Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

mp3 vs cd

It always makes me chuckle when people say "128kbps mp3 sounds just like CD!" Er, no. It doesn't. It's not actually very close either. If I've got a CD of something that I've heard several times, it's actually quite painful to listen to the mp3 version . . . in fact, it's often pretty painful to listen to it anyway. (I mean this literally. My ears start hurting. No kidding.)

I've been listening to the Evanescence album in mp3 for a while, and wishing I had the CD. I finally broke down and got the CD new (couldn't find it used.) Yep. Sounds *far* better, and my ears are so much happier.

I didn't recognize this track when it started - it had a piano track in it. Where'd that piano come from? Sure wasn't in the mp3 . . .

(Note: I'm serious about audio. Maybe not as serious as some people, but we're still not looking at $5 headphones or stock speakers. YMMV.)
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