Download Flac versus CD music quality

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)
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Download Flac versus CD music quality

Post by Robocop » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:03 am

I downloaded Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas in flac from a random site no money changed hands. Converted to Wave playback before CD release.

I then bought the Australian made Sony CD ripped to Wave and proceeded to compare with download version.

Well what do you know, the download sounds better. The CD is softer, lacks detail and dynamics.

A little depressing that still major record labels manufacturing in Australia and probably other places don't care.

I have been buying CD's out of UK Amazon for years and thought just this once they may do it properly. I suppose for those who care it is on vinyl or buy your CD from Europe. Germany still is the best in my book for DVD's and CD's music quality.
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