As I continue to evaluate whether to subscribe to Qobuz ON TOP of the already subscribed Tidal, I would like to have your views on the SQ of Pink Floyd albums offered by Qobuz.
The problem is that I don’t have access to MQA versions of the same albums on Tidal, since my account is US-based.
Could any fellow PF fans tell me what they think about SQ differences between Qobuz hires and Tidal’s MQA and non-MQA versions?
All PF albums on TIDAL are MQA on my end. I’ve been trialling Qobuz for the last month and for the life of me cannot tell a difference in SQ from TIDAL. There may very well be one but it’s so small I am unable to hear it. Decided to stick with TIDAL as they have a better app, connect function and discovery is so much better than Qobuz.
Having said this, you have just opened another can of MQA worms and I’ll get the popcorn ready
Edit: If there is anything you’d want me to check for you, DM me. Happy to help.
Tks, Raz - I am well aware of the MQA debate, and always love to get the popcorn ready for such discussions as well.
But since my Tidal account does NOT offer the MQA versions of PF, my question here becomes even simpler: do hires Qobuz versions sound better/much better than the non-MQA versions of PF on Tidal?
Mind you, I mean the NON-MQA versions compared to Qobuz’s hires…
All PF albums are MQA. Can’t see any non-MQA.
I think Tidal replaced all lossless album with MQA once they have MQA version available.
Qobuz and Tidal non mqa versions they all sound the same.
Now for the MQA vs non-mqa.
The difference is not that substantial.