Loudness war, the limit of the 0dB in digital or Analog better than Digital?

By convention, in digital, the 0 dB level is the highest possible level, impossible to go above this “absolute zero”. This is why the values are given by counting down from 0 dB, -10 dB as in the example below. From digital point of view, the 0 dB corresponds to the highest possible value accordingContinue reading “Loudness war, the limit of the 0dB in digital or Analog better than Digital?”

Dynamics of the media and music

The dynamics, i.e. the difference between the lowest and the highest level, is an important element of music. However it is important to distinguish the dynamics of the media (CD, vinyl, tape, SACD, digital file) and the dynamics of the track of music itself which can be independent of the media. Let us start withContinue reading “Dynamics of the media and music”

TOP 10 album reviews in 2022

Here are the Top10 most viewed reviews in 2022, Thank you all for your support and feedback. Dire Straits – Money For Nothing LP, CD, Qobuz, 1988, 1996 remastered 2022 Norah Jones – Come Away With Me LP , CD, SACD, Streaming, remastered 2022, 5.1, Atmos Binaural Daft Punk – Random Access Memories LP , Qobuz, Tidal,Continue reading “TOP 10 album reviews in 2022”

Michael Jackson – Thriller – Full Review (vinyl, CD, Cassette, SACD, MOFI releases, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Music, Sony 360 RA, from 1982 to 2022)

After the review of the 40th anniversary special edition, here is the comparison with the other editions (vinyl, CD, Cassette, SACD, Streaming, space sound), including the original versions, the 25th anniversary versions and the MOFI versions in SACD and UltraDisc One-Step vinyl. No less than 21 versions are compared in this review. We will reviewContinue reading “Michael Jackson – Thriller – Full Review (vinyl, CD, Cassette, SACD, MOFI releases, Qobuz, Tidal, Amazon Music, Sony 360 RA, from 1982 to 2022)”

Indochine – L’ Aventurier – 40 years anniversary – Review (Vinyl, CD, Qobuz, Cassette, SACD, mix and premix)

Released on December 15, 1982, l’Aventurier is the first mini album of the group Indochine. Initially left to record a title in the studio of Aguesseau of Paris, it is finally 6 titles which will be on the vinyl and an additional title Françoise (Qu’est-ce qui t’a pris ?) which will be available on theContinue reading “Indochine – L’ Aventurier – 40 years anniversary – Review (Vinyl, CD, Qobuz, Cassette, SACD, mix and premix)”

Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love – review (CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Japan, Cassette, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remastered 2018)

The album of Kate Bush Hounds Of Love was released in 1985. The airing of season 4 of Stranger Things with the cover of the song Running Up That Hill has revived this track and the album during this summer. The tape that is used in the series has also become a cult item thatContinue reading “Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love – review (CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Japan, Cassette, Qobuz, Tidal, original, remastered 2018)”

Muse – Will Of The People – Review updated with Cassette

The cassette is back, it was produced in several colors for the album Will Of The People, including the yellow version presented here. With its DR4 for the digital version, and a dynamic Dolby Atmos and vinyl version, how will the cassette sound? This is what we are going to find out with the additionContinue reading “Muse – Will Of The People – Review updated with Cassette”

Muse – Will Of The People – Review (Cassette, Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural)

“Will Of The People” is the ninth studio album by Muse. It is an album that reflects the current uncertainties with rather dark songs. This new album has 10 songs and a duration of 37 minutes and is a best of of the best music the band can make. The review includes 4 editions: Vinyl,Continue reading “Muse – Will Of The People – Review (Cassette, Vinyl, Qobuz Hi-Res, Amazon Dolby Atmos Binaural)”

Michael Jackson- Dangerous – Review (LPs, CDs, Streaming, DAT, 1991 to 2021)

It is in November 1991 released the eighth album of Michael Jackson Dangerous. It will have needed more than 15 months from June 1990 to October 1991 to produce this album. It is a real success with more than 32 million albums sold to date, it arrives behind Bad and Thriller.For this album, the soundContinue reading “Michael Jackson- Dangerous – Review (LPs, CDs, Streaming, DAT, 1991 to 2021)”

Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)

La version française du test est disponible ici. The French version of the review is available here. After Deserted Palace (1972) and Les Granges Brûlées (1973), Oxygène is the successful album that launched Jean Michel Jarre with over 18 million records sold. For this review, the listening was done with Jean Razzaroli from Vinyl&Audio magazineContinue reading “Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Review (LP, Japanese LP , MOFI LP, CD, Trilogy 40th Anniversary, Qobuz, Tidal, DVD, cassette)”