Want to Make Your Digital Music Files Sound Better? Here’s a Gadget that Might Work

MP3s are awfully convenient, but they’re also awful when it comes to audio quality. The differences are painfully obvious when compared to a proper full-fidelity uncompressed recording. (Engineers: Do NOT tell me it’s all in my head. I’ve done plenty of blind A-B testing and I know what I hear.)

A number of scientific types are working on ways to make compressed digital files sound better using an external gadget in the soundchain. One such gadget is called the Encore mDSD. For $99 USD, it might be worth it. Learn more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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