Figured this new deserved a thread. Amazon upgraded their music service to now offer 24 bit lossless music, up to 192khz! They are also offering 90 days free trial so its definitely worth a look.
Strangely, I can only get the service to work on my desktop. Using LGV30, the music sounds completely choppy and unplayable, which is extremely disappointing However, it works great on my desktop setup. Ultra HD seems to need a lot more ampage than spotify counterpart…Like I had to turn the volume knob way up on my liquid spark to achieve similar volume. This made it harder to compare, but it definitely sounds good…
My DAC is capable of 24 bit/96khz but there are some tracks that go up to 192khz. Even regular non ultra HD tracks still play CD quality though, at 16 bit 44.1
One weird thing is that in order to ensure the highest quality streaming (and downloading) make sure to go into the advanced settings and set streaming quality from best available to HD/ULTRAHD only. Strangely downloads is set to standard quality, so before downloading make sure to switch that too.
Overall I am very happy with the service on my desktop. If they can work out the glitches on the mobile (at least for me) Music HD could be a big deal for lossless audio streaming. Thoughts?