How High-Resolution Audio works
Listen like you're in the recording studio
High-Resolution Audio works by converting analogue sound to digital at a higher, more precise rate than CDs. High-Resolution Audio can sample sound at a rate greater than 24-bit/96 Hz, capturing more details and subtleties, resulting in music that is as real as it gets.
Upscale your music collection
The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) upscales compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC and WMA) to CD quality. Restoring the high-range sound lost in the compression process, DSEE reproduces digital music in rich, natural sound, closer to the quality of the original recording.
Savour every note
Traditional amps require multiple digital to analogue conversions, which affect quality. The Sony S-Master HX amp is 100% digital for power without distortion. A Digital Signal Processor (DSP) analyses your digital file, and the S-Master HX amplifier converts the signal to an analogue wave that's closer to High-Resolution Audio. Finally, the signal flows through a Low Pass Filter (LPF) for accurate sound reproduction.
Bring the stadium atmosphere home. Hit a button to enhance the cheers of the crowd or to remove the voiceover commentary so you can enjoy the match exactly how you like.
Digital Music Arena
Hear the distinctive acoustics of the O2 London Arena in your own home with Digital Music Arena.
Movies look better than ever
Full HD 3D and 3D upscaling
Watch 3D Blu-ray Disc™ movies in Full High Definition quality—just connect via HDMI to a 3D-capable HDTV. The Blu-ray Disc™ player also plays DVDs and upscales 2D films into simulated 3D, adding depth and detail to the images you see on screen.