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Offline pioneer123

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Online places to buy HD quality music?
« on: April 11, 2012, 19:58 »
I no longer buy CD's and prefer to buy inline but in formats 24/44, 24/96 and 24/192 (if available).

I buy from Boomkat (good for off the radar music) and 2L for classical, but anyone have any other good suggestions?
I tried HDTracks but they wouldn't sell to me in singapore as they don't cover this region for some reason.

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Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 20:08 »
It's possible to buy from HDTracks using Paypal. I've done it successfully twice so far.


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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 08:51 »
Ah cheers never considered that option....
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 12:11 »
Hi Guys,

normally hificd.com order take how long to reach your hands?

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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 12:46 »
Consider eclassical.com also if you like classical music.
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 15:23 »
Thanks guys, do eclassical do neo / contemporary classical, such as Johan Johannsson or Olafur Arnalds?
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 16:26 »
For HD Tracks, can the downloaded tracks copied to another computer or is it only exclusive for one computer only? I have both Mac and Windows notebooks.

It's possible to buy from HDTracks using Paypal. I've done it successfully twice so far.


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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 20:05 »
If you access HD Tracks through a VPN, you can use a Singapore credit card for purchases.  There's no DRM on HD Tracks music

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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 09:13 »
Ah now thats a good idea as I am regularly using a VPN :)

By the way this is not HD music but I found a website offering 320K MP3's called 7 Digital and they have a SG store and the prices of the music I got was ridiculously cheap, kept waiting for me to be directed to some Russian Porn Page after each click, but no, paid with Paypal and got the new Philco Fiction EP (Norweigen band, sounds like Bjork) for SGD3.69!!

Can find them at http://sg.7digital.com
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 14:23 »
if you know Japanese, you can go to http://music.e-onkyo.com/

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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 22:49 »
Over the past 2 weeks I finally started really exploring high resolution audio downloads and fiddling with streams into my DAC. Sources for commercially available stuff is scattered all over the place, a pain in the ass to scour around, so I revived this thread as a reference point for others also looking to explore the world of high-resolution download music.

A couple of reference sites to start with though;
http://www.audiostream.com/content/hd-music-download-sites: a very good article, currently lists almost 30 Online music sources and appears to be updated regularly. Though not all mentioned sites are high rez, nor downloadable
http://www.audioquest.com/pdfs/CA-Setup-Guide.pdf: AudioQuest's Guide to Computer Audio Setup
http://www.avguide.com/blog/computer-audio-guide-the-perplexed-hifi-plus-70: The Absolute Sound's Computer Audio guide
http://www.benchmarkmedia.com/wiki/index.php/Computer_Audio_Playback_-_Setup_Guide: Benchmark's Computer Audio Setup Guide
http://www.channld.com/computeraudio.html: Channel D's Getting Started with Computer Audio
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/forum: Computer Audiophile forum, has links to their FAQ which is a good start for newbies
https://www.hdtracks.com/files/ComputerAudio_Demystified.pdf: HDTracks Computer Audio Demystified
http://www.dcsltd.co.uk/page/support?p=faq#computer_audio_: dCS' Guide on Computer Audio
http://www.weiss-highend.ch/computerplayback/white_paper_computer_playback.pdf: Weiss Media's good reference on music playback from a computer (requires registration)
These are just some of the ones I read through personally, I'm sure there are tonnes more references

In any case, here's a fairly comprehensive list of high rez music sources, personally verified, most are actually covered among the links above, a few additions, and some from those previously listed in this thread;

- http://www.acousence.de/: Up to 24/192 PCM
- http://www.analekta.com/en/: Up to 24/88.2 PCM
- http://anadyomene-records.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://bandcamp.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM (few albums in high rez, but support the artist directly!)
- http://bluecoastrecords.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM, DSD
- http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Society_of_Sound/Overview.html: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://bravurarecords.com/: Up to 24/44.1 PCM
- http://cedillerecords.org/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.channelclassics.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM, DSD
- http://www.cybele.de/: Up to 24/96 PCM, DSD (German site)
- http://www.dacapo-records.dk/en/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://downloadsnow.net/: Up to 24/96 PCM, DSD (sister site of Blue Coast Records)
- http://www.eclassical.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM
- http://www.findhdmusic.com/: Mostly up to 24/96 PCM, HD music finder site
- http://www.gimell.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM, and high-rez m-CH PCM
- http://www.gubemusic.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.hdmusicstore.it/: Up to 24/96 PCM (in Italiano ;D)
- https://www.hdtracks.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM
- http://www.hifitrack.com/en: Up to 24/96 PCM (mostly Chinese albums)
- http://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM, and DXD "soon" (24/352.8)
- http://www.highresaudio.com/: Up to 24/88.2 PCM
- http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.itrax.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/high-definition/id286408446: Up to 24/96 PCM (ALAC)
- http://www.linnrecords.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM, (no DSD how ironic)
- http://www.melbarecordings.com.au/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.naimlabel.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.newmusicfeeds.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.2l.no/: Up to 24/192 PCM, DSD, and DXD! (sample downloads available)
- http://www.pristineclassical.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.qobuz.com/: Up to 24/192 PCM (French site)
- http://www.resonusclassics.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.soundkeeperrecordings.com/index.htm
- http://www.theclassicalshop.net/: Up to 24/96 PCM
- http://www.unipheyemusic.com/: Up to 32/96 PCM!

Couple of high rez demo download sites, and disc/NON-Download sources:
- http://www.aixrecords.com/
- http://www.bakoonproducts.com/downloads/recordings/
- http://chesky.com/
- http://www.cardas.com/music/tree/
- http://designwsound.com/dwsblog/recordings/audiophile-jazz-prologue-3-free-hi-res-samples/ Kent Poon's demo files
- http://www.lessloss.com/high-resolution-audiophile-recordings-c-68.html Demo files
- http://music.e-onkyo.com/ (Japanese site)
- http://www.marecordings.com/
- http://referencerecordings.com/

Couple of bands/singers who sell high rez music directly:
- http://www.davidelias.com/: DSD (singer's site)
- http://www.georgeharrison.com/#/store/uk/detail/6223
- http://www.mybloodyvalentine.org/Default.aspx
- http://wheatus.com/: Up to 24/96 PCM, DSD (band's site)

If the Mod's can make this thread a sticky, others can contribute when they discover any new high resolution music sources, or reference guides.
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 21:13 »
Premonition Records is beginning to offer the sale of DSD downloads at 2.8MHz (64fs) and the first title to be offered is Patricia Barber's Companion at USD30 a pop! It includes the provenance of the analogue-tape to DSD transfer as well.

http://www.premonitionrecords.com/productdetail.php?p=107


Good news for DSD-loving music lovers. Opus 3 Records will be rolling out their online DSD offerings in either DSD64 (2.8 MHz) or DSD128 (5.6 MHz) flavours in the coming weeks. In case you are not aware, Opus 3 records in native DSD for all their recordings. Meanwhile, there is a sample track in each of the DSD sampling frequencies by simply filling up the online form!

http://shop.dsdfile.com/
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 21:20 »
Yet another high-rez sample downloads site;

http://www.onlythemusic.com/Downloads/
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2013, 19:18 »
Yet another free DSD sample download site... c/o Bluecoast/Korg;

http://audiogate.bluecoastrecords.com
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Re: Online places to buy HD quality music?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 07:51 »
Google docs spreadsheet containing a fairly comprehensive listing of DSD playback devices, basic features, price, player software, some DSD download sites, and other resource sites:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgVhKcl_3lHfdFVyenBBNjNpQ2lieG81WGpqQTNfVUE#gid=0
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