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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:01 am 
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Hello.
I have a simple question: where do I go to buy better quality cd`s ? I buy my cd`s on Amazon, or Barnes/Nobles and some are great sound, some I just drop at Goodwill.
So my question is: is there a source/shop/where i can go to purchase great quality cd`s?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:13 am 
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what kind of music ?

its kinda the same thing in the vinyl world also.....some albums sound really, really good and then others are thin sounding.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:38 pm 
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I have several of the SHM-CDs from cdjapan. They are indeed very good, but not cheap. I consider these pretty much one of the best formats for great sound from redbook.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_High_Material_CD

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/music/hfcd/platinumshm/

http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/music/hfcd/shmcd/

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:08 am 
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What are you using to play them?
I'd recommend starting there and getting an HDCD-capable player if you don't have one now.
Burning your own from computer files is the best way to ensure quality
and a Mac Superdrive that will burn HDCDs can be had in a Mac mini for a few hundred bucks.
There are several decent online sites where you can obtain high bitrate and lossless files pretty cheap that burn to excellent CDs.
Bandcamp, Music-bazaar and Allflac are some sites to visit where you can find every kind of music.
Convert lossless files to WAV format and they sound great when burned.
Use Verbatim discs.
Apple music and Amazon both suck for downloadable files so avoid them.
Making your own CDs is best both in cost and sound quality.
Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:08 pm 
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Try XRCD, SACD, K2HD, or DSD cds, these are amongst the best. Price is higher than red book, of course. Make sure you have a fairly good CD player also.

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