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Audiophiles

I had to wait outside for forty minutes for a fire alarm a couple of days ago, not fun.

I had to wait outside for forty minutes for a fire alarm a couple of days ago, not fun.

There are certain things in life I do not understand: wifi allergies, conspiracy theorists and audiophiles. Namely doing things like spending six hundred dollars for a super high fidelity audio cable less than three feet in length. Forever claiming that records sound better with the natural hiss and pops of dust. Custom ordering vacuum tube amps since those solid state transistors just don’t cut it  with their crossover distortion.

I just don’t get it.

So I was happy to read this article on the new up and coming music format preference.

In short the newer generations prefer 128 KBs mp3 recordings over vinyl, lossless formats or any other. The “warm” background sound of records is being replaced by the mp3.

In twenty years I want to see expensive equipment to transfer the latest lossless music format into good ol’ 128 KBs.

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