I use Tidal Hifi 95% of the time and the other 5% USB (128GB) into my Nova.
So i am kind of thinking unless i suddenly start to rip all my old CDs (all on Tidal) and start buying lots of new CDs (all on Tidal) there is no point for me.
I agree based on my USB listening to HiRes downloads are better than Tidal.
However for ease and flexibility between my Nova and on the go (car/mobile) i prefer Tidal (or the best HiRes stream source in can get).
Any thoughts ?
it would be interesting to see if downloads on a nas or core sound better than on usb stick. Perhaps you can test it at a dealer place. For me, downloads on my unitserve sound better than on usb stick on my nds. The other reason for the future : a lot of downloads on an usb stick are not easy to be seen.
For cd rips: they sound a little bit better than tidal, but marginally.
On the other way, Tidal is the most convenient way to listen, i agree. Try perhaps to test first sound quality for nas/ or core with downloads vs usb stick. It will be easier to make a decision after.