- Jun 25, 2019
The problem is that the 'hifi' version is simply MQA but with MQA flagging removed. meaning any tools to check for MQA flagging will say it is not MQA. But actually it is.
Here is the deltawave comparison between the MQA version and Hifi version of Moby - Porcelain:
The audio content of the file is 100% bitperfect identical.
The only difference is the "Master" track has MQA flagging. That's it
But the hifi version is still the MQA release just disguised as regular FLAC.
The same happened with my tracks, the "HiFi" version had no MQA flagging at all and nothing would recognise it as MQA. But it was 100% bitperfect to the MQA release and was not the same as my master.
@Glasvegas @snowsurfer Tidal is serving MQA and falsely describing it as "Lossless CD Quality"