Reply to post: Re: Self confessed audiophile

Hi-res audio folk to introduce new rules and weed out impure noises

Dave K Silver badge

Re: Self confessed audiophile

Well put. Going for high resolution audio is pointless as long as the music industry continues to insist upon destroying the quality of music during mastering. A high resolution recording that has been smashed to bits during mastering will sound far, far worse than a CD quality recording that has been mastered to sound good instead of loud.

The first thing the industry should do is ditch this stupid practice (so many online streaming services auto-level the volume anyway - making the whole thing pointless). Once they done that and are mixing/mastering music with the intention of achieving maximum sound quality, then maybe high-def audio formats may be something that can sell.

Until then, they're just effectively trying to sell high-resolution photos of a turd. Doesn't matter how sharp and detailed they are, the result is still a turd at the end of the day

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