Comparing the Most Popular Streaming Music Services
We live in a world of almost limitless content. In cable TV, an old joke was, "we have 300 channels, and there's nothing to watch." You'd be hard-pressed to make that joke today with the wonderful world of streaming content so readily available to us. With Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Apple TV+, Disney+, and so many more, it's difficult to think about not finding something you want to watch.
But this blog is about audio, not video! And the amount and range of music we can call up with a few flicks on a touchscreen are equally amazing. Today’s streaming music services boast 40 million-plus tracks of recorded music available in an instant, whether it’s from 60 years ago or today’s top hits. It’s equally difficult to imagine not being able to find some music you like to listen to on a streaming service.
You might be wondering, what's the difference in streaming services? Isn't the music library much the same? The short answer is yes. But the way you find that music, and how you interact with it is different. Some folks feel very strongly about their preference for Spotify over Apple Music or vice-versa.
So which service should you use on your whole-home audio system in Atlanta? GHT Group isn't here to tell you which one is best – that's up to you. The good news is that all the ones we'll discuss here work with whole-home audio systems we recommend like Control4.
Read on for a brief overview of five of the most popular streaming services to see which ones are for you.
Monitor Audio Has Introduced the Sixth Generation of its Award-Winning Bronze Speaker Collection
Monitor Audio is a great British speaker company, much like KEF and Bowers & Wilkins. Unlike those companies, Monitor sometimes flies a little under the radar but is nonetheless quite familiar to most audio enthusiasts.
Last year we were excited to bring in Monitor Audio to our growing stable of high-fidelity speaker brands at GHT Group, in addition to MartinLogan, Klipsch Heritage, and McIntosh. This year, we are very excited to introduce the new Monitor Audio Bronze 6G, which might bring a new benchmark in audio price/performance to your Buckhead, GA living room.
Read on to learn more about the new Monitor Audio Bronze 6G line.
High-End Audio Performance That Won’t Break the Bank
Rotel has always been a company that has flown a bit under the radar. Audio enthusiasts worldwide know of its excellent products, yet many others who delve in audio sometimes overlook this hi-fi company.
The name Rotel would not give away that this is a Japanese company, still family-run. The company got its origins in 1961 and has since acquired a reputation as a high-quality audio electronics maker with classic design and robust build quality. For many years, it was part of the Bowers & Wilkins group and was sold almost exclusively by B&W dealers like GHT Group. Today the company is independent again, not straying far from its mission to build beautiful, long-lasting AV electronic components.
One of those components is the RA-1592 integrated amplifier. Integrated amps are an excellent way to get into high-end audio for your Marietta, GA listening room without complexity but sacrificing nothing in performance. If you love music, the Rotel 1592 makes the perfect complement to drive hi-fi speakers available from GHT Group such as MartinLogan, B&W, Paradigm, Monitor Audio, and Klipsch Heritage.
Keep reading to see why the Rotel 1592 makes an excellent centerpiece for your two-channel audio setup.
All Your Music, Everywhere You Want, When You Want It
Are you a music lover? Is there a soundtrack for every activity? If that’s the case, chances are you’re the type of person that thrives on listening to many different types of music. You use it for focus, for energy, to relax, and to contemplate.
A recent study commissioned by Sonos showed that the family that listens to music has less stress and better relationships – such is the power of music to move us in many ways.
If you love music, you should consider investing in a whole-home audio system. Today's systems are incredibly easy to use, have the flexibility to pipe any audio you desire all over your house, and offer excellent sound quality to boot.
At GHT Group, we know a thing or two about audio, representing stellar brands such as Bower and Wilkins, Klipsch, McIntosh, and more. When it comes to whole-home audio, we love a brand better known for smart home automation – Control4. Keep reading as we explain why Control4 makes a superb whole-home audio solution for your Buckhead, GA home.