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mZuzek said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

My preferred format is CDs.  It's the right balance of audio quality and convenience.  I used to be under the impression that vinyl was better quality than CDs, but several audiophiles have told me that they are basically equivalent in quality.  Basically vinyl is analogue and CD is digital, but those are the two high quality formats and the other formats are lower quality.  Anyway, I most listen to CDs in my car and they sound fantastic, and I also like having a physical music collection.

Pretty sure vinyl is the best sound quality you'll get, but CDs are high quality enough that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference, certainly not without some really good audio hardware.

This is what I mean by basically equivalent.  Not only is my equipment not top of the line, but even if it was, I don't think my ears are good enough.  I do think there are some people who have very discerning hearing, but I think these people tend to end up musicians or at the very least audiophiles.  The average listener, like me, couldn't really tell the difference.

On the other hand, I can tell the difference between CD and other formats.  Cassettes and MP3s don't sound good enough to me.

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 02 June 2020