Elevate the Listening Experience on Your High-End Audio System

Elevate the Listening Experience on Your High-End Audio System

New Lossless and High-Resolution Streaming Services Raise the Bar for Digital Music Sound Quality To some audiophiles, streaming music has had a bad connotation. In large part, it has to do with services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music all using compressed audio formats for streaming to devices like mobile phones. Some audio purists only want to listen to lossless music or the warm analog sound of vinyl records. You can’t blame audiophiles for eschewing compressed music. They spend many thousands of dollars on their high-end audio systems, and good equipment exposes all the warts in heavily compressed music. If you’re a high-end audio enthusiast in Lincoln Park, IL, you want your system to sound as good as possible. But there’s no denying the convenience of being able to call up most of the world’s recorded music with a few taps on your smartphone or tablet. Fortunately, after years of focusing on interfaces and easy access at the expense of audio quality, there is a return to the pursuit of better sound with digital music. Music services like Tidal, Amazon Music HD, and Qobuz are leading the way with lossless and high-resolution music, available for easy streaming. If you’re still digging through racks of CDs, you may want to keep reading! SEE ALSO: 3 Characteristics of a High-End Audio System Lossless Streaming Music streaming, like downloads, started with compression for a simple reason. When digital music on computers began in the mid-1990s, storage space and internet bandwidth were at a premium. Today, with fast internet that streams 4K video and seemingly unlimited cheap storage in many devices, lossless...
High-End Audio Solutions to Watch for This Year

High-End Audio Solutions to Watch for This Year

Bring Quality Sound to Your Home with the Right Technology If you love music but could do without fighting the crowds of a live show, why not recreate the sound of a beautiful performance right at home? With the right high-end audio upgrades, you can create your own personal audio oasis. Luckily, a few of our premier brands are helping lead trends in the audio-product world. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the audio technology trends to incorporate into your home. See Also: 3 Characteristics of a High-End Audio System   Immersive Audio in Soundbars Soundbars are popular for their size, ease of use, and flexibility in incorporating them into your room’s design. If you change your mind and want to rearrange, soundbars make that easy, without sacrificing sound quality or aesthetic. In fact, one of our premier brands, Leon Speakers, offers custom-made soundbars to match the exact width and finish of any television. The sleek design is paired with a powerful audio experience, so while the soundbar may visually blend into the interior design, the sound will make a strong impact. Wherever your soundbar is positioned, clear, precise audio will fill the room so that you experience the same high-end audio quality no matter where you are. This way, when you have friends over to watch a movie, or if you’re just enjoying music on a day in, you don’t have to worry about the sound quality diminishing just because you’re sitting in a different seat. Diverse Speaker Designs  Gone are the days when you would have to choose between an aesthetically-pleasing design and superior technology....