At 12/18/12 03:13 PM, Sequenced wrote:
They compress too much in CD's.
Because clearly notoriously bad loudness-war abiding digital remasterings are a proper metric of judgement...
In terms of purely clinical sound, digital playback is more accurate. Period. I have more emotional interest in Vinyl than any audio file or CD myself - but not to the point of clouded judgement or denial of factual information.
For one, Vinyl doesn't produce deep stereo bass tones correctly. It doesn't support surround sound. It has hiss, crackles, surface noise, and is a pain in the ass to maintain. It fails to support a standardized method of playback. It makes the low frequencies muddled and inaccurate. Bit depth beyond 24 is completely inaudible to the human ear.
Studio technicians test their mixes and mastering in digital environments, anyways. You simply wont get an accurate representation of the artist's sonic intention when buying Vinyl, since Vinyl is usually not among the tested formats.
Hydrogenaudio has a nice list of pros and cons for this too. Check 'em out.