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Hi-Res Listening Stations Arriving at More Than 250 Magnolia Home Theater Locations

High-resolution audio is expanding to more than 250 Magnolia Home Theater locations across the nation beginning this week.

Last year, Hi-Res Listening Station displays – developed with Sony Electronicsdebuted in 82 Magnolia Design Centers at Best Buy, bringing studio-quality music to masses.

High-resolution audio sounds like you’re standing right next to the artist playing the track. Similar to the jump in TV tech from standard definition to high-definition, high-resolution audio lets music fans hear the full recording, including the parts MP3s leave out when they’re compressed for downloading or streaming.

Each Hi-Res Listening Station boasts a wide variety of recordings provided by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. The new display includes dozens of music clips, in nearly every genre, as well as their jacket art; both of which are updated on a regular basis. It also features both catalog titles and new releases, including a track from Norah Jones’ upcoming album “Day Breaks.”

In addition to a high-resolution Sony Walkman, the new display showcases a number of compatible headphone models including the Sony MDR-1A, the Sennheiser HD558, the Sennheiser Momentum M2, the Polk Hinge, and the V-MODA Crossfade.