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A journey through hi-res audio w/ LG V40, Apple iPad

By | October 11th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With LG’s V series smartphones, the proposition is simple: connect a pair of headphones and you’re off to the races with an ESS DAC/headphone chip for some of the best portable sound in the world this side of a DAP. Yes, the LGs sound better than any Apple iPhone. That’s as true for lossy Spotify as it is for Tidal HiFi’s lossless.

The V series also maintain pole smartphone audio position once we park the headphones and repurpose a V30 or V40 as a network streamer (with touchscreen).… Read the full article

AIX Records Site: Reborn

By | July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The AIX Records and iTrax digital music download sites have been down for many months. The machine that served both sites (and some others including this blog) couldn’t be upgraded to accommodate newer software so I needed to identify an […]

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T.H.E. Show: A Great Show by Audiophiles

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2019 edition of The Home Entertainment Show is over. Unlike years past, I didn’t drive home every night. After an unfortunate experience at a nearby Travelodge (loud music coming from the adjacent room and no option to swap rooms), […]

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Highly Resolving Redux

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m really fortunate to have friends that are smarter than me. In many aspects of life, it’s great to be able to discuss and learn from people with different areas of expertise and life experiences. So when I authored a […]

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T.H.E. Show: Long Beach This Weekend

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Attending trade shows gives audio hardware and software vendors a chance to demonstrate their products to new customers, connect with existing customers, and maybe garner some attention from the audiophile press for their products. I’ve participated in dozens of trade […]

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Highly Resolving Audio Systems: Required or Not?

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s an easy and all to common response from high-end audio reviewers and consumer commentators that one needs to assemble an audio system of sufficient quality and expense — “a highly resolving system” — to reap the benefits of high-resolution […]

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Graduation Day 2019!

By | May 19th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Class of 2019 walked across the riser at CSU Dominguez Hills at yesterday morning at the 9 am graduation ceremony. I couldn’t be more proud of the DMA Recording Arts students that received their degrees in Digital Media Art […]

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Hi-Res Audio HAS Specifications!

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My last post was about honesty in audio. And I’ve written extensively about trust and integrity in all things music and audio in previous articles. The topic is especially poignant in this age of blogs and “fake news”. But it’s […]

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Munich Dreaming | High End 2019

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

High-End 2019 show coverage brought to you by The LSA Group

So it’s finally here!  A bucket list item.  The big, global audio show.  Numero Uno.  Hi-End Munich 2019.

And boy do we have the dream team from Part-Time Audio here!  Dr. Pan, our European editor is arriving from Greece.  Scot Hull, our holy and esteemed publisher is arriving from the mid-Atlantic.  Marc Philips and some fine cigars arriving from upstate New York.  I am boarding a flight soon from Atlanta, GA on my favorite airline, Delta.  

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MQA Spreads Its Wings, Partners with Rhapsody’s Powered by Napster

By | May 6th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Napster MQA

MQA’s reach will spread just a bit further as of Monday morning, as the high resolution streaming technology announced it will soon also be available on Rhapsody’s Powered by Napster B-to-B global service.

While not currently an option on Napster’s consumer direct products, the business-oriented feed currently powers the front end to other music services offered from the likes of car manufacturers, store chains and iHeartRadio.

It’s a move that continues fuel the idea that high resolution music might be something that the masses eventually demand, even if it’s not running hot on the forefront of every consumer’s mind quite yet.… Read the full article

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