“Vinyl is still the closest to an original recording in terms of audio quality,” Jacob Penderworth writes for Tuts+.
“While digital audio has lost quality in some areas, it makes up for it in others. The digital version of a vinyl is lossless audio, which is typically stored in an large, uncompressed format,” Penderworth writes. “These are by no means optimized for playback on all machines, nor are they easy to carry on a mobile device—a single four-minute song can be ten times as large in file size as the same track in MP3 or AAC.”
Penderworth writes, “If, however, you must have high-fidelity audio on your Mac, there are some things you should know…”
Much more in the full article here.