Amazon vs. iTunes – Rufus Wainwright: Poses

Amazon vs. iTunes

Ready to purchase Rufus Wainwright’s Poses album, I decided to take a look at Amazon’s online music service. The first thing I noticed was lower prices, the second, lack of copy-protection hassles. Below is an informal comparison of iTunes to Amazon’s online music offering. Which would you choose? The choice was easy for me.

Category iTunes Amazon
Media AAC MP3
Copy-protection Yes No (DRM-free)
Quality 128 kbps 256 kbps
Integration iTunes Amazon
Price $11.99 $8.99
Songs Available 6 million 2 million
Podcasts Yes No

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