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For hi-fi beginners: a short film about Spotify & Apple Music

  • 🎥 Camera: Olaf von Voss
    🎬 Editor: John Darko
    🕺🏻 Motion GFX: John Darko
    💰 Ad segment: Jana Dagdagan

    Also seen in this video…

    📳  Hi-Fi Spotify & Apple Music for BEGINNERS ⬅️ Part 2

    💻  How to add AirPlay reception to a Mac


    👉🏻 Doorstop #1
    👉🏻 Doorstop #2

    Network streamers…

    👉🏻 Raspberry Pi 4
    👉🏻 A beginner’s guide to Spotify Connect on the Raspberry Pi
    👉🏻 Xiaomi Mi Box S
    👉🏻 EVanlak HDMI Dummy Plug


    👉🏻 LG V40
    👉🏻 iPhone 6S Plus

    Hi-fi system components…

    👉🏻 KEF LS50 Meta
    👉🏻 NAD C 316BEE V2
    👉🏻 Cambridge Audio DACMagic 200M


    👉🏻 Amazon USB cable
    👉🏻 iFi USB-A to USB-C adapter
    👉🏻 AudioQuest Evergreen interconnect

    Also seen/mentioned in the video…

    👉🏻 iFi ZEN DAC
    👉🏻 Chord Mojo
    👉🏻 Maisons du Monde LENOX sideboard
    👉🏻 GIK Acoustics wall panels & bass traps

    Further reading/viewing…

    👉🏻 Do I need a DAC for (lossy) Spotify?
    👉🏻 A beginner’s guide to DACs
    👉🏻 More on DACs for beginners
    👉🏻 Yes, hi-res audio is a distraction for beginners
    👉🏻 What is gapless playback?
    👉🏻 More on Apple Music

    🎵 Song IDs? Playlists of all music discussed and heard in this video – and other videos – can be found on my PATREON

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

    Darko.Audio is a member of EISA.

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    How our YouTube videos get made

    Turn a MacBook into an AirPlay receiver w/ macOS Monterey