel, sample rate, and bit depth as you like. For purpose of keeping an original HiFi music quality, It is suggested to change the format to 'FLAC', the channel to '2', the sample rate to '96000Hz', and bit depth to '24 bit'. Or you can choose the 'High Quality' to save your time.
Step 3Start to record, download, and edit Qobuz music
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Now you can select Chrome the Qobuz desktop player on the apps list and click 'Start' to run it. Then find your favorite song or album. Once you press the play button in Qobuz, the program will automatically record music from Qobuz and transfer them into the presetting of the output format. During the recording, please don't open any other media player or website. You are required to press the 'Stop' button on AudFree to end the recording. Then move your cursor to the recorded file, you are allowed to retitle the song, trim the segment and rewrite ID3 tags. Attention, don't forget to press 'Save' to preserve your recording. After that, locate the target folder on the computer by following the on-screen prompts.

Tips: Differences among Qobuz Premium/Hi-Fi/Studio/Sublime

Qobuz releases 4 types of streaming plans for music lovers. Here, I will give a brief introduction to the differences between these 4 plans for you to find the most favorite one. The most obvious differences are music quality and price, which is the core of a streaming plan.

Qobuz Premium: 320kbps, $9.99/month or $99.99/year

Qobuz Hi-Fi: FLAC (16-Bit/44.1 kHz), $19.99/month or $199.99/year

Qobuz Studio: FLAC (24-Bit, up to 192 kHz), $24.99/month or $249.99/year

Qobuz Sublime: FLAC (24-Bit, up to 192 kHz), Purchase at reduced prices, $299.99/year

Roger Kelly

Roger Kelly

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Roger Kelly has been dedicated in content creation about music streaming services and technology for over 6 years. He is an expert and computer geek to provide fixes and tips about various recorders and Amazon Music.

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