Are You Hearing All of Your Music?
If you’re a music lover, nothing but the best high-end audio gear deserves to fill your Alpharetta property.
But getting the most out of your equipment is about more than just finding the right components. You have to play the right kind of music on it, too.
We’re not talking about genre – we’re talking about the specific formats you’re listening to. Not all of them are created equal.
In this blog, we’ll show you how lossless formats can have a huge impact on what you hear. Want to learn more? Keep reading.
Why Vinyl Won’t Die
If you’ve been paying attention to the music industry at all within the past ten years, you may have noticed something funny happening with it.
After decades of moving toward digital files, there’s suddenly been a resurgence in vinyl records. And it’s not just the people with long-standing record collections – music stores are back in a big way, too.
So why has the industry taken a seemingly backwards step? Simple: vinyl sounds better than most digital formats.
Music tends to be recorded as a single, continuous wave. Vinyl reflects that. CDs and MP3s, on the other hand, don’t offer continuous sounds. Rather, they offer samples, or “bits” of the music. For the casual listener that may not be too much of an issue, but for die-hard audiophiles the difference is important.
Vinyl offers a fuller, more robust auditory experience than most digital formats, thereby making it the preference of many music lovers.
Lossless Digital Audio
So, the answer is simple, right? Just trade in all of your music for big wax discs. Not exactly.
Part of the beauty of modern technology is that it doesn’t have to take up much space. You can just access everything with the touch of a button.
Lossless files like FLAC and DAC let you do just that. While similar to CDs and MP3s in that they’re digital files, they don’t cut out portions of the music to compress them into a smaller size.
In other words, lossless files are pretty big. Thankfully, today terabyte storage is not only affordable, but compact as well.
Moreover, many homeowners are enjoying the convenience of streaming services like Spotify, Tidal and Deezer – each of which offers lossless audio tiers.
The bottom line is that you didn’t invest in all that high-end audio gear to waste it on sub-par audio files. Ensure your system sounds as good as possible with lossless formats.
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