https:\/\/www.cnet.com\/news\/the-top-10-reasons-why-music-is-compressed\/\n\nhttps:\/\/www.cnet.com\/news\/compression-is-killing-your-music\/\n\n"No. 1: Audiophiles like to complain about compressed music, but they actually prefer it." :p\n\n I did an internship a recording after high-school some years ago (yikes I'm getting old:eek:). This female pop singer came in one weekend and recorded. I vividly remember her voice ok, not great. After the engineer had working his magic with some serious compression on her vocals; she sounded amazing. Like a "popish" version of Mariah Carey. I remember he make her do like 30 overdubs of the chorus and it sounded like very filling and soulful. Point is when listening studio music it can sound great but once you go out to a live show I thing that really exemplifies the artists talent or lack there of. eg. I remember seeing Stevie Wonder at Jazz fest and the music put chills down my spine. Then when I listen at home the music doest seem as soulful and powerful to me. Sorry if i went on a tangent, I forgot where i was going with all this. Right, compression.