TIDAL Archive

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 December 23, 2016

Suggested VR Social Platform –  MyVR users can discover, save, stream or share online content including news articles, music and videos. MyVR, available free, enables owners to visit others’ virtual rooms, and hold group voice chats while browsing the web, watching videos, reading articles or listening to music.  It is available for iOS devices at:  […]

Audio News for December 9, 2016

The Guardian Top Classical Music Events of 2016 – 1. Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the BBC Proms, 2. Enescu’s Oedipe opera/oratorio, 80 years after its premiere, 3. New conductor of the Birmingham Symphony, Grazinyte-Tyla, 4. Kevin Volans’ Fourth Piano Concerto, and his 12th String Quartet, 5. Pianist Pierre-Laurent […]

Audio News for October 14, 2016

Astell & Kern Hi-Res Players Get Tidal Integration – Tidal support is beginning to roll out to A & K players via an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update. This isn’t the first streaming service built into A & K players, but earlier services such as Groover+, MOOV, and Deezer were liited in terms of where they […]

Audio News for September 23, 2016

Where Are All the Women in Classical Music? – There is a large dearth of women in leadership roles in classical music. The October listing of classical events in the NY Times had only one piece composed by a woman and one piece conducted by a woman. Women have tended to be well-represented in the […]

Audio News for August 26, 2016

Sony Is Advertising a Hi-Res Turntable – There cannot be such a thing as a hi-res turntable. It may be designed to convert vinyl discs to audio files, but it is not therefore hi-res. Vinyl may often sound fantastic, but it is not hi-res and never will be. Post-iPod Players – Both new and experienced […]

Audio News for August 23, 2016

Sennheiser Coming to the Big Apple – Headphones will take center stage in October when Sennheiser opens two retail outlets in New York. Both a flagship Soundscape showroom in Westfield World Trade Center and a pop-up store in SoHo will stock Sennheiser’s audiophile range of headphones, including the new HE 1 electrostatic reference headphone system, […]

Audio News for April 29. 2016

Audiophile-grade Streaming From Auralic Aries Mini – For about $550 the Chinese-made AURALiC Aries Mini comes in black plastic or white, hooks up to an existing DAC or amp and pulls music from the cloud or home-based data storage. There’s an optional low-noise linear PSU for $299 additional. The Aires Mini is also free to […]

Audio News for July 10, 2015

Loudness in Movie Theaters; Sony Teams with Foo Fighters to Promote Hi-Res Audio; Retailers Lose 1.4% of Sales to Shrinkage; Pair of Reasonably-Priced Headphone Amps and DACs; Tidal’s Problems

Audio News for May 8, 2015

RadioShack Trademark Sales Still in Limbo; Sharp Plans Custom Audio Channel; Digital Video Spending Hits #2.1 Billion in First Quarter; Samsung Sales & Profits Off in First Quartet; Tidal Claims to be Hi-Res But Isn’t

Audio News for March 27, 2015

Pioneer Expands Atmos and Adds HDCP 2.2; SOL Wireless Headphones; Astell & Kern Limited Edition Hi-Res Mobile Audio Player; ‘Deezer Elite’ Hi-Res Audio Streaming Now Global; The Rise of Hi-Res Digital Music

Audio News for September 5, 2014

New Curated Music & Video Streaming Service; Pono Music Store to Launch in October; Roku Smart TVs from RCA TV; Sony Introduces Hi-Res Portables; MacWorld Says Start with NAS for the Ultimate Home Theater