‘Amazon Music HD’ Brings 192kHz Lossless Music Streaming for $12.99/Month

Amazon Music Introduces Highest Quality Audio for Streaming with Amazon Music HD

The move to higher-resolution audio at additional cost, has been something us audiophiles have predicted with the maturation of music-streaming and growth of wide-spread internet data.

In addition, Amazon Music HD subscribers can stream "millions more" songs in "Ultra HD" (described by Amazon as "better than CD quality"), with a bit depth of 24 bits and a sample rate up to 192 kHz.

Amazon Music HD is available for $14.99 per month and $12.99 per month for Amazon Prime members.

That works out at around AU$19 / AU$22, but there's no word on when the service will go truly global.

New users and existing Amazon Music subscribers can try Amazon Music HD for free for 90 days. "Earth will be changed forever when Amazon introduces high quality streaming to the masses", he said, quoted in the company's press release. Subscribers will also have access to "millions" more 24-bit Ultra HD songs sampling at 192kHz, which is the highest audio quality available in the music industry.

Music Week has tested the new Amazon HD service, which delivered impressive results via iPhone with an external DAC playing on a hi-fi system, across multiple genres ranging from rap and classic rock to pop and classical.

Customers will have "HD" and "Ultra HD" streaming options that boast higher bit-depths and sample rates.

It's unclear how big of a market Amazon will have in trying to court users concerned with getting the highest possible streaming quality. "This will be the biggest thing to happen in music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago". If you want to listen to HD music on your desktop machine, you need to download Amazon's standalone app. Amazon has announced a new tier of its music subscription service called Amazon Music HD, which promises higher-quality streaming for numerous songs it offers.

It's understood that Amazon has not partnered with MQA for its own HD tier. Also, Apple AirPlay supports HD audio, Googles Cast protocol gets nothing (we thought Amazon and Google buried the hatchet?).

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