Amazon creates a streaming service with music without any loss in quality
50 million songs will sound as their performers wanted.
The service is called Amazon Music HD. He offers to listen to songs in the highest quality, 50 million in 16-bit / 44.1 kHz format, and 10 million 24-bit with a sampling frequency from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz. All of them will be presented in FLAC format. Amazon promises such a high level of the first of the streaming music services in the world.
Amazon vice president Steve Boom says users will certainly feel the difference in sound quality, even while listening to music from their iOS or Android smartphones. However, the built-in DACs of these devices are limited by a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz. Therefore, the maximum capabilities of Amazon Music HD will be revealed only with an external DAC.
The first 90 days you can enjoy music for free, then a subscription to the service will cost $ 14.99 per month for HD level or $ 12.99 if the user is already an Amazon Prime customer.