There’s a lot of buzz (not all favorable) over high-res sound, trumpeting new music-delivery services and devices that offer a sharper, crisper, you-are-there listening experience.
Credit the explosion in sales of high-end headphones and the boom in acoustic music – both trends are tuning listeners in to the joys of “real” music. It’s what they’ve been missing in the age of $10 ear buds and highly compressed MP3 files.
Improvements in music coding, Internet connectivity and storage are also pushing the high-res cause, kicking yesteryear’s steely sounding, low-res MP3 files to the gutter. Via philly.com