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Free Downloads in several formats! Can you hear the difference between them? Does it matter?

Free Downloads in several formats! Can you hear the difference between them? Does it matter?

Test Your Systems with 4 Formats of Playback!

Many people don't hear the difference or care if there is a difference in sound.  We at DSD-Guide support those people who just want to listen to music regardless of the format.  Maybe we spend too much time arguing over which format is better and why or having lively discussions on why it's impossible for the human ear to hear the differences.

What we've found are two types of opinions..

A) Those that hear the difference between formats and B) those that argue it is impossible to hear the difference but have never done a quality listening test.

We at DSD-Guide believe there is room for both types.  Whether you buy mp3 or DSD256 what's most important is that you buy any music at all.  We are on the cusp of losing a generation of new music.  We are seeing musicians dropping out of creating for lack of funds.  We are losing the middle class musician who are the ones working in classical, jazz, folk, americana and other forms of acoustic music.

Do you hear the difference between formats?  Does it matter to you?  We want to hear your opinions in the Disqus comments below.

For those that would like to experiment at home, here's our Comparative listening test article on how to setup a proper comparison test.

Comparative listening test

https://dsd-guide.com/how-do-comparative-listening-test

You'll want to use well recorded music, preferably recorded to DSD with little use of compression for best results.  Blue Coast Music has posted new free test downloads.  You can find them here...

https://bluecoastmusic.com/free-downloads

Enjoy!

DSD-Guide Crew