I prefer vinyl all of the way. While some analog mediums are more compressed than other ones, such as the cassette tape fitting a lot of music oftentimes on one tape, the analog quality of vinyl is outstanding due to minimum compression overall, and the needle actually making present, physical contact with the...
Best answer: I prefer vinyl all of the way. While some analog mediums are more compressed than other ones, such as the cassette tape fitting a lot of music oftentimes on one tape, the analog quality of vinyl is outstanding due to minimum compression overall, and the needle actually making present, physical contact with the grooves of the record. This makes sense for a number of reasons, but the main two are that the grooves are big enough to not be compressed, and the needle reads enough space enough to produce a very non-compressed, realistic sound.
Vinyl with decent speakers is going to sound far better than CDs, and especially any mp3 ever will. And don't listen to the people who say they prefer digital due to the fuzzing of vinyl (an EASY problem to fix if records are cleaned and taken good care of). And especially don't listen to the people who say they prefer digital due to its immense capability to store things. This has nothing to do with sound, and it is a horrible argument anyway because people complain about cassette hiss and numerous other cassette flaws, yet it can hold a maximum generally of 120 MINUTES!
Vinyl with decent speakers doesn't have to be turned loud (unlike a CD player with decent speakers or any digital music file) to produce full bodied sound and a full-room, surround sound experiene. In addition, vinyl sounds more like the composer originally intended the music to sound.
Analog just sounds a lot better anyway due to its capabilities in general. Sound waves and the sound properties of vinyl are infinite, and the musical notes, such as its harmonics, is infinite. So the sounds produced are warmer, fuller, richer, and as I have said, more realistic. Sure, I can see why people don't like cassettes as much as CDs due to its compression of songs. But the fact still stands- analog is less compressed than digital NO MATTER WHAT.
People also make the argument that vinyl users are used to high end speakers, but this is not always true. I used standard computer speakers with my cheap audio technica turntable, and guess what? I STILL got a high- end, stereo sound response, sound output, and sound-enriched experience. You can have cheap speakers with vinyl and it can sound amazing. Why? As I have said, the needle is fine pointed but actually reading the record at the time instead of using automatic lasers like CDs, which only essentially create a copy of the sound once it is outputted. In other words, once CD sound reaches your ears, it loses quality from what the ACTUAL microscopic grooves are supposed to sound like. Would you figure that?
Vinyl wins in pretty much anything you can imagine against digital.
Hope I helped.
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