There definitely exist some reasons why you finally come to read this article. So, to begin with, I shall admit that usually, we listen to music on its basic quality, when dozens of platforms convert music into MP3 and AAC files in order to limit the final size.
To my mind, it’s convenient, of course, but in fact, we cannot really feel the emotions that the author wanted to imbue his creation, and understand the artist’s message hidden between the lines. For this reason, we can always apply to Hi-Res Audio music download sitesб to get the music to listen to with the best hi res music player. Even when it’s not that comfortable and suitable for “to go” format, true connoisseurs will often choose High-Resolution Audio, definitely because of it’s “boasting ability” to play the whole range of sound that the artist created when recording the content.
The first source for buying lossless music in line is HDtracks. While paying attention to the available content, I can assume that it is aimed at a more adult audience because the bulk of content consists of jazz, classical, and dad-rock. However, judging because music tastes absurd, so I will leave this question for users’ consideration. This service has been on the market for a very long time and has made a good name for itself thanks to several things. Firstly, the interface has been recently greatly improved, so it became much more convenient to use. Secondly, While the bulk of sites offer audio files FLAC format as the default, HDtracks boasts its variability. You are absolutely free to choose between FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD 2.8 and 5.6MHz formats before downloading. Moreover, while choosing a certain format, you can also choose a suitable sampling rate. For example, HDtracks offers 24bit/44.1kHz and 24bit/192kHz sampling rates.
The next one in line is Qobuz – a service that gets excellent marks from satisfied users because it has really convenient music discovery and front-end intuitiveness. While using, it sometimes looks similar to Spotify, with its magical music suggestion based on your preferences. Moreover, either you choose a website or downloadable app, both are easy-to-use because every album and single is gently sorted by genre, sample rate. The thing I personally like the most is the availability of hi-res albums in 5.1 surround sound. Taking into consideration the most interesting topics, after purchasing, you are always able to choose between several formats: FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC. Then, you’ll also choose a suitable sampling rate: 24bit/44.1kHz – 24bit/192kHz. Streaming quality boasts variability as well. You can choose between MP3 320kbps or FLAC 16bit/44.1kHz when previewing songs.
Another excellent product worth including in this article is the Acoustic Sounds platform. Some sources claim that with the arrival of Acoustic Sounds, there will be a very strong competition between AS and HDtracks. However, to my mind, it doesn’t seem to be a problem, since users finally have at least 2 excellent resources for high-res music. So, let’s figure out what Acoustic Sounds actually is. Acoustic Sounds’ site has a dozen exclusive self-produced titles. It’s unbelievably cool that they are available and downloadable either in PCM or DSD formats. In addition, Acoustic Sounds licensed many of the commercial label titles, got access to the master tapes, and got complete control of the mastering process, at least with these titles. It actually means that Acoustic Sounds users will have a great opportunity to get exclusive content that you may not find on other platforms though. Returning to the classic, it is important, to sum up, that Acoustic Sounds offers a high-resolution digital download site that allows customers to download their chosen audio files in DSD or FLAC at 176/24, 88/24, or ALAC files at 88/24 bit resolution.
Unlike other sites, 7digital made it to the list largely due to its convenience and versatility. This platform offers an extensive different genres catalog of high-resolution music. It has a very smart search system, so the site does not create a bunch of headaches with the payment process, and the complexity of navigation. The high-resolution recording detection function and the “24-bit FLAC” icon on the thumbnail of an album or song, also greatly simplifies the work with the site. Even before certain purchasing, a 30 seconds song example also facilitates your choice. However, like every site, this one also has its disadvantage. Luckily it is only one, about the ability to download hi-res songs in the FLAC format only. Despite the only FLAC format available, you can choose between 24bit/44.1kHz and 24bit/192kHz Hi-res sampling rates. TO my mind, the situation about the lack of formats is not that bad, but it would be much nicer if others were added. This attracts the audience, and it would be much easier for the users themselves to use the site, due to the fact that other functions and the site as a whole are very cool.