TIDAL with MQA really benefits all music lovers, with or without an MQA certified DAC. The MQA time domain correction really helps to expand the soundstage. I remember when first subscribing to TIDAL in 2019 how excited I was and still am about the sound quality of MQA. There’s simply no comparison between CD quality and Masters Quality Authenticated tracks. Using TIDAL on a cheaper or older DAC you can clearly hear the improvement in imaging, timbre, texture, instrument separation, and all out musicality.
I believe that there’s been a major push by competing services to smear TIDAL’s name and product quality because it is so good. No time in the history of digital music has there been such a ferocious hatred of how music is presented. Never! That and how the attacks by unknown individuals seem to thrive on creating conflict. Bob Stuart, inventor of MQA, has a long history of bringing special technologies to the recorded music industry, while focusing mainly on how to improve our music listening experience. It’s not a scam. It simply saddened me to see these attacks on who I perceive as a very credible and honest human being. These unsubstantiated attracts on BoB Stuart, TIDAL, and MQA drove me to voluntarily and strongly voice my opinion on something I see as a very good thing for all. Not that MQA or TIDAL needed my support or anything. Deep down inside I simply felt the need to try and counteract the many frivolous claims imposed on the streaming service. Right is right, and wrong is wrong. Fighting for a just cause builds integrity, while also guaranteeing my ability to continue building a vast MQA library. Ok enough cheerleading, as some labeled me.😉
In conclusion, I’m simply grateful that we have the many easily available music choices available today. There’s no need to think of MQA as a threat, but rather another option we as consumers have to enjoy great sounding music anywhere at anytime, especially in light of current world situations. We need music! ✌