JBRADIO2 sound quality

I have a PS audio stellar gain cell dac/preamp and use Roon. To my ears the flac feed for JBRADIO2 (16/96) sounds better than Tidal lossless stream. I have compared exact same tracks and to my ears the JBRADIO2 feed sounds more dynamic and detailed. I am perplexed as to why this should be. Anybody else had the same experience? Any theory as to why?

Showing 1 response by johnmohr

I am thinking the difference has nothing to do with bitrate or codec because I can hear the difference on the lossy 320k streams as well. I suspect they are doing some kind of DSP that I mostly like. Kind of a more subtle loudness EQ.