Hello Antonio !
I tried my best and I downloaded same tracks as you in DSD 256 and Flac 24/352
If this is your first time experience to play DSD files than you have to know that for some kind of reason DSD files play with much lower volume than PCM files like Flac
DSD or SACD ISO are always being played with low volume so you have to crank up or use application volume level normalization if that app has it.
DSD by nature sounds less aggressive and more like analog sounding with great dynamics but less harsh .
Some people like it ( like Me and our Member Doudou ) some people don’t.
I don’t know if you can download same file from HD tracks again ?
Maybe file is corrupted during download ?
I have so many DSD files and they play ok.
Me and Doudou, we are using also I fi Dacs.
I am using entry level I fi Zen Dac ver.1
I am sure that Doudou can explain here more about nature of DSD files, and give you more light on this subject.
I think it depends on the individual recording process of authoring DSD recordings etc.
Some of them sound fantastic some of them not so much.
If you like better PCM files than next time you will download from HD Tracks highest quality PCM file.
I totally understand your point of view.
When I was younger I always liked sharp sounding music and I cranked treble knob on the amp to almost max level.
Now I have my treble and bass in mid position on stereo amplifier and I am finding listening hi res files like 24/192 for long time to fatiguing.
I would prefer same recording in relaxed DSD
I think Doudou has similar opinion about DSD recordings.
You can download free Jriver Media Centre 28 and in view tab change to audio mode for convenience.
Maybe Jriver will play that particular file ok ?
Who knows , in this field anything is possible.
Jriver is working free for one month.