I’ve been hearing that a number of people have been investigating issues about high-resolution music vendors selling standard CD-quality files and claiming they are high-resolution.
Steve Guttenberg, writing at CNet, makes an interesting point: Most people listen to music in their cars, portable players, or $10 computer speakers. Audiophiles are the 1 percent still listening at home over a hi-fi. Yes, most people listen on portable devices or cheap speakers. I raised that question recently when I suggested that rather […]
Update: I originally wrote this article in April, 2014. According to a recent report published on 9to5 Mac, this seems to be the model that Apple has chosen for their future streaming service. We need to wait and see exactly how this service is implemented, but read on to see how this approach to streaming […]
As you use digital audio files, you may find that you have files in formats that aren’t compatible with the software or hardware you’re using. You can convert these files to other formats using a variety of apps, but not every app can handle all formats. iTunes, for example, supports the following formats: WAV, AIFF, […]
I’ve disagreed with a lot of what Neil Young says about digital music, but he’s made a statement that I agree with. Young discussed vinyl records on a California radio show, and his comments have been reported by the New Musical Express: “A lot of people that buy vinyl today don’t realise that they’re listening […]