It’s that time of the year again. The harsh winter is over, and the changing of the seasons offers the chance to refresh and rejuvenate. In other words, it’s time for spring cleaning! In addition to tidying up the garage and giving your floors a good scrub, it’s equally important to organize your music library and consolidate your music gadget collection.
1. Convert Your CD Collection to Digital Format
It’s time to face the music and ditch your massive CD collection. Those CDs have served you well in the past, but now they’re taking up too much needed space. Plus, let’s be honest, when is the last time you popped one of those into your music player anyway? Don’t worry, this isn’t goodbye forever.
Set aside some time to learn how to rip your entire CD collection. Not only will your new lossless digital music library save shelf space, but it will also make it easier and quicker to find that song or album you want to listen to. By backing up your music on an external hard drive, you can take your music with you on-the go on your smartphone, tablet or Walkman®. Simply choose from one of several lossless formats, select a ripping software, and of course, find the right sound system to listen to your new digital music library!
2. Upgrade Your Home Theater Gadgets
As cool as that bulky home theater was in the ’90s, it’s looking a little dated now. Plus, it’s hard to clean and heavy to move. Bigger isn’t always better. In this day and age, sleeker and slimmer is the way to go.
Clear up some space and transform your living room into a movie theater with a High-Resolution Audio entertainment system. Convert your home theater set-up into a space that rivals the theater in terms of sound quality. All you need is the HT-ST9 Soundbar and, of course, your TV. The HT-ST9 Soundbar’s software and hardware support High-Resolution Audio, so you can enjoy a superior audio and visual experience with more than enough room to kick up your feet and take it all in.
The HT-ST9 Soundbar is a sleek all-purpose speaker that can be used to play music via your Xperia™ smartphone while you’re hosting a party or play surround sound when you are in the mood for a scary or action movie. Treat yourself to a virtual surround sound system that combines Digital Signal Processing and Wave-front technology to emulate a natural, three-dimensional sound field, all from a single soundbar and subwoofer.
3. Organize Your Music Library
If you’re the type of person who tends to skip songs, this clean-up tip is for you. Set aside some time this spring to organize your music library. Go through your music database and delete those skipped songs. Look for song duplicates and get rid of those too, and make sure that the song is labeled correctly with the correct artist, album and song title.
Listen to the songs in your music library and ask yourself if the quality is sub-par or muddled. If that’s the case, you might want to delete the song or re-import High-Resolution Audio versions. Alternatively, you can use Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX™) technology to upscale your existing sound source (those lossy MP3s or AACs) to near high-resolution sound quality. Sony DSEE HX™ injects more life into your music by upscaling compressed files and restoring the subtleties of the original song recording. You’ll feel like you’re listening to a live performance.
4. Download SongPal App
It’s time to get rid of those three remotes you’ve been using to play music, change the volume and skip songs. Consolidate all these features and more into one device by downloading the SongPal app on Google Play™ or the Apple Store (free of charge), and begin controlling music remotely from the convenience of your personal mobile phone.
Browse, play and listen to music from a Sony audio device remotely on your laptop, home theater system or wireless speaker. SongPal’s organized interface makes playing music a breeze, and the app itself is very user-friendly for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves tech-savvy.
Simply connect to your audio device using Bluetooth® technology or Wi-Fi® for a music listening experience unlike any other. With SongPal, you can also control devices on multiple floors, and let the music follow you around the house with multi-room listening. Users can even control which song gets played in which room so they can enjoy different genres of music in separate rooms.
With these tips in mind, you’re ready to tackle your spring cleaning chores, organize your music library and simplify your gadget collection. Good luck!