14 of 36 people found the following review helpful
This really hurts to have to do.
First off let me say I LOVE this band and the new material (which I love) sounds great on the 5.1 DVD included in the deluxe package. In fact I think it sounds phenomenal when played in 2-channel mode. The retail cd, however, is the problem.
Fans will get mad over this review but it's an absolute truth. Sonically, the cd/digital format of this product is inferior and I owe it to everyone to point it out. Hence the handful of listeners out there who understand what I am talking about may save their money. A few others who don't may… Read more
62 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Seriously this must be some kind of a joke that these record labels/sound engineers/producers can't get past this.
This is an AUDIO release...so YES the AUDIO is IMPORTANT!
Please visit following discussion thread for resolution to this type of mastering:
What is so hard about making the cd just as dynamic as the vinyl?
The louder and more compressed/clipped you make it, the LESS impacting and powerful… Read more
12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Seriously, when does the madness end with the brickwalling/clipping of the cd/digital formats? It has become obvious that the labels don't care about the digital format, but are catering to those "on-the-go" listeners by only focusing on overall volume...any way they can get it. An average dynamic range of 5db SUCKS. Even worse than the last overly-loud AIC offering. Yet the vinyl is 11 db of average dynamic range. Probably sounds killer.
More importantly yet, they STILL think the loudest song sells the best. Only worried about 5 minutes of instant gratification listening...aimed at today's fast-food mentality society. Not the bleeding ears that result from trying to jam out one… Read more