What’s New in High-End Audio?
Get Up to Date on the Latest Audiophile News
High-end audio is constantly evolving – both on the speaker side and on the music side. If you haven’t kept up with the latest news in high-end audio, then keep reading! We’ve summed up the latest innovations and happenings in the world of hi-fi audio for homeowners throughout the Dallas, Texas area.
The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Album Like You’ve Never Heard It Before
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the famous album is getting new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes. This project was overseen by Giles Martin, the son of Beatles producer George Martin, and engineer Sam Okell. They used the original tapes to remix the album and produce a fresh new sound for each song. If you’re a fan of the Beatles, be on the lookout for the new stereo mix. The release date for the remix is May 26, 2017.
While we don’t see dedicated listening rooms disappearing in favor of headphones anytime soon, recent advances in technology have made high-fidelity music much more easily attainable in headphone format. For true audiophiles, this is fantastic news. After all, you’re going to want to be able to listen to music while you’re on the go. If you’re unsure which headphone brand is a good fit, give Denon a try. Their headphones are crafted with the same quality workmanship as their speakers.
Start Streaming Master Quality Audio
The days of MP3-quality audio are long past. You’re probably familiar with high-fidelity music streaming services like Tidal and Deezer. But did you know that as of this year, anyone subscribed to Tidal’s HiFi package can stream Master Quality Authenticated audio at no extra cost? It really is the best of both worlds: high-resolution audio with the instant gratification of streaming services.
A New Way to Control Your Audio
Not everyone has gotten on board the voice control bandwagon, but if you are a fan of hands-free control, you’ll be excited to learn that many high-end audio companies, such as Integra, now support voice control through popular systems like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. So the next time you want to listen to your favorite soundtrack, all you have to do is ask your voice control device to start playing it.
New Equipment Upgrades
If you haven’t gotten an audio equipment upgrade in a while, you might be surprised at how much audio manufacturers have advanced their technologies in recent years. There are too many amazing speakers to mention here, but if you call one of our audio experts at (817) 980-0347, they can walk you through the coolest new products that will fit perfectly in your system.
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