Hi Anders, I think the ‘like for like’ comment mainly applies to re-mastered releases, where they may share the same master.
i.e two different mastering engineers using the same master to produce two different remasters
So if someone is making the comment that an MQA version sounds better than every previous version, how do we know it’s not a new remaster completely (even from the same master)? Sometimes it’s possible to find out but not always.
The recent comment that set this discussion alive was:
If we changed the words “masters” to “remasters” I think everything makes more sense.
Nobody should have any problems with anybody else preferring a different remaster I hope