SRS Audio Essentials is a software solution created by SRS Labs to allow anyone with an interest in sound quality to create custom streaming audio directly from their computer. SRS Audio Essentials consists of three main components: SRS Playlist Studio, SRS Mastering Software, and SRS Streaming Server. The SRS Playlist Studio creates customized playlists for all of your favorite music groups. Mastering Software allows anyone with a sound engineering background to create custom master recordings.
We found the SRS Playlist Studio to be quite effective at optimizing media player playback. Other than that the SRS Audio Essentials package does work quite well with both Windows and Mac computers. There are many other high quality and user friendly software packages out there that allow you to convert your MP3's or other high quality audio files into something that can be played through Windows media players with good sound quality.
One thing that we did notice was that sometimes the SRS Audio Essentials application would occasionally not load or start up properly if there were a lot of background noise or an active fire in the area where we were testing. This did not affect the quality of the audio, but for some reason made things a bit less fluid when switching between preset modes. Another issue we did observe was that the SRS Audio Presets does not correctly handle speaker plugging and other multiple audio inputs. In these situations, we had to manually input each track.