What's the price difference? What are you listening to it on? How old are you? (This last question is important for a variety of reasons.)
Granted, given the nature of this forum price is a consideration. I guess the question is almost "Why would a publisher even offer it?" To me, it's like creating a giant coffee table book of Ansel Adams photography, and then offering a pocket paperback sized version.
Age - well, old enough to have seen the Roger Water's Wall concert in Berlin when the USSR took the wall down. On the other hand, young enough to have, I dunno, maybe 10,000 MP3s in my library. Albums I care about I buy on a good medium though.
Nothing personal or upsetting. Just spit-balling here.
Genuine question here, because it seems counterproductive to me.
What's the point in buying a pristine remastered version of an album when it's compressed into an MP3? Reading the reviews, it seems like this version was designed to be released on blu-ray.
Audio troll detected. MP3 codecs have come a long ways since the Napster days of crappy 96kbps CBR tracks. You seem to be implying that just because a track is an MP3, you wouldn't be able to hear the difference in an entire remaster.
The tracks I've gotten off of Amazon MP3 are all just about as high fidelity as the codec will allow (usually 320Kbps) and sound excellent. In fact, I'd wager that even with my nearfield studio monitor setup and youthful ears I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a high bitrate MP3 and a CD. The differences are entirely imperceptible to human hearing.
Nothing wrong with MP3 if you know what you are getting. Just don't let your ears get 'lazy' with the "it all sounds the same" attitude.
EDIT: Marshillboy's post is spot on about Amazon using HQ MP3 which is going to sound the same in most perceptible situations.
of course if you listen Spinal Tap style with the volume at '11', you may as well use any compressed audio out the wazoo.
Definitely a SD for those with $2 Amazon credit left over, definitely fine for most people who use compressed audio.
But I'm with you guys, Pink Floyd is better than a modern band where the music isn't good enough to spend on anything but a digital download. And their music is sophisticated (that doesn't do it justice, but still..) But that's another story..
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