Would you willingly pay an extra $100+ for a memory card that promises to deliver “Premium Sound” from your audio device?
I wouldn’t, even if it worked as promised. But that’s just me because I’m not an audiophile who only enjoys listening to music when it’s reproduced in its purest form.
That being said, lots of folks are audiophiles, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
But even if you happen to be an audiophile of the first order, I would still recommend taking a pass on Sony’s new $160 “Premium Sound” micro SDXC card. Why? Because it’s a total waste of money in my opinion. Read on and I’ll explain why…
Sony claims this card produces less electrical noise than regular cards, which might very well be true. But even if it does that wouldn’t affect the quality of the sound that comes out of your device’s speakers or headphones enough to be perceptible by even the most perceptive human ears.
The data stored on any memory card is stored in digital format – a series of digital zeroes and ones. Those zeroes and ones won’t change just because the card they are stored on might happen to produce a tiny bit less electrical noise than regular cards.
Bottom line: If you love music and want to hear it in the purest form possible, buy yourself a regular 64GB micro SDXC card (#ad) and spend the extra $100+ on a better set of speakers or headphones. In my opinion, if you spend it on a “Premium Sound” memory card you’ll simply be wasting your money.