Geez, talk about a trolling thread....or at the least, opening a can of worms
. I thought this debate died about 25yrs ago.
There's no definitive answer, period. There are so many personal biases...along with actual variables to consider (quantitative perspective), that this subject is all but impossible to give a just and meaningful response in on on-line forum.
But for kicks, I'm going to share my perspective
I still own about 500 vinyl albums, K? While I'll agree that at least the first decade of CDs might have sounded "cold" in comparison to the warmth and richness description that many use when they speak of vinyl.....most of my albums were lucky to even survive the 70's
Even my best albums....you'll hear hiss, an occasional pop...or something. I used to muse about the definition of a turntable/album; "a machine that uses a diamond to endlessly drag dust along inward spiraling grooves of a material that slowly eroded away with each play."
I don't for one minute miss (other than the pure nostalgia aspect of watching my turntable swing in its suspended macrame holder while I hoisted more brewskies) wiping/cleaning the grooves before each play...worry about turntable speed slipping (either direct drive or belt)...and a few other things I'm sure I'm forgetting at the moment.
No sir, I'll take CDs for $500, Alex.....any day and all day long
. (and they've
advanced in quality, too)