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HI-RES AUDIO 101: Is There Really A Difference?
p>There is a quiet revolution happening as music consumers are awakening from their unfortunate fourteen year mp3-induced low-res slumber as high resolution music becomes increasingly available and affordable.

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In Defense of Quality, Or, How Ditching Lo-Res Made Me Like Music Again

Hearing is believing. The downside to that old adage is that if you hear low-quality sounds long enough you’ll start to believe high quality sound doesn’t matter.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Music Formats

A (hopefully) not-too-taxing but somewhat comprehensive overview of digital music formats, file extensions and terminology.

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The Presumed Demise of Tidal: Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing?

Maybe we’re all concerned with the wrong thing. Maybe the size of a service is not the bellwether of that service’s viability. Maybe there’s room for a service with a vast audience of 20,000,000 listeners as well as a service that provides a high-quality product specifically for people who care about that sort of thing.

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The Mother of the MP3, Or, How A Great Song Helped Up-End the Music Business' Apple Cart

Fifteen years ago or so, as a point of marketing, it was not the quality of the music you could now carry around with you, it was the amount of music you could carry around with you. Today we are still using a format that was a cutting edge technology at the time it was developed, even though that format (and the storage capacities of the devices we now use) has long ago been surpassed with other compression codecs.

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