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CURSE YOU, 'streaming' music services! I want a bloody CD

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A lot of people who go on about quality differences have not actually done a fair, blind test to actually compare.

A lot of early CDs were actually just digital copies of analogue recordings mastered for vinyl and CDs are 16bit versions taken from (often) higher quality original digital recordings.

iTunes have (re)mastered a lot of tracks and a lot of their iTunes Plus have been taken from the original recordings to optimise for digital playback. So compare against that instead of a MP3 you ripped at 128kbps years ago.

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