I will admit, I didn’t see it coming.
I knew Tidal would continue to add MQA releases, of course.
I hoped that instances in the past couple of years of Tidal new releases being seeded in MQA-only format were an anomaly.
I definitely didn’t see it happening that Tidal would start deleting Redbook FLAC versions of existing material on its platform to replace them with MQA.
I’ll give Qobuz a try but I’m not optimistic they’ve plugged their library gaps in the indie genres I like. I still hear of weird orphaned album collections littering up Roon too.
It will be interesting to do a Soundiiz migration and see just how many of the thousand or so Tidal albums I have favourited make it across.