I thought I would start a thread for those who appreciate the SQ of MQA - both files and Tidal Masters -.(as opposed to those debating the merits from a scientific standpoint). I'm going by my perceptions, but on Tidal decoded MQA by and large I'm getting a smoother, cleaner music with much less hash, grain ....to the point where it sounds much more inviting, less fatiguing, smoother. More musical! Blacker background, removal (or drastic reduction) of digital "gloss" from the sound. Greater ease of sound and performance, more intimacy. Some of MQA's claims may be exaggerated, but I believe the stated main benefits are basically true. Arguments saying that MQA is lossy or is locked by DRM are not true - in my opinion. I'd also like to counter the generally negative and/or suspicious posts on this site (and elsewhere). All I know is I've been a fan of higher quality audiophile sound for many many years and like what I hear from MQA so far. Which is, hi-res quality sound (or perhaps even better SQ) from a significantly smaller file size than a conventional hi-res stream. ===================== ------>>If you enjoy MQA'd music, looking forward to hearing from you! ..