Bose’s QuietComfort QC25 noise-cancelling headphones now come in two versions: one for iPod, iPad and iPhone models, and a newly available version for most Samsung Galaxy smartphones/tablets and Android devices.
I wrote an article that appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Australian HI-FI Magazine (Volume 46 No 2) suggesting that a good way to start to understand the differences between 16-bit and 24-bit audio is to listen to the differences between 8-bit and 16-bit audio. To everyone who read that article, you will here find all the sounds mentioned in it in a form easier to access than typing in the URLs from the magazine.
Len Wallis says the hi-fi industry has been turned on its head by recent developments including the introduction of high-end components, the rise in audio streaming products, and the fact that hi-fi buyers no longer shop the same way they once did. Interview by Greg Borrowman.
Are hi-res music files on a fast track to hell in a handbasket? Not only are many hi-res music files not hi-res at all, others have insurmountable technical failings. Here, Stephen Dawson looks at one tip of the iceberg…