Turning MQA off Tidal


So i have a Chord Qutest DAC which does not do mqa unfolding. The first unfold is handled by my computer and I want to stay away from this as much as possible. Recently I went into roon and turned off mqa decoding. Now when I click on a song that is in mqa format, i tend to get what appears to be a normal hi-res file(above cd quality), and it sounds much better than mqa(for my dac atleast). Are mqa files on tidal the same as regular "hi-res" files found elsewhere? Thanks for the help. 
akwilson501