September, 2014

Apple’s New iPhone and Watch!

I admit to being a fan of Apple. I can’t say that I’d be willing to sleep out in the street to be the first to get my hands on the new products announced on Tuesday, [...]

Pono 2.0 In Preliminary Design Stage

We’re only weeks away from the first delivery of the Pono 1.0 players and the folks behind the effort are already talking about its successor. That might seem a little premature but planning for the next [...]

Quality Control Guarantee

“The high-resolution music, that you purchase from us is guaranteed native (true original) 24bit HighResAudio Studio Master material. We have signed with all music labels, artists and artist-agencies contracts to assure exactly that. We do not [...]

HD-Audio Headphones

Beats is now part of the Apple organization. Pundits and professionals have been trying to sort out why Tim Cook and the Apple board decided to spend just north of $3 billion dollars on a second [...]

4K Blu-ray Announced at IFA in Berlin

It’s been going on since the Internet first allowed the transmission of media…the struggle between downloads/streaming vs. physical media. On September 5, 2014, Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee, announced another [...]

SONY PCM-601 ESD For Sale

I admit to being a bit of a hoarder. No, not the obsessive type found on the reality TV shows that can’t make it through their home or apartment because of all of the garbage and [...]

New HiFi Streaming For US & UK Introducing Tidal

The Norway-based “High Fidelity” streaming music service WiMP is owned by Aspiro. The parent organization just announced plans to expand beyond Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Poland) to the US and UK this fall…just in [...]

Digital Downloads VS. Physical Media

I’ve been recording and producing high-resolution audio for almost 15 years now. In the beginning, I replicated two sided DVD-Audio/Video discs. One side was the DVD-Audio formatted music (high-resolution 96 kHz/24-bit MLP encoded in 5.1 surround) [...]

One Honest Statement

Audiophiles are a very gullible bunch. In search of the last bit of fidelity, they will spend stupid amounts of money on absolutely ridiculous accessories and useless tweaks. They will believe the techno babble passed off [...]

French Qobuz High-Res Download Site in “Limited Backup” Mode

Company CEO Yves Riesel announced the news on the French site. If you can read French, here’s the link to the troubling news. On August 19, 2014, the popular French high-quality download site, was placed in [...]