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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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When I used to sell electronics; it was right when MP3's were becoming popular. (Late 90's). I had other salespeople make mixed CD's from MP3's. Playing them on the cheap systems were fine; but when the time came to show off $2000-$3000 per pair speakers; you could hear the difference.

I also swore I could hear the difference between a burned CD and a stamped one too. With speakers being high commission; it was worth it to have a good quality stamped CD in your pocket. Yeah, I had a few get wrecked or lost. But it was worth it.
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