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High Res Music Download Sites

HighResAudio

http://www.highresaudio.com/

 

2L- the Nordic Sound

http://www.2l.no/

 

AIX Records
http://aixrecords.com/

 

Blue Coast Records

http://bluecoastrecords.com/

 

Bowers and Wilkins - Society of Sound

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Society_of_Sound/Society_of_Sound/Music

 

Cantaloupe Music

http://www.cantaloupemusic.com/

 

Chesky Records

http://chesky.com/

 

Gimell Records (96k/24bit, 48k/24bit, 44.1k/16bit of the The Tallis Scholars)

http://www.gimell.com/

 

HDTracks

https://www.hdtracks.com/

 

High Res Music

http://hiresmusic.com/homepage.html

 

High Definition Tape Transfers

http://highdeftapetransfers.com/storefront.php

 

High-res download test bench (free samples only)

http://www.2l.no/hires/

 

Hyperion Records

http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/

 

Internet Archive (dot org) - has some high res available - including Hungry Lucy!

http://www.archive.org/details/audio

 

iTrax

http://www.itrax.com/

 

LessLoss Audio - Free Sample High Resolution Audiophile Recordings

http://www.lessloss.com/high-resolution-audiophile-recordings-c-68.html

 

Linn Records

http://www.linnrecords.com/index.aspx

 

Qobuz

http://www.qobuz.com/

 

Reference Recordings

http://referencerecordings.com/

 

Rhino

http://www.rhino.com/

 

Comments (16)

Nice! That is very helpful. Also, I will add NIN.com for those who like Nine Inch Nails. The latest album, The Slip, is available in 24/96 FLAC completely free. It is mastered very well, too.
A very helpful resource. Two more sites I use:
eClassical.com -- based in Sweden, has a good selection of high-rez recordings from BIS and other labels.
qobuz.com -- based in France, sells "Studio Masters" in 24/44.1 and 24/96 formats. A good alternative for classical and jazz (especially ECM and similar releases).
The Slip is NOT well mastered. It is compressed to unacceptable levels.
True. The compression is not horrible on the simple bits, but does get a bit overwhelming on the loud parts. I should have said the album is well recorded. Everything sound realistic and there is "wet" studio sounds in there. Anyhow, it sounds better than almost any pop I have ever heard. While not quite audiophile, it is almost there and can really shine on a good system.
Anyone know any muse websites?
i don't think i am ruining the industry by asking for some free HQ music download sites am i? because I download a lot of music and i can't be assed to pay money for the music.
@havoc99 dude thank you.
Archive.org has a lot of high res downloads of various live shows.
These shall come in handy!
bandcamp.com has options to download in most any format, and you can find many albums that are free or pay-what-you-can. Many genres, too.
Great contribution and a fine resource. Thanks.
Take a look at www.dreamstreaming.info , it is a listings site including all the above LEGAL download sources, and a lot more not shown. A free resource site for everyone to use. Enjoy.
Boomkat should be on here. Most of their music is 16/44, though they do, I've heard, sometimes have higher res music.
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