- High Fidelity (HiFi) Sound
High fidelity sound is uncompressed music files. TIDAL HiFi relies on FLAC, a more robust and realistic streaming format. MP3 files are compressed to decrease file size but also take out any extra details which can cut quality. FLAC offers CD-quality audio in its purest form.
With a TIDAL HiFi subscription, you have the ability to stream a large number of tracks in lossless quality. Lossless content is uncompressed CD-quality music, you hear the music the way the artists intended for their content to be heard.
TIDAL is proud to offer Master Quality Authenticated technology, which is a way of compressing digital music without limitations to deliver guaranteed master-quality sound. This allows subscribers to hear music just as it was recorded in the studio; an audio experience as the artist intended.