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Hi-Res Audio

High-Resolution Audio (Hi-Res Audio or HRA) is an opportunity for music lovers to experience their favorite artists and songs like never before. By providing greater sound quality and clarity, Hi-Res audio delivers details and textures that typically get lost.

Get Started with Hi-Res Audio


The Hi-Res Audio Guide from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ has all the information you need to move to Hi-Res Audio:

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • A gear guide
  • Recommended tracks
  • An FAQ and glossary

Learn more by visiting, an informational website powered by the Producers and Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy and CTA.