- Download songs, albums, playlists from Tidal MQA lists
- Losslessly convert Tidal to MP3, FLAC, WAV, M4A, etc.
- Work at 5X running speed, keep or customize ID3 tags
- Get lifetime free updates and technical support after purchase
What is Tidal MQA? The full name of MQA is "Master Quality Authenticated", which represents the highest quality that is comparable with studio quality. The sample rate of MQA Tidal can up to 96000Hz and bit depth can reach 24 bit. In other words, Tidal MQA could be one of the best music-quality types that you can find in the streaming music apps at present.
So, how to find and play this optimal music quality in the Tidal app? In this article, you will get an ultimate guide on it, and even acquire a little-known but useful trick, which can help to download Tidal MQA album lists for offline playing forever.
There are many ways to listen to Tidal MQA streaming, you can install the latest Tidal app on your computer, phones, tablets (supports iOS and Android system), or directly go Tidal web player via most browser (except Safari and Microsoft Edge).
Then you can browse and find the MQA albums on Tidal "Home" page. Just scrolling down to "Master Quality Audio Albums". There will be an "M" icon beside the name of the album. You can also pick one of these top 5 best Tidal MQA albums as the first trial.
1. White Album - The Beatles
2. Orphée -Jóhann Jóhannsson
3. Entertainment! - Gang Of Four
4. Power, Corruption, and Lies - New Order
5. Speaking In Tongues - Talking Heads
The MQA Tidal songs for offline playback are only available to mobile client users. Subscribers can' t even find the offline mode in the Tidal desktop app. I don't know why this function is unusable on the computer, but I actually know a simple method to solve this trouble, which needs help from DRmare Tidal Music Converter.
Specially designed for Tidal Music, this smart tool can truly download and convert Tidal tracks to FLAC, MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, and such common formats. The converted quality can be set as 96000Hz / 24 bit, the same quality as the original MQA.
Besides, the related ID3 tags are 100% saved, including titles, albums, artists, album art, track numbers and so forth. By using this intelligent software, you can download any track from Tidal MQA album lists as local files on your computer. Those downloaded songs can be saved as forever collection even if your Tidal subscription expires.
In order to get the optimal audio quality from Tidal MQA, it is necessary for you to use an external MQA-certified DAC or headphone amplifier.
Here is the reason. Normally, the internal DAC inside Apple restricts the audio output to 16-bit quality. It is exactly enough for Tidal HiFi, but it is not able to get the most from Tidal MQA. On the Android devices, the output quality is set as 16 bit by default, which is the same as Apple. Therefore, if you are a real MQA lover, the external DAC or headphone amplifier is essential for you to listen to Tidal music MQA on phones.
Here are some recommendations for MQA-compatible DACs or headphone amplifiers. As for the detailed introduction, you can search them in Amazon or other online shopping sites.
1. iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Portable USB DAC / Headphone Amplifier
2. iFi xDSD Portable Bluetooth aptX DAC / Headphone Amplifier
3. AudioQuest - DragonFly Red USB DAC/ Headphone Amplifier