I did a “Folger’s Taste Test” with a buddy of mine last night and we came to the conclusion that HDTracks downloads just plain sound better than streaming the same music from Qobuz (or Tidal). In some cases the difference was very stark, in others it was subtle. In no case though, was the streaming version of a song chosen as having sounded better. Pink Floyd’s DSOTM was like going from FM radio to CD.
My question… has anyone else done this and if so, am I crazy? Am I too far into my own head on this. Apologies if this has been a topic in the past, but maybe my search abilities are rather poor since I could not find a thread that was exactly like this.