Originally Posted by PlanetAVS
The MQA gear required will vary depending on what one's goals are. One could spend a lot (Bluesound) or one could buy a cheaper Audioquest Dragonfly Black for $99. And the Dragonfly will have benefits beyond listening to MQA.
Pros/cons all around.
I'll be trying Qobuz in a couple of days so I can compare it to Tidal. I'm an owner of Bluesound gear already so no added expense. While Bluesound is certainly more expensive than Dragonfly it is still one of the cheaper options. I'm also a Veteran and Tidal gives a discount to Veteran's so that makes Tidal even cheaper to subscribe to for some. The best thing is that now Tidal has competition and that often works out well for consumers. Lastly, at least we now have good streaming options to choose from so I can sit on my couch with my tablet and play quality sounding music without having to get up to change disc. Still like SACD's with multichannel though. In the end, options are good problems to have no matter which camp you end up in.
Man cave-Marantz 8012, Oppo 203, 4K ATV, Sony XBR-75X940E, Bluesound Vault 2, Harmony One, 2 Paradigm Monitor 9's, CC-390, 2ADP 390's/190's, 2 PDR 100's,
4 SVS Prime elevations. B&W P5. Living room- Yamaha 2010, Bluesound Node 2, Paradigm SE-1's, Zone 2-Paradigm-Stylus 370-SM
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