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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    So whatís your opinion about the short article Joe?
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    To quote Michael
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    So whatís your opinion about the short article Joe?
    Itís great, but more important to know what you think. Youíre the reviewer. Iím just a consumer.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    MQA is like that article....i can take it or leave it. not worth taking any stand over.

    is the world better because of MQA or that article?

    likely the world does not care a whit.

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    MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Funny, the ones who say they donít care about MQA, insist on having it as part of the alphabet soup when buying a new DAC.




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    Like everything else in Audio, "You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own set of facts".

    As I already mentioned elsewhere, the Tidal and MQA can sound great to some ears depending on their preferred genre of music and taste in overall sound presentation. My music taste and ears do not align with MQA.
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    There was no meat on the bones of that article. It was like eating cotton candy when you are hungry and hoping it will fill you up. I kept thinking there must be more to the article, but there wasnít.

    They conducted a poll, but they never mention the number of people that responded to the poll. Because of the lack of context, you have no idea if the poll was large enough to be statistically
    significant.

    My take away is that the author isnít happy with how many audiophiles donít like MQA and donít take it seriously. He appears to be telling MQA supporters that itís OK to say you like MQA files.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    same site, Nov 16, 2020. It still doesn't prove anything, if you are a Micheal fanboy most of his fans will support his taste.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    I like/love MQA. I love Qobuz, both regular and hi res. Having or not having MQA is not a deal breaker but if available, Iíll happily take it.

    As for the article, it proves nothing. Just like some reviews that Iíve read. You canít rely on others for your opinion. Experience a piece (hardware or software) for yourself and make up your own mind.
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    I pay for both Quobuz and Tidal so I can listen to MQA files if I desire. When you started this thread Joe, I halfway expected for you to provide a list of MQA files you think are great sounding. That would actually be an interesting thread if we could get forum members to list MQA files they think are truly outstanding.
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    I listen to music, not MQA. I even stream 320kbps music and thoroughly enjoy it too. Iím not one to obsess about only the highest quality streams. I listen to it all. I try and get my system to sound great with everything, not just the most perfect sources. Life is too short.
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    If the music and its emotional pull on the soul could only be derived from and enjoyed on, a top notch recording being played on a mega buck system, it would be inaccessible to 99.9% of the population and would cease to exist.

    If you love music, a transistor radio in the garage will connect you with your favorite song. I have had many of those nirvana moments. Or it could have been the paint fumes... Hard to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I listen to music, not MQA. I even stream 320kbps music and thoroughly enjoy it too. Iím not one to obsess about only the highest quality streams. I listen to it all. I try and get my system to sound great with everything, not just the most perfect sources. Life is too short.
    This has nothing to do with obsessing Joe, itís about having choices. When I pull up an album on Roon, it shows me every available version with 16/44.1 being the lowest bit depth and sampling rate. All the available versions of a given album donít sound the same.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Iíve heard good bad and good MQA. Open to all formats and donít take a hard stance on the very emotional topic for some.

    Iíve heard good and bad SACD, DSD, DXD, ... itís not about the format; itís about the performance, engineering and mastering.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    I subscribe to Qobuz because I'd rather have or listen to the unmolested original file.
    But I've also purchased up to a half dozen MQA cd's for albums that there is likely no better mastering.
    So I fall into the camp of most likely wanting my next DAC/player to have MQA.
    Given a choice, I see no reason to support MQA.
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    I revolt against the monopolistic money grab that is MQA. I choose Qobuz and buying (and ripping) my own media. It gives me freedom of choice on DACs and knowledge I am not paying blackmail to the MQA gods.

    Besides, Qobuz is cheaper than Tidal!

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