What is High Res Audio?

Learn about high res audio and why you might need it with your next headset. Check out the headsets from HyperX that offer high res audio.

Having a good pair of headphones that you can rely on is incredibly important, especially when you’re trying to survive in the competitive battle royale arenas. In the last few years, headphones like the HyperX Cloud MIX have given gamers and audiophiles even greater listening experiences thanks to their built in Hi-Res Audio features. If you want the most immersive gaming experience possible and wish to listen to the crispest, cleanest audio sound, then purchasing a Hi-Res Audio headset should be a top priority for any avid gamer. Make sure you check out the points below to find out what Hi-Res Audio is and how you can use this functionality to can enhance your virtual life.

What is Hi-Res Audio?

The Digital Entertainment Group, Consumer Electronics Association, Recording Academy, and various record labels, have defined Hi-Res Audio as: “Lossless audio that is capable of reproducing the full range of sound from recordings that have been mastered from better than CD quality music sources." This means audio will sound a lot closer to the original studio recording and can take advantage of a wider audio spectrum – giving you a richer, more refined audio experience.

The advantages of Hi-Res Audio headsets

Audio files drop in quality when they are compressed. For example, CD-quality audio is encoded at a bit depth of 16-bits and has a sample rate of 44.1kHz, while digital formats, such as MP3 and AAC, compress files down even further. These audio formats may sound pretty good, but Hi-Res Audio goes a step further, encoding audio at 24-bits and 96kHz to add a level of clarity and detail that was previously missing. Hi-Res Audio’s 24-bit depth and higher 96kHz sample rate allow for a wider dynamic range and better frequency response which more faithfully recreates the original sound that was intended by the musicians and sound designers.

Hi-res audio requirements

To experience Hi-Res Audio, you’ll need an output device that can handle hi-res formats, such as the HyperX Cloud MIX headset. This reliable gaming headset can pump out rich Hi-Res Audio at frequencies from 10Hz to 40kHz, so you can hear details and nuances in your audio that you might have previously missed. Simply plug the wired connection into your computer, laptop, or console and experience greater audio than ever before. HyperX is always developing new and exciting gaming gear that aims to deliver the best possible experiences, so be on the lookout for our Hi-Res Audio headsets if you wish to level up your game with cutting-edge audio technology.

Nicole is a fan of gaming, music, and movies. Feel free to reach her at nicole.castillo@allgamers.com for questions, concerns, or just good music and movie recommendations!


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