Music Center for PC

Playing High-Resolution Audio content

High-Resolution Audio refers to content in a format with higher sound quality than the CD standard. Transfer High-Resolution Audio content to the library in “Music Center for PC”. Then, you can enjoy the content in high sound quality via the following devices:

  • A USB-DAC-compatible device
  • A High-Resolution-Audio-compatible device connected to a home network

You can also play the High-Resolution Audio content on your computer. However, the sound quality may vary depending on the environment or the specifications.

Hint

  • If you transfer High-Resolution Audio content to an audio device, you can enjoy the content in high sound quality (only applies to audio devices compatible with the High-Resolution Audio format).

Playing High-Resolution Audio content via a USB-DAC-compatible device

There are two methods of playback: “ASIO” and “WASAPI exclusive”. Select a method according to your audio environment. If you select “ASIO”, install the appropriate Windows USB driver for the USB-DAC-compatible device. Download the USB driver for the USB-DAC-compatible device in advance. The USB driver is available on the support site.

  1. Connect a USB-DAC-compatible device to the computer.
  2. Click (Audio output) (A). Then, select the driver corresponding to the connected device.

    Hint

    • You can change the settings for the output format by clicking (ASIO/WASAPI exclusive setting).
  3. Start playback of High-Resolution Audio content.

Note

  • If the content cannot be played back after the USB-DAC-compatible device is disconnected from the computer, set (Audio output) to [DirectSound].

Playing over a home network

To play songs on a network-compatible audio device over a home network, refer to the page below.