I am a die-hard vinyl enthusiast, and always hated the over produced soullessness of CDs, and also the clutter they caused in my car. But I must admit, I’m really enjoying MP3s. It’s really cool to be able to carry around hundreds of albums and thousands of songs in your pocket. I almost have every song I’ve ever owned on my MP3 player. But still, vinyl sounds better and there will always be those very special records that will never make the conversion to a digital format. Good riddance, CDs.
To: Welsh Rabbit; RegulatorCountry; SIDENET; Island Girl; thecodont; All
MP3’s are great for convenience and the ability to load up a tiny player with hours of music but the quality generally sucks.
I hate the compressed digital sound and always prefer the full lossless experience.
I cannot listen to mp3’s...it just sounds horrible to me. Most people are tone deaf and probably cannot hear the difference anyway.
There really is something special about vinyl played on a high end analog equipment, and also most cds sound like crap. I am always disappointed in “remastered” cds, they usually never compare to the original. You would think that it would not be so hard to put out an original recording “ as is”, but they always seem to mess it up. I have a huge music collection and my very favorite stuff is "bootleg" recordings of my favorite bands, LIVE field recordings done with high end equipment can produce some really incredible results, the ambiance and experience can be really spectacular----something a crappy mp3 on a tiny portable player could never convey, but I digress ;)
posted on 04/26/2009 1:23:33 AM PDT
by scott says
(Barack ODRAMA--the politics of Fear and Loathing)
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