I was certainly not saying vinyl sounds “better” than digital. I said some prefer the experience of vinyl. Vinyl has many issues, which I clearly mentioned in the article.

But my ears do tell me that uncompressed audio recorded in a high-quality recording studio using high-quality gear, whether on tape (extremely rare nowadays) or at high bitrates, sounds superior to OGG Vorbis and AAC compressed audio which discards audio data to acheive smaller file sizes. Some can’t tell the difference due to poor playback equipment or untrained ears, but I can.

You are certainly entitled to your opinion that the CD standard (16bits @ 44.1 kHz) is perfect. It clearly sounds better than OGG Vorbis and AAC compressed audio, but I wouldn’t call it “perfect.”

Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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