Marantz' new UD9004 "universal" spinner handles Blu-ray, CD, SACD, and DVD-Audio discs. Home Entertainment magazine's Richard Ames says its sound is "incredibly lifelike."
Ten years ago SACD and DVD-Audio were hailed as the next big things. Everyone thought multichannel music would soon replace stereo, but stereo's still here and 5.1 music is nearly extinct.
Audiophile poll on Stereophile.com website says its all over for the two high-resolution formats.
What was the original high-res audio format?
At this year's CES, audio was about wireless connectivity and decluttering, and this is something that makers of technologies like Dolby Atmos could learn from.
FiiO's little bundle of joy, the X1, looks cool and sounds great, says the Audiophiliac.
As Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter campaign winds down, the future looks bright -- or does it?
By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.
Many, but not all, audiophiles are hard-core vinyl devotees, some are perfectly happy with FLAC files, and millions groove to iTunes. What's your choice?
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.