Recent Audio Technology Articles
Trinnov’s new WaveForming technology seems remarkably similar in capabilities to DIRAC ART. This editorial illustrates the differences and how to plan your speaker and subwoofer system accordingly.
Shortly after Dirac announced Dirac Live Active Room Treatment, Trinnov has responded with its own announcement: a groundbreaking “active acoustics” technology that promises similar results! Read on.
Dirac is set to revolutionize with Live Active Room Treatment Spring of 2023. Utilizing ALL of your speakers, ART spatially optimizes your system for every seat, reducing the need for passive room treatments.
The inner workings of Dolby Atmos and how best to set up your home theater with the right number of speakers for a successful Atmos experience, common mistakes and misconceptions are all revealed.
This is a historical perspective on 6-Axis surround originally developed by Jim Fosgate (who recently passed away) and how it battled Harman's very own Logic 7 format to become Dolby Pro Logic II.
Netflix now has Spatial Audio for subscribers listening on two-channel devices. Sennheiser’s AMBEO Spatial Audio technology converts immersive sound formats into an enhanced version of stereo.
Google to launch new royalty-free 3D audio and HDR video standards. Google's motives are likely just to shore-up its own Android & YouTube platforms with upcoming enhancements rather than competing with Dolby.
Qobuz teams up with THX to deliver immersive music using proprietary THX Spatial Audio rendering. These tracks highlight THX technology to deliver “spatialized” 360-degree audio on any headphones.
Mobile Fidelity has been caught in a lie. After years of claiming to produce pure analog vinyl, it's been revealed that the company regularly uses digital DSD transfers in the production of its remasters.
Auro 3D has recently declared bankruptcy. But is the the end for this immersive surround format? Can it survive on upmixing only? Don't count the audio company from Antwerp, Belgium out just yet.
Qualcomm Technologies announced the first truly lossless Bluetooth audio codec. aptX Lossless can deliver CD-quality audio with zero loss of information. Will audiophiles finally embrace Bluetooth?
WAV, FLAC, MP3, MQA, what is the best audio CODEC to handle your audio files? Audioholics has put together a guide explaining these extensions and what they mean in terms of sound quality and storage.
Tidal’s library of MQA-encoded music has just grown significantly. Millions of new tracks have been added from Warner Music Group’s extensive catalog. Is MQA really better or just a gimmick? Read on.
Apple Music is now lossless for its entire catalogue with separate libraries streaming at high-resolution and Apple’s new Spatial Audio by Dolby Atmos. We discuss how to get the best sound.
Subscribers to Tidal’s $20/month HiFi tier can now stream Dolby Atmos Music to their Atmos-capable AV receivers or sound-bars, bringing immersive music into their home theaters. but there are caveats.
When Dolby released Atmos, it was done in concert with their surround upmixer which does a great job enhancing 2CH music thanks to a key feature Dolby is now removing from new products. Let's get it back!
Sound United LLC announced that 68 Denon and Marantz products received Roon Tested accreditation. Want to know what Roon is and why Sound United is all in? Read on to find out.
The vinyl record industry may experience shortages of new releases after the plant that made some 75% of the world’s blank lacquers burned to the ground. What does this mean for future pressings?
5 Years ago Audioholics made some predictions about Dolby Atmos. Today we look at how Atmos has panned out and what predictions were right and what was also wrong. Read on to see how we did.
Dirac Research and China’s miniDSP have collaborated to deliver Dirac Live processing for cars via an $899 digital processor called the miniDSP C-DSP 8x12 DL. Read on to find out more.
Sony’s object-based “360 Reality Audio” format will soon launch on Tidal, Amazon Music HD, Deezer, and the live-performance streaming service nugs.net. Will Dolby Atmos Music win out? Read on...
We extensively tested Tidal and new comer Qobuz for the last six months to see who is the indisputable king of Hi-Res streaming! Read on to find out which service won and sounded best.
Last year we reported on Dolby restricting upmixing of non-native content through their DSU. Due to backlash, Dolby has withdrawn this restriction on Atmos enabled AV products going forward.
The new Dirac Live Bass Management protocol debuts at CEDIA this September and promises perfect bass for your home theater making multi-sub placement easier to integrate and setup in your room.
People are rediscovering the romance and appeal of vinyl. With the popularity of turntables on the rise we decided to take a look at the history and development of the modern turntable to see why.
IMAX has been a staple in the movie theaters as the best in sound and video for over a decade and now they want to recreate that experience in your home with IMAX Enhanced hardware and movie content.