Originally Posted by Le Gonso
... To me it's like someone wanting to use rotary phones or something.
I'm actually contemplating getting one for home.
My current phones suck arse and my sister in law (she's into retro 50's etc) bought a couple recently and they are awesome.
You hear everything so clearly.
Also with the LP's vs CD's thing there have been a number of studies into the frequencies of analogue and digital and the affects they have positive or negative on our brains.
I'm no expert, so this is merely conjecture on my part, but even in a lossless state, the digital has a reduced frequency range. Even though we might not actually "hear" some of these frequencies they still affect us.
I'll try and find the study I read and link it. I thought it was pretty interesting.
I mean this has been discussed before. We obviously live in a digital age where the majority have been receiving music in the digital form for 25-30 years. So a whole generation that has largely missed out on that.
I'm no audiophile but I know that a large percentage of those that are use valve/tube systems and tape or turntable setups.
Digital is easy and available and cheap and all the wonderful things you want in a computer based world, but it doesn't mean that you aren't missing out on something.