Okay, some of you guys are just starting to sound downright creepy.
'You only have to worry if you don't have it.'?
And the Mp3 analogy is absolutely accurate. Let's not play revisionist here. There are still hordes of posts being written this very moment daring anyone to tell the difference between 320 and lossless. Fully defending streaming with less compression as pointless. There was even a time when some folks were arguing that Mp3 sounded *better*. I know - for a brief period I was one of them way back in the day.
At least mp3 has the excuse of being *necessary* for so long because the bandwidth just wasn't there. MQA doesn't even have that. MQA has no reason to exist beyond the sheer will of its advocates.
Interesting point about high rate MP3. I've shared experiences with other listeners when comparing lossless to MP3. The algorithm removes the lowest amplitude frequency bins sometimes resulting in a "cleaner sound" because nuances were removed. Depending on the recording, some listeners report a more pleasant sound with MP3. Only the most resolving systems provide a clear difference on SOME tracks.
If you flip back a few pages, you will see a kind post about a service that streams unlimited 96/24. It's not cheap, but if you spent $20k or more on your system, what's a few bucks for content to play on it? Plus, with that particular service, you can BUY the tracks. No DRM. Personally, I like to own the music. Then I can play it just about anywhere, and I only pay for it ONCE.