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RE: Amazon HiRes reviews

I'm only in the 2nd week of a 3 month free trial with Amazon HD so I haven't spent a lot of time with it. Streaming is not my primary source for critical listening.
Amazon's idea of "HD" is streaming at 44k. What they label as "Ultra HD" is either 98k or 192k.
My totally subjective opinion so far is that the sound quality is a mixed bag. None of the tracks on Amazon sound better than my ripped versions on my hard drive played through JRiver upsampled to 192k. I thought that some of the HD tracks on Amazon were fatiguing to listen to.
Amazon does sound a little better than Spotify, but that's not saying much. I don't like the fact that Amazon does not seem to work with Chromecast.


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