Christmas is almost upon us, and as usual we’re all planning our festive shopping, or out buying things on a whim. In order to get people as excited about the Zeppelin as we are, we’re promoting our multi-award winning iPod speaker system in numerous John Lewis stores in the UK allowing people to have a little listen. And to do this, we obviously needed a playlist of tracks to sit on the iPod Touch that we are using in each store.
The worry was, how many tracks could we find that people would like to hear, but would also sound good enough to demonstrate just how impressive the Zeppelin is when it comes to playing digital music. There’s been a lot written about the lack of quality in many modern recordings, and if you were a pessimist you’d be worried.
The good news is that it was surprisingly easy to put together a ten-track combination that worked on all these levels. A mix of hi-fi test classics such as Madonna’s excellent Ray of Light, with decent sounding Coldplay tracks and a couple of selections from the B&W Music Club’s latest offering in the from of Benjamin Grosvenor and we were away. All ripped in wonderful lossless audio, of course. Hopefully this means that good sound is out there, you just need the right tools for the job.