Anybody Still Use CD's?

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    Oct 03, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    To buy albums on? Or has everyone here made the move away from printed media?
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    Oct 03, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    i actually comb the stack at used 'record' and 2nd hand stores. nvr know what i'll find. i need 2 get a turn table tho, some recordings r just not available anywhere else.
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    Oct 03, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    I still purchase something from time to time. Some albums I just like to have that cd booklet on slick paper with the album art, lyrics, and information.
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    Oct 03, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    I bought a CD just the other day. Personally, I refuse to buy digitally compressed music or music that is encumbered with DRM.
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    The MOMENT MP3's became available, I gave all my CD's to by boyfriend. I know digital doesn't have the same quality but I can't stand all that clutter and inconvenience of having to fish through a damn CD case while I'm driving.
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThe MOMENT MP3's became available, I gave all my CD's to by boyfriend. I know digital doesn't have the same quality but I can't stand all that clutter and inconvenience of having to fish through a damn CD case while I'm driving.


    CD's are digital, dear ;) they are just an external type of "hard drive" if you will, with the data permanently printed in... the files are larger than mp3's, but if yo have a good quality mp'3, than to the human ear the difference is actually not audible, as the mp3 compresses the digital information from a full audio file in such a manner that it only removes "frequencies" or "sound waves" that are not audible to the human ear due to the phenomenon of "masking" (thats when one sound drowns out the other, like the old analog recording drowning out the "hiss" on the analog tape.. it never goes away, but you cant hear it because the recording overrides it in your audition)
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    tailgater_3 saidi actually comb the stack at used 'record' and 2nd hand stores. nvr know what i'll find. i need 2 get a turn table tho, some recordings r just not available anywhere else.


    records I will definitely still buy! But CD's are pretty much obsolete for me
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    tailgater_3 saidi actually comb the stack at used 'record' and 2nd hand stores. nvr know what i'll find. i need 2 get a turn table tho, some recordings r just not available anywhere else.


    records I will definitely still buy! But CD's are pretty much obsolete for me


    it's like this...last week i went 2 a 2nd hand shop, pd $2 US 4 a 10 disc boxed set of classical music dating from 1685-1928. i wonder what that'd cost if i dl'd them?
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    CDs? I still have records and cassette tapes!
    Fortunately I only own one VHS tape. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    I pay one to mow my lawn dressed as Grace Jones

    http://youtu.be/MVYug8cHLIM

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    Oct 03, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    Not at the current interest they are paying! Why tie your money up for so long for so little?


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    Never mind.icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    If any of you guys are into old classical recordings on vinyl, check out

    http://www.pristineclassical.com/

    They take old, out of print records, remaster them, and sell them in CD or MP3 format. I had volunteered to digitize my dad's old Fernando Valenti records, and when I realized it was more complicated and time consuming than I realized, I Googled and found Pristine Classical. Not only did they have all of dad's albums, they had seven more. Dad and Fernando were lifelong friends, and dad was stunned to open that box and find more Fernando records than he'd ever owned before.
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    I try to only buy my music on CD's. Yes, they're a pain in the ass to store, but CD-DA is uncompressed, and can be copied for personal use under "fair use" into any format that I wish at whatever bitrate I want. I can also legally sell my CD's as the license is bound to the physical medium. Downloaded music on the other hand only affords me a digital copy that I have a license to play but not sell. I couldn't imagine buying thousands of dollars worth of non-transferable music. DRM infested music is even worse. Any "license" that has to phone home or be played from specific devices is counter productive and encourages piracy. Yuck.

    CD's please.






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    Oct 03, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidTo answer your question I never used CD's. I went straight from mixtapes to midi/mp3.
    Cheater!
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    Oct 03, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    Yes, I still buy them. Just about a year ago I had new shelving made to hold them. For me, there's no material satisfaction in buying an .mp3.
  • jperfit

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    Oct 03, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    why? they take up space
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    Oct 03, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    I'm starting to buy used CDs. They're cheaper than downloading a whole album. Then I rip them as Apple Lossless for the computer and 320kps MP3 for the phone. I can tell a quality difference between songs I've downloaded and the ones I rip from CD.
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    Oct 03, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    not really a fan of CDs. after buying vinyl records for so long, the album artwork on a CD just looks to small to fully appreciate. plus vinyl sounds soooo much better.

    vinyl and mp3
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:28 AM GMT
    My mom still purchases cds :S
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Oct 04, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    YES, I do. Im really old school about a lot of things. If I could, my phone would be a Razr. I use CDS, the other day I ran with a walkman lol shock value
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    I buy CDs from my favorite artists like JLO, Mariah, Shakira, The Black Eyed Peas, Lindsay Lohan (when she used to release music LOL), Lady Gaga, etc.
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    TropicalMark said
    Trollileo saidTo answer your question I never used CD's. I went straight from mixtapes to midi/mp3.
    Cheater!
    Jewish.
    LMAO.
  • activeboy90

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    Oct 04, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    i buy music rarely, but i prefer cd's so that i can have an actual copy to listen to, and its much easier to listen to in my car since it does not have an auxiliary connection

    yay for not cassettes icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    It's pretty much like getting obsessed with tapes and VHS, it's dying tech just like paper books, although the latter is dying faster. Inevitable to say the least.
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    paradox saidI bought a CD just the other day. Personally, I refuse to buy digitally compressed music or music that is encumbered with DRM.


    YES.