Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Profil:
Established in 1977 by Brad Miller, MFSL specializes in remastering major-label music for the "audiophile" market. CD releases began in 1984.

Copyright dates are often left unchanged from the original release; Most MFSL releases are issued a year or so later, please leave release date blank if you are unsure.
First Gold Ultradisc™ CD: 1987-02
First Gold Ultradisc II™ (Made in USA) CD: 1992-09

Please add all branded labels to MFSL releases. A label logo=label.

Catalog (with dates) of MFSL releases on "Sites" section.

Items released commercially as numbered editions were frequently also released as unnumbered promotional copies. These promos should be entered separately from the numbered retail copies.
At least the releases from the first three years were limited editions throughout and wear a sticker with this information on the shrink.

In an email dated 17 December 2018, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs Customer Service confirms that “all of [their] releases are remastered by [their] Sound Labs. No exceptions.” Please see https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/782766 for full emails and discussion.
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Coordonnées:
General Inquires:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
1811 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago IL 60660 USA
[email protected]

Former address:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
318 N. Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607-1006 USA

Studio and Mastering Facilities:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
105 Morris Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA

[email protected]
Sites:

Label

Références

Statut Numéro de catalogue  Image Artiste Titre ( Format) Label Numéro de catalogue  Country Année Actions
1S 2-001 Santana - Abraxas Santana Abraxas(2x12", Album, RE, TP + Box, Ltd, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 1S 2-001 US 2014 Vendre cette version
25AP 2364 Kansas (2) - Vinyl Confessions Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2364 Hong Kong 1982 Vendre cette version
48UD510 Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 48UD510 Japan 1988 Vendre cette version
100C-2 London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By André Previn - A Tchaikovsky Spectacular London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By André Previn London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By André Previn - A Tchaikovsky Spectacular (Album) 100C-2 US Unknown Vendre cette version
100C-2 London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By André Previn - A Tchaikovsky Spectacular London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By André Previn London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By André Previn - A Tchaikovsky Spectacular(LP, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 100C-2 US Unknown Vendre cette version
198 Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver(LP, Album, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 198 US 1993 Vendre cette version
1-088 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu(LP, Album, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-088 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1-138 Frank Sinatra - Come Dance With Me! Frank Sinatra Come Dance With Me!(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-138 US 1983 Vendre cette version
1-144 Frank Sinatra - Point Of No Return Frank Sinatra Point Of No Return(LP, Album, Sam) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-144 US Unknown Vendre cette version
1-154 Janis Joplin - Pearl Janis Joplin Pearl(LP, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-154 Unknown Vendre cette version
1-198 Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver(LP, Album, TP, 200) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-198 US 1993 Vendre cette version
1277 Gregory James, Barry Shulman - Tibet Gregory James, Barry Shulman Gregory James, Barry Shulman - Tibet(LP, Album) Rogue Productions 1277 US 1983 Vendre cette version
1-507 Wagner* - Wagner Overtures Wagner* Wagner Overtures(LP, RE, RM, TP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 1-507 US Unknown Vendre cette version
2-614 No Artist - 614! - Chessie System No Artist 614! - Chessie System(LP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2-614 Japan 1981 Vendre cette version
2-765 No Artist - 765! Nickel Plate Road No Artist 765! Nickel Plate Road(LP, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2-765 US 1981 Vendre cette version
#5250 Robert Plant - Pictures At Eleven Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven(Cass, Album) Swan Song, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #5250 US 1982 Vendre cette version
2-4449 No Artist - 4449! Southern Pacific Lines No Artist 4449! Southern Pacific Lines(LP, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2-4449 US 1981 Vendre cette version
2-8444 No Artist - 8444! - Union Pacific No Artist 8444! - Union Pacific(LP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2-8444 Japan 1981 Vendre cette version
65 753 6 The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1(CD, Comp, Mono, Club) London Records, Bertelsmann Club 65 753 6 Germany 1989 Vendre cette version
66672 The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) ABKCO 66672 Canada 1985 Vendre cette version
79451-2 Steve Reich - Works: 1965-1995 Steve Reich Works: 1965-1995 79451-2 US 1997 Vendre cette version
343676-1 Metallica - Kill 'Em All Metallica Kill 'Em All(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Warner Bros. Records 343676-1 US 2010 Vendre cette version
371 012-1 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(LP, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371 012-1 Europe Unknown Vendre cette version
371017-1 Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records 371017-1 Europe 1981 Vendre cette version
424572-1 Metallica - Ride The Lightning Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) 424572-1 US 2008 Vendre cette version
424636-1 Metallica - Ride The Lightning Metallica Ride The Lightning (Album) 424636-1 US 2010 Vendre cette version
470716-1 Metallica - ...And Justice For All Metallica ...And Justice For All(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 470716-1 US 2008 Vendre cette version
470844-1 Metallica - Master Of Puppets Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) 470844-1 US 2008 Vendre cette version
470908-1 Metallica - Master Of Puppets Metallica Master Of Puppets (Album) 470908-1 US 2008 Vendre cette version
481162 2 Kansas (2) - Vinyl Confessions Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions(CD, Album) Epic, Legacy 481162 2 Europe 1996 Vendre cette version
512119-1 Metallica - Death Magnetic Metallica Death Magnetic(5x12", Album, Ltd, Whi + CD, Album, Car + Box) Warner Bros. Records 512119-1 US 2010 Vendre cette version
6.26263 AP Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records 6.26263 AP Germany 1981 Vendre cette version
79-0101-4 Robert Plant - The Principle Of Moments Robert Plant The Principle Of Moments(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Es Paranza Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 79-0101-4 US 1983 Vendre cette version
820 048-2 The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 (Album) 820 048-2 Germany 1984 Vendre cette version
820 049-2 The Rolling Stones - Out Of Our Heads The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads (Album) 820 049-2 UK & Europe 1984 Vendre cette version
820 138-2 The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) 820 138-2 Europe 1989 Vendre cette version
820 142-2 The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 2 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 2 (Comp) 820 142-2 Europe 1985 Vendre cette version
6641066 Neil Diamond - Hot August Night Neil Diamond Hot August Night(2xLP, Album, Gat) UNI Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 6641066 Greece Unknown Vendre cette version
820 141-2 RH The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1 (Comp) 820 141-2 RH Europe 1985 Vendre cette version
820 142-2 RH The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 2 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 2 (Comp) 820 142-2 RH Europe 1986 Vendre cette version
042283814110 Metallica - Master Of Puppets Metallica Master Of Puppets(LP, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Group International 042283814110 Europe 2008 Vendre cette version
50996-36163-1-6 Frank Sinatra - Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! Frank Sinatra Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Capitol Records 50996-36163-1-6 US 2012 Vendre cette version
88697943782 Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain Miles Davis Sketches Of Spain (Album) 88697943782 US 2012 Vendre cette version
88697947122 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, S/Edition) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88697947122 US 2014 Vendre cette version
88697973562 Billy Joel - The Stranger Billy Joel The Stranger(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, DSD) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 88697973562 US 2012 Vendre cette version
88697973642 Billy Joel - 52nd Street Billy Joel 52nd Street(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, DSD) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 88697973642 US 2012 Vendre cette version
88697987181 Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, S/Edition) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 88697987181 US 2012 Vendre cette version
88863731672 Miles Davis - Nefertiti Miles Davis Nefertiti(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Columbia, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88863731672 US 2015 Vendre cette version
88883731591 Miles Davis - Sorcerer Miles Davis Sorcerer(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) Columbia, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sony Music Commercial Music Group 88883731591 US 2014 Vendre cette version
0600753085240 Metallica - Ride The Lightning Metallica Ride The Lightning(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180) Universal 0600753085240 Europe 2008 Vendre cette version
00602517737310 Metallica - Death Magnetic Metallica Death Magnetic(5x12", Album, 180 + Box, Ltd) Vertigo 00602517737310 Europe 2008 Vendre cette version
AED 10283 Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, The Vilnius String Quartet* - The Complete Works For String Quartet Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, The Vilnius String Quartet* Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, The Vilnius String Quartet* - The Complete Works For String Quartet(CD, Album) Art & Electronics, MCA Classics AED 10283 US 1992 Vendre cette version
AMWH 61029 Shadowfax - Shadowdance Shadowfax Shadowdance(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, A&M Records AMWH 61029 UK & Europe 1983 Vendre cette version
B0013532-01 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Goodbye Cruel World Elvis Costello & The Attractions Goodbye Cruel World(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab B0013532-01 US 2015 Vendre cette version
B0024735-01 Weezer - Pinkerton Weezer Pinkerton(LP, Album, Club, RE, RM, RP, Blu) Geffen Records B0024735-01 US 2016 Vendre cette version
BC-1 The Beatles - The Collection The Beatles The Collection(14xLP, Ltd, Num, RM + Box, Comp) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, EMI, Capitol Records BC-1 US 1982 Vendre cette version
BETA 017 Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(Beta, Album, RE, Dig) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest BETA 017 US 1983 Vendre cette version
BVCW-35101 Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(CD, Album, RE) Windham Hill Records BVCW-35101 Japan 2008 Vendre cette version
C-122 The Doobie Brothers - Takin’ It To The Streets The Doobie Brothers Takin’ It To The Streets(Cass, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab C-122 Unknown Vendre cette version
C-1012 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records C-1012 US 1980 Vendre cette version
C-1016 Scott Cossu - Wind Dance Scott Cossu Wind Dance(LP, Album, RTI) Windham Hill Records C-1016 US 1981 Vendre cette version
C-1018 Alex De Grassi - Clockwork Alex De Grassi Clockwork (Album) C-1018 US 1981 Vendre cette version
C-1021 Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie - Tideline Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie Darol Anger - Barbara Higbie - Tideline (Album) C-1021 US 1982 Vendre cette version
cad 905 bd Pixies - Doolittle Pixies Doolittle(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, Multichannel) 4AD, 4AD cad 905 bd UK, Europe & US 2016 Vendre cette version
CAD 2705 CD Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance • Garden Of The Arcane Delights Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance • Garden Of The Arcane Delights (Album, Comp) CAD 2705 CD US 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2707 CD Dead Can Dance - Spleen And Ideal Dead Can Dance Spleen And Ideal(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) 4AD CAD 2707 CD US 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2708 CD Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) 4AD CAD 2708 CD US 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2709 CD Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg Dead Can Dance The Serpent's Egg (Album) CAD 2709 CD US 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2710 CD Dead Can Dance - Aion Dead Can Dance Aion (Album) CAD 2710 CD UK 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2711 CD Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth (Album) CAD 2711 CD UK 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2712 CD Dead Can Dance - Toward The Within Dead Can Dance Toward The Within (Album) CAD 2712 CD UK 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 2713 CD Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser Dead Can Dance Spiritchaser (Album) CAD 2713 CD US 2008 Vendre cette version
CAD 3621 CD Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth(CD, Album, RE, RM) 4AD CAD 3621 CD UK 2016 Vendre cette version
CAD 3628 CD Dead Can Dance - Garden Of The Arcane Delights • The John Peel Sessions Dead Can Dance Garden Of The Arcane Delights • The John Peel Sessions (Comp) CAD 3628 CD UK & Europe 2016 Vendre cette version
CAFE 3-732 Buddy Rich & His Band* - Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco Buddy Rich & His Band* Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco(3xLP, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE 3-732 US 1986 Vendre cette version
CAFECD -729 Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson - Heartbound Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson - Heartbound(CD, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFECD -729 US 1985 Vendre cette version
CAFE CD-730 Robby Krieger - Robby Krieger Robby Krieger Robby Krieger(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Cafe Records CAFE CD-730 US 1985 Vendre cette version
Cafe CD-733 Steve Bach - Holiday Steve Bach Holiday(CD, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Cafe CD-733 US 1985 Vendre cette version
CAFE CD 736 Steve Bach - Zero Gravity Steve Bach Zero Gravity (Album) CAFE CD 736 US 1987 Vendre cette version
Cafe CD-738 Steve Brown (17) - Child's Play Steve Brown (17) Child's Play(CD, Album) Cafe Records Cafe CD-738 USA, Canada & Europe 1987 Vendre cette version
CAFE CD 739 Moro (7) - Pieces Of Anda Moro (7) Pieces Of Anda(CD, Album) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Cafe Records CAFE CD 739 1988 Vendre cette version
CAFE CD 2-732 Buddy Rich & His Band* - Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco Buddy Rich & His Band* Mr. Drums: Buddy Rich & His Band Live On King Street, San Francisco(2xCD, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE CD 2-732 US 1986 Vendre cette version
CAFE L-729 Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson - Heartbound Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson Dwayne Smith & Art Johnson - Heartbound(LP, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE L-729 US 1985 Vendre cette version
CAFE L-731 Steve Brown (17) - Good Lines Steve Brown (17) Good Lines(LP) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE L-731 US 1983 Vendre cette version
CAFE L-735 Karen Blake - Just One Heart Karen Blake Just One Heart(LP, Album) Cafe Records CAFE L-735 US 1986 Vendre cette version
CAFE L-737 Ian Dogole - Dangerous Ground Ian Dogole Dangerous Ground(LP, Album) Cafe Records, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CAFE L-737 US 1987 Vendre cette version
CANDY095 Kansas (2) - Vinyl Confessions Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions(CD, Album, RM) Rock Candy CANDY095 UK 2011 Vendre cette version
DAD 3621 Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth Dead Can Dance Into The Labyrinth(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) 4AD DAD 3621 USA & Europe 2016 Vendre cette version
DCD 517 Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon (Album) DCD 517 US 1988 Vendre cette version
DCDBOX 2 Dead Can Dance - SACD Box Set Dead Can Dance SACD Box Set(Box, Comp, Ltd + SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM, Aud + SA) 4AD DCDBOX 2 2008 Vendre cette version
DDS-8111 D-Day (2) - Right To Know D-Day (2) Right To Know(7", Single, TP) Moment Productions DDS-8111 US 1981 Vendre cette version
FRWY 2-26 Various - Voices Of The Angels (Spoken Words) Various Voices Of The Angels (Spoken Words)(2xLP, Comp) Freeway Records FRWY 2-26 US 1982 Vendre cette version
FZ 38002 Kansas (2) - Vinyl Confessions Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) FZ 38002 US 1982 Vendre cette version
GP-2781 Phillip Sandifer - Never Steal The Show Phillip Sandifer Never Steal The Show(LP, Album) PSP Records GP-2781 US 1981 Vendre cette version
JLSW-10008 Eric Mintel Quartet Featuring Charles Fambrough - Impressions Of Jazz Eric Mintel Quartet Featuring Charles Fambrough Eric Mintel Quartet Featuring Charles Fambrough - Impressions Of Jazz(LP, Album, 200) Jazz Lions JLSW-10008 US 1996 Vendre cette version
JM-XR24017 Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Appassionata And Funeral March Sonatas Sviatoslav Richter Beethoven Appassionata And Funeral March Sonatas(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, S/Edition, XRC) BMG Classics, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab JM-XR24017 Japan 2004 Vendre cette version
KIR 85714 Kansas (2) - Vinyl Confessions Kansas (2) Vinyl Confessions (Album) KIR 85714 Europe 1982 Vendre cette version
L 43007 George Winston - Autumn George Winston Autumn(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records, Windham Hill Records L 43007 Australia 1980 Vendre cette version
L 43043 Michael Hedges - Breakfast In The Field Michael Hedges Breakfast In The Field(LP, Album, RE) Festival Records, Windham Hill Records L 43043 Australia 1988 Vendre cette version
MELT-011 Anthrax - Persistence Of Time Anthrax Persistence Of Time(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Wax Cathedral, Universal Music Special Markets MELT-011 US 2015 Vendre cette version

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gsheputis

gsheputis

14 novembre 2022
edité 3 months ago
Only now they're showing the mastering specs AFTER the lawsuits - further proof that they were lying in the first place - a feast for the lawyers ! This whole country is gettin' sick of lying ! Well geez, I hope !
PinguRecords

PinguRecords

2 novembre 2022
STEAL SHIPPING COST !!!
If you order from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and not everything is available, you will still be charged for the entire shipping cost! Even after repeated requests to return the overpaid shipping costs, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab refuse to pay them back !!!
Absolutely avoid, in this company is cheated and lies !!!
Unfortunately, PayPal is not much help either, because of course they make good money on MoFi ..............
gsheputis

gsheputis

16 septembre 2022
edité 5 months ago
In July 2022, three Mobile Fidelity mastering engineers were interviewed and admitted that ALL One Steps were transferred to DSD digital for mastering purposes, so the One Steps are not a One Step - They're all Two Step Digitals !!!
Let the lawsuits prevail !!!
orangecat

orangecat

1 septembre 2022
DO NOT BUY FROM THEIR WEBSITE! I know there has been a lot of drama around the mastering chain but it goes beyond that. I will never give these people my money ever again.

I ordered a normally priced $40 record from them and under the “Special Instructions” area I added a note asking them to please open the record and ship the vinyl out side the jacket or between the gatefold to avoid splits. This was ignored so you will never believe what happened next - the jacket got seam splits. Whoever is packing their record does not give a shit and is the one making them loose money.

I immediately contacted support for a return. The only way to contact MoFi support is through email. AFTER 3 DAYS I HEARD NOTHING! I called Music Direct support which was quick to answer and the guy on the phone told me that he could not help me with anything ordered from the Mobile Fidelity website but he knows who does support for them and could relay a message to them for me. I also found out Mobile Fidelity only has one person doing support. AFTER A WEEK I HEARD NOTHING!

The only thing I could do was call my bank and have them dispute the charges. That was the only thing I could do to get someone’s attention there. The return process was a pain and they didn’t want to credit me for the expedited shipping I paid extra for! They only wanted to credit me for the base cost of the item. It took several emails and weeks of time but I eventually got my money back.

Never again. I don’t care how good their records sound it is not worth the hassle. They can’t even do the basics that your average eBay or Discogs seller has figured out.
dr.b3nway

dr.b3nway

29 août 2022
edité 5 months ago
This really pains me to write, but here goes. Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs is, without a doubt, the worst company pressing records on the planet. The records sound good, but that's it. Their quality control is abhorrent. Their customer service is atrocious. And, the worst of all, they blatantly lie to their customer base about the sourcing of their music.

I was ready to forgive them over the lies and the quality control and the customer service and the plethora of other problems that are involved with doing business with this horrible company. But, recently, I received their remastering of Love "Forever Changes", and it came to me damaged.

Pretty much the final straw. They've done nothing to address quality control. They've done nothing to address customer service issues. And they've continued to obfuscate and censor people on social media. I requested that they ship the record outside of the jacket to avoid seem splits (a notorious problem with MOFI, I'm STILL waiting for my Jeff Beck replacement jacket from over a year ago after it arrived with huge seem splits), and it STILL had damage to it. You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Avoid this company like the plague. They offer nothing but headaches and lies.

edit: after going through the rest of my order, they also screwed up and sent me two LP1 in the Count Basie release. Returning the entire package. How can they be THIS bad??
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jangrimm

jangrimm

22 août 2022
I genuinely love how, after learning about MoFi's deceptive behaviour and digital parts involved in the process, my urge to purchase all these rare & expensive MFSL boxes (mainly released in the past few years) has completely faded for good! :-) Like I no longer need Eric Clapton's Unplugged, Muddy Water's Folk Singer, Eagles - Eagles, etc. How much money I saved! MFSL single-handedly eased the itch.

I mean, even though they are charging premium prices, their recent pressings are often still plagued by pressing defects and shortcomings. That was something I always hated, but was willing to accept given the source and process of the material, and the sound after all. But now... why would I buy an overpriced album with digital sources and less-than-perfect pressings? I sure won't.

Now I can focus on purchasing older MFSL releases, especially 80's releases are tremendously good. Perfect pressings as well on Japanese super vinyl. While recent MFSL records sound very good as well, I always felt like there was something special about the older MFSL releases. Maybe because they weren't plagued by all the pressing issues, maybe because of their back-then truly all-analogue process. I don't know.

Certainly, though, I know MFSL have rendered themselves deceptive liars. Again, they weren't even close to perfect before, especially because of their inconsistent pressing quality (RTI issues), but all that now just makes them... Seem like a bunch of people you'd never want to buy records from again.

DogsCollection

DogsCollection

15 août 2022
How embarassing for the analog purists who swore by them now... I already saw people say "I always knew they were digital transfers". Yeah right!
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tangerinegripz

tangerinegripz

11 août 2022
Guy below me reads like the average american "consoomer" with no self respect: "I will buy their products, I will get excited for new products, and I will be happy". What are you loyal to? Getting scammed? Like someone else said, you are using a strawman argument by claiming that people are angry about the fact that they were listening to a dsd file rather than an AAA cut, when its only a subset of them. In reality it's mainly about the fact that MoFi outright lied about their mastering sources and created artificial scarcity based on the fact that they had limited access to analogue tapes, all while charging premium. That's a terrible thing to do and shows that they do not care for their consumer base. Hopefully such scandal will also lead to every boutique and reissue label to start disclosing their mastering sources rather than be wishy-washy about it. Kevin Gray and Chris Bellman have stated multiple times that reissue labels tell them to never reveal such information, unless the hype sticker states it or otherwise. The vinyl community deserves better.
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Bad_Astronaut

Bad_Astronaut

6 août 2022
The fallout continues. The Washington Post article. Yet another Fremer video.
Even now we see the devout followers of Fremer begin to engage in a new delusion.
They will convince themselves that they knew all along that the One Steps were digital.
They will convince themselves that they never really liked the records that they once loved.
They will convince themselves that they could hear that it wasn't really analog.
They will describe hearing "digititis" in the records they once loved.
They will accept whatever their dear Svengali tells them as absolute gospel.
Sadly, there might even be legal action taken.
Mobile Fidelity might go under.
This is just sad.
I have and will continue to support MFSL and buy their products. They have made some of the best LPs I own.
MFSL proved that even with the best equipment available, when done right, you can't tell the difference between analog and digital. Fremer, the man with the golden ears, was fooled for a decade, no matter what he says now. He has repeatedly praised MFSL. Now he backs way, but his praise of them is in the public record.
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Bad_Astronaut

Bad_Astronaut

31 juillet 2022
To all of the audiophiles complaining. You have been praising the One Steps for several years now. Years. Now that you know it's a 4 X DSD copy that all these are based on, you're mad? You liked it before! Seriously! You guys all loved it because it sounded great. Guess what? IT STILL SOUNDS GREAT! Sure they lied. With guys like Fremer out there beating it into our heads that digital is the devil, they had no choice but to lie if they were going to stay in business. If I knew it was digital, I would NOT have bought it either. Now that I know, I'm okay with it. If MFSL had come out and been upfront about it, they would have gone out of business. We saw Fremer and that German dude that slobbers on him have their "clutch the pearls" moment on Youtube, which was funny. Does it mean some of you will ditch you MFSL records? Does it mean I can buy the Marvin Gaye and Donald Fagen One Steps at a decent price? I'll be super happy if so. These One Steps sound fantastic! They are awesome. You guys need to lighten up. It's not the end of the world. I'd hate to see you guys when you were kids and found out that there was no Santa Claus. I'll bet you were inconsolable.
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