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Hello 24 Bit freaks out there:

 

Has anyone heard these HR downloads? (do they sound great/good/Awful)

 

The Smiths: The queen is dead and Strangeways, here we come

Lenny Kravitz: Are you gonna go my way

Pearl Jam: Lightning bolt

Prince: Around the World in one day

Phil Collins: No Jacket required

 

I can recommend:

Manu Katche - Manu Katche

Pretenders - Learning to crawl

U2 - Achtung baby

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Madonna - True blue

Elvis Costello - North

Fleetwood Mac - Mirage

 

They all sound great compared to cd

 

Not very good:

 

Pearl Jam: Ten/Vs./Vitalogy

The National: Trouble will find me

Rolling Stones: GRRRRRRR

 

I am only talking about the sound the recording! Hope you can us this as a guideline before you buy new products.

 

brgds Jan

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I found Bat Out of Hell less enjoyable than the vinyl. It was very one dimensional and almost metallic sounding compared to analog. If I needed digital I would just buy a cd.

 

Grisman and Sebastian's Satisfied was pretty good, but I have no regular resolution comparison. Great acoustic music! The Civil Wars was in the same category for me, a fine download but not killer.

 

A sleeper great sounding download is A Charlie Brown Christmas!

 

Trey

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Hello 24 Bit freaks out there:

 

Has anyone heard these HR downloads? (do they sound great/good/Awful)

 

The Smiths: The queen is dead and Strangeways, here we come

Lenny Kravitz: Are you gonna go my way

Pearl Jam: Lightning bolt

Prince: Around the World in one day

Phil Collins: No Jacket required

 

I can recommend:

Manu Katche - Manu Katche

Pretenders - Learning to crawl

U2 - Achtung baby

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Madonna - True blue

Elvis Costello - North

Fleetwood Mac - Mirage

 

They all sound great compared to cd

 

Not very good:

 

Pearl Jam: Ten/Vs./Vitalogy

The National: Trouble will find me

Rolling Stones: GRRRRRRR

 

I am only talking about the sound the recording! Hope you can us this as a guideline before you buy new products.

 

brgds Jan

 

 

Of the one's I own I would definately recommend the Smiths (all of them are good too) and the Prince album. I would avoid the Pearl Jam one however, but I also didn't care for their new album anyway. I also was not a fan of the U2 album that you have under your recommended list, sounded too compressed to me.

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Muse's The 2nd Law (imho) is amazingly produced - 24/96 was not only hugely different from the cd but exceptionally vinyl like on the top end.

 

I fully agree. This is one case where the potential of high-res is very well used. In my view it is an example of what high-res releases of pop/rock albums should be, as opposed to the standard practice of putting out a strongly dynamically-compressed master where high resolution adds nothing to the (lack of) sound quality of the standard CD.

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