Vinyl VS MP3

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Forget MP3s!    If its WAV then yes.   ( Not MP3 to Wav conversion).

MP3s are designed to compress audio files.
They use what’s know as  ‘Lossy Data Compression’.
This greatly reduces the amount  of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithfull reproduction.    
Not concidered High Fidelity! MP3 ‘midrange’ setting of 128Kbit will result in a file 1/10 the size of the CD file  from original source. (Compression!). 

This reduces  acuracy of certain parts of sound that are deemed beyond the auditory resolution of most people.
It discards or reduces precision of components less audible, recording the remainder in an efficient manner. The higher the bit rate, the better the reproduction.  
With too low a bit rate  ‘Compression artifacts’, ( sounds that weren’t present in the original recording), may be audible in the reproduction.       

If MP3 is your only option, then try and use a bit rate of 224, 256, or even 320 kbit/s. 

Quite frankly, people should not play MP3s out at partys, or even personal playback..



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