My Tidal HiFi (NOT Tidal Premium) streaming is all via Ethernet direct into either a Bluesound Vault 2>analog out>NAD T758>KEF R500, or Bluesound Powernode 2>KEF LS50.
I like the second setup better because it's better speakers and a shorter path. All my 500+ CD's are ripped by and stored in the Vault 2. When I compare my Sony CD player>analog out>NAD T758>R500 to Tidal HiFi on the same setup with the Vault2 as source, I really find them perfectly equal though far more convenient playing the stored library. At least I've never had a skip in a stored file though some older CD's have done that.
Maybe my ears just aren't as good as others here.
KEF R500, R200C, R100, R50, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758v3 AVR, LG UP875 4K BlueRay, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer. Office: NAD M10, KEF LS50, KEF Kube 10b, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red. Guest room: Hafler 300 L-R, KEF Reference Model 100 center, KEF iQ10 surrounds, modded M&K V-90 sub, Bluesound Vault 2.