High-resolution audio — which is basically digital audio of better-than-CD quality — has been the most talked-about subject in audio (besides maybe Apple’s acquisition of Beats). Let me get this out the way right now: I think for audiophiles, buying high-res music files from a site like HDTracks or Acoustic Sounds is a good thing to do. Even if the benefits of high-resolution audio in a consumer download format are modest, audiophiles want the best-quality sound, and who’s to say they’re wrong to want that?
What’s missing in this discussion? Acknowledgement of the issues. Via stereos.about.com