How to download high-quality music with FLAC

When streaming is at its peak, and we have music services, free and paid, such as Spotify, Youtube Premium Music, Amazon Music, etc. and the formats are increasingly of higher quality, there being a variety that not only contemplates MP3, it is increasingly difficult to contemplate how to find the best audio quality.

Y we are talking about a less known format but of optimal quality, and that we are going to talk about in this post, so that you know it and you can download music legally and for free for your enjoyment listening to your favorite music. We talk about audio file format “FLAC”.


What is the FLAC format?

FLAC (is the acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio codec that allows digital audio to be lossless compressed in such a way that the size of the audio file is reduced without any loss of information. Digital audio compressed by the FLAC algorithm can typically be reduced from 50 to 60% of its original size, and decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data.

FLAC is an open format with a copyright free license and a reference implementation which is free software. FLAC has support for metadata tagging, album cover inclusion, and quick search. (Source: Wikipedia)

This type of format has been circulating on the web for many years since the project was started and developed by programmer Josh Colson. The bitstream format froze when FLAC entered beta with the release of version 0.5 of the Reference implementation on January 15, 2001. Version 1.0 was released on July 20, 2001.

On January 29, 2003, the Xiph.Org Foundation and the FLAC project announced the incorporation of this codec under the banner of is behind other free compression formats such as Icecast, Vorbis, Theora, and Speex.

FLAC Version 1.3.0 was released on May 26, 2013. The development was moved to the repository.

How to download music in FLAC format?

Searching in Google makes things much easier for us, but here we are going to indicate a series of websites where you can download music and other options, in FLAC format without too much complication.



Founded on November 25, 2016, Redacted is a private BitTorrent site with a large selection of music, comics, software, audiobooks, and e-books. With fast download speeds, well-distributed torrents, and a wide selection of music files encoded in a variety of formats, Redacted is a music lover's paradise.

Redacted is a guest-only site, which means you have to know someone to be invited.

Alternatively, you can conduct an interview that will ask you a series of questions about music formats, transcodes, etc.


Don't worry, in this link They tell you the steps to follow and the information you must have ready to be part of this select group. Here you have it in perfect Spanish:

Primephonic - Streaming Classical Music

We now go with another option available even in the Google Play Store for lovers of classical music.

The app was not found in the store. 🙁


Do you like classic music? This is your site. Primephonic is limited in scope, but carries it as a hallmark of its quality in the catalog it offers. This catalog is extensive, with thousands of CD quality 24 bit / 192kHz FLAC songs and DSD files. Some are even available in surround sound.

You can buy entire albums or individual symphonies. The website is designed in a very intuitive way and has a very useful search function that makes it easy to discover classical music of all times.

It has a free trial for fourteen days, and later you can choose and buy the Premium version for about eight euros per month, or the Platinum version that has a price of fourteen euros per month or one hundred and forty-nine euros and ninety-nine cents per month. anus. This option has files in 24-bit FLAC format.



We radically change genre and go to a website where rock, heavy and punk abound.

This website of creation and own elaboration created by the user Bizio of the well-known Htcmania forum.

As he himself indicates the download links are hosted on Mega, Yandesk, pCloud, Mediafire, etc, NONE is hosted on the server, he has compiled them on this website, but they can be found using Google.

"The records that are posted on the web are free, I repeat, NONE is hosted on the server, we do not get a euro, I only do it as a hobby, for principles and to spread music.

If you really like the band or group, go to their concerts and buy their records. "

He has done some hard work, and it is worth mentioning in this article so that those who like this type of music can enjoy and collaborate with him.

High Res Audio


One of the most interesting stores, and one that is constantly expanding its catalog is undoubtedly High Res Audio, a store where we can find music of genres such as Rock, Pop, Classical or Jazz, at prices, yes, slightly higher than those of a traditional streaming or mp3 store. Most discs can be downloaded in FLAC format. It must be said that one of the fetish genres of music or high definition audio is undoubtedly that of the classical music.

Your payment options include:

  1. 7-day free trial subscription
  2. Offer: HRA-Streaming 6 month subscription for only £ 89,99 GBP.
  3. Optional: HRA-Streaming + Downloads * 12-month subscription for £ 229,99 GBP.
  4. Hear every note, subtle details, nuances and impressive dynamics.
  5. HRA Streaming is seven times better than CD quality and 29 times better than MP3.
  6. We guarantee 100% fully tested, native and true 24-bit Studio Masters.
  7. Access to over 50.000 carefully curated and curated albums in 24-bit quality.
  8. We provide editorially curated and maintained playlists.
  9. Streaming subscribers will receive a 30% discount on every album purchased.
  10. In the downloads section we can read the following on its website:
  11. More than 55,000 carefully selected albums in 24-bit quality.
  12. 24% fully tested, native and true 100-bit studio masters.
  13. Download 24-Bit FLAC, DSD, DXD, MQA and Multichannel.
  14. Starting at £ 9,00 per album.
  15. Loyalty points with each album purchased.
  16. 10% coupon and discount promotions.
  17. VirtualVault through Audirvana (stream your purchase downloads).
  18. Regular maintenance of your database, plus service and reviews.

HD Tracks


Undoubtedly one of the most important high definition music stores, due to the high quality of its files, 24 or 48 bit, in FLAC or DSD, is HDTracks. A store that also has a very extensive catalog of music, with all kinds of genres and renowned artists of all times. Of course, the price of each album can be around $ 30 on many occasions. Although some of the discs in their catalog are not available due to regional restrictions.

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  1.   borROCKalari said

    OMG, if I go out! XD
    Thanks for the feedback