Why Surround Sound Doesn't Make Sense for Music

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September 15, 2022

Surround sound is a trending topic again, this time with a focus on music. And while I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, music sounds awful with surround sound. And it isn’t necessarily surround sound’s fault.

Check our top story to learn why music doesn’t work in surround sound, and how things could change in the future.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Why Surround Sound Doesn’t Make Sense for Music


Due to a growing interest in home theaters and “Spatial Audio,” surround sound music is back on the map. But I believe that this is just a trend. Music sounds awful in surround sound, and without massive advancements in technology, stereo will remain the format of choice. Read More »

 
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Today’s Quordle Answers


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Today’s Wordle Answer


Are you a huge fan of Wordle and absolutely stuck today? Let me guess; you’re hanging out on guess four or five and feeling the pressure. We get it entirely: nothing feels worse than losing your streak. If you’re not ready to outright cheat, we have you covered with hints and today’s Wordle answer. Read More »

 
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The squeezable and spring-loaded clip attaches to the front or back of any phone, then holds the included squeaky tennis ball you can use to get your pup’s attention. Then, snap that perfect photo or selfie once it’s looking at the ball. Now go take some pictures for the gram or Facebook.

 
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The all-new Apple Watch Ultra isn’t your ordinary smartwatch. It does everything Apple’s other watches can do, but it’s also built to handle harsh conditions and is perfect for adventurists enjoying the great outdoors. Read More »

 
Google Photos’ Upgraded Memories Experience Rolls Out Today


Fans of the Google Photos “Memories” feature are in for a treat. Google is rolling out an upgraded Memories experience that adds more fun and flair to your slideshows. Plus, a new “Collage Editor” lets you bring photos together into a cute digital scrapbook page. Read More »

 
You Can Force the Android 13 Taskbar on Your Pixel Phone


Earlier this year, the Android 12L update added exclusive features to tablets and foldables. But because the new Android 13 update builds on Android 12L, you can now unlock some tablet-specific features on your Pixel phone. And that includes the new Android taskbar. Read More »

 
Ford Has a New Plan to Prevent Price Gouging on EVs


Everything costs more money these days, and that’s especially true when it comes to the automotive market. Due to the rise in demand and a short supply of electric vehicles, we’ve seen dealer markups and price gouging getting out of control. Now, Ford has a plan to stop it. Read More »

 

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