Music Purchase Websites

Where would I be able to purchase either high-bitrate MP3 or lossless music? I’m trying to expand my offline collection but didn’t know where to buy music. HDtracks seems a bit expensive and it also doesn’t have all the music I want.

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I use Qobuz streaming service, what I like from there I buy it from them. I also use bandcamp.

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Hi Minjun,

Here are the sites I know of at the moment:

Qobuz: https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/shop
7 Digital: https://us.7digital.com/
HD Tracks: https://www.hdtracks.com/
HighResAudio: https://www.highresaudio.com/en/site/index
NativeDSD: https://www.nativedsd.com/

Qobuz is probably the best for most music. I’ve only ever actually downloaded from Qobuz and HD Tracks, but I also subscribe to Tidal and Qobuz (streaming), so I often visit these sites just to find what’s out there, and stream it. On the rare occasion I find an album in higher resolution for download, or when I decide I love an album so much I need it available offline (e.g. for a plane - whenever that happens again), I download it.

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I buy music from Bandcamp, and stream from Qobuz.

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(half joking) When my wife is donating old clothes, I sometimes go inside thrift shops and buy used CDs for $1 or $2 each. On a few occasions I landed a bunch of back-catalog stuff I really wanted.

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Unfortunately I cannot lug around a large CD player…

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There’s also ProStudioMasters: https://www.prostudiomasters.com

Though I always search for music on Bandcamp first and then check other sites if it’s not on Bandcamp.

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Lol, that reminded me of the old DJ days where I used to carry around 600 CDs in folders.

You can just rip the CD to Flac though and then you have it digitally available and a CD backup.

That is a very good idea! My dad used to have a large stockpile of CD’s. I should rip them to Flac files.

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