For years I’ve been complaining about the iTunes Store’s shoddy sound quality (128Kbps). If you can’t tell the difference then you get your ears checked. Today, Amazon launched their Music Store called AmazonMP3. It’s straight up kickass – pending any UI checks. It’s of course in Beta, and currently offers 2 million songs from 80,000 artists in blissfully superb 256kbps sound quality. The real kicker, aside from the top notch sound quality, is that they’re all DRM free – they can be used on any MP3 player. You’ll have to download a file to your machine and it currently works on Apple and Windows. Songs and albums go as low as $0.89 and $4.99 respectively.
Game On: A Real Alternative to iTunes [TechCrunch]