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CD vs MP3 Quality.

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In an OTA thread yesterday, several people brought up this issue. Those posts were deleted since they hijacked an OTA thread.

I'd like to start that "debate" again here. (the people who were discussing digital vs analogue cameras in that thread may do the same in a new thread) ;)

If I recall the gist of what people were saying, they were stating that MP3s were better than CDs because 128 is higher than 44.

I believe people have got bitrate and sampling frequency mixed up...
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Wait until the 'fileswap' generation enters the workforce, buys their first 'bigass' stereos, and starts playing thier 'old' mp3 burn CD's on a real machine... :)
MP3's are as effective as photocopying the Mona Lisa.
MP3's are ideal for portables and PC speakers, the file's 'underwater' compression anomalies just become more evident as the quality of the playback equipment increases.

I have a real problem with 128 bitrate even on portables.
stampeder said:
Thanks for that! Does anyone know if MP3s can do multi-channel too, such as on an SACD?
That would be DD (Dolby Digital). The software cost alone would prohibit it.
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