I'm addicted

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    Jan 28, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    To iTunes icon_sad.gif

    I knew once this whole itunes plus shit took over, I'd buy something and last week, I did.. I brought my first digital DRM free album for 16 dollars...

    Since then I've spent almost 200 dollars on new music and I can find about ugh, gawd knows how much more in other music I want....

    I've an addiction...

    But on the plus side, I just got P!nk's latest album and I'm soooooo loving it, along with a few Seal albums, some tv rock electric six and kings of leon..... oooooh and more icon_biggrin.gif YAY

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    Jan 28, 2009 5:42 AM GMT
    I see Frostwire in your future.
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    Jan 28, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    na, for firstly, I'm a mac user icon_smile.gif
    and second, I used to bittorent all my music, but I'd prefer to pay... thus... I now have na option that removes the physical media and doesn't have DRM.. all the cd's I currantly have are ripped to my mac and have gone into storage so.. I'm happy to keep buying new music from itunes icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 28, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidWell, Thank God I'm not the only one with this addiction! Somehow, I managed to blow through $150. worth of iTunes gift cards for my BD and Christmas recently... Now it's on my tab again,,, Between the iPhone, Nano, iPodVideo, (yes, I use them all) they are crammed with music I love and the new stuff just keeps coming out it seems... It's times like this I wish we could share..icon_rolleyes.gif
    well I could share with ya, I got something like 70gig worth of music icon_razz.gif hahaha

    I've a shuffle, fatty and an iphone, I want the new nano for the gym, but I"m working on an iphone web app so I don't really need the nano cause I'll start using my iphone for music at the gym icon_sad.gif so I got no real excuse to get one...

    However that hasn't stopped me from aquiring a macbook pro, mini, extreme router and soon an express....

    heh, shit, I'm a mac fan boy icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 28, 2009 5:49 AM GMT
    Haha. Buying stuff online.. It's convenient. But it's too easy to go overboard.

    Buying the itunes gift cards is the best way to go. If you use your credit card, it's harder to resist/control the temptation.

    But I wouldn't know. I shop at the utorrent store. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 28, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    I've spent my share on Itunes. The labels are finally getting some sense about fair use, and the proper way to treat their customers. Nowadays, though, a record label isn't a requirement.
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    Jan 28, 2009 5:59 AM GMT
    and itunes is getting more and more independent stuff which is rippa!!
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    Jan 28, 2009 6:02 AM GMT
    Kings of Leon. Did you download Sex on Fire?
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    Jan 28, 2009 6:04 AM GMT
    TheIStrat saidKings of Leon. Did you download Sex on Fire?
    yeah, I'm gonna get the album though, I'm just holding off at least until tomorrow hahaha icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 28, 2009 6:05 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    TheIStrat saidKings of Leon. Did you download Sex on Fire?
    yeah, I'm gonna get the album though, I'm just holding off at least until tomorrow hahaha icon_biggrin.gif


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    Jan 28, 2009 6:10 AM GMT
    I love Pink's latest album too icon_lol.gif Especially Glitter in the air... it's an awesome song.
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    Jan 28, 2009 6:12 AM GMT
    TheIStrat said
    lilTanker said
    TheIStrat saidKings of Leon. Did you download Sex on Fire?
    yeah, I'm gonna get the album though, I'm just holding off at least until tomorrow hahaha icon_biggrin.gif


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    You don't have to ask me that, you already know the answer is yes!

    fulldelight saidI love Pink's latest album too icon_lol.gif Especially Glitter in the air... it's an awesome song.
    Very nice song, it will be a good one to listen too at night while relaxing... I'm partial too bad influence and of course funhouse hehe
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    Jan 28, 2009 8:40 AM GMT
    i just bought my new hoobastank CD. me love it long time. as far as actually itunes. kinda pissed. the whole mp4 protected content is starting to be about as awesome as a 14" dildo with a 8" girth. fun to look it, but just WAYYYY too much for one person.

  • joeisme

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    Jan 28, 2009 9:43 AM GMT
    It's all about limits! Music does not control your life - you are a strong, confident man.

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    Jan 28, 2009 9:58 AM GMT
    iTunes is great because it's cheap, convenient and easy, but audiophiles gripe about its rather serious quality issues. The quality of iTunes' digital downloads are for shit. Try playing any iTunes download on a true hi-fi system and you'll know what I'm talking about. It's awful, and will make you wonder why you spent the money. It's like listening to music in a wind tunnel but is dependent upon the type of equipment you use to listen to it, and the type of music you listen to.

    The problem is that 128kbps is about as low as you go for music quality, which is the standard for iTunes downloads. While limited and more expensive, you can download higher quality songs from iTunes, but at that point, it's actually cheaper and makes more sense to have the physical media vs. digital, IMO.

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    Jan 28, 2009 10:28 AM GMT
    get with the program, itunes is now almost completely DRM free and higher quality..

    Second, I have a highend stereo system with 256kbs music sounds HEAPS better, but also, having a good amp and receiver can do wonders, true its not the best sound but then, the latest music is made to be as loud as possible....
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    Jan 28, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidget with the program, itunes is now almost completely DRM free and higher quality..

    Second, I have a highend stereo system with 256kbs music sounds HEAPS better, but also, having a good amp and receiver can do wonders, true its not the best sound but then, the latest music is made to be as loud as possible....


    LilWanker icon_wink.gif I never mentioned DRM issues in my post. And while Apple is offering some improvements, there are many of us stuck with hundreds of poor quality audio tracks. Even with the higher quality options, it's still nowhere near the quality you get from the physical media, or vinyl (for those of us that remember those days).
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    Jan 28, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    I to am an addict!!!! My bf and I were talking the other day about buying something...I told him that I didnt have the $ for it, he said " I bet if it was music you would have it" hahaha...its true...I love my music and my ipod. Dont leave home without it...

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    Jan 28, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Hey Tapper! Been to a barnes and noble lately? They are selling vinyl again. Not cheap, tho. Usually $18-$25 a recordicon_eek.gif However, they are releasing all the classic albums. Blast to the past!
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    Jan 28, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    Tapper said
    lilTanker saidget with the program, itunes is now almost completely DRM free and higher quality..

    Second, I have a highend stereo system with 256kbs music sounds HEAPS better, but also, having a good amp and receiver can do wonders, true its not the best sound but then, the latest music is made to be as loud as possible....


    LilWanker icon_wink.gif I never mentioned DRM issues in my post. And while Apple is offering some improvements, there are many of us stuck with hundreds of poor quality audio tracks. Even with the higher quality options, it's still nowhere near the quality you get from the physical media, or vinyl (for those of us that remember those days).

    lil slip of the finger there huh icon_razz.gif

    Anyway, the DRM was for someone above you, the sound quality thing was for you..

    true 256 is not good quality CD or vinyl, however, moden day CD's are way to fixed to be as loud as possible, they actually have a word for it, anyway, for somethings that i listen too streamed to my stereo, the files are in WAV format which is played on a macmini with optical out...
    As it stands though, I have no real desire to buy any more CD's and itunes is realy the best option... thre will be some trade offs, however there are services out there now offering even more higher quality bit rates... But like I also said, a good quality amp and receiver will do wonders for a so so source....

    Also on mac, you might want to look at an app called hear, its just freaking awesome!
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    Jan 28, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    I am glad you can find enough new music to buy the albums. I only buy digital classical albums. I have not come across a pop, rock or R&B worth spending $10 on. I stick to the singles. At least now with variable pricing I could save some dollars on the older stuff.
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    Jan 28, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    true 256 is not good quality CD or vinyl, however, moden day CD's are way to fixed to be as loud as possible, they actually have


    Isn't it true that most people's "vanishing point" where they can't tell the difference in increased audio quality is, like, 195kbps?
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    Jan 28, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidTo iTunes icon_sad.gif

    I knew once this whole itunes plus shit took over, I'd buy something and last week, I did.. I brought my first digital DRM free album for 16 dollars...

    Since then I've spent almost 200 dollars on new music and I can find about ugh, gawd knows how much more in other music I want....

    I've an addiction...

    But on the plus side, I just got P!nk's latest album and I'm soooooo loving it, along with a few Seal albums, some tv rock electric six and kings of leon..... oooooh and more icon_biggrin.gif YAY

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_C0nO2GBvJFs/SK8W9fcfx5I/AAAAAAAAAqQ/AECXmQ0OmBc/s320/funny-pictures-bravo-bunny.jpg




    i just removed itunes 8 from my Mac and reinstalled itunes 6 ..i got some function back.. like ripping control . You can buy DRM tracks at amazon cheaper than than itunes store. .89 or .99 per track
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    Jan 29, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    rezdylan said
    lilTanker said
    true 256 is not good quality CD or vinyl, however, moden day CD's are way to fixed to be as loud as possible, they actually have


    Isn't it true that most people's "vanishing point" where they can't tell the difference in increased audio quality is, like, 195kbps?
    it depends mate, if you listen to it with the apple eat buds then yeah you can't really tell much after about 200kbps however if you use good quality cans or use a nice stereo setup with good speakers you can spot a significant difference..

    But, also it comes down to each and everyones ears, many people have damaged hearing or what have you, I've got incredibly sensitive hearing as it is, I can pick up distortion from cheap speakers or headphones well before others can (not as soon as instrumentation can though but close) so I can spot the difference between 195 256 and 320kbps

    Alpha, itunes 8 lets you choose how to rip the music, under preferences on the "general" tab near the bottom it asks about CD's hit the "import settings" button and in there you can choose what ever you want and your own kbps settings.