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Auro 3D Downmixes into Bankruptcy, Still Keeping Height Channels Up Auro 3D Downmixes into Bankruptcy, Still Keeping Height Channels Up 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.
Is Qualcomm’s New ‘aptX Lossless’ Technology The Holy Grail of Bluetooth? Is Qualcomm’s New ‘aptX Lossless’ Technology The Holy Grail of Bluetooth? 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?
Audio Codecs Explained for Non-Audiophiles Audio Codecs Explained for Non-Audiophiles 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 Adds Millions Of MQA Tracks From Warner Music Group Tidal Adds Millions Of MQA Tracks From Warner Music Group 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 Lossless & Dolby Atmos: How YOU Can Enjoy Every Bit of Resolution! Apple Music Lossless & Dolby Atmos: How YOU Can Enjoy Every Bit of Resolution! 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.
Tidal Delivers True Dolby Atmos Music To Your Home Theater Tidal Delivers True Dolby Atmos Music To Your Home Theater 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.
Dolby Eliminates Key Feature for Enhancing 2CH Music Dolby Eliminates Key Feature for Enhancing 2CH Music 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 Brings Roon Compatibility to 68 Denon and Marantz Products Sound United Brings Roon Compatibility to 68 Denon and Marantz Products 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.
What the Apollo Masters Fire Really Means for Vinyl What the Apollo Masters Fire Really Means for Vinyl 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?
Predictions of Dolby Atmos Success or Failure Five Years Later  Predictions of Dolby Atmos Success or Failure Five Years Later 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.