10C CD vs. Apple Digital Master

igotid_8igotid_8 Cleveland, OhioPosts: 480
edited March 27 in The Porch
So, I ordered Gigaton CD through 10 Club AND iTunes, which means Apple Digital Master.  (Yep, I'm a nerd.)  Just wondering which one will sound better?
Thanks in advance!
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  • NewJPageNewJPage Posts: 2,976
    edited March 26
    Is apple 320? Then the cd. You could always just rip the files from the cd👍
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  • igotid_8igotid_8 Cleveland, OhioPosts: 480
    My apologies: I should have asked about CD vs. iTunes, which is Apple Digital Master, not Apple Music.
    Thanks!

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    2003 Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus
    2004 Toledo
    2005 Hamilton, Pittsburgh
    2006 Cleveland, Auburn Hills, Pittsburgh
    2009 Chicago
    2010 Cleveland
    2013 Wrigley, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014 Detroit
    2016 Tampa, Wrigley 1, Wrigley 2
    2018 Wrigley 1, Wrigley 2
  • ForceofNature101ForceofNature101 Posts: 1,016
    edited March 27
    The CD

    Both iTunes and Apple Music use 256kps AAC encoding for their music - the CD you are getting is lossless.  Lossless is always better - the mastering of the album will be identical which means the CD is objectively better because you are getting the same recording but at a higher bitrate

    "Apple Digital Master" basically just means they use a process with the HD masters they get to ensure as much information is retained in the encoding process, however there still will be info lost in the process whereas the CD quality is lossless
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  • igotid_8igotid_8 Cleveland, OhioPosts: 480
    The CD

    Both iTunes and Apple Music use 256kps AAC encoding for their music - the CD you are getting is lossless.  Lossless is always better - the mastering of the album will be identical which means the CD is objectively better because you are getting the same recording but at a higher bitrate

    "Apple Digital Master" basically just means they use a process with the HD masters they get to ensure as much information is retained in the encoding process, however there still will be info lost in the process whereas the CD quality is lossless
    Thanks, FON!  So what about when I rip the CD to my computer?  Which import option are the best, or is ADM better no matter what?
    2000 Columbus, Pittsburgh
    2003 Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus
    2004 Toledo
    2005 Hamilton, Pittsburgh
    2006 Cleveland, Auburn Hills, Pittsburgh
    2009 Chicago
    2010 Cleveland
    2013 Wrigley, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014 Detroit
    2016 Tampa, Wrigley 1, Wrigley 2
    2018 Wrigley 1, Wrigley 2
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