HD-AUDIO

The HD-Audio Challenge Results

In the middle of June, I posted a blog titled the HD-Audio Challenge. Readers were encouraged to download six pairs of music tracks, do some careful listening to determine which was the original 96/24 master, and [...]

YARRA 3DX is in the House!

The Waldrep summer 2018 vacation is over. Mona, Charlie, and I returned to Southern California early last week after driving 5200 miles around the western U.S. — we visited Carmel, sped around Lake Tahoe in a [...]

Audiophile Societies – A True Story

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about an event that reported on some of the nonsense demos that happen at trade shows (you can visit the article by clicking here). I deliberately avoided [...]

The Hi-Res Challenge – We Have A Winner!

I’m thrilled that so many audio enthusiasts have expressed an interest in taking the High-Resolution Challenge. At last count, I’ve supplied the FTP credentials to over 300 interested readers. And I’ve started receiving responses. I’m not [...]

Are New HD Downloads Really Hi-Res Music?

I admit to spending too much time cruising FB. And too many of my FB friends and groups are audio related. When I see a post or comment that tweaks my sensibility, I am not shy [...]

The High-Resolution Audio Challenge

Recent posts have challenged previous studies trying to establish whether high-resolution audio is perceptible. There’s also a lot of conversation about the same topic on a closed professional audio engineering list I belong to. I found [...]

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part IV Finale

I read a recent post from a fellow member of an audiophile FB group looking for any reasonable explanation as to why high-resolution audio might be better than CD spec. As someone that advocates for 96 [...]

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part III

The content I reviewed in the first installment of this series was provided by Ethan Winer, a very familiar name to many audiophiles and enthusiasts. Ethan wrote a reference book called “The Audio Expert”. I have [...]

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part I

I am a member of several audiophile FB groups and regularly post comments when I think I have something to offer. Recently, someone asked whether high-resolution was really worth it? Several others chimed in taking a [...]

Munich High End – Day 1

Flying from Los Angeles to Munich on Lufthanza was surprisingly easy on an Airbus 380. The huge plane was completely packed but getting on and off was handled pretty well by the crew. My wife and [...]