Our guide to High-res music
August 31, 2014, by Jochen Bareiss
From a costumer some recomended downloadsites.
http://www.eclassical.com/ as the name tells us: classical music, good offers, great catalog
http://www.linnrecords.com/ offers only Linn-Labels - Jazz and classical, some high qualitiy recordings, even older stuff available
http://www.2l.no/ 2L very exclusively offers, best recording qualitiy
http://shop.classicsonlinehd.com/ big catalog, only classical, download orstreaming (equaly to Tidal)
http://pureaudiorecordings.com/ different Labels, Jazz and classical, offers mostly SACD, some older recordings available
https://www.hdtracks.de big catalog for all musicstyles. Repeatly sale offers, slow download.
If you don't know what 'Hi-Res music' means, here is a brief definition:
»There is no standard definition for what constitutes high-resolution audio, but it is generally used to describe audio signals with bandwidth and/or dynamic range greater than that of Compact Disc Digital Audio (CD-DA). This includes pulse-code modulation (PCM) encoded audio with sampling rates greater than 44100 Hz and with bit-depths greater than 16, or their equivalents using other encoding techniques such as pulse-density modulation (PDM).
High-resolution audio file formats include FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF and DSD, the format used by Super Audio Compact Discs (SACD).«
At Find HD Music you can find an excellent overview of existing sites, such as:
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