These hi-res audio online streaming services are intended for audiophiles, that look for high-quality music.
With these resources, you can listen to musical tracks on the Internet via computer, mobile phone and other devices.
Dedicated programs or listening on a web-browser page may be provided.
Audio hardware may be integrated with the streaming sites through the equipment vendor applications.
Some services provide offline access when the Internet isn't available.
See details about the availability of aforementioned listening options at the sites from the tables below.
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Hi-res online audio sites stream high-resolution music in PCM or DSD format. Free trial may allow you to check sound quality and compatibility with your devices.
|Apple Music||Music online streaming service that offers lossless up to 192 kHz|
|Idagio||Audio streaming providing hi-qality audio, lossless classical music||Free with quality limitations|
|High Res Audio||High-resolution audio streamig for music lovers and hi-fi enthusiasts with quality up to 24-bit||Yes|
|Primephonic||up to 24 bit||Yes|
|PrimeSeat||PCM, DSD up to 11.2 MHz||Yes|
|Qobuz||up to 192/24, streaming and downloads according purchased plan||Yes|
|Tidal||FLAC streaming 44.1/16, MQA on PC/Mac, web-player, iOS, Android, supported with musical players (details)||Yes|
|Amazon Prime Music||Allows listening online and offline||Yes|
|Audio Check||Various online audio tests.|
|Datpiff||Platform for musicians and music discovering|
|Deezer||Online streaming service. Deezer Premium allow offline listening an FLAC quality.||Yes|
|Google Play Music||Music platform with store. Offline listening is available||Yes|
|Jamendo Music||Platform for musicians and music discovering. Free and paid stuff||Yes|
|Neil Young Archives||Streaming service|
|Noisetrade||Platform for musicians and music discovering|
|Nugs.net||Stream live songs and shows||Yes|
||Free classical music streaming|
||Classical music 320kbps mp3 and FLAC||Yes|
|ReverbNation||Platform for musicians and music discovering|
|SoundCloud||Platform for musicians and music discovering|
|Youtube Music||Music video||Yes|
|Яндекс Музыка||Multiplatform music service "Yandex Music". Offline listening is available. Paid and free stuff|
|Сбер Звук (Sber Zvuk)||Multiplatform music service "Sber Zvuk" CD quality (FLAC) is available|
See big list of websites where you can listen to hi-res music for free...
You can download hi-res audio files here:
Indeed, 192 kHz give more capabilities than 96 kHz to improve sound quality. However, how the audio unit is done make a matter.
320 kbps is bitrate of audio data. "Hi-res" is the audio data's resolution (bit depth and sampling rate).
We don't know what the resolution inside the audio data with given bitrate.
You can upload music to YouTube in FLAC ond other format. But downloading is possible in AAC (up to 256 kbps) on moment of the answer writing.
Read more about audio formats...
Yes. Spotify provides hi-fi sound abilities. Check out more about Spotify's audio quality...
On moment of the answer writing, Spotify doesn't support FLAC. To check actual state see current sound quality...
On moment of the answer writing, Spotify doesn't support a lossless formats. To check actual state see current sound quality...
On moment of the answer question, Spotify supports AAC codec up to 320 kbit/s. It looks like 16 bit resolution / 44.1 kHz sample rate. To check actual state see current sound quality...
On moment of the answer question, it looks like Spotify provides 16 bit / 44.1 kHz resolution [current state].
When answer the question, Tidal provides FLAC [lossless] streaming and Spotify broadcast via AAC [lossy] codec. Technically, FLAC is better than AAC. But, AAC may work at high bitrates. So, actual result depends on certain recording and playback equipment.
In the moment of the answer the question, Deezer streams lossless CD quality[*]. Spotify streams in lossy format [*]. CD audio better ;ossy quality technically, but actual result depends on streqmed recording and your sound equipment.
Tidal provides high sound quality. To estimate its quality, you can try free trial.