If you are a music buff, then the chances are that you have spent a relatively significant amount of money on speakers and headphones over the years. Audiophiles could argue for hours over the difference between a gramophone record, a Digitally remastered CD and a digital file streamed from a service such as Spotify or Apple Music. As well as the file format you use, the quality of the speaker or headphones which you employ to play the music back is also highly important. In this article, we will look at a few things that you may want to consider, the next time you are buying a device that you are going to listen to music on.
The Reputation of the Company
Some companies have a good reputation for including high-quality audio playback in their products. The downside is that these companies also tend to have a reputation for manufacturing more expensive stuff. If you can’t afford to buy an Apple item when it is brand new, for example, then you may want to consider purchasing an apple refurbished product from a uk retailer instead.
Some other companies also try to showcase their credentials by partnering with manufacturers who are known for producing high-quality audio products. Sometimes this does mean the high-quality engineering talent has gone into the manufacture of the device; on other occasions, it is just an excuse to slap a badge on a product. Take a look at a website such as Which to get the lowdown on the product that you are considering.
What You Will be Playing Back
There is no point in paying large amounts of money for a high spec audio system if you are going to play low-quality and highly compressed MP3 files through it. Once you have spent the money, make sure that you are using the best quality versions of the music that you can. Most streaming services offer a high-quality or hi-fi option which involves slightly larger files that contain a better reproduction of the song. If you’re only using the cheap earbuds that came with your phone, you probably won’t be able to tell the difference between these and a lower-spec file. However, the difference will become abundantly clear once you have upgraded the equipment you use. This isn’t only the case for classical music, (although you will undoubtedly hear the difference on a symphony), but also goes for pop music with bass sections and complex arrangements.
If you love music, then you deserve to hear the best songs on proper equipment. Just make sure that you do plenty of research before spending a large amount of cash on an upgrade.