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yuri korzunovDSD free music downloads (hi-res Direct Stream Digital audio files) and stores, stereo and multichannel. See where download DSD64 (2.8 MHz), DSD128 (5.6 MHz), DSD256 (11.2 MHz) audio samples for music lovers, FAQ and recommendations about sound quality by audiophile software developer Yuri Korzunov. Table of content (click to show)...

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DSD music downloads

DSD music downloads

If you are interested where to find DSD music paid and free download resources for audiophiles, look at the table.

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Site Description DSD music free download links
2L Norwegian audiophile label. At the site link to the store, where DSD 2.8, 5.6 and 11.2 MHz and other file formats for audiophiles DSD music free downloads
Acoustic Sounds Super Hirez Store to buy optical SACD disks  
Audiophile Inventory Free test signals in DSF format Free downloads
Blue Coast Records Audiophile recording label and store, where DSD 64, DSD 128, DSD 256 (11.2 MHz) and other formats for music lovers

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Site Description DSD music free download links
Bruce Springsteen Live Bruce Springsteen site  
Channel Classics Records Recording label. In the store DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and other audiophile formats  
Chasing the Dragon DSD 64, 128  
Cybele Records Recording label, store  
Downloads NOW! Music reseller. D64, D128, D256 and other hi-res formats  
Design w Sound Blog  
Dr.Z's Test CD DSD files DSD music file store  
DSD Master DSD samples  
Online musical store with hi-res sound formats
HDtracks The online store of high definition music  
High Definition Tape Transfers Recording store. DSD64/128/256 and other formats are available  
Highresaudio The online store of hi-res music. The site provides .dsf files in D64, D128, D256  
Hifi Statement   Free DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Hi Fi track High quality music store  
Gumroad | Serieril DSD64, DSD256  
MIR Creation DSD64  
Mora Online music recording store  
NativeDSD Music store: 64fs, 128fs, 256fs DSD and other, stereo and multichannel

Download DSD music free DSD64  
Onkyo Audio recordings store  
Oppo Digital DSD download free music samples Free downloads
Ototoy DSD music online store  
Pentatone See F.A.Q. (Downloading SA-CD)  
Primephonic Streaming service now. Free downloads are not available currently.


ProStudioMasters Online store. There are DSF files (2.8 and 5.6 MHz) are placed.  
The Spirit of Turtle D64/128/256 (2.0 and 5.1) and other formats  
SONY High-resolution audio including DSD downloads by SONY  
trptk DSD albums DSD64/128/256  
Wechseldominante Site of Japanese self-publishing music group DSD downloads free


DSD software for audio



DSD download file recommendations

DSD file support sample rates: DSD 64, DSD 128, ... More number more sample rate.

In general, it is recommended to download music records with the maximal sample rate of your system. But it can't guarantee maximal sound quality though. Read details here >

Some people try to analyze audio files. Bandwidth is checked in most cases. But the width may be defined by used audio tools. And band limitation is not an unambiguous sign of upsampling from CD, as an example.

DSD resampling quality (losses) depends on the used converter. Technically, these losses like PCM resampling losses. If you use a professional resampler you can don't worry about it in general.

If original studio master in PCM, you have two options:

  • purchase DSD copy;
  • purchase PCM and convert it to DSD via your converter software, which should provide a low distortion level.

The second way may be preferable if you are sure that your converter is the same or better than a studio one.


The most recommended format is DSF file downloads. Because the format can contain metadata, including artworks, standard way. DSF files have lesser compatibility issues with hardware and software, as rule.

DFF files may be recommended to provide compatibility with some professional software and equipment.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is DSD music?

DSD music is computer audio files in Direct Stream Digital format. This format consumes significant hard disk space and is intended for music lovers, primarily. Read details below.


What is DSD music format?

DSD music format is an audiophile format, that solves issues of 16 bit/44.1 kHz CD resolution. This music format is available in DSF, DFF, SACD ISO files. Read details...


What is DSD music file?

DSD audio files are files, that capable of contains DSD audio content: DSF, DFF, SACD ISO and DoP FLAC, WAV, etc. Read details here...


Is DSD better than FLAC?

No single answer to the question. Actual sound quality depends on recording and playback music system. Read about comparison DSD and FLAC...


Where can I find DSD music? How do I download DSD files?

See online  DSD music download site list...


Is there a DSD streaming service?

See DSD streaming service...


Is DSD audio worth it? Is DSD good?

In the general case, DSD allows solving some issues of ADC and DAC analog filters on lower sampling rates. Potentially, it gives advantages of sound quality. But each case should be considered separately, because recording quality and audio system implementation does matter. Read details...


Is DSD the best audio format?

Each audio format solves a number of certain issues. One format try keep the maximum sound quality. Other formats keep occupied space at hard disk. Third formats solve streaming issues, etc.

DSD format tries to solve some issues of PCM format recording and playback. However, DSD has more sophisticated editing and may consume higher hard disk space comparing CD-audio, in instance.

Read more (it's recommended to read in order of the links):

  1. What is DSD
  2. DSD vs PCM DAC comparison
  3. DSD vs PCM
  4. What the best audio format


What is the best audio quality?

Sound quality has 2 definitions: subjective and objective.

Subjective audio quality is a human estimation of sounding a music sample. It's a comparison with inner unmeasurable criteria: air, sand, scene wideness, naturality, etc. The best sound quality here is sound with the best perception.

Objective sound quality is measurable distortion level.  The best audio quality here is the minimum distortioon level. However, human perception has different sensitivity levels for different distortions and its distribution in a measurable area.

So subjective quality may be better for a higher distortion level. Despite higher distortions is lesser naturallness.



What is the highest quality format for audio?

No single audio format what brings highest sound quality. Quality of recording and given audio system and its modes (resolution audio) are main factors, that provides sound quality.

Audio file can:

  • store resolution;
  • keep stored audio stuff without changes (lossless);
  • reduce size of the stored audio stuff.

So, lossless audio formats are the most recommended.

Read more:

  1. What is DSD
  2. What is PCM
  3. DSD vs PCM DAC comparison
  4. DSD vs PCM
  5. What the best audio format


What is DSF audio file?

Read DSF file quick guide here...


What is DFF audio file?

DFF file is one of DSD files. Its audio data content is identical to DSF by sound quality. Read DFF file details here...


What are DSD files?

DSD files (.dsf, .dff, .iso [sacd iso], DoP FLAC, WAV, others) are files, that contains DSD audio data. Read details...


Where can I download DSD music for free? Where can I get DSD audio (music) files?

See DSD music-file download site list...


Where can I download high-quality music for free?

See high-quality music download site list...


What is DSD256? What is DSD512?

DSD256 is sample rate 11.3 MHz=44100 Hz * 256;

DSD512 is sample rate 22.6 MHz=44100 Hz * 512. Read more...


Is DSD better than PCM?

Only audio system implementation defines sound quality. However, potentially, DSD gives some design advantages to achieve better sound quality. Read more...


What is the highest quality music format?

The highest quality music format is a one of lossless formats. DSD vs PCM, sampling rate, bit depth comparisons are not correct for common resume. Recording quality, audio unit design is primal factor.

Read more:

  1. What the best audio format?...
  2. DSD vs PCM...


Where can I find DSD example files?

See the list of free DSD example files for test your music system here...


Where can I download high-quality music for free? How can I download FLAC songs for free?

See the list of FLAC and other high-quality music for free download...


What is DSD music player for Windows?

See the list of DSD music players for Windows here...


Which is the best audio player for Windows 10?

See player-choice recommendations and the list of high-resolution music players for Windows here...


How can I play DSD files on my PC?

See list of DSD file players for PC...

Can Windows Media Player play DSD?

As far as the author knows, Windows Media Player doesn't support DSD files. You can look for alternative software...

Can iPhone play DSD files?

Check the list of DSD players for iOS...


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June 07, 2021 updated | since April 20, 2018



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