Category: Audio News

Audio News for October 11, 2017

Audio News for October 11, 2017

This Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – which was set up in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to ensure that every American using the Internet has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. Gamers’ spaces as well as the social sites like Facebook are being […]

AUDIO NEWS for September 13, 2017 

AUDIO NEWS for September 13, 2017 

Major Labels Talk Hi-Res Audio — From music downloads to physical formats such as SACD and DVD-Audio, hi-res audio has always been a sort of niche for audiophile music fans. The three major labels—Sony, Universal and Warner Music—hope to change that and give hi-res audio mass-market appeal. The tech film MQA was also on the […]

AUDIO NEWS FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 4TH – BY JOHN SUNIER

AUDIO NEWS FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 4TH – BY JOHN SUNIER

Audio News Is Back – We hereby return to the Audio News feature, but only once a week instead of two… John Sunier Use of MQA Has Widened – At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin it was announced the MQA technology will be enbedded in products from the follwing: LG, Sony Pioneer, Onkyo, […]

Audio News for June 25, 2017

Audio News for June 25, 2017

Classical Music, the Next Wave — We recently noted that the Manchester Camerata has enjoyed some three-fold increase in ticket sales, the result of imaginative programming, as well as exploring contemporary, cross-over, and fusion sounds.  There is more of this in the air—a recent youth concert here featured Holst’s The Planets, with the addition of […]

Audio News for June 18, 2017

Audio News for June 18, 2017

Hi-res Streaming Service — Primephonic is presenting a unique offering of lossless-only classical music—no lossy compression allowed!  They have a growing library, featuring over 200 labels, including those oft-reviewed here at Audiophile Audition — Naxos, Pentatone, HM, Chandos, Channel Classics.  That, along with the several thousand recording artists, makes a rich portfolio for any audiophile.  […]

Audio News 4 June 2017

Audio News 4 June 2017

Audio News 4 June 2017 LG Releases new Sound Bar, enhancing Cinematic Experience — matched with the LG Super UHD and OLED TVs, superb picture quality with high quality sound fidelity.  LG SJ9, SJ8, SJ7. SF Jazz Festival Starts Next Week!  35th Annual Jazz Festival, a defining event in the world of Jazz.  Some 43 […]

Audio News May 19, 2017

Audio News May 19, 2017

Onkyo is boosting its product line with new 7-channel receivers — Next month, Onkyo — the creator of the premier RZ series receivers— will be adding three new network AV Receivers to its product lineup:  TX-RZ820, TX-RZ720, and TX-RXZ620.  Of note is support for a 5Hz to 100 kHz spectral range, six Dolby Vision HDMI […]

Audio News for May 9, 2017

Audio News for May 9, 2017

New offerings for Vinyl Turntable and Home Entertainment – The 21st Century has no shortage of audio products of all types.  For the analog market, Fluance is releasing a new hi-fi turntable, appealing to those music lovers who find a richer and warmer sound from vinyl, when contrasted with CDs and MP3s.  There are two models […]

Audio News, April 21, 2017

Audio News, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 OPPO Releases UDP-205 Audiophile Universal Player 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player Gets an Audio Performance Boost OPPO Digital has released its UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc player. A step-up version of the recently released UDP-203, the UDP-205 brings top-of-the-line audio performance to a universal player that supports 4K Ultra […]

Audio News for April 14, 2017

Audio News for April 14, 2017

More Choices for Wireless Customers – The FCC is shifting away valuable spectrum from TV broadcasters to companies offering wireless service. Industry insides call it “beachfront property” because it offers greater distances and goes thru walls for better indoor coverage. This can reshape the wireless industry and give smaller carriers a change of offer the […]

Audio News for April 11, 2017

Audio News for April 11, 2017

Hi-Res Streaming on Smartphones, PCs, and Tablets –  Qpbuz Sublime+ will offer hi-res streaming next month for about £300 annually. It will offer 24-bit hi-res streaming of 60,000 albums. Currently the highest Qobuz tier is Sublime, offering CD-quality 16/44.1 audio for £190 per year. If you want to purchase any hi-res album via downloading, there […]

Audio News for April 7, 2017

Audio News for April 7, 2017

V-Moda Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Go Hi-Res – The M-100 – a favorite of DJs – now has improved sound, better battery life, more colors, and a much-requested hinge. This model of the V-Moda lacks the noise cancellation of some other more expensive phones, but that can pollute the pure sound. The new Crossfade 2 has […]

Audio News for March 31, 2017

Audio News for March 31, 2017

Google & Sony Collaborate to Bring Hi-Res to Android – The new Android Nougat has over 30 new features and about 250 bug fixes so every Andriod mobile user will benefit from Google. Bluetooth is reliable but not hi-res yet, so Sony lent its LDAC wireless audio coding tech to Android O. This is the […]

Audio News for March 28, 2017

Audio News for March 28, 2017

Denon S Series AV Receivers for Home Theater –  Denon will have a new series of AVRs for from $279 to $579 next month.  The idea is to make home theater easier now. The entry level AVR has 4K with HDR compatibility, Bluetooth streaming, and 140 watt per channel. The top of the line includes […]

Audio News for March 24, 2017

Audio News for March 24, 2017

Chuck Berry Dies – The “Father of Rock & Roll” is gone at age 90.  He was one of the first inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He combined beguiling narratives, fusing rhythm and blues with country and western to transfix the U.S.  Bill Clinton called Berry “one of the 20th Century’s […]

Audio News for March 21, 2017

Audio News for March 21, 2017

Hi-Res Support Not for Sonos – Sonos says people should listen to lossless CD-quality audio and stop listening to MP3s before talking about hi-res audio. They support lossless CD-quality files but no higher. So we are not likely to see hi-res audio support on Sonos anytime soon; there are more important areas of focus for […]

Audio News for March 13, 2017

Audio News for March 13, 2017

Wolf Cinema Announces Series of 4K Video Projectors for the Home –  This maker of high-performance home cinema projectors has announced the release of four 4K imaging home projectors. Three use the sixth-generation three-chip D-ILA light engine technologies; plus there is a flagship laser/phosphor 4K/UHD projector. All may stand alone or by mated with two […]

Audio News for March 10, 2017

Audio News for March 10, 2017

How Contemporary Composers Are Reinventing Classical Music –  Composing classical music in 2017 is similar to how it was in 1817: You create a piece and hand it to someone else to play, often a large number of people you probably have never met. But audiences are increasing – a Canadian  festival curator said “It […]

Audio News for March 7, 2017

Audio News for March 7, 2017

New Study Shows States Offering Best Online Privacy – comparitech.com based their study on 24 key criteria, and Delaware was found to be the most private state due to laws requiring the government to dispose of customer data after a set period of time, protect the privacy of e-readers and library data, and protect employee […]

Audio News for February 3, 2017

Audio News for February 3, 2017

Amazon Tap for Alexa – brings a hands-free option and works even if you take your Alexa on the road, it is now $130. You have to literally tape the Tap to give it a command. But it doesn’t sound as good as other Bluetooth speakers in its price range (and not as good as […]

Audio News for February 28, 2017

Audio News for February 28, 2017

Home Electronics Spying on You? –  The convenience of your Amazon Echo and Google Home could come at a cost, according to some security experts. The “wake word” is either “Alexa” for the Echo or “Hey, Google” for Google Home, but in order to recognize those words, the two devices are, by definition, listening to […]

Audio News for February 17, 2017

Audio News for February 17, 2017

Your Next Home Phone May Be an Echo or Google Home – Both Amazon and Google are reportedly looking into bringing speakerphone functionality to their smart little speakers. It’s the next local step for increasingly popular devices, and one some consumers have asked for. The current roadblocks are concerns about privacy, telecom regulations, access to […]