How long does it take you to listen to your favorite song, maybe three or four minutes? Well, consider that those artists and engineers can spend months, and sometimes even years, creating a product they feel passionate about and want to share with the world. By putting their blood, sweat and tears into the music, musicians want to ensure you hear their best possible work.
CEA and The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing introduced www.qualitysoundmatters.com last year, and today they’re relaunching the new and improved website format and content. The goal of this site is to help consumers understand high-quality digital audio formats and equipment and why customers should demand them. The site offers information about how consumers can enhance the enjoyment of their music by seeking out today’s higher-quality digital file formats and using listening and storage products that help retain the sound of the music as the artists and engineers intended.
To celebrate the relaunch of www.qualitysoundmatters.com, we are giving away a quality audio product every day this week, culminating Friday with a grand prize of tickets to the GRAMMYs. To enter, simply visit the CEA Twitter feed (@CEA) at Noon EST each day, find that day’s question, and then respond correctly with the hashtag #QualitySound before 4 p.m. EST. Here are the fantastic audio products you could win.
Every Day: One-Year Grooveshark Subscription: Enjoy unlimited, ad-free streaming, experience exclusive themes and features and unlock native Android and iOS apps with this premium subscription.
Monday – Sony: MDR1R Hi-Res Headphones: Hear your music the way it was intended, while enjoying a harmonious blend of listening comfort, thoughtful design and pristine sound quality. In-line remote with built-in mic works perfectly with an iPod®, iPad® or iPhone®.
Tuesday – Core Brands: Korus Wireless Speaker : The V600s is the premier wireless home speaker in the Korus lineup and packs the muscle to make any room boom. This is the ideal centerpiece to your Korus system, perfect for your favorite room in the house. Or, take the system with you, just by switching to battery power whenever you can’t plug in. There's no complicated network setup or pairing process. Just plug the 30-pin, Lightning™, or USB compatible Baton audio transmitter that’s compatible with your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® mobile devices, PC or Mac® computer and instantly play your favorite music, videos and games using the apps you use every day.
Wednesday – Denon Home Theater Receiver: Denon’s AVR-E400 7.1 Channel Network Home Theater Receiver provides powerful surround sound performance with advanced networking technology for Internet radio services such as SiriusXM and vTuner, as well as Apple’s AirPlay Technology, so you can enjoy music from your iPhone. The AVR-E400 also features Audyssey Bronze Package, included for easy calibration and optimization of your audio performance and tailored to your room environment
Thursday – Astell&Kern AK100 portable high-res system: Astell&Kern is the ultimate portable, high-fidelity audio system capable of studio Mastering Quality Sound (MQS). Able to handle up to 24 Bit/192 kHz playback of high-resolution audio files, this small player has raised the bar for what is possible with portable hi-fi.
Friday – GRAMMY Tickets: A pair of tickets to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.