Digital is far better than vinyl

I have invested a decent sum of money into my digital setup, including a decent streamer (Innuos Zenith MK3), a very good dac (Denafrips Terminator 2), Eno filter, and good cabling. But after being told by many here that vinyl is vastly superior to digital, I thought let’s build an analog system and see what all the fuss is about. So this is what I did ...

I picked up an Audio Technica TT from Amazon for around $299. I then used one of the older integrated amps with a built-in phono, which I believe I paid around $500 a few years ago. And, finally, just to even out the playing field I bought the cheapest possible cables from alibaba. Since I didn’t have extra rack space to put the TT on, I got a couple of bricks and built a DIY platform for it.

So after listening to the analog setup for a few days, I can proclaim without a shadow of doubt that digital is far, far superior than vinyl on any given day, and twice a day on Sunday.

What has been your experience? And please, don’t mention your gear or any special. cartridges, isolation, etc. Not interested in your system details. I just want to make sure you guys understand that digital is far, far superior than vinyl.


Well, the answer is really subjective and depends on a endless amount of variations. BUT...Yes, Digital is WAY BETTER than vinyl.

I think the issue is that some people have an aversion to the digital sound. If you do not care for the digital sound analog is both objectively and subjectively better. There is no question that on good equipment a good analog recording sounds very good indeed. I happen to prefer the digital sound overall, but I can appreciate a good analog recording.

To Arthur and heretobuy. : I have to say that anno 2022 a lot of digital  recordings are bad , specially the British. I cann’t understand it. When you take Nina Simone Muddy Waters , Charles  Lloyd , Pat Metheny,… ( original recording ): No digital recording gives that “pure” sound. Off course , it’s , what do you want about “listening to music”? Everyone  his tast , no problems. I wanna “feel” the music and what’s happen around it too ! But I appreciate  everyone’s opinion.

@arafiq    As @ltmandella says above.

A very stupid comparison.  Can't understand why some here waste their ink thinking the guy's for real.

It’s not a stupid comparison, it’s a satirical comparison. It’s a statement to those who believe digital is superior without fair comparison.

Geez, you guys. Not everything is so black and white in the world. A lot more colors out there than just those two. Think a little deeper as to the why.

And ltmandella is right, it’s not a meaningful comparison, that’s the point.

It's not meant to be.