Wasilla Hillbilly: SpectroBoy: Ant: The only thing I miss about vinyl is large album covers and liner notes.I miss album art and liner notes too.Plus double albums were the BEST for cleaning your stash on.Kinda like how CD cases are, well not the best (it cracks too easily), but adequate for chopping up your cocaine? Or so I've been told.
NoiseGoth: Sort of amazed at the uninformed opinions stated as facts in this thread. The bottom line is that vinyl has the potential to have better frequency response and better dynamic range than traditional CDs (while CDs are better in the wow and flutter department, a good record player can effectively render this moot). Whether an individual release takes advantage of that potential is, of course, open to interpretation.I say whatever floats your boat. If I want to sit and listen to something I'll go for vinyl if I've got it, CD if not. Mp3s are good for background fill or the car or just when I'm not paying close attention, but that's just me. I don't get down on people listening to mp3s all the time. I do wish more people cared about fidelity (the loudness wars being a direct result of this lack of concern), but I really can't fault them for liking what they like.
Wasilla Hillbilly: It's like people and their tube-amp fascination. If you want to pay 5x what you need to for your hipster cred that's fine, but quit trying to convince me that there are sounds that are somehow incapable of being reproduced digitally.
GibbyTheMole: Gaboo"CDs are capable of producing just as good a sound as vinyl, it's just too bad nobody has mastered any correctly."There are plenty of crappily mastered CDs, but there are a lot of really good ones, too. Go listen to Beck's "Sea Change", Janis Ian's "Breaking Silence", Joe Jackson's "Rain", or Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly". Those are just four of about a bazillion well-mastered CDs.bullsballs"If you are in your car or working and just want background music, then MP3 will do..."All of my mp3s that I record from vinyl or tape, or rip from CDs are 320 kbps LAME CBR. In a level-matched ABX test, they're indistinguishable from the original. If it's a MOFI or some other really good audiophile release, I'll use FLAC just on principle, but otherwise a high bitrate mp3 is just fine.
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