Where can you listen to MQA Music?
MQA music delivers the sound of the studio for the world’s best-sounding music streaming services.
MQA Music Services
JAY-Z-owned TIDAL, and multiple winner of What Hi-Fi?'s Best Sounding Streaming Service, was the first music streaming service to adopt MQA to deliver master quality sound. As the only mainstream artist-owned music service, TIDAL differentiates itself by its superior audio offering. In partnership with MQA, its growing catalogue of Master Quality Authenticated recordings offers studio quality music across all genres. Hear the difference with these recommended tracks by What Hi-Fi?.
As the first music service in China to implement MQA, Xiami Music has established itself as the audio quality leader. Xiami Music began as a start-up and maintains its culture of innovation as part of e-commerce giant Alibaba. Long Yang, Director of Xiami Music commented, “We are very proud to be the first music service in China to offer MQA, as we continue to push the technological boundaries in pursuit of improved sound quality to benefit our music fans and all musicians on our platform.” The Recording Academy reported on the significance of Xiami Music’s adoption of MQA, in addition to Billboard, Music Business Worldwide and Music Week. Within a year of adding MQA to its service, Xiami Music reported a 30% increase in the number of users listening to master quality audio.
nugs.net is the leading official source of live music concerts. Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and Pearl Jam are just some of the leading names who distribute recordings of their live concerts through the service. The nugs HiFi tier offers a growing selection of concerts in MQA quality for streaming and download. “Our pursuit of the highest fidelity in our listeners’ playback experience led us to MQA,” explains nugs.net founder and CEO Brad Serling. “We were intrigued when we first read about MQA and were thrilled with the results when the MQA team first encoded some of our live recordings.”
What You Hear With MQA Music
MQA delivers all the richness and intricate detail of the original sound of the recording. Hear how UK artist Jake Isaac describes listening to his own music in MQA for the first time in this Creator Story.
To find out more, read What is MQA Audio?