They have about the same sound-quality, if not better. All the records that are cut at FTLCuts are handcrafted. They’re carefully being cut one by one. The music is cut realtime, this means that the amount of minutes of music is equal to the amount it takes to cut the record. If there are any pop’s/glitches/small errors, we will notice while cutting and start over. If you press records, you order in bulk and will only hear complaints about pops and glitches way after selling them. By individually treating the records we try to prevent this from happening.