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Welcome to the ultimate guide for high-resolution audio enthusiasts. In this era of digital music, the pursuit of superior audio quality has become a priority for many music lovers. That's where high-resolution music comes in. This article will show the world of hi-res audio. You can study the curated long list and the top 10 music downloads available now. Hi-res audio samples and songs we will explore the best platforms and online shops for high-res music download purchase. So prepare your ears, because a world of crystal-clear sound awaits you. Keep reading.
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Top 10 best hi-res audio download online stores

 

Below you can find our top 10 best high-resolution music stores where you can buy downloads [in alphabetical order].

 

  1. 2L

     
    2L The Nordic Sound audio downloads

    2L is a Norwegian label and online shop specializing in classical and jazz music. They provides FLAC up to 24-bit/352.8kHz, MQA, DSD up to fs256, and DXD. The focus of their recording arts is to create a sonic experience that emotionally moves the listener. They aim to capture the essence of the music through collaboration with composers and musicians, rather than replicating a concert situation. The music produced by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, as well as an international repertoire with a Nordic atmosphere. Their immersive recordings challenge traditional concepts of music composition and performance. 2L label prioritizes distribution through Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes files. Their work has been recognized with 43 Grammy nominations since 2006.
    Genre: classical.

  2. 7digital

     
    7digital music file downloads

    7digital is a platform for musical solutions. Their API services power music in apps for leading companies, with tools for social, fitness, and digital music services. The company has a vast global catalog. The website offers a user-friendly interface. Their studio-quality hi-resolution downloads are up to 24-bit/192kHz.
    Genres: jazz, classical, easy listening, techno, electronic, pop, rock, others.

  3. Apple Music

     
    Apple Music buy high-resolution music downloads

    Apple Music is a popular online platform. It provides a range of services for music enthusiasts. With a huge library containing various genres, Apple Music allows users to stream and download their favorite tracks. The service provides ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) files in resolutions of up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. Apple Music allows users to enjoy their preferred music with high clarity. Whether exploring new artists or enjoying timeless classics, the platform provides user-friendly access for music lovers to explore their favorite songs.
    Genres: pop, k-pop, hip-hop, jazz, r&b, rock, country, classical, acoustic, blues, indie, reggae, and others.

  4. Blue Coast Records

     
    Blue Coast Records music downloads

    Blue Coast Records works to discerning music lovers. They skillfully combines traditional recording practices with modern technologies. The label distinguishes itself by using the Extended Sound Environment (ESE) surround technology. The label offers multiple download formats: FLAC, WAV, MQA, DSD. Also, MQD Gold CD physical format may be purchased.
    Genre: jazz, americana, acoustic, folk, pop, new age

  5. HDtracks

     
    HDtracks digital audio downloads

    HDtracks is a leading online music store. Their consumers are audiophiles and discerning music enthusiasts. HDtracks offers an extensive download selection of high-resolution music in a variety of formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC (from 24-bit / 44.1 kHz to 24-bit / 352.8 kHz), DSD (2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz). The HDtracks online shop provides a vast catalog of popular genres and artists. Customers can explore the website's user-friendly interface. It provides the convenience of listening to track samples before making a purchase.
    Genres: rock, jazz, pop, disco, classical, others.

  6. iTrax

     
    iTrax musical downloads

    AIX Records is a record label producing high-resolution albums. Their unique approach to recording involves using a purely digital process with no analog stages, processing, or conversion. The recordings are not altered through equalization, reverb, dynamics processing, or mastering. There are only adjustments to levels and panning among speakers are made. Each album includes stereo mixes as well as two separate 5.1 surround ones. Additionally, the disc versions contain videos of the recording sessions. Offers WAV, FLAC, stereo, multichannel formats, 96 kHz/24-bits.
    Genres: classical, blues, country, jazz, electric, others

  7. Linn Records

     
    Linn Records audio downloads

    Linn Records is an independent record label that focuses on producing high-quality recordings. They offer a wide range of genres. Customers can purchase individual tracks or whole albums in various formats such as digital downloads, CDs, Super Audio CDs, and vinyl. Linn Records has been awarded as the "Label of the Year" by Gramophone in 2010. They started with vinyl pressings and later embraced formats like Super Audio CDs and Studio Master downloads 24-bit or higher / up to 192kHz to capture the true essence of the artist's performance.
    Genre: jazz, classical, rock, electronic, pop.

  8. NativeDSD
     
    NativeDSD audio downloads

    Native DSD is an online record store. They prioritize preserving high-quality audio. DSD recording sessions are suited for acoustic music. They capture subtle instrument details. Preserving them avoids quality deterioration. For listeners of modern hi-fi digital audio players perfect sound is essential. Stereo and multichannel HD downloads up to DSD 1024, DXD (24/32 bit, 352.8 kHz PCM) are good choices. They offer flawless playback. Native DSD offers a significant share of albums not available on SACD. Their music catalog spans various genres.
    Genres: rock, ethno, jazz, bebop, classical, fusion, big band, choir, electronics, film soundtracks.

  9. ProStudioMasters

     
    ProStudioMasters purchase hi-res downloads

    ProStudioMasters is a premium music download service for music lovers. They sell hi-res studio masters from major and independent record labels. The catalogue promises never to transfer from other digital media. The service provides music audio downloads in AIFF, FLAC formats up to 384 kHz/24-bit, DSD up to 11.2 MHz. The recordings are provided without Digital Rights Management (DRM).
    Genres: alternative, jazz, pop, rock and other tracks

  10. Qobuz

     
    Qobuz buy hi-res audio downloads

    Qobuz aimed to bring audiophiles the essence of music appreciation: superior sound and abundant choice worldwide. They prioritize exceptional music quality, offering recordings close to the original studio versions. Qobuz was the first to retail CD-Quality, 16-bit/44.1kHz files for download and streaming. Hi-Res 24-bit /192 kHz audio is available now.
    Genres: jazz, classical, rap, hip-hop, blues, children, and others.

 

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Where can you buy hi-res music?

Hi-res audio download sites

 

See high-resolution audio download online shops, labels, get your favorite hi-fi albums, check out HD under Windows, Android, Mac, Linux, get FLAC music samples.

  1. Audite
    Label that is oriented towards high quality, online catalogue, historic recordings archive. WAV up to 44.1 kHz / 16 bit, FLAC up to 96 kHz / 24 bit, including surround.
    Genre: classical.
  2. ATMA Classique
    Online hi-fi music shop for audiophiles that demanding to the listening experience.
    Genre: classical.
  3. Anadyomene' Secret Rec.

     
    Anadyomene' Secret Rec. audio downloads

    Anadyomene' Secret Rec. is a recording label. They focus on producing high-tier audio content with utmost attention to quality. The label provides Studio Master 24 bit FLAC downloads. The music enthusiasts can enjoy the sound experience. Each piece is carefully recorded in professional music studio. It is important to note that these hi-res audiophile music downloads are not generated via upsampling of 16/44.1 sources.
    Genre: atmospheric ambient transcendental experimental-electronic

  4. Audiophile Music
    HQ downloads up to 24 bit / 352.8 kHz, DSD512. SACD and other formats are available.
    Various genres: classical, jazz, pop, rock and others
  5. Acoustic Sounds 
    Online shop with audiophile recordings. They offers DSD64(64fs, 2.8 MHz), FLAC up to 192 kHz / 24 bit.
    Genres: alternative, celtic, swing, punk, folk, new age, gospel, pop, rock, jazz, hip hop, rap, easy listening, blues, classical, others.
  6. Bandcamp
    Online recording store, community supporting artists in various genres. It provides  WAV, FLAC, AIFF, mp3, aac, etc.
    Genres: electronic, experimental, alternative, rock, ambient, rap, folk acoustic, hip-hop, pop, industrial, indie, and others.
  7. Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings
    Recording label specializing in classical music, providing a music shop for hi-fi listeners. The label offers downloads and physical media: Blu-ray, SACD.
    Genre: classical.
  8. Bleep
    Record shop. They sells 24 bit recordings.
    Genres: electronic, acid, house, techno, modern classical, jazz, alternative, soundtracks, new age, and others.
  9. Blue Note
    Webstore offering recordings in 44.1 kHz / 24 bit and other formats.
    Genres: fusion, jazz, contemporary jazz, and others.
  10. Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Official resource of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There you can purchase media with resolutions up to 192 kHz / 24-bit. Dolby Atmos is also available.
    Genre: classical.
  11. Bravura Records Recording label that releases albums in 24-bit / 44.1 and 192 kHz (master) audio sample downloads. The hi-res audio in lossless format.
    Genre: various.
  12. Burning Shed Burning Shed is online label operating an hi-res audio download shop. It offers electronic, art rock, singer-songwriter genres. Format resolution is primarily 24 bit.
    Genre: art rock, alt rock, blues, ambient, and others
  13. Bruce Springsteen
    Website of Bruce Springsteen. The site offers music in FLAC, MQA, DSD, and various other formats.
    Genre: rock.
  14. Carpe Diem Records
    Independent record label from Berlin that releases 24 bit / 192 kHz and other formats.
    Genres: Early Music, Classical, Jazz, and Early Fusion.
  15. Chandos
    Classical hifi record shop
    Genre: classical.
  16. Channel Classics Records
    The label offers HQ lossless and DSD audio files.
    Genre: classical.
  17. Chasing the Dragon
    The resource provides HD recordings in DSD [2.8, 5.6 MHz] and WAV 192kHz/24 downloads.
    Genre: classical, jazz.
  18. Dacapo Records
    The Danish national label. It was founded in 1989. The label is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation. They offers classical and contemporary music. FLAC 24 / 96 and more.
    Genre: classical.
  19. David Elias
    The site of singer-songwriter. The independent acoustic music is intended for audiophiles. DSD 2.8MHz stereo and multichannel, MQA
    Genre: acoustic.
  20. Dead.net
    Band store that provides FLAC 96/24 and more.
    Genre: rock.
  21. Downloads Now
    up to DSD256, PCM 192kHz
  22. DSDfile.com
    DSD64, 128
  23. Footprint Records
    Stereo/multichannel, DXD, FLAC
  24. Gubemusic
    24 / 96 and others
  25. Gumroad | Serieril
    DSD64, 256, 24-bit, others
  26. HackettSongs
    The site contains 24-bit audio and others
  27. EClassical
    Download HQ classical music in FLAC up to 24-bit / 88.2 kHz.
    Genre: classical
  28. e-onkyo music
    Recording store that sells audio files.
  29. High Res Audio
    DSD (up to DSD128), FLAC, DXD, MQA and Multichannel up to 24-bit
  30. High Def Tape Transfers
    DSD, DXD, 24/192, MQA, multichannel, others
  31. HiFi Track
    DSD, 24/192, others
  32. Hyperion Records
    FLAC 24/96, others
  33. Kate Bush
    24/96
  34. London Symphony Orchestra
    SACD, FLAC 24/96, others
  35. Marten
    Recording studio based in Sweden that employs an approach of using only 2 microphones to capture music. It's aiming to achieve utmost acoustic authenticity. Their recordings are available in 24-bit hi-res at a sampling rate of 96 kHz.
  36. Max Research
    An independent label dedicated to hi-fi enthusiasts. They focus is on delivering the high quality of music reproduction through their recordings. They meticulously digitize reel-to-reel magnetic tapes. 24/96 files, and others are available.
  37. Melba Recordings
    The Melba Foundation, established in 2001 with support from Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Dame Joan Sutherland, and Richard Bonynge. The Melba aims to promote Australia's finest classical musicians and artists on the global music stage. They produces and distributes recordings by both established and emerging Australian talents. The foundation produces high-quality recordings (24/96 FLAC, WMA, others) that showcase Australian artists internationally. Through their initiatives, the Melba Foundation is elevating Australian music culture and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.
    Genres: classical, organ, piano, opera, violin, and others.
  38. Mora
    Online shop that sells recordings in formats: DSD 64 / DSD 128 / DSD 256, 24-bit / 96 kHz / 384 kHz, etc.
    Genres: classic, jazz, j-pop, and others.
  39. My Sound
    Webshop of audio recordings, that sells sound file in formats: 24-bit / 48, 96, 192 kHz, and others.
    Genres: various.
  40. MIR Creation
    Production and online shop that offers DSD 96/24, 192/24, DXD 352.8/24, DSD, stereo, surround.
  41. Naim Records
    24-bit lossless format
  42. Neu Records
    FLAC, ALAC, 24/96, 2.0, 5.1
  43. Nugs.net
    FLAC-HD, ALAC-HD, MQA, DSD, others
  44. Oclassica
    WAV 24 bit / 96 kHz, others
  45. OTOTOY
    48 kHz / 24 bit, DSD, others
  46. Patricia Barber
    FLAC HD, ALAC HD (Apple Lossless) 24/96, others
  47. Pierre de la Rue
    Explore the website of Dr. William Kempster, a musicologist, reviewer, conductor, and passionate enthusiast of the Renaissance. Discover the remarkable collection of the 'Complete' Performing Edition, featuring choral works by Pierre de la Rue. Elevate your auditory journey with surround music files in 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution and mesmerizing sound quality. These high-definition recordings, brought to life by the Ensemble de la Rue and Chamber Choir from Canada. Immerse yourself in the melodies and performances found within Dr. William Kempster's captivating musical world.
    Genre: classic
  48. Pentatone
    Super Audio CD (SA-CD), downloads (F.A.Q.)
  49. Presto Classical
    FLAC up to 192/24, also physical mediums SACD, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray are available.
  50. Rare Noise Records
    In the site, you can find 24/96, others
  51. Reference Recordings
    WAV, FLAC, and Apple Lossless (ALAC) 88.2/24, 96/24, 176.4/24, 192/24, others.
  52. Soundkeeper Recordings

     
    Soundkeeper Recordings music downloads

    Soundkeeper Recordings takes a technical and philosophical approach to recording live music. They employ a minimalistic setup with just two microphones in a stereo array, direct capturing to stereo. The label's goal is to faithfully reproduce the live experience. Soundkeeper Recordings successfully records the essence and emotion of the performances while preserving the subtle variations in volume. Visit their website for 24-bit, 192 kHz high-quality music downloads.
    Genre: jazz, folk, world, country, rock, and others.

  53. Sound Liaison
    Music shop for HD downloads: DXD 352/24, DSD, FLAC 96 kHz, others.
    Genres: jazz, blues, electronic, others.
  54. Spotted Peccary Music
    Independent record label from North America that provides audiophile studio master downloads in 24-bit Apple lossless (ALAC) and FLAC.
    Genres: acoustic, ambient, electornic, chillout, and others.
  55. The Spirit of Turtle
    The platform for 384 kHz, DSD256, SACD, Dolby Atmos, stereo, multichannel/surround and others.
    Genre: classic.
  56. trptk
    DXD Studio Master FLAC 352.8/24, 2.0, 5.1 surround, DSD and others. They state that acoustic hologram is created to give the illusion of presence in a concert hall or churche in the listening room.
    Genre: baroque, contemporary, others.
  57. YouTube Music
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    Genre: various.
  58. Willowhayne Records
    The site of the independent classical label that is based in Hampshire. FLAC 24bit/96kHz/192kHz are available.
    Genre: classic.

 

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