Thank God we have Neil Young to champion the cause of high-resolution audio.
MP3 files suck! They are compressed on the top and bottom, as well as on the sides. They damage our ears because they are shrill. Mp3 in my estimation, is a bastardization of sound. We shouldn’t have to settle or pay for such inferior sound.
The use in MP3 of a lossy compression algorithm is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio for most listeners. An MP3 file that is created using the setting of 128 kbit/s will result in a file that is about 1/11 the size[note 1] of the CD file created from the original audio source.
Why in calendar year, 2012 do we continue to “compromise” our listening needs with Mp3 audio?
Then notice how much we lose with MP3 versus what high-resolution provides the audio experience.
So we the music consumer must Occupy Audio Now!
“Occupy Audio We want the 95%. This is the 21st Century. We need to take our tones back. Give your fans what YOU hear. Figure out a way to do it. MP3 audio is the new radio. It should be free like radio. Our record companies need to deliver what we are making the way we hear it. Put pressure on them. Our music loving listeners deserve the best. Sell quality. It is possible. We can do it. Now is the time. Don’t be a slave to the Media corporations. Change what they are doing. Give your audience what YOU hear. Let them FEEL it. GIVE YOUR FANS A CHOICE. Thanks for listening.”
- Neil Young, Steve Jobs, Bill Ford … and high-end car audio (mnn.com)
- Neil Young Defends Both Record Companies and Piracy (blogs.wsj.com)