I’ve been hearing that a number of people have been investigating issues about high-resolution music vendors selling standard CD-quality files and claiming they are high-resolution. Archimago looks at the new Bob Dylan album, allegedly high-resolution from one vendor, but actually just a CD rip.
It’s not clear whether this is intentional – vendors passing of sub-standard files as high-resolution – or whether it’s the fault of distributors who are supplying files they claim are high-resolution.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, from what I’m hearing. I hope to be able to report more soon about what seems like a vast swindle where lots of supposed high-resolution files are not what they seem to be.