"Music Sounds Better on Vinyl" Reply #150 – 2012-02-17 02:00:05 Quote from: Paulhoff on 2012-02-17 01:27:40As posted earler, one can copy a LP to a CD and the CD will sound like a LP with all the added sound. But one can not make an LP sound like a CD.If one likes that added sould of an LP, fine, I for one don't.Paul Paul, As I stated above, I think most of my preference is due to the lack of compression being applied since I find certain new CDs preferable to certain new vinyl when I feel the mastering has squashed the sound. Likewise, I've heard some 24 / 96 downloads that theoretically should sound great but sound lousy to me. I can't say I agree or disagree with your assertion, but I would disagree that a person likes vinyl only due to added coloration. I do think I like the added coloration but given the choice I would probably go with the CD over vinyl if the dynamics have not been crushed.If the dynamics are equivalent (same mastering essentially) then my gut feeling is that I like the vinyl better due to LESS sound in the high frequency range and maybe MORE sound in the bass and midrange which I suppose is harmonic.I'm ripping Siamese Dream vinyl from Smashing Pumpkins today, it will be interesting to see how this measures since the original CD was really, really good. I'm a little suspicious that the new vinyl may be squashed and I probably will not prefer it. Should be an interesting one to compare.Again, I'm not trying to argue, just trying to give perspective. For me, the remastering trend eventually sent me running back to vinyl as I tried to understand why I no longer liked the CDs I was buying --- keep in mind, I own many thousands of CDs over a long period of time. For a long time, I really loved my CDs.