Blu-ray Audio / What is it good for, and for who?


Feb 8, 2011
Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada
Nowadays music audiophiles stream from Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, Apple Music, Primephonic, Amazon Music Unlimited, Deezer, etc. Or they download hi-res music audio files...DSD, FLAC, WAV, etc. Or they buy open-reel tapes, or vinyl records, ...even PCM Compact Discs. Some buy SACDs, XRCDs, etc.

Today we can listen to music anywhere, even in remote Amazonian jungles, climbing Everest, surfing Hawaiian waves, riding Sahara camels, flying airplanes, in metros, in buses, trains, cars, ... even snorkeling in Indonesian waters.
@ home we can select various mediums for various sources...phonographs, tape cassette players, AM/FM radio, mono, stereo, turntables, CD/DAC players, R2R tape players, 8-track tape players, SACD players, DVD players, Blu-ray players. We have so much music in life that it is second nature and nothing unique; it's a universal thing that most people do on our planet. If they don't have power (electricity or batteries) they simply make their own music by playing musical instruments.

Anyway, Blu-ray Audio is not for everyone, then who is it for and what's good or bad about it?
Should you invest, are you a stereo music guy/gal? Are you more a vintage mono people? Or are you living Memorex in ultra surround resolution? ...Figure of humor speech. Hi-Fi music in surround sound, like watching movies in theaters with multiple speakers for the motion picture soundtracks?

Are you a surround Bluphile? Is this contagious, dangerous, ultra expensive, ...does it sound good all the time, sometime or almost none of the time? Is it best for Rock&Roll music or Orchestral Classical music or Operas with Chorales, or is it best for Tango music (International)?

I have zero clue about the percentage of WBF music audiophiles who know what High Fidelity Pure Audio on Blu-ray is, less than zero clue.

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Sep 22, 2019
Thanks for the reminder to pick up a few of these that got buried somewhere on my list.

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