Word around the internet is that vinyl is superior to digital. Vinyl delivers exactly what the artist recorded, digital loses a lot.
It's all about bit rate, sample rate and bit depth.
When the industry wrote the CD "red book" standard, a bit rate of 44.1 kHz was considered phenomenal, but bear in mind, a 66mHz processor and 256 mB of RAM was considered unbelievable. A 1 gigabyte hard disc cost FIFTEEN HUNDRED BUCKS!
My current PC processor isn't even measured in mHz (megahertz) and neither is yours, but if it was, mine would be 3400 mHz.
So, 44.1 kHz sample rate means that if you record a sound on a CD that is 20 kHz (supposed to be the highest sound a human can hear, you only get "two samples" to represent that sound. In your mind's eye, picture a gazillion tiny legos trying to portray a Rembrandt.
You can keep increasing the legos but the CD "red book" standard limits that pretty significantly so eventually your ears begin to realize that they are listening to music made up of tiny sonic legos and there aren't enough of them to fill in the details.
If your hearing is as bad as mine you will only notice when you wear headphones.
But the point of all this is, CD tech standards are garbage compared to what we are capable of using now, forty years later.
And yes, if you have good hearing, a fresh virgin piece of vinyl is actually warmer if you're using a nice quality well kept cartridge and stylus and a decent amplifier.
All that having been said, digital audio TODAY is light years ahead of CD, it's just that they haved moved way beyond CD at this point.
And I digitized all my analog audio and 85% of my analog video eons ago, and I didn't bother digitizing in CD format either...not good enough even with my frying pan ears.