Hi-res streaming v. hi-res download

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Hi-res streaming v. hi-res download

All else being equal, would a hi-res streamed version of a piece of music have the same audio quality as a downloaded version?  I have a subscription to Qobuz Sublime+ which works fine to my ears but I haven't carried out any detailed listening comparisons between that and their downloads.  Has anyone else? Grateful for any comments.

No difference in quality

Hi JeffL, yes, they are exactly the same thing. A 24-bit 192khz or 24-bit 96khz stream is exactly the same quality as a downloaded file at the same khz.

Thank you, Alex - v

Thank you, Alex - v reassuring!

On the other hand...

On the other hand...

You could read the article in this link: 

 

https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

 

then conduct a genuine double-blind test of a 16bit v. 24bit ("hi-rez") recording and find that neither you nor anyone can hear the difference between them.

Result: you save a shed-load of money to spend on even more music.

Vic.

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