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Amazon Music HD (plug)

Discussion in 'music' started by Tony L, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Personally, I believe the Mastering is far more important than the resolution or bitrate. Amazon push red book 44.1Khz/16bit as HD which is a bit naughty really and is just marketing words at play. They really should call that CD quality, but that doesn't sound as good when peoples ears are eyes are more focussed to HD. Give me a well mastered and well sourced 44.1/16 or 48/24 etc. format over poorly mastered "questionable source" UHD masters any day:

    https://www.realhd-audio.com/?p=7066
     
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  2. saturn9

    saturn9 Shadow Member

    Absolutely this.

    Lack of compatibility with LMS is an issue, certainly for me.
     
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Another Amazon promo, with this one you get 6 months free music streaming with a discounted £18.99 Echo Dot.
     
  4. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

    Link not working for me Tony - "We’re sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site."
     
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I guess it was time-limited and that offer is over now. I’ll give the thread a bump when a new one comes along.
     
  6. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

    I'm buying all sorts from amazon tomorrow, am I right in thinking to enter the site via a link here, purchase and PFM benefits?
     
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, absolutely - any link from here will work, always plenty in the music room e.g. the bargain boxset thread is rammed with them.
     
  8. 1964meb

    1964meb pfm Member

    i used amazon music during the first lockdown as there was a free 3 months offer. the ' uhd' was excellent. i have never herd starless (king crimson) sound so good. I have the app on my 10+ year old macbp into my hifi. i dont like a subscription and i like to look through my lps to choose what to play. so i didnt subscribe. perhaps i should have for sq and ease????
     
  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Another affiliated Amazon Music promo offer here. Three months free.
     
  10. Andrew L Weekes

    Andrew L Weekes Reverse Engineer

    I trialled this for a while, but it was hard to actually play bit perfect through any of the devices I have. They don't support chromecast, they don't recognise external DAC's on phones and so you had to buy a supported device (or playback on a PC) to get the benefit. The USB audio player pro app can't support it as the cost / practicalities make it impossible, as Amazon are so locked down.

    Even the PC app was flaky when it comes to sample rates.

    It's the main reason I went to Qobuz, which is more open, and supported on a wide array of devices. It's a shame, the pricing is great.
     
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  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

  12. jimpey

    jimpey pfm Member

    Only for those 'new' to Amazon Music unfortunately:(

    My subscription is / was due next week but being realistic I don't use it often enough to justify it so have cancelled.

    Jim
     
  13. pauljdh

    pauljdh pfm Member

    Waiting for the Naim app to be updated......
     
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  14. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Hey. There's some good sounding stuff on there if you dig deep. £7.99 a month?
     
  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Here’s another lovely affiliated link to a three month free trial: Amazon HD.
     

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