While using metadata read modes other than resource you can easily run into downloading a massive amounts of metadata. You should be aware that the metadata serialization format heavily affects the API performance.

If you just want to know the best solutions:

Test results

A few tests were performed on ACDH’s ARCHE production instance. The repository contained 85k resources and 2.6M triples.

Results for application/rdf+xml and application/ld+json are the same for ARCHE 1.9 and 1.10.

As we can see:

Theory