: ' surround music'

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 [...]

Fidelity vs. Sound: Which Is Better?

During the recent T.H.E. Show I told several attendees that I intended to write a post comparing fidelity vs. sound. They are not the same thing. The background for this post comes from a variety of [...]

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 [...]

T.H.E. Show Report and Wrap Up

In spite of some confusion on the run up to T.H.E. Show held this past weekend and the relatively small number of vendors, I can report that it was very successful from my perspective. The AIX [...]

High-Resolution: Does it matter? Part II

The music industry has a vested interest in promoting “so-called” hi-res music. Hardware manufacturers want you to believe that increasing the sampling rate to 192 – 384 kHz and lengthening word lengths to 32-bits will transform [...]

T.H.E. Show – Coming Next Weekend

There are a lot of audio shows. As the owner of a high-end record label and the author of Music and Audio: A User Guide to Better Sound, I’m obligated to attend most of them. I [...]

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 2018 – Looking Back

It’s been about 10 days since I returned from Munich and my first High End Show. I had to race back to Los Angeles to give final exams to my anxious students, grade papers, calculate grades, [...]

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 [...]