Mac mini 2012 Mojave USB to Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ latest firmware
MQA files 48/96/192 etc appear correctly decoded but the Signal path is never described as ‘Lossless’ (always enhanced) (Never get a purple star - always white.) Why? Is Lossless impossible to achieve?
Once MQA starts decoding, the playing signal is different from the original signal and is no longer ‘bit perfect’. It’s the same way with many (all?) digital signal processing operations.
Putting a value on which is better, enhanced or lossless is sort of pointless. You are modifying the signal with the intent of improving the sonic outcome. If you like it better that way, good. If not, don’t do it.
Listen with your ears, come over let me play you something and then tell me what I am missing.
I have had musicians round here listening and their jaws drop with the quality. It’s astonishing and the best sound I have ever heard from recorded material.
So, if you want to get caught up on some technicality, that’s a choice for you to make. All I can say is you are missing out on some of the best produced and presented music available today.
Here we go, there is no DRM in MQA please don’t miss lead people. You can play MQA files any how any where with no restriction.
And yes, I enjoy them along with many many others.
Your view is stated and so is mine. Can we stop please.
MQA is not lossless, thats why the little purple star can’t shine, but MQA is “enhanced” which is why the little blue star is shining. Whether lossless or enhanced is better or worse is another discussion… fact remains, MQA may sound good, but its not lossless. Signal Path has more information about the colors.
I know all this stuff, but you are defining lossless in the digital domaine and I am talking the analog domaine.
No actual sound is lost.
Further to that, I have some very good Hi Fi and the sound is amazing in my experience. So, for me, nothing else matters.