You’ve just lost another excuse for not downloading your music in better-than-CD quality.
French online music retailer Qobuz is offering more than 2000 albums in 24-bit resolution – not just at the same price as buying an MP3 version, but actually cheaper than the CD-quality downloads.
And it’s not the usual ‘audiophile’ stuff – so often beautifully recorded but lacking in ‘yes, but would you want to listen to it’: there’s just about everything in the Qobuz bundle. For example, you can get the latest Daft Punk and David Bowie albums for just €9.99 (or about £8.60), against €12.99 (or just over £11) for the CD-quality download.
There’s jazz, French artists such as Serge Gainbourg, Carla Bruni and Jacques Brel, through to classical releases such as this former Gramophone Record of the Month, available for just €5.99 in Studio Masters – that’s just over a fiver for a stunning recording.
It’s a grey old morning, it’s cooler, and it’s raining – time to engage ‘kid in a sweetshop’ mode…
Written by Andrew Everard