I was an audiophile for decades but then working on jets in the Navy and with a bar band took their toll on my hearing. Severe HF loss in both ears. High end audio equipment was wasted on me so I sold everything in the '90s and bought CDs of my favorites. I A/B tested CDs and (consumer grade) albums and preferred CDs. In the 2000s I ripped all my CDs to MP3s and today have over 700 CDs ripped into my computer. I used the highest bit rates and I have no complaints with the sound. Recently got some Hi-Tech hearing aids that are tuned to return my hearing to close to flat. Amazing, I can hear high frequencies again! I am fascinated by the vinyl albums on sale today. Even GC sells turntables and albums. I'm looking for an audio dealer where I can listen and compare. How about you guys/gals? From the talk here I am sure most of you prefer the sound of analog and is it worth the expense of the equipment and high album prices??