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June 15, 2006

I bet you they won't play this song on the iPod

So it's happened yet again.

I've nearly given up on an album, after having burnt it onto the iPod, only to find out it's just majestic on CD.

This is probably the 8th or 9th time, where a CD I've bought has come home, been put on the iPod for listening, and then sounded...well *less* than it should have. Just not as good as records should sound, you know?

The Pet Shop Boys album referenced earlier was, to be honest, a bit of a disappointment. Where was the sparkle? The texture? The MAJESTY?

There are others who will be able to explain better than I, but it was there all along, and it was thrown away by iTunes as "irrelevant data".

From now on, two rules will apply:
i) I will learn all new CDs as CDs, and then review and remind on the shabby iPod
ii) I will buy real CDs - particularly classical ones - as I'm happy to pay the extra 25p per track just to be able to refer to The Real Thing...in all its sparkly well mixed and expensively reverbed glory.

Posted by Tom Dolan at June 15, 2006 12:37 AM


for similar reasons, and as they become available, eschew the damaged SACD format in favour of the essentially-studio-quality DVD-Audio

SACD has the same problems as iPod, in that much effort goes into Encoding, rather than simply repeating the music as un-interferededly as possible

Posted by: Saltation [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 15, 2006 03:47 PM

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