Rediscover your music
High Definition transformed your movie watching. Now let High-Resolution Audio do the same for music. Enjoy nuances and details that bring your favourite tracks to life in a new way.
Peak quality. Re-introduced.
CDs offered good sound, but had limited storage. Later, MP3s made sharing easier, but there was significant loss in sound quality.
With lossless capture, High-Resolution Audio returns to the rich, full sound of original sources.
What is High-Resolution Audio?
High-Resolution Audio refers to the encoding and playback of music using higher sampling rates than in CDs.
The graphs below illustrate the low sample rate of CDs compared to the greater frequency used in High-Resolution Audio.
Better quality sound—however you listen
High-Resolution Audio music may be encoded in any of these six popular formats. Sony products are compatible with all of them so enjoying your music is simple and convenient.
Six common High-Resolution Audio formats
Used in professional equipment for making Super Audio CDs.
A PC-friendly format created for use in VAIO® computers.
This format was developed for the Windows operating system.
How to enjoy High-Resolution Audio
Once you’ve bought the High-Resolution Audio files from a music service, you can easily transfer them to an audio system for home enjoyment or to a portable device for on-the-go listening.
Buying your High-Resolution Audio files
Enjoy the exciting world of high-resolution music—now. Music services companies offer extensive libraries of High-Resolution Audio files for sale; search them to buy your favourite genres.
High-Resolution Audio products
Whether you want on-the-go convenience or the full power of a home system, Sony High-Resolution Audio products let you hear music as the artist intended.
Home and office
Create the system that’s perfect for you
Enjoy high-resolution sound with a system from Sony that matches your listening preferences.
Home and Office Options
Audio file formats overview
Want to learn more about the different formats used for High-Resolution Audio? Download this informative PDF.