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Hello all!

 

I have a relatively new headphone plus DAC/amp setup. I want some suggestions on some audiophile quality (higher bit rates) music where I would notice the quality difference between this and normal ACC or MP3 music. I want to "stress test" the reproduction quality of my setup. 

 

I listen primarily to Jazz (Miles Davis, Rippingtons, Fourplay for example), Classical (Baroque Era for example), and 70's R&R (Eagles, Bob Seager Pink Floyd for example). I occasionally listen to singers who have a good voice (Roberta Flack for example).  I am eclectic and I am willing to entertain different ideas.

 

I want to be impressed with the fidelity of well-mastered and well-played music, something suitable for my first foray into the audiophile world of music. I would like to be able to download it from a music service

 

Thanks!

 

Bob Graham


Edited by r010159 - 3/2/14 at 10:04pm
post #2 of 8

I hate to recommend HDTracks, because they have poor customer service and everything they have can be found on the Internet for free. Whether you want to find it on the Internet for free is up to you.

 

How about Van Morrison's 1968 album "Astral Weeks."

 

It's available at HDTracks or on the Internet in 192/24, and it's one of the best albums ever made. It's available in 192/24, and it's fantastic.

 

Why not try it?

 

Peace.

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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post
 

I hate to recommend HDTracks, because they have poor customer service and everything they have can be found on the Internet for free. Whether you want to find it on the Internet for free is up to you.

 

How about Van Morrison's 1968 album "Astral Weeks."

 

It's available at HDTracks or on the Internet in 192/24, and it's one of the best albums ever made. It's available in 192/24, and it's fantastic.

 

Why not try it?

 

Peace.

 

OK. I will give it a try. Thanks for the "heads up" with HDTracks. How would I find HD music on the Internet for free? I know you cannot place this type of a link here.

 

Bob Graham


Edited by r010159 - 3/3/14 at 5:40am
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Does anyone else here have any more good suggestions?

 

Bob Graham

post #5 of 8

I hope you don't mind me replying again, but since you do like some classic rock, The Rolling Stones stuff in 88.2 / 24 sounds great to me.

 

I'm talking about stuff like the classic Stones albums "Sticky Fingers" in 88.2 / 24 or "Beggar's Banquet" in 88.2 / 24.

 

Rock 'N Roll that sounds really good to me.

 

Those are two albums that capture rock 'n roll about as good as it gets!

 

Turn it up!

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

I do like the Stones, even today. You have given me a couple good suggestions.

 

Bob Graham

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post
 

I hate to recommend HDTracks, because they have poor customer service and everything they have can be found on the Internet for free. Whether you want to find it on the Internet for free is up to you.

 

How about Van Morrison's 1968 album "Astral Weeks."

 

It's available at HDTracks or on the Internet in 192/24, and it's one of the best albums ever made. It's available in 192/24, and it's fantastic.

 

Why not try it?

 

Peace.

 

OK. I pulled the trigger. I now have this album from HDTracks. Nice album! But for some reason I have to turn up the volume to listen to it.

 

BG

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But for some reason I have to turn up the volume to listen to it.

That's a good thing. It means it was mastered without using compression and the dynamic range is most likely intact.
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