So this is interesting. Apple Music encode sounds terrible compared to same album played through Tidal.
Hard to know for sure but I wonder if this is just a case of “MQA” being in the official title and nothing more than that?
Maybe these more lossy versions were made from the MQA version and that’s why MQA is in the title? Who knows.
I can’t imagine the sound quality of an undecoded lossy MQA version is further encoded into AAC or MP3 lossy format. I guess it is going to sucks!
This bring us to important question, if MQA becomes wild spread use, even AAC or MP3 format offered by Apple and Spotify are going to sound pretty bad indeed.
spotify mp3? AAACCC = mp3?