Hi guys I have tried searching a few phrases on here without much luck so I apologise in advance if this has been discussed, which I am sure it has somewhere, if you could point me to a link that would be great please... I very recently started to collect a few hi res tracks from sources like Tidal Qobuz and a few others these were Flac files My interest is that out of curiosity I purchased one track from tidal the same track from Qobuz and the same track from Deezer... All are Flac files but none of them seem to have the same quality of sound or even similar volume... I assume that any Flac file is only as good as the original source and everything that sound data travels through will have varying effects on what comes to the end user and likewise what the end user uses to listen to that sound file... So how do you know if you can that the Flac file you have is equally as good as the Flac file someone else has? I assume they all show the same data etc when you are listening to them on your DAP or computer etc ... For example in a very basic way... if I record an iTunes standard quality song using a Flac format to do so then although when I replay the recording I have a Flac file I surely don’t have Flac quality? Could anyone explain how to tell the difference if you can please?