Re: Vinyl vs CD.. here we go again Reply #25 – 2020-08-17 11:53:58 Quote from: Groove on 2020-08-16 10:11:51I have something of a problem with the apparent consensus here that vinyl snap, crackle and pop defects are an inevitability.They will (inevitably) develop at some point. That's a fact.But the part about these audible defects producing awful listening experiences is totally subjective, therefore valid for each subject and pointless to dispute.I said in my first post that I haven't heard vinyl in years - approx. 35 or more years - but last weekend, I had the pleasure of finding a record I used to listen when I was a kid - 7ish years old - in an online streaming service I am trialling. I was so glad to find it there as I had been looking for it in other comparable services without luck. One of the songs that starts quietly had noticeable pops and clicks, so I presume it was a digital copy of a wear vinyl. I was (subjectively) OK with that. I also thought I could hear changes in the "reproduction rate", as if the spinning speed of the turntable used to play the vinyl during recording wasn't constant. I liked that too! But what impressed me most was that despite the lesser quality attributes of the record - compared to a typical CD - it was (subjectively again) an unique, unharmful and enjoyable experience.