It’s All About Lossless Music – Can You Hear It ?

Apple made announcements this week with Apple Music getting two big updates next month: support for high-quality, lossless audio and for spatial audio through Dolby Atmos.

The features will be available for free to all subscribers in Apple Music.

Apple says it’ll have 75 million lossless audio songs in its catalog by the end of the year and 20 million to start.

Amazon and Spotify are also introducing it .

Apple Music’s lossless audio starts at CD quality, which is 16 bit at 44.1 kHz, and goes up to 24 bit at 48 kHz natively on Apple devices. It tops out at 24 bit at 192 kHz. For the highest-quality “High-Resolution Lossless” experience, there’s one major catch: subscribers will need external equipment like a DAC to enjoy it.

You also can’t play lossless wirelessly as Bluetooth does not relay Hi- Res Lossless.

However will you actually ” hear ” a difference between loosless audio and lossy audio.

Why not put your hearing to the test with a trail from : ABX TEST

This provides a way to see if you can tell the difference.

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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