Lucky we are that we are living in the age of technology. Just a couple of generations ago, if people wanted to listen to music they were forced to either find the right cafe to go to or sift through piles of cassette tapes, some of which might be broken or accidentally recorded over.
Indeed, we are living in fortunate times for music lovers. And this is particularly true for those who use Apple. Thanks to its integrated, multi-faceted technologies, Apple is making the experience of everything from working with photosto watching movies to music listening easier, more interesting, and more accessible than ever. Indeed, a lot of new opportunities are here now to improve people’s entertainment worlds. Let’s look at a few examples of how this is happening.
Apple music subscription
The Apple music subscription comes with quite a few features that make it unmatchable in terms of scope, variety, and ease of use.
With the advancement of so many listening technologies these days, one may be apt to think that radio has simply become a thing of the past. Not so! In fact, with a subscription to Apple radio, you’ll get access to over 100,000 radio stations around the world. This is a great way to both be able to access stations you like, as well as discover new genres that you might not yet be familiar with.
With the subscription, you’ll be able to create a range of different kinds of playlists: curated playlists, mood-based playlists, personalized algorithmic playlists, and others. Apple provides every level of option to ensure that you’ll always be entertained and can listen to the new or the familiar in whatever combination you want at any time you want. And you don’t have to worry about being online as the features of your subscription work offline, as well.
Personal algorithm you can fine tune
In addition to simply adding songs, there are ways that you can influence your personal algorithm in several different ways: make a point of “loving” the songs you want to hear more of, make note of the “suggest less like this” comments that come up, and of course you can rate music by how much you like it. Also, if you want to listen to music you don’t want included in your algorithm, you can simply turn off your listening history.
Adjusting your algorithm will give you not only more of the songs you like, but Apple will also suggest similar songs based upon genre and the artists that you like.
Listening across devices
Once you’ve purchased a music subscription, that subscription is yours to listen to on whatever Apple device you own - iPhone, iMac, iPad, whatever. All you have to do is go to your settings on any given device and click on “Sync Library.” So you’ll be fully equipped to take your music listening experience with you wherever you go.
Spatial audio and lossless audio
Apple has also invested heavily in beefing up its technology with regard to the quality of its sound. One of the ways it is doing this is known as “spatial audio.” Spatial audio brings theater-like sound to whatever you listen to. It does this by using “Dolby Atmos” and applying directional audio filters. What this results in is adjusted frequencies, making different sounds seem as if they are coming from different directions. In listening to music with spatial audio, you truly have the experience of being at a live concert.
Another innovative feature is lossless audio. Lossless audio is a form of compression that preserves all of the sound from original recordings. Usually, audio compression reduces sound quality significantly because the act of compression causes parts of the sound to get lost. But lossless audio utilizes sophisticated algorithms that ensure no part of the original file is left out. Listeners therefore receive a true in-house experience.
Your headphones are important, too
It’s also important to remember that the quality of your earphones plays a major role in the quality of your music. You should only buy authentic headphones or earbuds made directly by the manufacturer as copies will not only break down more easily, they will give you a (sometimes much!) reduced sound level.
Apple offers AirPods Max, which gives you an unparalleled listening experience. AirPods Max combine high-fidelity audio with advanced noise cancelation technology, which not only gives you excellent sound quality, but also eliminates other background noise so that your listening experience can be free of distraction.
Always keep your eyes open for more
New Apple music features and accessories are coming out all the time. Not only do you have unfettered access to over 100 million songs, all ad-free, but you also get access to tons of other perks that other companies simply don’t offer. Keep your eyes peeled for updates and additions, and you’ll be sure to have an amazing music experience.
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