Does Hidizs S9 Pro support MQA?
Inside the S9 PRO, there’s an ESS9038Q2M DAC chip that does PCM up to 32bit/768kHz, and DSD up to 512, but no MQA. Correspondingly, a logo indicator light on the outside panel shows the sample rate and file type employing six different colors: Yellow: DSD64/128. Purple: DSD256/512.
Is hi-res better than MQA?
The key difference between the two is that the Hi-Fi quality delivers tunes without any compression at CD-quality, 44.1kHz, and MQA offers audio representative of the original source. Compared to Hi-Fi quality, you can stream TIDAL Masters titles at up to 192kHz.
Is MQA better than lossless?
MQA is not lossless regardless of the original sample rate. MQA adds unwanted noise and distortion. MQA is not usually sourced from a high sample rate master. The MQA ‘authentication’ indicator does not authenticate/guarantee anything.