So I don't own a particularly fancy CD player (a humble Harman/Kardon HD200), nor an expensive cartridge (Denon DL-110). Regardless, I find that there are differences between the two that I can perceive reasonably consistently. I'd definitely have a tough time picking out which was which in a blind test. I've never experienced "digital glare", "smearing" or any other fancy words. I am fairly certain that digital audio has different "feel" to it. When I listen to a CD it feels like there is almost a hollow sensation in my ears, where as vinyl doesn't have this. If I had to guess, I'd say it isn't a flaw of digital audio but rather an absence of them. It's almost as if vinyl generates an almost imperceptible equivalent of "tape hiss". It feels as if there is somehow something extra being added to signal—something that is basically inaudible. Am I crazy? Does anyone else experience this? Besides that I haven't really found any consistent differences between the two that I could with any degree of certainty attribute to medium (and not just a particular recording). I'm curious if anyone has experienced anything like this. It may just be that I need to get a new CD player. Mine is pretty old and there have probably been some considerable advances in DAC technology than what is on my cheap player circa 1989.