DreamStreaming's Quality Rating Explained

DreamStreaming exists to promote high quality audio over the internet. To this end, we've devised a simple rating system to give a quick visual guide to the audio quality you can expect from the sites in our listings, and also to reward those sites which are leading the way.

Our ratings are between 0 and 7 and are awarded as follows:

Very low quality lossy
Low quality lossy
Medium quality lossy
High quality lossy
Lossless 16bit 44.1KHz [CD quality]
Lossless 16bit 48KHz or higher
Lossless 24bit 44.1KHz
Lossless 24bit 48KHz or higher