I had a guy I know make me a CD. It sounded great. It was a CD of Minnie Ripperton which I already own. When I worked out I listen to CDs and awhile back I lost the original so I figured if I made copies who cares if I lose the copies.
Now I also like old time radio, so I got some CDs that burn like 100 “Burns and Allen” shows onto one CD but in MP3 format. When I mentioned this he told me he could burn things in MP3 format as well.
This guy then burned me the same Minnie Ripperton CD in MP3 format and put more on to boot.
The question is the CD sounds OK in MP3 but not like the CD version he burned me at first.
So just to be sure, I had two other people I know, burn me some of the record to see if it was the format or the technique. All the MP3s sound the same but none come close to the first CD he burned nor the original.
Now I have a tin ear, so my question is do MP3 sound less than CDs. To me it was like the difference between a cassette and a CD version of a song. Is there a big difference. And if I can notice it surely others can.
Or am I not hearing it (in other words is it just me)