Qobuz Music Download and Record – 3 Best Solutions

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 22, 2021 6:15 PM.
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Qobuz is a music streaming service by its astonishing music quality, including Hi-Fi, Hi-Res, and CD-quality music, and its popularity is growing as its products become widely accepted.

Though how to play the streaming music is obvious, Qobuz download is not. Even for those who know how to download music from Qobuz, they are searching for a free way to download Qobuz songs because all the music on Qobuz is not cheap. Well, if you want to an answer, you have come to the right place. Here we'll introduce several methods, an official and other free of charge, to download Qobuz music.

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Part 1. Official Way to Download Music from Qobuz
Part 2. Download and Convert Qobuz Music to FLAC
Part 3. Record and Save Qobuz Music Free of Charge

Official Method to Get Qobuz Music Download

Qobuz is a French commercial music streaming and downloading service. It offers a tiered subscription service and, like its competitor Tidal, provides free-of-charge streaming only for a trial period. We all know that Qobuz offers a one-month free trial for new users, so does the free trial allow us to download music? The answer is, unfortunately, no.

The music streaming service Qobuz will only save a cache for offline listening, which will be gong once you reinstalled or log out, on your mobile device. And you can only listen to music online if you are using a Web player. So no matter you have a free trial or subscribe to any plan on Qobuz, the only way to download music from Qobuz is to purchase the specific album or song you like.

Download Qobuz Music with Streaming Subscription Plans

Qobuz currently offers four plans: Studio Premier – base subscription, monthly as well as annual with discount, and Studio Subline – an annual-only subscription that adds a discount on downloads, as well as Family variants, with up to six users, of each plan. Once paying for any plan on Qobuz, you will have the ability to download music for offline listening.

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1) Launch Qobuz on your mobile device or computer.

2) Log into your Qobuz account by inputting username and password.

3) Go to select any album or track you want to download and begin downloading.

Note: All the downloads are only available on your device during the subscription to Qobuz.

Download Qobuz Music after Purchasing Albums/Tracks

Also, you do not need to have a subscription to download music from Qobuz. Qobuz has a download store, where you can find the wanted albums or the specific tracks. Once the payment has been confirmed, you are authorized to download it. You could choose to buy tracks or albums from Qobuz in CD-quality or Hi-Res.

1) Launch Qobuz web player or client on your mobile device or computer.

2) Go to click it to open the album page which contains the tracks you want to purchase.

3) To purchase an album, add the albums to carts by clicking add to basket then click the Access Payment on the cart page. For single track, click the Buy button and complete payment.

purchase qobuz album

4) Before downloading, open the Format menu to select the format and quality of the downloading tracks.

preset qobuz format

5) Choose to download with either Qobuz for Mac/PC or Qobuz Downloader, which means you need one of the two software to download music. After that, the download will start automatically.

Convert Qobuz Music to FLAC via Qobuz Music Downloader

Though the digital albums are probably cheaper than tangile albums, they are still somewhat expensive. So, is it possible to download the music without paying for it? Yes. Contrary to the previous method, this method does not require you to spend money buying the albums or tracks.

All you need is a streaming membership (free trial works too), which allows you to play streaming music online, and TunesKit Audio Capture, a powerful streaming audio recorder that can record any itnernal audio in your computer.

TunesKit Audio Capture can record lossless audio in 6 different formats, and you might have already figure out what is the plan. Since downloading the album demands payment, why don't we record the streaming audios? If the recording can retain the sound quality and provide the target format, doesn't it equal to downloading? Doesn't it make TunesKit Audio Capture a Qobuz downloader in this sense?

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Why Choose TunesKit Audio Capture:

  • Record streaming audio from any website
  • Save all recordings to common audio formats
  • Preserve audio quality and track information
  • Support multi-track recording, trimming and merging
  • Support various audio effects like trimming
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Detailed Tutorial – How to Record Tracks from Qobuz

Now you may have purchased TunesKit Audio Capture, you may be using the free trial version to experience the software in person, or you just want to browse through the recording process of this recorder. No matter your intention, you can always use the following tutorial as a using reference, as it tells you how to record Qobuz music in detail.

Step 1Launch TunesKit Audio Capture

Launch TunesKit Audio Capture, and you will see the main interface which contains the list of target software.

the main interface

Step 2Adjust Output Preferences

Before the recordings start, some preparations must be made. First, click the trumpet-shaped button at the right bottom to adjust the recordings options, which includes output format, sampling rate, bit rate, etc.

Don't worry if you are unfamiliar with all the musical jargons, because the Preset menu is designed to handle this situation. Choose the preset as High-quality or Small-size, and the software itself will change all the other recording preferences according to the preset.

settings of record

Back to the main interface and open the Preferences menu at the right top, where you can set the specific location that the tracks to be stored.

selec the folder of saving

Step 3Start to Record

Select the explorer with which you want to open Qobuz, and it would be launched automatically (note: if you have already launched this explorer, the previously opened one will be closed). Then play your target music in the newly launched explorer, and the recording process will start in a few seconds, which will not, however, harm the integrity of recorded tracks.

TunesKit Audio Capture allows simultaneous recordings of multiple tracks, because it is capable of identifying the silence interval between songs and separating them into different tracks.

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When you finish recording, press the Stop button to end the recording process.

Step 4Trim Recorded Qobuz Audios

After you have finished recording, you can tap the Edit button at the rear of each track to enter the trim mode. You can cut one recording into several different clips and merge all the tracks into one file. This function is useful when you want to make music clips or ringtones.

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After everything is done, tap the Save button to store the tracks in local storage.

Video Demo – How to Capture Qobuz Audios via TunesKit

Export and Save Qobuz Music to MP3 Free of Charge

The alternative way to record audio from Qobuz is to use Audacity. Audacity is a open-source digital audio editor and recording applicatio software which give away its features for nothing. The most distinguished feature is that enable you to record audio from multiple sources. With the help of Audacity, you can record and export streaming audios to unprotected audios in MP3 and other formats. Here's how to record audio from Qobuz using Audacity.

1) Launch Audacity on your computer after completing the installation.

2) Go to turn off Software Playthrough by choosing Transport > Transport Options > Software Playthrough then toggle playthrough off.

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3) Start playing music from Qobuz on the computer then click the Record button in Transport Toolbar.

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4) Click the Stop button when you have finished recording from Qobuz.

5) Now use File > Save Project > Save Project to save the recorded audios from Qobuz.

Summary

All in all, there are several methods to achieve Qobuz music download: one is purchasing the albums from Qobuz or subscribing to any plan on Qobuz, the other is to record audio from Qobuz with Qobuz music downloader. While the former is the official method, the latter can save a great deal of mony, even free of charge. The sound quality of using TunesKit Audio Capture or downloading directly from Qobuz is the same, but it's obvious that a streaming premium plus TunesKit Audio Capture is cheaper than dozens of digital albums. Still, if you care more about the covenience instead of expenditure, the official purchase may be a better choice.

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