"Who will win the war of streaming-music service? Tidal? Spotify? Apple? Google?" Nobody can give a definite answer. But I am sure that Tidal is a bit ahead of the others in the field of music quality. The Hi-Fi streaming from Tidal is saved as a FLAC file, and there is no WAV format for a choice. If you are looking for a WAV music, and this track is only available on Tidal, what will you do?
Now this problem is not a big deal anymore. In this article, my aim is to show you the best way to convert Tidal FLAC to WAV without any quality loss. Besides, I will give you a brief introduction of the difference between FLAC and WAV, helping you figure out which one suits you better.
Part 1. Best Tidal to WAV Converter to Transfer FLAC to WAV
Changing audio formats from one to another may face the risk of losing a part of sound quality, especially for high-quality music. Any loss of audio quality will make the track sounds totally different. Thus, we need a powerful helper to avoid the risk as much as possible.
Here, AudFree Tidal to WAV Music Converter is the best choice for you. Designed to convert and download Tidal tracks, this smart tool is good at delivering Tidal songs from the fetters of DRM without touching the original quality. That is to say, the converted Tidal music is 100% lossless quality with complete metadata such as title, artist, album and so forth. That non-DRM stream is able to be changed into multiple common formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B, etc and saved in your local folder on the computer.
As a high-tech product, this smart software runs at a 5X faster speed during the conversion. A playlist with 100 audio files can be converted successfully at one time. With the support of this all-in-one Tidal converter, you can switch FLAC to WAV from the Tidal app without any hassle.
Part 2. Steps to Convert Tidal Music to WAV
Now let's follow the tutorials below to start the conversion of Tidal songs from FLAC to WAV, from DRM to DRM-free.
- Step 1Add Tidal songs and playlists to AudFree
- Before we begin to convert, windows users must be sure that the Tidal desktop app is not downloaded from Windows Store. Then install AudFree Tidal Music Converter on your computer. Launch it with the Tidal app automatically opened. Next, please pick any songs or playlist you prepare to download from the Tidal app. Just click the three dots icon next to the title. In the new list, please copy the link of track/playlist under the "Share". And turn to AudFree's main page to paste it to the search box. After that, hit the '+' icon and wait till the selected files are input to AudFree.
- Step 2Edit Tidal output format to WAV and modify other settings
- It is possible to manually rewrite the output format before starting to download. Please check the "AudFree Tidal Music Converter" from the menu bar on the Mac system. If you are using the Windows system, just tap the "menu" button on the main page of AudFree. Then press on the "Preferences" > "Convert" portion. With a new setting window popping up, you are allowed to customize the output quality to WAV. If you want to keep the raw Tidal music quality, you are ought to change the bit rate to 32 bit for Master quality, 16 bit for HiFi quality and sample rate to 48000Hz.
- Step 3Convert and store Tidal tracks into WAV files
- Now, simply press on the big "Convert" bar in the bottom right corner on the home page. The program will work at a 5X faster speed (in a great network connection) to decrypt and re-encrypt Tidal tracks to WAV. When the conversion goes over, a red spot with numbers in it will appear on the "Converted" icon. Please click it to locate the local folder where all downloaded Tidal tracks preserved.
Part 3. Which is Better Quality, WAV or FLAC?
First and foremost, they're both lossless and no sound quality difference. WAV file is the raw audio file, which is uncompressed, widely-supported in players and devices, but doesn't have metadata. Namely, you can't get lyrics, track number, album cover and so on in WAV file. FLAC file is compressed and smaller in size, but it is not compatible with many players and hardware. However, it is embedded into metadata like ID3 tags.
If you want to play music on advanced sound equipment, it is better to play the WAV music file. If you are going to import music to mobile devices or saved in the cloud, it is suggested to use FLAC formats.