· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · July
· · · · 04 (1 entry)

The Problem With Online Music · The New York Times to­day hits the nail on the head: if you’re buy­ing mu­sic over the net, you’re buy­ing it in severe­ly dam­aged con­di­tion. When I plug my com­put­er in­to the re­al­ly good stereo at home, the dif­fer­ence be­tween the way mu­sic sounds com­ing off CD or vinyl or a good FM sig­nal, and the crip­pled ver­sion from MP3 com­pres­sion isn’t sub­tle. I used to think that if you were lis­ten­ing to mu­sic on head­phones on a bus or train or plane or in a crowd, the MP3 los­sage re­al­ly didn’t mat­ter much. But re­cent­ly I’ve been lis­ten­ing to the Shure 3C phones, and it’s ob­vi­ous that we re­al­ly shouldn’t be ig­nor­ing these com­pres­sion is­sues; in par­tic­u­lar since loss­less com­pres­sion is avail­able right here, right now.
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