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  • If not today, it will tomorrow

    If the original analog source can be sampled at an equivalent or higher resolution than our human hearing, then digital music is thus equivalent or higher. One quick fact check shows a 3.6Hz resolution between 1-2kHz for human hearing: http://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/31059/whats-the-frequency-resolution-of-the-human-ear

    Long story short, if digital cannot sample at a high enough rate yet, it sure will eventually be able to. However, most sources state this is already possible.

  • Lossless is possible and easier on digital domain

    Interestingly, some digital music supporters here are still thinking the disadvantages of digital recording as "band limited recording, aliasing, bit rate limit, dynamic range etc". These are not valid for today's technology. Be sure that lossless recording is possible and much easier, cost effective in digital domain. One may say that some digital recordings have aliasing or quantization problems but, bad sampled recordings are not the thing that we compare. (it is like comparing fluffy tape recording) The method you record and playback music, the equipment you use are much important. If you want to record and playback with highest fidelity, you can both do it with digital and analog medium. Which one is more effective? Of course, the easier and convenient one is digital medium.

  • Lossless recording is possible and much easier

    Interestingly, some digital music supporters here are still thinking the disadvantages of digital recording as "band limited recording, aliasing, bit rate limit, dynamic range etc". These are not valid for today's technology. Be sure that lossless recording is possible and much easier, cost effective in digital domain. One may say that some digital recordings have aliasing or quantization problems but, bad sampled recordings are not the thing that we compare. (it is like comparing fluffy tape recording) The method you record and playback music, the equipment you use are much important. If you want to record and playback with highest fidelity, you can both do it with digital and analog medium. Which one is more effective? Of course, the easier and convenient one is digital medium.

  • Lossless recording is possible and much easier

    Interestingly, some digital music supporters here are still thinking the disadvantages of digital recording as "band limited recording, aliasing, bit rate limit, dynamic range etc". These are not valid for today's technology. Be sure that lossless recording is possible and much easier, cost effective in digital domain. One may say that some digital recordings have aliasing or quantization problems but, bad sampled recordings are not the thing that we compare. (it is like comparing fluffy tape recording) The method you record and playback music, the equipment you use are much important. If you want to record and playback with highest fidelity, you can both do it with digital and analog medium. Which one is more effective? Of course, the easier and convenient one is digital medium.

  • Analogue is not 'pure' at all

    People old enough to remember analogue tape recorders will know that analogue tape recordings always had issues with wow, flutter, tape speed and tape head azimuth. The search for better recordings brought us digital recording in the early 1970s. Digital recording may have other issues (like potential aliasing) but has many advantages over analogue.

  • Yes, Yes, Yes

    Mp3 format may sound worse than a mint condition record, but a high fidelity, lossless digital recording can hold infinitely more information than an analog format. Vinyl records are a terrible way to store audio. Temperature, humidity, packaging and even just using a record degrades the sound. In the case of digitally produced music (in other words, almost all modern music) the use of a digital format is necessary to retain the original content of the production. This digital production is stored as exact formulas describing in full detail every tiny component of the song. This cannot be achieved in an analog format. There will always be inconsistencies in the recording and reproduction of the content. I can hold over a thousand hours of lossless, perfect audio on my pocket size 1 terabyte hard-drive. I can copy, edit and distribute this data freely. It's foolish to call analog the better format. It is akin to declaring CRT monitors a more accurate, high quality way to watch a movie than a modern LCD display. It is provably incorrect.

  • Yes digital music is better than analog

    Yes, I believe that digital music is much better than analog, since it makes music sound clearer and more realistic. Digital music continues the evolution that analog music first started, but takes music to a whole new level and sound quality. Digital music allows the listener to hear a clearer sound quality over analog music, which makes it better.

  • Digital music is marginally better than analog.

    In my opinion, digital music is only marginally better than analog. While the latter holds an high level of warmth and quality, the former maintains a reasonably close atmosphere--although it may never represent the timbre and depth of say, a human's voice. To add to that, digital recording and transmission is much easier to utilize for both artists and audience alike; for instance, sharing a song digitally results no loss of quality, which makes it unparalleled in terms of convenience, whereas analog sources deteriorate when transmitted--not to mention, they lack in the flexibilities of digital hardware. Thus, digital remains slightly more favorable than analog, mainly through its adaptive nature as technology continues to improve.

  • The crystal clarity of digital music is an illusion.

    What sounds like "crystal clarity" in digital music is really what is called alias distortion. This is due to the sampling rate of the digital format. What is produces is a high frequency pitch well above the music material. Even though not audible directly, the effect is a sharp sound as it where making the music sound "brighter". The end results of the so-called clarity of sound in digital is really the high frequency sampling rate (alias distortion) that is mixing with the music in the listener's ears. This is why that prolonged listening of digital music can result in an uncomfortable feel similar to being exposed to high frequency sounds for prolonged periods of time. In contrast, analog audio listening can be heard for extended time periods without irritation from high frequency components in the recording.

  • I miss the sound of analog =(

    The sound quality of analog is so much better than digital. Hands down! I hate that I can't hook up flat screen TV's to analog! I have an old Aiwa sound system and I can't find a digital sound that even comes close!! Analog picks up sounds that digital didn't even know existed!

  • No, all you need is ears

    Analog sounds better than digital. It feels better. It looks better. It even smells and tastes better. People like digital for its convenience, but as somebody once said, "a prostitute is convenient, but it ain't makin' love!" Analog tape is an actual thing, real magnetic particles on a real surface. Digital is a concept in a computer, a ghost in the material world.

  • Just listen and forget the hype

    Acoustic presence as realistic as being right in emotional touch with the artistes.
    I can go on, and yes, vinyl comes with static and dust crackles but the overall delicate warmth of a natural three dimensional, spatial audio arrangement far outclasses the compressed data on a cd or from a flac file, and it's easy on the ear as well. Music is crisp and exudes life and richness I never felt on a digital recording.
    Listen to Eric Clapton Unplugged 180 grams on vinyl, no comparison needed!!

  • Yes and No, as well.

    There's some amazing analog stuff out there. A pro level turntable piping out of a properly set up tube amp gives a sound that can't be matched. 16 channel tape is amazing, too. Neither of these is very portable. My ideal home setup would be a mix of both, with the focus on analog. In the car or out hiking, you really don't have a choice, if you want music.

  • Digital music is not better than analog.

    The quality of music depends on the creativity of the composition, not whether it is digital or analog. People have enjoyed music for thousands of years without it being digital. Most people will not care how music is made as long as it sounds good and it makes them feel emotion.

  • Analog Sounds Better

    As a musician honestly analog is better. The difference is not always that big of a deal,but just that extra bit of real, extra emotion. It's a raw element sort of thing, something that just can't be reproduced by digital music. It's only a small difference in most cases, but it really does make a big difference if you know what to listen for in music.

  • Analog Sound is Better than Digital

    Analog sound is the purest of recorded sound; therefore it is superior to digital sound, if in nothing more than it’s pure originality. It is made from the initial sound resulting from the original air pressure variations, then converted via say a microphone, into an electrical analog signal. Digital sound takes all its qualities from the original, pure analog sound, so it is a “man-made reproduction” at best. Digital sound does have its profound benefits in today’s technological age, but for purity and originality in recording, analog sound cannot be beat.

  • Yes and no.

    Analog can at times have more soul than digital, but I feel that digital in many cases has it's advantages. You can make more sounds with digital. I guess it just depends on the artists, the music is only as good as the artist that makes it. Basically they are both great.

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