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Tom's Diner and the Birth of the mp3

Sometime between 1989 and 1990, at the AT&T labs in Murray Hill, NJ, a scientist heard a song. That scientist, Karlheinz Brandenburg, was just your average, every day audio engineering genius who also happened to be working on the codec for a new digital music format.

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Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi Today and Yesterday - A Look At the History of Fidelity
The definitions of low fidelity and high fidelity music have changed over the years, and we (and our friends the audiophile) have changed accordingly.
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HI-RES AUDIO 101: Is There Really A Difference?

There is a quiet revolution happening as music consumers are awakening from their unfortunate fourteen year mp3-induced low-res slumber as high resolution music becomes increasingly available and affordable.

 

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In Defense of Quality, Or, How Ditching Lo-Res Made Me Like Music Again

Hearing is believing. The downside to that old adage is that if you hear low-quality sounds long enough you’ll start to believe high quality sound doesn’t matter.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Music Formats

A (hopefully) not-too-taxing but somewhat comprehensive overview of digital music formats, file extensions and terminology.

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The Presumed Demise of Tidal: Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing?

Maybe we’re all concerned with the wrong thing. Maybe the size of a service is not the bellwether of that service’s viability. Maybe there’s room for a service with a vast audience of 20,000,000 listeners as well as a service that provides a high-quality product specifically for people who care about that sort of thing.

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