HD-AUDIO SAMPLES

Surround Music Rules!

There is simply no better way to dramatically enhance music listening experiences than to switch from traditional stereo to immersive surround sound. “No question, it’s better,” encourages Paul MacGowan, head of PS Audio in one of [...]

HD-Audio Challenge II: Listening Approaches

Fixing a Hole Where the Rains Gets In Happy Thanksgiving! As I sit here is Southern California, it’s pouring rain outside. I know that many — if not most — the rest of the country is [...]

The HD-Audio Challenge II

A Little Wildfire Drama Just about every place one might choose to live, there’s a chance that mother nature will bring some sort of natural disaster to bear. At 2:30 am this morning my iPhone started [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sonoma Master Series – ONE

I made an investment in music and musicians today. A reader alerted me to the first audiophile release from PS Audio’s collaborative recording project with Steven Vidaic of Immersive Records and Gus Skinas of Boulder’s Super [...]

Two Contrasting Views of an HD-Audio File

Some days the dog bites you and some days you bit the dog! The new iTrax – Sprint Ultra HD-Audio Sampler has been downloaded many hundreds of times over the past week. I’m thankful that there [...]

Sorting Out HiRes Sample Tracks

If you’re trying to show off a new piece of hardware or confirm that high-resolution music is “not irrelevant”, what source material should you use? Imagine you work at a high-end audio shop or even at [...]