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    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by highjump View Post
    Hi everyone, as the title says what are your opinions? To me music sounds better playing off a cd player then computer.
    It depends what you're comparing and how you're comparing it.

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    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.
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    motherboards have poor sound quality indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigma View Post
    It depends what you're comparing and how you're comparing it.
    http://gizmodo.com/363154/audiophile...-a-coat-hanger

    Just to put some snake oil on the fire.

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    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?

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    This. Depends on what you use basically. And I paid a fortune for my speaker wire thank you very much

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    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.

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