A pure audiophile? A pure audiophile sure as heck would not be using a MiniDisc, since that uses lossy compression. More likely a DAT. And a pure audiophile would listen to mostly records, recognizing that our ears are analog, which is why records sound better. Present-day CDs are especially harsh on high frequencies. For the record, this bothers me. There’s a particular frequency that just drives me crazy, it’s like a cross between a high-hat and a triangle, and it just bothers me to no end but I’ve pointed it out to people and it doesn’t bother them. It’s present a lot in Matt Redman’s recording of Let Everything That Has Breath. I’m not saying I have great ears. But this frequency bothers me.

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