I tried a 30-day-free-trial (for the second time) of Tidal over the holidays, from mid-December to mid-January. I liked it. It's definitely a step-up, sound-quality-wise, from my Google Play Music subscription. BUT:
1) While it all "good," I often thought it didn't sound IDENTICAL to my own personal library of FLAC rips, and that kinda bugged me. Sometimes I thought the difference was a benign as just maybe Tidal had boosted the Gain up a little to make things sound louder? Sometimes I thought I could hear the "watermark" that some parts of the internet (SBAF) talk about. Sometimes I would go listen to specific tracks that people were mentioning as "watermarked" and couldn't hear it. Like I said, overall, I liked it, and A-B against Google Play it was undeniably a step up sound-quality-wise.
But I signed up for a 30-day-free-trial of Qobuz over February. And I can't hear a difference between it and my own library. At. All. Their 320 kbps MP3 sounds like my 320 kbps MP3's. Their "CD" quality sounds like my CD rips. Their "Hi-Rez" FLAC sound like my 24-bit FLAC. And I like that.
2) More importantly, Qobuz is a lot more versatile (for me).
In the office - The firefox webplayer is what I have to work with. Qobuz supports 16/44.1 "CD quality" on the Firefox web player. Tidal "Hi-Fi" isn't supported over Firefox. As such, Tidal sounds ~approximately~ like my Google Play Music subscription at work.
At home (and to my knowledge), my best Headphone rig, a Schiit Jot, my best AVR, a Denon x4400, and my best local media streamer (an OPPO UDP-203) don't support MQA. But they play back 24/96 FLAC from Qobuz just fine.
As for clunkiness, Qobuz isn't working very well over my whole-home-audio setup (google cast). Playback routinely pauses, and that's been pretty annoying. I've read good things about Qobuz integration with Roon, and had been eyeing up trying Roon out for a few years now anyway, and I think I might start a 30-day-trial this weekend.
But as far as the GUI goes, and this might be pretty subjective/personal preference, but I didn't really like the Tidal app, and I really enjoy Qobuz interface. JMO.
Over the weekend, as my 30-day-Qobuz trial expired, I signed up. Took advantage of the savings Qobuz offers for 1-year-subscriptions (which I believe make it more affordable than Tidal, if you're willing to make that commitment); I opted for the Hi-Rez option for $250, but strongly considered going with the CD option for $200.