#1 By: howtogeek, April 16th, 2013 13:39
#2 By: Simon Nicholls, April 17th, 2013 10:29
But let's put that into perspective, Michael Jacksons "Thriller" alone sold (at least) 39 million copies on vinyl in the early 80's. I gave away the last of my vinyl collection just a couple of weeks ago because- despite the better sound quality- all that fiddling about removing dust etc. was just such a faff compared to CDs and Digital music
#3 By: Carlos Comesanas, April 17th, 2013 13:09
Is it really such a tremendous difference in sound quality? I though that the keeping of vinyl records was just pure snobbism.
#4 By: Ricardo Montoya, April 17th, 2013 15:10
Truly I have kept most of my best albums at hand and the difference is abysmal when it comes to sound comparison. it is true digital is cleaner, leaner, better? but in reality nothing compare to the rich sound spectrum of vinyl. Besides the fact that vinyl last "forever" if proper care of, CD's are prone to early damage, as soon as you barely scratch the top there is no way to restore it. except buy a new one. Nah, I don't think so!,
I can convert the music to Flac for better playing and my friends prefer it than that inferior lackluster mp3 or mp3HD or mp4 whichever come first I don't care. Vinyl records last, sound better, rocks and people have already found out its qualities.
#5 By: Craig Thorne, April 17th, 2013 21:10
I think we need to be comparing apples to apples, vinyl records don't have the dynamic range that cd were capable but have a less brassy sound that can be pleasant. Digital music, these days, is very compressed and loses a lot of information. So to compare vinyl, at least how it was to current digital music available, vinyl will win hands down.
#6 By: Straspey, April 17th, 2013 21:25
As somebody who was buying vinyl records back in the day when the salesman would ask if you wanted it in "mono or stereo?" - I can tell you that there is no digital comparison to a masterfully-engineered vinyl recording of a 100-piece symphony orchestra - recorded in 24 tracks - played on a high-quality turntable and channeled through large speakers (with separate cones for bass, midrange and highs) - all powered by a 250-watt amplifier.
There's nothing snobbish about that.
Can you imagine listening to Vienna Philharmonic performance of - say - The Beethoven 9th Symphony through ear-buds on an iPod ?
With my system - I could put on my recording of Bruckner's 8th Symphony with George Szell and he Cleveland Orchestra - a recording from the mid-sixties - and knock down our house.