All tracks are MP3, DRM-free and are variable bit rate encoded at an average of 256Kb/sec .
Cheap too, new albums from £3
Just tried the Amazon site, took two minutes to get up and running with the Amazon MP3 downloader. It recognised I have itunes and loaded the Killers 'Human' track I bought for 59p instead of 79p straight onto itunes. The bit rate was 247Kb/sec. Now itunes has a true rival. The Kings of Leon 'Only the Night' album is £3 instead of £7.99. I tried a search on King Crimson and only one album is available as yet on Amazon, but I am sure availablity will improve. Hopefully the bit rates will improve over time as well. The site is easy to get about and much better than e-music which is full of obscure covers of major bands. Such covers are on the Amazon site as well if that is your type of music; 'Sleepy time with Pink Floyd' by the Tiny Tot Players is sacriledge, but very funny.
Internet - laptop - DAC - amp - lots of headphones.
"A music lover will stop what he's doing and stay glued to a favorite piece of music even if it's coming over a 3" speaker or a public-address system..." - Ken Rockwell
Well I am very impressed - great prices and works fine with iTunes!!
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Just tried it, very impressed. Gorrilaz Demon Days for less than a fiver and good bit rate too, with no silly DRM, goes straight into ITunes.
Maybe a wake up call to those fruity folks?ÿ
'Sleepy time with Pink Floyd' by the Tiny Tot Players is sacriledge, but very funny.
Sources: Technics SL1210Mk2 with Denon DL110/AT-95E, Mac Mini, Virgin V+.
Amplification: Cyrus 2.
Speakers: Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearls with Fisual Super Pearl 2.5mm cable.
Other kit: More than I should have. My loft is creaking.
Cool, glad you are enjoying it, mine sounds fab through the phono stage on my new marantz.
As of posting this message itunes has as it's cheap music albums under £5.00, most of which are 1p under. Amazon has it's cheap music starting at £3.00. Itunes for a while had albums under £3.00, but if you had a look it was one album at £2.99, a Michael Jackson and then the Script. I have taken to adding to my itunes reviews the Amazon price where it is cheaper. Thankfully itunes publishes them, and other reviews by people have found music (CDs as well as downloads) cheaper at Amazon. I wonder who checks the itunes reviews before they are published, an Amazon employee?!
PS - for you Tiny Tot Player fans, try their stunning rendition of the Rolling Stone's Tumbling Dice.
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