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Is re-master version really better ?


[metal12] Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:15:40 AM 
Thank you thats a good point. These days there are lots of re-master this, re-master that to boost up on the sound. But I always thoguht re-master means up grade. Then I realized some of the review was not good while some were excellent. Confusing. Its amazing tho, how people can really tell so clearly how its better / worse. I do not have ears for it !

  [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Nupe The Ripper from Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:03:38 AM)
[Nupe The Ripper] Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:03:38 AM 
I don't have the original CDs, but I do have most of them as original vinyls...

A lot of the remasters suffer from the so-called "loudness war", i.e. the dynamic range (difference between the loud and silent parts) has been compressed to make the CD sound louder. Which is utterly stupid, because AFAIK everyone still has a volume knob or slider in their CD player. It also tends to make the albums sound more "piercing" (i.e. the higher frequencies are louder). In fact, if you listen to the CDs loud enough you can hear the distortion this practice causes. Also, sometimes there's an over-application of noise reduction, making the records sound somewhat muffled at points. The only good reason to keep the Remasters is the bonus tracks.

So yeah, if you can afford and find the original CDs, get them if you want better sound quality (in my opinion). But you should do just fine with the Remasters as well, it's your call. I wouldn't suggest replacing the whole catalog, you could buy one original CD that you also have as a remaster, and then compare yourself.
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Edited at: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:08:09 AM
[metal12] Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:38:43 PM 
You guys probably has the original CD release from 80s ??? do you think its worth replacing them to re-master version thats are now out ?? 

I have pretty much all the new remaster versions, but I was wondering if original release were better ? 
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