Download Music Store For Music Snobs Opens Up
from the if-you-really-think-you-can-hear-a-difference... dept
It’s fun when you hear music snobs complain that digital music just “isn’t as high quality” as their precious CDs (or, better yet, LPs). There are differences, but in most cases they’re almost impossible to hear. However, a new download music store is trying to take advantage of the snob-factor, and will be offering huge downloads of lossless versions of songs encoded at 1100 kbps rather than the customary 128 to 192 kbps. For the privilege of pretending you can tell the difference, you pay an extra $0.30 per song (which ought to make some people happy). Also, to prove that you really are serious about being a music snob, they require $50 upfront. Music snobbery isn’t for cheapskates, apparently. Of course, the files are encoded in Microsoft’s Windows Media Format, so they come complete with copy protection — because, apparently, they think you’re a thief and are immediately going to pass on these giant files to your music snob friends.