Hi,ellisdj said:Shadders maybe you don't and maybe people can bootleg that section.
Mqa can bring higher quality sound to more people. More people want it easy than not.
So more people do need mqa for that
I have done some more searching on MQA negative aspects, and the statement it is better quality is not proven, and the statement it is lossless is not correct either. I would search to try and see all the arguments, pro and against.
MQA Ltd want full control of the entire music system, if you want to play MQA files. It is a proprietary system, which means no one can develop anything for MQA without MQA Ltd input, control and payment to MQA Ltd.
One aspect which may be worth considering, is that when you purchase an Audio/Video amplifier/receiver, you only ever purchase the equipment with the full expectation that you want to use it to decode Dolby or DTS bitstreams.
In the future, you will possibly be buying a DAC that has MQA capability, with absolutely NO intention to play MQA files, yet you are paying the MQA Ltd duty/tax. You could find an alternative DAC, but if you really want the one with MQA capability, then you are paying this tax. Why should you pay this extra cost to support MQA Ltd, with no intention to play the relevant files.
This is why some manufacturers are not providing MQA capability. We need this type of scrutiny to ensure that we do not implement a system without a full understanding of the end results.