Streamers vs CD players

Stephen Harper – Audio Consultants – Friday, May 03, 2019

As any of our regular clients would know, we have held off from stocking any form of streamer until we thought their sound quality merited it. Up until recently, we had not been impressed with the sound through this media; it was often compressed even when streaming hi-res files downloaded from such sites as HD Tracks and Native DSD. In most cases the sound has been poor and the compromise against sound from a regular CD was too great to be worthwhile. More