Originally Posted by Bill Mac
I attempted a comparison between the SACD and the stereo track of the BR. But the time between changing discs and for the BR to boot up it was hard to do an accurate comparison. There are volume level differences as well so it really wasn't worth it. In my opinion the stereo track of the BR sounded quite good. So if one doesn't have the SACD the BR is the way to go Here
Here is a review by Kal where he found the stereo track of the BR to be superior to the SACD. So I would definitely go with Kal's thoughts as he most certainly has a much more experienced and discerning ear than I will ever have
I may take the time to convert a song from each to Apple Lossless and listen on my Ultimate Ears "in ear monitors." They could be played consecutively very quickly. Problematic is that I can convert DTS-HD MA quite easily while converting DSD will involve a process that many audiophiles would point to as suspect.
Or I might just try what you did, Bill, and do my best to characterize the two recordings
On another related subject, tonight I hope to compare the original Tarkus CD to the remixed stereo Tarkus CD to the remixed stereo Tarkus DVD-A.