I will bow to the person who can distinguish Spotify 320 vs. Tidal MQA / Qobuz highest quality / Apple Music in a scientific A/B double blind-test with volume perfectly matched (and of course the track has to come from the same recording).
I can’t, just as anybody who ever participated in such a test. Even the best goldy ears achieve no more than a 50% hit rate (just like a trained monkey does..).
Fun fact: most audiphile people with expensive high end gear even preferred the „bad“ quality version in this test: MP3 vs. Super great Quality
But I think it’s funny that these discussions still come up every day
I tried pretty much all large streaming services and the only way they are different is 1) volume 2) suggestions. For me, Apple, Spotify and Tidal are the best. Qobuz is pretty much unusable to me as it doesn’t offer any suggestions.