everyone within the high-end audio community agrees that 2019 was a banner year for our
industry! There were a record number of well-attended events all around the
world... for starters. Manufacturers are holding a record number of smaller events at their
dealers' locations as well. New products you ask? Again, during 2019 there were a record number of new products launched from both major and boutique
consumer hi-fi electronics companies. The above list are just Enjoy the
Music.com's reports during 2019, as
we have over 240 high-end audio show reports
online to date.
Those who attended Munich's major HIGH END
event during 2019 were privy to seeing
"Enjoy The Music" everywhere they went. :)
Great Audiophile Gift 2019
Our Great Audiophile Gift 2019 special feature is the largest
we've produced to date, with 50 very special products we know many of you will enjoy! We all love gifts, yet getting that something special for an audiophile can be quite a challenge.
Enjoy the Music.com's annual Great Audiophile Gift wish list has some truly spectacular ideas for music lovers starting at around $10 and reaching to a still reasonable $500 or so. While last year's gift ideas were extremely diverse, we've asked our readers, manufacturers, and distributors what they felt would make a great gift for music lovers this holiday season. By working together,
we've once again completely outdone ourselves this year with 50 Great Audiophile Gift suggestions! We have a free gift for our readers too!
During 2019 Enjoy the Music.com hired a record number of new reviewers and photojournalists, and
we're seeking to hire more! One of our new reviewers is Dr. Michael R.
Bump, who is a member of the Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors, and a Professor / Director of Percussion Studies, at Truman State University's Department of Music. Another great new reviewer we hired in 2019 is
Bob Grossman, Principal Librarian of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Member of the Orchestra Media Committee. As a musician,
he's a retired freelance bassoonist.
Press Releases In 2019?
We had quite a few special press releases, and so below
we present those we published during the past 12 months.
HIFICRITIC Celebrates 10 Year Partnership With Enjoy the Music.com Enjoy the Music.com,
a leader in CE audio equipment reviews, news and show reports, are celebrating
their ten year partnership with HIFICRITIC
audio review magazine. This marks the eighth print publication joining what has
been referred to as the Internet's leading site for high-end audio consumer
electronics reviews and information. HIFICRITIC's Editor In Chief Martin Colloms and Senior
Contributing Editor Andrew Everard see this as a mark of increasing
recognition for their professionally produced print publication directed at
serious stereo enthusiasts. ---> Read
Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors AXPONA 2019 Industry mixer and all seminars are sponsored by Enjoy
the Music.com. Enjoy the Music.com, a leader in CE audio equipment reviews, news and show reports, are joining AXPONA in celebrating their ten years of providing high-end audio events within North America by sponsoring their
Industry Welcome Mixer and Seminar Room.
AXPONA's three-day experience features multiple hotel floors featuring
fascinating listening rooms, The Expo Hall's Record Fair, a dedicated Ear Gear Expo, seminars, and live musical performances. To kick off the AXPONA experience, all manufacturers, dealers, distributors and press are invited to an exclusive
Industry Welcome Mixer to network, make connections, and set meetings for the event. ---> Read
Positive Feedback Partners With Enjoy the Music.com Content sharing will expand fan base of both CE audio publications. Enjoy the Music.com, a significant provider in CE audio equipment reviews, news and show reports since 1995, is excited to announce a partnership with highly-respected
Positive Feedback magazine. Both magazines deliver on their vision of content
sharing, so that both benefit with enhanced visibility to their perspective
worldwide audience. For nearly 25 years, Enjoy the Music.com is an
essential resource for information about the high-end audio industry and high
resolution / streaming music on the Internet. Positive Feedback's
partnership celebrates the ninth publication to benefit from our longstanding
readership. ---> Read More
the Music.com Launches Monthly Contests! Enjoy the Music.com, a longstanding
source for luxurious high-end home and portable audio equipment reviews, news
and show reports since 1995, is launching monthly gear contests to bring great
music to our enthusiastic worldwide readership. Years ago, the site delivered
multiple contests that, in total, offered over $250,000 in prizes. During 2012,
our High-Stakes High-End Giveaway presented prizes that, in total, were valued at
nearly $90,000! --->
Enjoy the Music.com Sponsors
Industry / Press Party Plus All Seminars Enjoy the Music.com, high-end audio's
celebrated online site since 1995 and a leader in providing
industry news, gear reviews, and show reports, is pleased to announce that we're
sponsoring the 16th annual Rocky Mountain International Audio
Thursday night industry / press party plus all event seminars. For nearly 25 years, Enjoy the Music.com has been a major
resource for information about consumer electronics high-end audio industry and high resolution
/ streaming music on the Internet. We're helping to celebrate Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest's
sweet 16th event, which is one of the largest fall season home entertainment show
open to the general public within the United States. ---> Read More
Enjoy the Music.com Celebrates 10 Year
Partnership With Hi-Fi World Magazine Enjoy the Music.com, high-end audio's
celebrated online site since 1995 and a leader in providing
industry news, gear reviews, and show reports, is pleased to celebrate our 10
year anniversary with partner magazine Hi-Fi World. As an independently
owned British magazine, Hi-Fi World specializes in reviewing high-end
audio equipment, think pieces, and audiophile show reports. ---> Read More
Music Finally 'Arrives' In 2019!
While for some it may seem new, quite a few of us
envisioned Hi-Res Music on the Internet since the 1990s. Most of us were using dial-up to connect to the web back
then, so streaming Hi-Res was not possible as Napster's lossy MP3 took hold.
Major music labels, slow to react, were left in the dust. With today's faster Internet
connection and the ability to heavily data-mine by the music industry, there's no doubt Qobuz and Amazon will be joined by other major music streaming
services during 2020 for those who desire true lossless Hi-Res Music.
Those enjoying Deezer have
both good and bad news. The good news is that they now offer lossless CD quality on desktop, and
for both Android and iOS apps. The bad news, it is still just circa 1980s CD sound quality.
small boutique online music labels have been offering true Hi-Res Music for quite a
few years. HDtracks has been selling Hi-Res Music for many years now. Will Apple, Tencent, and perhaps TikTok finally join the ranks of music services to
provide true lossless Hi-Res Music streaming? Only time will tell.
this brings us to...
Enjoy the Music.com's 25th Anniversary
(Phew) Has it really been 25 years since Enjoy the Music.com was
launched on the Internet? Some of our readers are not quite 25 years old, and we're hiring new reviewers who are less than 25
too! While a quarter of a century is not that a long a time from the perspective of the age of our universe, we are happy to be one of the most longstanding authorities on the Internet.
In fact the world's very first high-end audio show report online was by Enjoy
the Music.com's Creative Director Steven R. Rochlin. With well over 240 show reports online and over 20 years of industry news, to name a few things, it is always interesting to look back at where we were, where we are right now, and of course where we want to be during
2020 and beyond. I look forward to you joining us for 2020 as we celebrate our
very special 25th anniversary.
always in the end what really matters is that you...