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played it on the stereo system and perhaps i need to listen to them back to back but i was only able to tell a few differences:

-the drumming felt warmer kinda like the LP and not so low

-around the beginning i never knew about the part when axl harmonizes with himself on "where the grass is green" it sounded like the way carrie underwood sings it and I really liked it

-slashs solo at the end did seem a bit cooler and you can tell where the notes were.

id like to give it another listen when my roommates arent around but it was awesome

THANKS AGAIN!

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Downloading that PC now, thanks a load ER, I hope it blows me away. These discs are far too expensive for me though, I think I'll search for some sort of website that people upload them too, there's gotta be a bunch of Audiophile sites that do that. I would have assumed that a computers disc reader wasn't good enough to get the most out of these discs though? Like it wouldn't capture the true quality?

Update: Through my stereo you can't tell all too much difference, it just sounds a bit crisper. I've got an alright stereo, but nothing amazing. I expect to hear it better in my headphones though.

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I didn't burn mine to disc - I have a folder of FLAC albums on my external hard drive that I use Foobar to play. I have a pretty good speaker setup on my computer though - you won't be able to tell a difference unless you have the right equipment. Someone once used a pretty good analogy for FLAC and I can't remember what it was, but a lot of people who download them probably don't even have optimal equipment for playback - myself included - meaning we're not getting the most out of it. I can tell a difference, but I'd hear a larger difference if I had a dual soundcard with premium hi-fi speakers and everything.

Speakers have nothing on good headphones IMO, it's not even really compareable with the stereo v headphones in my case. Not that that's really relevant, but you know, I would never spend money on an expensive stereo if I could spend the same amount of money on brilliant earphones.

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Well...I'll definitely be downloading this album for my iPod. It sounds pretty darn amazing; totally worth the large amount of space it will take up. Are there any other CD's like this that are worth the extra-high quality on? I imagine Nevermind would be particularily breathtaking.

I actually feel sorry for people who haven't spent upwards of $150 on good earphones, it seems like a stupid thing to say, but it's like hearing music through a new set of ears.

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Thanks for uploading that ER. I figure I should listen to it on my stereo rather than my PC but that'll necessitate a burn to CD first and I don't want to waste a CD for just one song. Maybe I'll fit it onto some sort of CD soon and then I'll give it a listen.

Not sure how even the most expensive headphones could compare to, say, a $4,000 stereo. I would think it would be lacking in bass impact, where a good set of speakers could output really tight bass that sends vibrations through the floor, walls, and air - an effect that can send chills up your spine and something you just can't get through earphones. I would think speakers enhance dynamics and a clean sound too. That said, earphones are also right up against your ear and so perhaps detail and things like ambiance are maximized. I dunno, I never really compared closely, and I've never listened to anything more than moderately priced earphones. I've got a set of Sony earphones now that I paid $40 or so for. They are pretty good. They are this kind of design: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores...552921665376489

which far as I gather is the best design for audio quality. I dig the bass - it's got lots of it and it's well controlled. But I can only imagine what a $200 pair of Shure or JBL headphones sound like.

I'm so fucking into audio now. I plan to slowly upgrade my stereo starting maybe as early as this year (gotta manage my debt level first though!). I'll probably allocate my funds like this: $600-800 integrated amp, $500-1,000 CD/SACD/DVD-A player, $1,500 speakers, $1,000 record player, and a few hundred for a tuner. But I might wait a bit as I'm actually quite happy with the sound coming out of my system right now. I've discovered just how much the bass quality improved when I turned off my sub. Subs tend to produce muddy bass that is not always easy to integrate with the speakers. The bass is now a bit thin but it's also of higher quality and still thumps pretty good. Invested $50 in higher quality speaker cable and the difference is surprising.

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I can only imagine what a $200 pair of Shure headphones sound like.

Orgasmic. I can only imagine then what $600 + earphones sound like. I think earphones force you to listen to the song, rather than getting distracted with other things, which perhaps gives the illusion of better quality. Maybe I've just never heard a mindblowing stereo before, but if I really want to listen to my music, in go the earphones.

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