Poll: MQA or not preference based on listening experience


#1

Select your preference based on listening experience not marketing or technical jargon.

  • MQA unfolded, partially or fully
  • MQA non-unfolded (FLAC leveraging ‘better’ master)
  • Non-MQA (FLAC, Redbook or other high resolution)

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#2

Hi and happy Thanksgiving to all. Brett, sorry, I just started another MQA poll before I noticed yours. Mine is worded differently, so I think they are both viable. But if you want me to close mine so people focus on yours, please let me know. Thanks.


#3

No worries. Thankfully we’re not trying to solve real problems like clean water and food for the world. :wink:


#4

It doesn’t really make sense. The third option is both a yes and a no. You are grouping hi-rez, with redbook.
Often a MQA will be better than the earlier 16/44 file, but not as good as say a 24/192 download.
I don’t think it is the MQA codec, but the fact that it has come from the actual master, while some CDs and 16/44 files were not from the master. And does anybody think a MQA file that has not had the first unfold sound better than one that had the first unfold?
I will take a look at the other poll, maybe that will have choices that I can agree with.


#5

I’ve you’ve not listened to an MQA album not unfolded, I recommend you try it. The FLAC is lurking inside leveraging the ‘better’ master (in some cases).

I spent hours compiling these questions through a rigorous scientific method known as I made them up in seconds and created a poll. :wink: (Sarcasm)


#6

“In some cases” pretty much covers all MQA.
It really does not make sense combining RBCD and hi-rez.
As you said, not really important, not real world stuff. It is your poll, I couldn’t find a choice I could agree with, as I already explained.

“spent hours compiling these questions through a rigorous scientific method known as I made them up in seconds and created a poll.”
You lost me here, “spent hours”, “made them up in seconds”?
I’m sorry, just do it as you think best. I pointed out some flaws, that prevents me from participating.