unfortunately anything sound related coming out of a laptop has noise...more than I care for...toslink does the best imo and is what I use in office. I dont have any measurement gear...just sharing what my ears say...problem with tidal is just streaming dynamics/resolution. I find its pretty darn good.
and I just last month learned of tidals military veteran discount pricing....11.99 for family plan which has me stoked. and now my wife loves tidal while walking dog. thank you tidal.
Power: Marantz sr7008, NAD C 275Bee x 2, Video: Oppo 103, Samsung 75un6300
Speakers: Focal aria 948, Focal cc900, Klipsch synergy KSF 10.5, Magnepan LRS
Subs: Rythmik FV25HP, Rythmik FV15HP