The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153894   Message #3607737
Posted By: Steve Shaw
06-Mar-14 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Subject: RE: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
To my ear, even "good" mP3s sound poor compared to the equivalent music on CD. I suppose it really only matters when one's trying to listen in ideal listening conditions on good gear. Most of the time I'm not doing that. One instance of degraded sound quality being almost unbearable at times is music on Classic FM. You often hear clipping in loud passages, and a single flute can be as loud as the whole of the rest of the Berlin Phil! It seems a shame, and somewhat ironic, that as recording quality gets better and better we're more and more prepared to put up with so-so sound quality when we listen to music.