Published On: October 9, 2013

High-Definition Music Downloads

Published On: October 9, 2013
Last Updated on: March 9, 2022
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High-Definition Music Downloads

High Definition Music Downloads are the future of audio. They combine the high fidelity of formats like SACD and DVD-Audio with the convenience of MP3 downloads from iTunes. The best of both worlds

High-Definition Music Downloads

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The commercial success of Apple's iPod, as well as their iTunes music store, is undeniable, but the wreckage in the music industry looks like the finale of a Terminator movie. Local record stores are long gone and the compact disc is the best-quality audio that most consumers can find. Meanwhile, Apple is selling downloads that are one-quarter to one-fifth the resolution of a compact disc's audio and calling the resulting sound HD. Audiophiles are screaming foul and Apple's Steven Jobs should know better than to sell anything less than CD-quality audio for the powerful iPod, Apple TV and beyond.

The good news is that there are companies, most notably AIX Records, that are selling music at far higher than CD resolutions to consumers with media servers and media center PCs. These tracks are better-sounding than SACD and DVD-Audio and can be sold by the entire genre or by the album or even by the song. Record labels need to embrace the idea of the HD download, as the files are copy-protected and hard (if not close to impossible) to pirate.

Most music servers now feature the ability to playback high-resolution music files.

AIX Records


Linn Records

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