November 17, 2017 by Mixcder
Nowadays a great number of listening has been done over headphones. Music is essential for many people. However the sound delivered by some headphones is crappy. How to improve these headphones’ sound quality seems vital because of the importance of music.
“The signal chain” is a particular term in the process of enhancing audio quality. It means the procedure from where the audio is created to where it goes inside your ears. This term comprises of software and hardware that make the music converted into sound waves which is what we actually hear. In order to enjoy the decent sound, we have to ensure that the signal chain is strong. In other words, every link in the chain, for example the sauce and the equipment etc., should be of reasonable quality.
If we use a terrible sauce to play music, even the greatest signal chain would not help. Thus the simplest and most fundamental way to improve audio quality is to improve music quality.
Unfortunately most songs we play are from digital files, which are streamed or save locally. These files normally are highly compressed, decreasing sound quality for more space, or streaming music through digital music service online.
Nevertheless, it is not that difficult to get a good audio sauce. There are two approaches that we can do. First, stop compressing songs to a lower quality version. Second, start playing songs from high quality streaming. Among these two solutions, it is easier to sign up to a music service such as Spotify or Tidal. Their paid versions charge reasonably, providing different levels of music quality. High-quality streaming is available to play at any time and any place only if you pay to sign up.
As for the difference between Tidal and Spotify, Tidal is more expensive but offers the best audio quality, while Spotify is a little bit cheaper but Tidal’s quality is slightly better. For most of people, they would not notice the differences unless they are audiophiles.
Reference: 4 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEADPHONE SOUND
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