Unlike cinematography technologyâs somewhat negative influence on film plots today, sound technology is influencing and improving a wide range of devices and media available. Sound matters as much as video quality.
Yes, movie enthusiasts may love the special effects, which leave little room for actual quality film plots, but technology certainly isnât detracting from sound.
Over the course of time weâve evolved from the phonograph to the Walkman, mp3 player, Ipod, and now we even have the power to replicate and produce surround sound in headphones.
Audio technology has made huge strides forward to enhance every aspect of the listening experience for movie watchers and music lovers.
Changing the Way You Watch Films
The movie theater experience is unique. Seeing a freshly released flick goes beyond the movie itself. Consumers flood into the theaters for the popcorn, huge sodas, big boxes of candy, and the incredible huge screens with surround sound that creates an unforgettable experience.
Going to the movies remains a favorite activity for countless people despite the rise in ticket prices and disappearance of favorable discounts at major theaters. What happened to the student discount?
People can gain similar crisp and clear movie theater audio quality now by focusing on home speaker placement, investing in the right high quality sound system and equipment. Then enjoy the movies you love with incredible sound.
HD sound quality with advanced speakers can drastically improve the HD or even 3D television and movie experience at home. Smart and 3D televisions are on the rise. Consumers are bold enough to want the fantastic visuals and audio home. Instead of constantly going to the theaters, they can have a similar experience at home. Technology is constantly becoming more attractive and convenient to consumers.
The Rise of Mobile Users
Almost every person seems to be carrying some type of mobile device with them on a daily basis. Whether they own an Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad, or tablet, they access music, movies, social media, and other apps on-the-go constantly.
Consumers would rather access their favorite media and websites via their mobile devices. Everything depends on convenience and quality. Now with the development of streaming video and music apps, sound technology has evolved to enhance the personal listening experience on smartphones and tablets with amazing headphones.
A person even possesses the capability to experience surround sound while watching a new movie on their tablet with the right pair of headphones and audio upgrades. Mobile device developers are focusing their efforts on not only improving screen size and quality, but the sound system as well. The average person listens to music every single day. You can feel like youâre at the theater or concert venue from a mobile device with the right pair of headphones.
Sound even plays a role in social media. For example, Instagram recently focused on updating its customized sound controls. Sound and images/video constantly continue to advance to create a better user experience.
Social media users are frequently snapping pictures, taking videos, tweeting, and making statuses from their smartphones. Individuals let friends know what theyâre listening to from Spotify. Everything is social media friendly. Every person wants to know about what youâre listening to, watching, and about new gadgets and technology.
What Does the Future Hold?
No one exactly knows where science and technology will take us into the future. Developers are currently working on ear buds that produce sound with carbon nanotubes instead of moving internal parts.
Also, companies continue to attempt to capture the best audio and sound quality by producing surround sound for personal use in headphones. Take the movie watching, music listening, or musical production experience to an entirely new level with this type of technology. The developers continue to wow us each and every year.
Who knows how much better audio quality can improve at the theater? Maybe it will seem like youâre actually in the movie at some point in the future. Thereâs always room for advancement with the technology.
When considering purchasing a new smartphone, tablet, laptop, or television, donât forget about sound quality.
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