Ok so here's the thing.
I've been dabbling somewhat in higher~ish quality audio for a while now so let me first of all state what equipment I use most of the time.
Mostly I listen music on the computer, and I'm using a Asus Xonar One -> Little Dot MKIII -> HD650.
And for a while now I've been hogging vinyl records like crazy just because I kinda like collecting them mostly :P
Got lots of friends who collect records as well and we're having fun digitalising them and cleaning em up with iZotope ^^ fun times.
And ofc I've been plundering HDtracks.com (I'm broke now ).
So, that said, I've recently tried to listen to some of my CDs again and the thing is... they all sound like absolute trash.
Everywhere I go people tell me it's impossible that a vinyl record sounds better than a CD because of this this and that and *insert a hundred arguments* but the fact of the matter is that I just can't listen to my CDs...
Actually, they sound so cramped and narrow that it almost physically starts to hurt my head...
Am I going bat**** crazy or what?
I mean, the difference between a HDTracks.com release and a CD release has always been obvious but I've ,ever really had a problem with CDs until a few weeks ago
Is it just my equipment that makes it sound cramped or something?
I find it VERY strange that a CDs started to sound like mp3s to me... maybe tinnitus is finally catching up?
Euh... what's going on?