Wednesday, 12 February 2014

You Know What HD TV Is. Right? Well What's FLAC24, DSD or HRA?

Happened across an interesting article on AudioStream today.

They've written about all the confusing terminology around audio formats and the quality of those versus MP3, CD etc. and how this is probably confusing the general public.

I agree, simplicity is key and high resolution formats should be bundled up together to promote that they are better than CDs.  Of course, once you've chosen to buy something that's better than CD, you've still got to decide if your player can cope with DSD, for example.  But at least consistency would help cement the possibilities in the minds of the public.  Some of the industry are pushing HRA (High Resolution Audio). AudioStream have gone with (in descending order of quality):

Studio Master
CD
MP3/iTunes/Amazon.

Seems reasonable to me.

Here's the article:  http://www.audiostream.com/content/whats-name-hd-hra-dxd-dsd

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