*do* you still actually buy CD's?

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otterhouse
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*do* you still actually buy CD's?

 

Ok, a bit embarrassing maybe on a forum for a magazine, who's core busyness is reviewing new CD's but... I don't buy them anymore... Did it for years, have hundreds still spread out in the house, but there are so many online alternatives out there (Concertzender, Concerthuis, BBC player), I don't need new CD's anymore... Are people here with the similar experience? Do you still buy (classical) CD's?

Rolf

 

Schiller Kant
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RE: *do* you still actually buy CD's?

Don't trust CD's, never have. You can never get the needle to follow the grooves, damn thing always slipping off. I'm sticking with cassette tapes and piano rolls. You know where you are with those. The interweb is a huge communist conspiracy, I've seen the matrix so I know what I'm talking about. Turned the sound down though, don't like talking pictures.

Schiller Kant
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RE: *do* you still actually buy CD's?

Don't trust CD's, never have. You can never get the needle to follow the grooves, damn thing always slipping off. I'm sticking with cassette tapes and piano rolls. You know where you are with those. The interweb is a huge communist conspiracy, I've seen the matrix so I know what I'm talking about. Turned the sound down though, don't like talking pictures.

alasiri1
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RE: *do* you still actually buy CD's?

It does seem one can perhaps accommodate  different sound quality.
Whilst I thought the MP3 CD not so good in comparison to 100% analogue
sound directly in A/B comparison, on its own the former is not
unacceptable. It was only when compared directly I realized the sound of
the recording from the MP3 CD was not so good as it could be from
another source. To answer Dmitri's comment, I reached the same
conclusion when I played the Vox CD after the MP3 CD.

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It probably dates from the early 1960s but I cannot accept Ted's
hypothesis that a 100% early stereo analogue recording will be limited
more by that technology than the constrictions of 320kbps digital sound.

I repeated the experiment on another occasion playing the MP3 CD of
the Impromtus Op90, and yes it sounded Ok, perhaps I was mistaken. I
then put on the LP but again the difference was very significant, the LP
was far superior in bringing the music to life.

How on earth has MP3 become so popular with sound so grossly inferior
to LP or CD? One can only assume its adherents have never heard
anything else.

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