Re: fb2k's foo_hdcd not as good as hdcd.exe? 2020-05-23 20:56:29 There could be nothing to decode on this track because the peak extension or gain weren't activated. There are many discs with the HDCD logo like that. If you use Utilities > Scan for HDCD, what does it tell? It could be that the track has a gain adjustment for an insignificant duration at the start or end. Looks like item 3 was reduced in level by 6.02 dB (0.5x). If there was any decoding done to it, the loudness would have changed by a fraction of a db. Does it null against the original if you bring them into an audio editor and match the volumes again (use multiplication where you can enter percentage, not a db scale)?