I can only agree with reviewer Mark, this is a superb audio only bluray. The SACD is only stereo so no comparison can be made with the multichannel surround on this bluray which is very well executed to the point of frankly stunning IMHO. Bluray sound engineers this is your benchmark. The 24/192 stereo is also very good. As for the music it is modern jazz and may take a few listens to get into it. I'm not a jazz oficionado by any means but I'm sure if your a Patricia Barber fan you'll love it. One minor disappointment is the fact that they did not include the track "The Fool On The Hill" that is on the SACD.
Forget the $200 gold cd or SACD mofi versions being sold on eBay, this is a new product of the highest current resolution and let me tell you it is awesome. Scary awesome. Only downside is it makes you realize how good the latest technologies can sound and you want all your collection re-mastered for 192/24 blu-ray audio.
Outstanding in all respects. In an acoustic performance all sound elements in any audio option, with perfect clarity and dynamics. But its a good team you have multichannel get another chance not to test. Amazing battery ... and choral voices in two tracks. Creepy. And highly recommended to enter the universe Barber.
I decided to give this blu-ray version a try after reading an independent review which made it sound like my type of music, but WOW!! What that review did not say was that this is a blu-ray audio disc - aimed at people with good ears and good hi-fi kit. The only 'video' is the menu page for choosing the track to play and the audio format to use. That audio is something really special, especially if you have good kit and are one of the twelve percent of the population whose high frequency hearing extends beyond the meagre range provided by CDs or even the higher quality Dolby and DTS HD sounds. As well as loving the music for its own sake, the 24 bit / 192 Mhz stereo recording is the first disc other than SACD which I have bought which surpasses the sound from my ancient Linn turntable. This is a prime example of how digital can and in my books should sound.