Lately I've been knocked out by the exceptional sound quality of certain YouTube tracks I've been listening to. Not sure why theses particular tracks sound so especially good, but you'll hear it from the very first note in this track (by Boz Scaggs):
And this one:
Both tracks are from his "Dig" album. I downloaded the MP3 versions from iTunes and they sound just as good on my equipment (MD's JBL 3 series monitors and MD's Sennheiser 6XX headphones). Not sure why recordings sound so distinctly different but, I suspect some of you will be able to explain it to me.
And, if you're with me so far, here's a bonus, wild-card selection from a guy (Otis Taylor) I'd never heard before but who blew me away with my first listen to this song:
If Boz or Otis is too you taste, their's lots more of each on YouTube; enough to decide weather you want to add any of it to your collection. Would be most interested to hear your impressions of the music and the reason why these recordings sound the way the do...