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Discover new artists, find helpful information on upcoming music events, and explore what’s going on in the world of music while learning about High-Resolution Audio.
Peak quality. Re-introduced.
CDs offered good sound, but had limited storage. Later, MP3s made sharing easier, but there was significant loss in sound quality.
With lossless capture, High-Resolution Audio returns to the rich, full sound of original sources.
What is High-Resolution Audio?
High-Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes and formats that allow the encoding and playback of music using higher sampling rates than the standards used in CDs.
The graphs below start with the original analogue sound waves, and illustrate the low sample rate of CDs compared to the greater frequency used to record High-Resolution Audio. There is no single standard for High-Resolution Audio, but the most commonly used specifications are 24 bit/96 kHz (3.2x more data transmitted than CD) and 24 bit/192 kHz (6.5x more data transmitted than CD).
Better quality sound—however you listen
High-Resolution Audio music may be encoded in any of these six popular formats. Sony products are compatible with all of them so enjoying your music is simple and convenient.
Six common High-Resolution Audio formats
Used in professional equipment for making Super Audio CDs.
A PC-friendly format created for use in computers.
This format was developed for the Windows operating system.
Expanded wireless enjoyment
Listen to your favorite music in a wireless setting, whether it’s stereo, surround, multi-room, or via streaming service. Discover new wireless experiences and enjoy a new level of musical freedom.
Buying your High-Resolution Audio files
Enjoy the exciting world of high-resolution music—now. Music services companies offer extensive libraries of High-Resolution Audio files for sale; search them to buy your favourite genres.
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Create the system that’s perfect for you
Enjoy high-resolution sound with a system from Sony that matches your listening preferences.
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Audio file formats overview
Want to learn more about the different formats used for High-Resolution Audio? Download this informative PDF.
Locate a store near you to experience High-Resolution Audio
Sony Store 101店 / SST101
110台北市信義區市府路45號B1 31~33號櫃TEL:(02) 8101-7833 FAX:(02)8101-7835
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