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Old May 24th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #637 (permalink)
NevermoreTHC
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Originally Posted by Angelic Slayer View Post
I also had no idea that Japanese CD's had better sound than CD's from other regions... I wonder why that is?
The story that I always heard was that, because of the higher prices in Japan, records and CDs were being imported in for cheaper prices. To combat that, the labels asked for exclusive bonus tracks from the artist and they also made the discs have better sound quality.

Although it depends on the band/artist, most of the time I buy the Japanese import for the better sound quality.

From best to worst sound quality by region:

Japan
Germany
UK/USA
Everywhere else (except for)
Mexico/Russia

Unfortunately I am seeing more and more US (domestic) CDs with the "Made in Mexico" sticker on them. Those discs ALWAYS sound like crap and I refuse to buy them.
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