Sound quality: Cd vs Computer
Hi everyone, as the title says what are your opinions? To me music sounds better playing off a cd player then computer.
Depends on the machine itself. My mac sounds better than my PC, then my PC would sound better if plugged on a MOTU. Then my CDJ sounds great, but still not as good as my hifi CD player.
To go your way in terms of better, I would say my cd players have no fan noise at all. Some desktops are right down noisy.
There are too many variables to make a general observation. DAC, filters, amplification method, and speaker quality can each make a significant difference in sound quality.
Even the mood of listener makes a difference...
^^^ I think that thread is pretty much covered.
It depends what you're comparing and how you're comparing it.
Originally Posted by highjump
also most onboard soundcards in PCs are not made for the audiophile user. its more of an allrounder. doing everything but nothing particularly exceptional while a hifi soundsystem is built for the task.
Originally Posted by EarnYourKeep
motherboards have poor sound quality indeed.
Originally Posted by Sigma
Just to put some snake oil on the fire.
Oh yeah, lol, all of that "£100 a metre" speaker wire stuff is a load of old bollocks IMO, but does the OP have the PC hooked up to the same amp/speakers as the CD player? Is he comparing low bitrate MP3s with CDs?
This. Depends on what you use basically. And I paid a fortune for my speaker wire thank you very much
I feel that cds sound better than the computer. But I dont have an complaint on the computer. Use the computer more than cds. Still sounds good to me.