That’s, um, an underwhelming response. They might as just well say “please try Qobuz.”
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My understanding is that the quality levels are low high and max. Max will be either mqa or flac depending on the version Tidal has. Eventually, all mqa will be replaced by flac. When playing tracks that are max you will not know whether they are mqa or flac. Not sure if your hardware can tell by reading something in the file header that would indicate mqa vs flac. If you don’t have the new quality levels, I believe if you update the app you will see them.
You're one of the fools who fell for the scam if you bought MQA gear. At best, compression will make it to identical to streaming the original higher res track. It never makes it to that. Switching to Qobuz, higher res tracks immediately gave me what Tidal hasn't given me yet. However, I kept Tidal's 44.1 plan for it's 8 custom and unique personalized playlists. That's exactly what I want from a streaming service. Now that Tidal says they're ditching My Queer Ambition and returning all tracks to the original higher res versions, I switched back to the 2x cost higher res plan, but so far there has only been MQA. Qobuz's single weekly personal playlist is full of crap I don't even listen to, and their browsing for more is worse than anybody's. However, their default player not only sounds the least bad of all the streamers, but it actually makes it to default players might not always have to be so bad. I want the default streamer's players outside of Audirvana to be good for while I play games, and for their browsing, which you can't expect Audirvana to keep up with for everybody. So, so far, Qobuz is winning the SQ battle, but I'm going with Tidal for it's 8 customized playlists no matter what. Maybe I'll get Qobuz again for a few more months, for the times I want to hear stuff I can search for in higher res, until Tidal stops ripping people off with MQA's proposed bandwidth saving scam.