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HD Digital version of Simulation Theory


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I purchased it from HDTracks, though I would have preferred to purchase it direct from Muse's website. At least I was able to use 'HDNOV9' to get 15% off.


All tracks aren't 24/96 though. Some are 24/48, and one is 24/44.1. Worse yet, it looks like it there's just as much dynamic compression as the MP3 files.


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I also do not know where to buy the new album:


7digital: FLAC only 44.1kHz 16-bit (like CD)

Qobuz: FLAC 44.1kHz 24-bit

HDtracks: FLAC 96kHz 24-bit, but like jpmahala says, some tracks are only 44.1 and 48kHz

HighResAudio: FLAC - the same as HDtracks

You can also choose MQA. The logo says "MQA Studio", but resolution and bitrate are unknown

Onkyo Music: FLAC MQA 44.1kHz 16-bit

Acoustic Sounds: FLAC 96kHz 24-bit, with the note "Mixed Resolution" - like HDtracks / HighResAudio

Tidal: FLAC - without further information.


Right now I'm testing the free trial month of Tidal streaming. The album is MQA Master. I set the soundquality to 'Master' and exclusive mode. My DAC says that it is 96kHz.


I do not know what to think about MQA. At first, I'll need a software player that can do that.

Does anyone know why not all songs are available in full resolution?

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