We Spotlight the Top Music Streaming Services
Sometimes we don’t think about it, but the way we listen to music has changed markedly over the past 20 years. Gone — or almost gone — are stacks of physical media like CDs. Yet some people are still buying vinyl records, or are enjoying their collections from the past 40 years. While vinyl is still alive and well because of that tangible music experience it delivers, the predominant way to listen is now music streaming.
The digital transformation for music began with the CD in the 1980s. CDs brought higher dynamic range for audio in a format that lasts much longer than vinyl records and doesn’t degrade over time. From the CD the next step was in audio compression (codecs like MP3) that enabled the Apple slogan for the iconic iPod of 30,000 songs in your pocket. It was only a matter of time before cloud technology, fast data transmission, and a smartphone in every pocket would give way to streaming 40 or 50 million songs from the cloud — for a small monthly fee. No more ”owning” music like a record or CD, you have access to almost any recorded music anywhere via streaming.
Of course, most of us are familiar with music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and others. Are they all the same? They offer similar functionality overall and have access to (mostly) the same music, but some differences could steer you to use one over the other. The good news is that if you are considering investing in whole house audio for your Houston, TX home, all of these are available through various systems. It all comes down to your preferences.
Ready to learn more about your streaming choices? Just keep reading.
Whole Home Audio for Audiophiles
If you really love music, it’s likely that you’re particular about how you listen to it. If it’s on headphones, you don’t just have any headphones. If you’re an avid listener in your car, you probably have the upgraded audio system. If you have a listening room in your home, you likely have high-end speakers and electronics.
In today’s busy lives in Houston, people rarely sit and listen to music. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have audiophile sound in every room – even outside – throughout your home, as you do other things. That’s where a whole home audio system comes in. A centralized system with speakers in multiple rooms and outside spaces can fill your home with pristine sound, without adding equipment in every room.
Give Yourself the Gift of Music in Your Houston Home
This holiday season is the perfect time to treat yourself with a home improvement project for your Texas residence, and there’s no better option than a whole home audio system. Not only will an audio system allow you to enjoy the sounds of the season, but it’s a gift that will keep on giving all year long. If the idea of having a user-friendly, high-fidelity sound system that blends seamlessly into every area of your house appeals to you, then keep reading.
Transform Your Backyard Into an Audiophile’s Dream
It’s summertime, which means you’ll want to spend your days outside soaking up the Woodlands, Texas sun. There’s just one problem – you don’t want to lose the top-quality audio you get from your whole home audio system. The solution? Integrate an outdoor sound system into your backyard or pool area. In this blog, we’ll tell you what you need to know when planning a reliable, long-lasting and great-sounding auditory experience in your outdoor spaces. Read on for more.