Thank you! That's the way I remember it too. I bought my first CD player in 1984. I remember the CDs sounding orders of magnitude better than albums. So much so that I stopped listening to my vinyl. I was particularly blown away by Dire Straits Brothers In Arms, the first DDD album I ever heard.
I have a fairly substantial hearing loss now, so the difference in sound qualiity between 128k and 256k is pretty much beyond me, especially the higher frequencies.