- High Fidelity (HiFi) Sound
High fidelity sound is uncompressed music files. Unlike other services that rely on compressed MP3 files that decrease sound quality, TIDAL HiFi relies on FLAC, a more robust and realistic streaming format. FLAC offers audio in its purest form.
With a TIDAL HiFi subscription, you have the ability to stream millions 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.
In addition to HiFi sound, TIDAL offers Master Quality audio with a TIDAL HiFi subscription. Master Quality audio is the only format that guarantees music fans that they are listening to the original master recording — the highest quality available. Learn more about Master Quality audio here.