MP3 vs. Vinyl

Interesting article by Devin Coldewey on CrunchGear about John Meyer’s work comparing the “fidelity potential” of various audio recording formats from wax cylinders to MP3, reel-to-reel tape, wav/aiff, DVD, DTS, etc. Here’s the complete table. I agree with Devin, “His methods are scientific in a way, but also questionable.” Consider in particular that the audio mastering process (when properly done) targets a particular release format and environment, and that can make more difference than almost anything else. Regardless, it’s a fun comparison.

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