What are the best Services for downloading high-quality MP3?

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  1. 34

    #1Jamendo

    Jamendo

    Jamendo is an online platform for free and legal music downloads under Creative Commons licenses. It is available in eight languages and offers a catalog of more than 500,000 tracks from 40,000 artists.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kathryn Brewer
    Written on September 28, 2017
    " I did not know this, but here in the U.S., you cannot play on hold music for the phones if it isn't licensed. On this site, you can sign up and get legal radio music. I was asked by my boss to put on hold music on the phones, so this site is definitely for me. They also offer quite a bit of music for download that is legal if I wanted to go that route. "
  2. 21

    #2iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Betty Roberts
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "iTunes is the best and most popular mp3 service available. It's available right there on your phone, tablet and PC. They have the biggest selection and the prices aren't too bad. "
  3. 21

    #3NativeDSD

    NativeDSD

    NativeDSD.com is a website that counts with the world's largest catalog of DSD Albums for optimum playback. It allows you to choose the resolution you want and the price varies depending on that.

    Websites

    Varies by audio resolution

    Steven Hansen
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "There are many better ways to obtain MP3s out there. They do have many, many albums but the fact that you have to pay more for OK quality makes it kind of annoying. Have everything high quality and make it all one price and I will be happy."
  1. 21

    #4Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Samantha Fields
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Google Play is definitely the way to go when wanting to play your favorite tunes. I enjoy using to listen to my favorite radio station. But you're also able to listen to your own playlist. With Google Play, you can upload up to 50,000 of your own songs and listen to them through Android, iOS, and the web. Best of all it's free and if you're on a budget like me, then free will be music to your ears."
  2. 19

    #5Apple Music

    Apple Music

    Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service offered by Apple. It is available for download on Android and iOS. It lets you stream songs, download tracks for offline play, and access exclusive content. A free trial is available. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Julie Harrison
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a good site but only if you have an apple product. I have android products so this site really wasn't helpful for me. I'm sure this is a good site if you own an Apple product, but there seem to be a lot of comments that say that the app doesn't work well. You may want to look elsewhere for your music downloading needs. "
  3. 19

    #6Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Keith Black
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Spotify has really improved their sound quality. When you sign up for their premium service you can stream or download in the highest sound quality possible. Their download feature will only work with their premium service, but it is affordable and it has many benefits. There is an easy search feature that will locate nearly any song you could think of. This is one of the best services out there for downloading legal music."
  4. 17

    #7Archive.org - Free Music Archive

    Archive.org - Free Music Archive
    Free Music Archive collection on archive.org. This collection serves as an archive for the Free Music Archive's curated 'library of high-quality, legal audio downloads'.
    Websites

    Free

    Katherine Kelly
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is an OK service. It's a free music archive, so you get what you "pay" for. It's a bit slow on the upload but it works just fine for a free service."
  5. 15

    #8SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Soundcloud is a platform where artists can post their latest music, and people can follow musicians and receive alerts when they upload new tracks. When you like a song you can check out similar tracks using the Related Tracks function.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Thomas Roberts
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "SoundCloud is a music streaming service that allows you to download your favorite music and listen while you're offline which is similar to other music streaming services. Soundcloud provides thousands of tracks and gives you the ability to create your favorite playlists. The best part of Soundcloud is that there are no ads to disrupt your listening experience."
  6. 14

    #9Free Music Archive

    Free Music Archive

    The Free Music Archive is a website that provides a big library of legal and high-quality music downloads to users around the world. It is directed and managed by the WFMU, one of the most popular freeform radio stations in America. 

    Websites

    Free

    Peter Newman
    Written on October 28, 2017
    " FMA- or the Free Music Archive- is a vital resource for anyone looking for quality audio to use without having to deal with acquiring licensing or searching for fees. All music on the website is fully legal to download, which providing the highest quality of audio so you don't have to sacrifice rights to use for great materials. Whether you want music to use for a video you are making, or even want something to enjoy on your own time without the hassle of searching through various links, FMA is offered to the public with free access to anyone who wishes to use its vast library of resources. Not only does FMA offer chart-topping music for easy to search for favorites, they also provide all of the audio downloads organized in a searchable genre setup- making it a breeze to find exactly what you need with the best of quality available."
  7. 13

    #10Open Music Archive

    Open Music Archive

    Open Music Archive is a collaborative project to digitize and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings since 2005. The music found on this site is free from copyright and specifically catered to the copyright laws of the UK.

    Websites

    Free

    Henry Larson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "If it's not under copyright, it's probably here. Open Music Archive has always been my go to for high quality MP3s. "
  8. 12

    #11Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Tyler Murray
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Meh, again Pandora is not the best app by any means for downloading music. Switch over to spotify wher eyou can actually control what you are listening to. Pandora is so 2000."
  9. 10

    #12Deezer

    Deezer

    Deezer is an online streaming music platform offering offline listening through premium and family plans with a monthly subscription. It's free to listen online, with some restrictions. It is available for mobile devices on Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anthony Riley
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Good selection of music, though I don't care for the ads in a paid app. The app itself is good for what it does; nothing remarkable, but nothing actively bad either. I feel like if you have an Amazon Prime account, you might be better suited for this, as the Amazon service tends to be better for similar groups in the genre. "
  10. 9

    #13Napster

    Napster

    Napster is a music-streaming website. It gives an ad-free access to millions of songs and is available on different platforms. Users can create and share original content like videos and playlists and play available radio stations.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Harry Perkins
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I've been using Napster since 07' and love it. I use it on my PC daily, and the phone app is great. I have access to almost any album I want to hear at anytime. I even use in nightly playing sleep music all night long. I definitely recommend Napster to anyone and everyone."
  11. 8

    #14Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio will give you access to millions of hours of your favorite music, providing customized song selections just for you. You will be able to discover new songs of your favorite music genre, as this app will provide songs similar to the ones you like. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Samantha Turner
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I used to love using Slacker for both streaming and downloading music. Lately, it has gotten buggy and I'm hearing some distortion. I hope that these are fixed in a future update because the interface is beautiful to use otherwise."
  12. 6

    #15ListenToYouTube

    ListenToYouTube

    ListenToYouTube is YouTube to MP3 converter that allows you to download the audio of any video you want. The audio is extracted directly from the FLV video file, so the quality you are able to listen in the video it's not affected during the downloading process.  

    Websites

    Lilia Valadez
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "For years I have wondered how I can download MP3 versions of my favorite YouTube songs and lectures. I just discovered ListenToYouTube and could not be happier with the services offered by this great converter. I am now able to download any youtube video to my computer as an MPS file so I can store it on my face, tablet or just listen on my computer without having to be online and on the YouTube page. This is a great tool that I now use almost daily! I wish I could have found out about this converter sooner!!!"
  13. 5

    #16eMP3 Downloads

    eMP3 Downloads

    eMP3 Downloads is an online website to download different music into MP3 format. Users can find songs based on songs’ title, movie names, artists, and so on. Downloading songs from this site is free of charge.

    Websites

    Free

    Maria Garrett
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a huge database of music, and has some new and alternative artists. It's easy to put on a zip drive and transfer to the phone as well, making a playlist at the touch of a button. This is a fantastic site, although I'm not sure how long it will be up, as most of these sites get shut down for copyright infringement."
  14. 4

    #17Soundcloud Downloader

    Soundcloud Downloader

    SoundCloud Downloader is a free Chrome extension and website that enables users to download any SoundCloud music tracks online. The tool can also be accessed through their website.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Dorothy Watson
    Written on December 2, 2018
    "Soundcloud Downloader for Chrome is a simple way to get any track off of soundcloud simply. Just open the app, search and there it is for the taking."
  15. 3

    #18Free MP3/MP4 Downloader

    Free MP3/MP4 Downloader

    Free MP3/MP4 Downloader is an online service that allows users to convert videos into MP3 and MP4 files by providing the video's URL. It supports online platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook.

    Websites

    Free

    brenda Lee
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "You can downloads tons of free mp3 songs. It's easy to use and pretty stable."
  16. 3

    #19h2MP3.com

    h2MP3.com

    h2MP3.com is an online tool where you can paste a URL from YouTube or Soundcloud and download the audio as an MP3 file. It's an easy way to get the sounds of audio files you want.

    Online Tools

    Free

    h2converter
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "+ Automatically search all results on YouTube and Soundcloud to get the best results + Simple, free MP3 download with best sound quality + No registration required and free"
  17. 3

    #20ZippyAudio

    ZippyAudio

    ZippyAudio is an online tool that allows you to find, download and listen online to any type of music. Through its superior indexing system, users can discover and browse new music, and even add tracks to their playlist.

    Websites

    Free

    Damion Griffin
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "Not relying on holding the music files itself, ZippyAudio has a superior indexing system of ensuring that you can listen and download any music you want, at your leisure."
  18. 1

    #21MP3Boo

    MP3Boo
    MP3Boo is a website that indexes and provides you with all the downloadable links for your favorite songs. Just search for Artist or Song title and you will be able to play or download your tracks. 
    Online Tools

    Free

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  19. 1

    #22MP3jam

    MP3jam

    MP3jam is a free web tool to find and play high-quality MP3 downloads. It has legal rights to share more than 20 million audio tracks from almost all artists and their albums.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Rosario Álvarez
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Downloading your favorite music in high quality can be rather difficult. MP3jam makes it a lot easier to find the content you want."
  20. 0

    #23Livmp3

    Livmp3

    Livmp3 is a website that offers a wide range of MP3 songs to listen online and download for free. You don't have to be registered to access the files.

    Websites

    Free

    Web Cluster
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Livmp3.net allows to download mp3 for free in all qualities like 128, 192, 256 and 320. Moreover, there are no annoying pop ads and interface is easy to navigate and clean. You can access it on both pc, mobile or android app."
  21. 0

    #24OFMP3

    OFMP3

    OFMP3 is a download website which offers its users free MP3 downloads. The site has MP3 files ranging from pop to Indian music, as well as ringtone downloads for mobile phones. It can also be categorized by genres and by ranking.

    Websites

    Free

    Joe Bin
    Written on January 4, 2019
    "OFMP3 allows to search, play and download your favourite songs. You can play and download mp3 songs for free, no need to register and unlimited access."
  22. 0

    #25Cvmp3

    Cvmp3

    Cvmp3 is an online tool for downloading Indian songs in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and more. This free website also includes movie covers and English songs. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Mystic Path
    Written on November 25, 2018
    "Cvmp3 is an online website to listen or download high quality music in MP3 format. Its easy to navigate and find songs of choice in multiple qualities. No annoying popads and easy to use interface."

Summary

Best What are the best Services for downloading high-quality MP3
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JamendoWebsites 34 Free
2iTunesWebsites 21 Free
3NativeDSDWebsites 21 Paid
4Google Play MusicApps 21 Free
5Apple MusicApps 19 Free
6SpotifyApps 19 Free
7Archive.org - Free Music ArchiveWebsites 17 Free
8SoundCloudApps 15 Free
9Free Music ArchiveWebsites 14 Free
10Open Music ArchiveWebsites 13 Free
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