What kind of geneours you listen - cause what is said by unleash_me is right - what if no good recording is available in that genour? ( say classic hindi ) or YOU ARE PLANNING TO FORCE THE GENOUR ON YOU? or developing taste in some genour??
And important thing what is your budget for music - or per disk or per song??
Anyway I have seen ads of remastered CD's of rock- some of them available on "gold" versions ( all in Intl magazines)..Then it is matter how much you want to spend ...as you can see meatloaf's bat out of hell special edition is available @ US$ 15 + Shipping and Gold Edition On Ebay available @ US$ 40
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Do you listen to western classical ? I don't think so ( me too either) In magzines many western classical CD's are praised for good recording
and JVC has special very high quality recording CD's -called XRCD
Extended Resolution Compact Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and it's site is
Home Of XRCD!!! - elusivedisc
but @ 25 US$ min it is too expensive for me? Now many times there are just 2-3 good songs in an album - so are you ready to spend 7-10 US$ ( 400-500 Rs ) per song??
also heard SACD recordings are good - but prices I saw online are prohibitive I mean frankly I find Rs 500-600 a CD's expensive (still i keep collectin them! have a small collection of 200+ CD's-many bought in sale etc!)
But think how much you need to spend if you want to build collection OF XRCD & Sacd etc....I mean just 10 disks will cost more than your DAC!!Also all this good recordings require a good partnering equipment like a good CD ?SACD player which again is expensive!
In fact till next year I am planning to go to pc based system !I am in process of transfering all my music in FLAC ( frankly downloaded also a lot of flac esp all Dicographies of Pink Floyd,Dire Straits,Metallica -till 2003,U2 ,Def leppard and many more!And some Hindi flac too!)
Now frankly taste cannot be forced - I did not like premium beers like corona & ashi and prefer jack Daniels over Black label ( matter of taste!)
Now want to know -the genours you listen and some sample albums- or tracks you like so that some suggestions can be made - least recommandations like " HEIFETZ/PLAYS CHAUSSON, SAINT-SAENS, CONUS & SARASATE XRCD24" does not make sence to me ...
P.S.- I am told that imported cd's are better -but never tested that now I have 2 cd's of Eagles "Hell Freezes over " one Indian minted and another UK /Us - i really want to do A-D testing but cause my laziness never did it!