It always seemed like one of those things audiophiles said to get a rise out of the rest of us: everything sounds better on vinyl.
But we grew up with vinyl, which means we know how glitchy and fuzzed-out the average record sounds (especially when it was taken on through Baby's First Scratching Session).
Well, turns out audiophiles might be right and here's the science to support the theory. Seems that by their very nature vinyl recordings are, and have always been, loss-free, thus next best thing to unimprovable (provided that they're recorded with the right equipment and you have a sufficiently well-trained ear).
In comparison CDs are the equivalent of a square-wheeled bike. Technically, audio DVDs can ensure that the difference is so subtle as to render the whole debate meaningless, but, just quietly, we're still pretty happy with our 320 kbps MP3s. Is that so wrong?