It’s been a while since I wrote about Hi-Res Audio, the new digital format the consumer music industry would like us to adopt. I’ve sampled lots of Hi-Res material and depending on the recording, it can sound fantastic. (I heard a Hi-Res version of Pearl Jam’s Ten and I was blown away by all the nuances in the mix. Stunning.)
The downside, of course, is that to enjoy this extra high-fidelity, you have to buy new gear and music issued in this special high-def form–a challenge in an era where the compressed crappiness of MP3s is good enough for billions of people.
Still, if you’d like to explore this niche, there’s new stuff coming out all the time. Behold the tablet-sized Nativ [sic] Sound Vita music player. It’s an audio command centre for a wireless Hi-Res system.
If the project gets funded, the two models will sell for $699 and $999 USD. Get all the specs at GizMag.