Quality Audio Revival Continues
Here at Driving Sounds, we have thoroughly enjoyed discovering new music. There is now a lot of Hi-Res audio content available on Qobuz with most new releases being released in Hi-Res. Other providers are also claiming to provide Hi-Res music. Tidal don't specifically use the Hi-Res logo but their MQA (M suffix) renderings are really good.
Particular highlights for me personally include The Beatles "Abbey Road" reimagining. It sounds absolutely superb with the work of Giles Martin adding to what was already there. I have also enjoyed great work from Citrus Sun and Ezra Collective. The extra dynamic range suits all kinds of music and I have also listened to solo acoustic guitar, a smattering of classical as well as sexy breathy vocals from days gone by. Everything sounds so sweet, it is hard not to delve into previously ignored genres and discover that in Hi-Res they stand out much more than with my previous listening experiences.
Some years ago when Hi-Res was new to car audio, I heard many doubting its worth. Happily, I can report that after much on-the-move listening, Hi-Res definitely adds something to the listening experience on the road.
I am off to binge on mulled wine and mince pies now and will see you all again in the New Year.
Wishing you all a fabulous yule!