Rune wrote:There is currently no HQ streaming alternative to MQA from anyone.
Is is ridiculous to use as an argument against MQA that it is technically possible to deliver rel HQ streaming when no one does it.
Tidal MQA is in my view a better than the alternative that is nothing. And it really does not matter if it will be replaced by another format in the future because the wonderful thing about streaming instead of buying music is that my collection will not be obsolete if MQA is replaced by something better in the future or Tidal go out of business then I can just switch to whatever streaming service exist.
Life is to short to being paranoid!
A couple of facts about the above:
- qobuz provide full high res streaming without MQA
- MQA restricts DAC design (or, from an internal component perspective, pre-DAC design) and as such, restricts the ability of designers to give you the best sound across all other formats.
That's without all the commercial and lock-in shananigans.
I don't call that paranoia. I call that a requirement to listen to music at highest quality or on any device I choose to use. Or both.