I'm gathering data out of curiosity regarding vinyl vs cd playback for my own purposes. If you feel like playing along, please perform this test and post here: Grab a couple of lp and cd pairs of the same title out of your collection which you are reasonably sure are mastered the same. Play the lp and cd together and switch back and forth and answer the following questionnaire honestly: 1 Which is brighter? LP or CD? 2 Which seems to have more fullness/bass/low end energy? LP or CD? 3 What cartridge are you using? 4 What is your turntable/tonearm? 5 What cd player do you have? 6 Which title(s) did you use for the experiment? I have a feeling this thread could get very interesting. Thanks for doing this if you decide to.