NewSc2 wrote: Klipspringer wrote:
True. I have an iPod nano. The mix must pass muster in that gawd awful thing
Sony Discmans (or even worse, the Panashibas and other knock-offs) w/ their default headband phones and earbuds were arguably much worse, sound-quality wise.
I'm not really down on the iPod
But you bring up a good point. There was this debate amongst audiophiles, back when I cared, about sources. The thinking was that if your source (turntable) was crappy then then whole audio chain would be compromised. So even if you had the best speakers, a cruddy turntable would compromise the whole thing.
So for the Discman, since CDs are theoretically a better audio source, it would follow that they are inherently superior to anything an iPod could produce.
I don't really buy the argument, but that was how it went.