TIDAL versus SPOTIFY: Is there a noticeable difference?

The least complicated answer we have found, so far, is … “No two platforms are as different as Spotify and TIDAL; where Spotify prioritizes social features and personalized algorithms, TIDAL HiFi Plus prioritizes sound quality and puts artists first.”

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MQA: The Rolling MQA Debate: A Sound Quality Test on TIDAL That Leaves More Questions than Answers – writes Trav Wilson

A recent video published (on April 15, 2021) by GoldenSound has once again stirred up the MQA pot. In the last couple of weeks, the video made the rounds (again, and again) through most audiophile groups, and, as of writing, has racked up about 150,000 views. Additionally TIDAL (the main distributor of MQA) has announced […]

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MQA: News

Well, this is unexpected news. MQA Ltd has developed a new hi-res wireless codec called MQair, which aims to deliver higher quality PCM and MQA audio files when streaming to wireless and Bluetooth devices.  It has also achieved hi-res audio wireless certification from the Japan Audio Society (JAS) – whose stamp of approval (and gold logo) […]

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MQA in Broadcast

MQA is a superb technology for distributing high-quality audio, as we have shown in the worlds of download, streaming and physical releases (on MQA-CD). Our goal is always to bring listeners the sound of the studio, whether for new or old recordings and to allow confirmation of that delivery with the MQA light. In all areas […]

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MQA: One Year Later …… Suddenly, More Questions

Doug Schneider writes …. On April 1, 2016, we published “Myriad Questions About MQA,” my article about Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), a digital music format for high-resolution music files developed by Meridian Audio and now spun off as MQA Limited. (Audiophiles define high-resolution music file as a PCM digital file with a bit depth and/or […]

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MQA: A Comprehensive Q&A With MQA’s Bob Stuart

The Computer Audiophile writes ….. Shortly after attending CES 2016, where MQA was a very hot topic, I realized that there was more speculation about MQA than available facts. Nonetheless, it seemed like everyone had an opinion about MQA. Most people had never heard the final output of the MQA process, an actual song or […]

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