Originally posted by Tom Servo Storing audio digitally is just another way of recording, and I don't really see a reason why it should be worse than analogue recordings?
Originally posted by Pio2001 When you say "lower bass", do you mean at a lower volume (less bass), or at a lower frequency (more bass) ?
FF123 :That is a relatively big difference in sound quality (abx results 14/16, p = 0.002)The one which I presume is supposed to be the digital copy [the vinyl] sounded less bright ("dull") and the tambourine-like instrument (I don't know what it's called) sounded more mono-like.Garf :My impression is similar to ff123, but the analog [the CD] one sounds overbright to me. A bit over the top. The imaging does seem better.Evereux :I ABX'd them 15/16 times. I found 3 flac [the vinyl] to be the duller one too.There were differences in the bass line for me too, I think that the bass kind of stands out more in 3.flac [vinyl] but it isn't as clear and crisp as 2.flac [CD]With these samples I really can't say which of the two I prefer though, they're just different.Rexit 2I can't say its a HUGE difference but I think #2 [CD] has a bit more distortion thus sounding a bit brighter then #3 [vinyl]. However without the original master I don't think this is a fair comparison. If someone was going to ask me which sample sounds better I'd prolly opt for #3 [vinyl]. Even though #2 [CD] might sound more pleasing (for some people) because of the brighter top end. Without the original source file its impossible to know which sample is closer to the original recording. Not only that, but also the fact that records can sound vastly different depending on the equipment used. Just my $.02 (listened with headphones)Edit: listening on speakers it would appear that #2 [CD] has better stereo separation and #3 [vinyl] has a thicker duller sound. Based on that I would have to say #2 [CD] sounds better. My point still stands though...which sample is closer to the original recording?
Rexit2 :I can't hear any difference between #11 and #12 [track 2] ( I *think* #11 [CD] sounds a bit brighter..probably couldn't abx it reliably)...#21 and #22 [track 8] are night and day prefering the sound of # 21 [vinyl]Evereux :I can't pick out the difference between 11 and 12 either [track 2]21 and 22 [track 8] massive difference, no need to abx that one. I prefer 22 [CD] though
Originally posted by maciey is DGG for Deutsche Grammophon ?