Why people love vinyl
Vinyl records are more appealing to many people for various reasons, both tangible and superficial. Some people will argue that vinyl just sounds better, and that's often true. One reason it can sound better is that vinyl is the only fully analog and fully lossless playback format there is.
There's Something About Analog
When people talk about analog versus digital, they often refer to the warmth that comes with analog. Analog gear usually comes with some inconsistencies, but most would agree those inconsistencies are what makes it so desirable. It feels more natural and authentic, with character and delivers a sound that's closer to what the band intended, making it easier to close your eyes and imagine you're in the room, listening to them live.
Technically, with a high-quality turntable, and great speakers, you could experience as close to full-fidelity listening as possible.
Nostalgia & Mindfulness
Nostalgia is one of the biggest reasons that people love vinyl records, and it comes in different forms.
People who grew up with vinyl before CD and streaming came along want to rekindle those memories. If your favorite bands were pressing vinyl when you were young, you'd like to hear it as you did for the very first time.
There are also those who have a passion for vintage items, even if they didn't personally experience their first time around. Vinyl records are retro, they're cool.
For vinyl enthusiasts, records also represent a completely different way to enjoy music. When you take the time to play a vinyl record, it's not as background noise while you do something else. It's the focus of your full attention and an opportunity to switch off from the rest of the world, listening in blissful ignorance.
Finding Perfection in the Imperfect
If you've ever listened to a vinyl record, you've likely heard it hiss, crackle, and pop. No other playback format creates the same emotional connection to the music; there's no experience like it.