The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153894   Message #3608436
Posted By: Steve Shaw
09-Mar-14 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Subject: RE: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Listening to music in my good ol' 2010 Focus on the M6 (when we're actually moving) can be a challenge. I'm talking FM only here, by the way. Classic FM, with its very crude recompression (CDs already compressed being compressed again by their machinery) can be tolerable, though often tediously lacking in dynamic variation. Radio 3, which I understand uses less compression and occasionally none at all, can be impossible for quiet passages. You often think the radio's gone off. Some CDs are fine in the car. I tried listening to Penguin Eggs in the car on the motorway and had to give up. That one's for home listening only if I want to hear what I'm supposed to hear. Maybe I'll get me a Rolls.