Acoustic Sound to stop HiRez Download sales


Just got an email saying that Acoustic Sounds will stop selling downloads as of 1/1/2021. Last day for sales is 12/31/2020.

They are offering a 20% discount until the end of the year.

I have never bought any, but I know there are a lot that do...
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I had a feeling the day would come where the hi-Rez downloads will cease to exist. With Qobuz streaming files upto 24bit/192kHz resolution, I have not felt the need to pony up money for downloads.

There are many here who have tirelessly debated the very need for high resolution files or downloads over 16bit/44.1kHz resolution cause they can’t hear a difference 😂
I had a feeling the day would come where the hi-Rez downloads will cease to exist. With Qobuz streaming files upto 24bit/192kHz resolution, I have not felt the need to pony up money for downloads.

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Most “new” albums come with a digital download these days as well. Hard to keep up I would guess.
Many people want something tangible if they spend money including me. Also the mastering makes a much bigger difference compared to the resolution.