Why it is so important to compare HiRes albums for sale online!

(hippyeverafter) #1

Was looking at what new releases was offered on Highresaudio and came across this offering which caught my eye.

I then went into the info section and this got my attention.

As I like to compare prices then went to HDtracks who only offer this title at 96/24 and considerably more at £40.50 ( All three album cost £121.50 ) as apposed to £24 from Highresaudio ( All three album cost £96 ). Cannot help wondering if sometimes we can have the Mickey taken out of us for our dedication to purchasing music?. to be honest I tend to believe the Highresaudio statement. I am not saying that HDtracks are misleading us, Perhaps just being economical with the truth. Anyways I am tempted as I am a sucker for anything original Woodstock.

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(Chris ) #2

As a sucker for all things Woodstock, have you got this…

I found it in a charity shop for a couple of quid and Meridian upsampled it for me as I play… Bargain… :sunglasses:

(Dirk De Taey) #3

I have purchased the 96kHz/24-bit download from Qobuz. As explained already on the AudioplhileStyle forum [https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/56688-woodstock-50-back-to-the-garden-anniversary-experience-download/], I see no reason to doubt that the format offered by Qobuz is really 96kHz.
I checked using MusicScope application, and the music information is present just up to 48kHz (as it should be for a 96kHz file.

As a reference, I did the same for a track of Alice Phoebe Lou, which has a format of 48kHz

And last but not least, here is the image for the same 48kHz track, upsampled to 96kHz. You can see there’s no music information above 24kHz.

Dirk
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#4

Is this the same content? If so, note the price.


Generally speaking, I usually find Amazon to be the cheapest of all places to buy music, no subscriptions needed.

(Dirk De Taey) #5

No, that’s not the right one.

The equivalent at Amazon costs 114,80$
https://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-Back-Garden-Anniversary-Experience/dp/B07RKFHYVR/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Woodstock±+Back+To+The+Garden±+50th+Anniversary+Collection&qid=1562940514&s=music&sr=1-1-fkmr0

Dirk

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(hippyeverafter) #6

All I can conclude from these replies is pricing of different formats can be confusing or perhaps I am getting old :grinning:.

(hippyeverafter) #7

Such a fool :woozy_face:, Did not check out Qobuz and a Sublime+ subscriber too. Will give it a listen. Will also check out the Joe Cocker album.

(Dirk De Taey) #8

Hi Terry
The ‘technical’ quality of the format , provide high-fidelity of the ‘challenged’ playing & recording equipment at Woodstock. I.e. in a lot of tracks you hear the amplifiers hum severely (Melanie as an example).
It is excellent to taste what Woodstock was/is all about.

Have fun

Dirk

(danny2) #9

I always compare prices of hi-res downloads at the different sites (findhdmusic.com also helps); price differences of 100% (like $10 vs $20) for the same download are not uncommon, and even smaller but significant price differences are also common.
Qobuz Sublime+ aslo gives a large discount on download purchases, often from 40-60% vs buying the download directly from Qobuz or one of the other sites. Just now I got an album for $7.99 that way that was $14.50 at HDT WITH a 20% off discount code.

(danny2) #10

I trust HiResAudio, too. But it isn’t for sure that distributors are distributing the same version in different countries. It’s happened before.