Could there be possibly a reason why a SHM-CD is better? 2018-10-27 17:57:22 I just stumbled across this German article about SHM-CD that are being sold in Japan. Basically, the polycarbonate seems to be a little bit better. The good thing for the record companies seems to be that they are commanding a higher charge.They compared one bit identical CD with the SHM version and this is google translated their result:QuoteRelaxed in upper layersSo how do you listen to Fairport Convention on SHM-CD? On the drive / converter combination TL1N / DA1N from C.E.C. The SHM version actually sounds more relaxed, less glassy, livelier, more relaxed and more three dimensional in the upper layers. The normal CD looks like constricted: more compact and occupied. These differences are clearly reproducible, and they are even confirmed in the other albums that we identified as not guaranteed bit by bit. So Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young get the voices more relaxed, more pleasant via SHM-CD. The bass sounds more powerful - from the normal CD, it is rather pappy and bland. The original CD by Led Zeppelin sounds comparatively pressed in the middle, while the SHM CD sounds much more homogeneous and relaxed and offers a more pronounced depth relief. More air for the voice, more freshness in the SHM version of Steely Dan - but here were possibly raised the upper layers slightly. Significantly louder than the normal CD is the SHM disc recorded by Miles Davis - which makes a serious comparison ultimately impossible.As they are bit identical this is BS from my point of view.What do you think?