High-fidelity sound is music files that have not been compressed down. TIDAL relies on FLAC, a more robust, realistic streaming format than the compressed format that other services use or that you will find in our $9.99 tier. MP3 compresses audio significantly, and while that might sometimes make for quicker downloads, the compression comes with a steep cut in quality. FLAC, on the other hand, offers CD-quality audio and music in its purest form.
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