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CD vs iTunes: where you buy your music?
Antigen
post Jun 14 2012, 08:40
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Hi,

actually, where is your first source of music?

Do you buy CD or you have chosen iTunes/digital online store?

Actually I buy CD (used) and I convert them with XLD to MP3 with LAME 3.99, I think that this is the best solutions.

Initially I have bought some album from iTunes, but I prefer to have the CD to convert it into the format and bitrate that I prefer.

And you?
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JJZolx
post Jun 14 2012, 15:11
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I've been buying a lot of used CDs, mostly for $1 to $3, from people who "got everything on the iPod". At least 600 or so in the last three years. I've found a lot of CDs, particularly jazz recordings, that are now out of print. Also bought a lot of stuff that just looked like it could be interesting, which I can only afford to do when the CD costs a buck or two.

Walked away from several "take everything for fifty bucks" deals for hundreds of CDs, and one guy selling more that 1200 CDs who would only sell them as a lot. Sometimes you just don't need any more Travis Tritt in your collection. And people selling whole collections have usually trashed most of their CDs. Amazing, too, how may people try to sell burned CD-Rs.

I've never purchased a download.
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post Jun 14 2012, 15:16
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QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jun 14 2012, 15:11) *
I've been buying a lot of used CDs, mostly for $1 to $3, from people who "got everything on the iPod".
When someone mentioned buying second-hand CDs earlier, I wondered if this was the reason for their cheapness. I’m guilty of the converse: a lot of albums in my library were ripped from CDs that I later sold (for a pittance to a second-hand shop, mostly). :S

I always wrap my mind in knots when I try to ponder the legality: in some way, the artist is losing out on a sale, as this results in two digital copies of the album (one on CD, one on HD) existing when there ‘should’ only be one.

Oh well! If I fight the law, I doubt I’ll win.
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- Antigen   CD vs iTunes: where you buy your music?   Jun 14 2012, 08:40
- - Engelsstaub   I prefer to archive a physical CD losslessly, but ...   Jun 14 2012, 08:50
- - soundping   Cheap Amazon or eBay CDs.   Jun 14 2012, 09:38
- - slks   Well, primarily I get my music from online sources...   Jun 14 2012, 10:00
- - Ouroboros   CD. Downloads only if CDs aren't available. Ne...   Jun 14 2012, 10:53
- - Porcus   QUOTE (Antigen @ Jun 14 2012, 09:40) Hi, ...   Jun 14 2012, 10:56
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 11:56) - new...   Jun 20 2012, 22:45
- - probedb   CD if possible, FLAC download if not or MP3 if nei...   Jun 14 2012, 11:52
|- - RonaldDumsfeld   New vinyl > used vinyl > used CD > new CD...   Jun 14 2012, 14:16
- - JJZolx   I've been buying a lot of used CDs, mostly for...   Jun 14 2012, 15:11
|- - db1989   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jun 14 2012, 15:11) I...   Jun 14 2012, 15:16
|- - DonP   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 14 2012, 10:16) [ I a...   Jun 14 2012, 15:40
||- - Porcus   QUOTE (DonP @ Jun 14 2012, 16:40) AFAIK i...   Jun 14 2012, 20:30
||- - db1989   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 20:30) http:...   Jun 14 2012, 20:45
||- - Engelsstaub   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 14:30) (Luck...   Jun 14 2012, 23:15
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 14 2012, 08:16) I alw...   Jun 14 2012, 16:05
- - Ouroboros   I'm the other way round - I buy second hand CD...   Jun 14 2012, 15:46
- - yourlord   I buy CD and rip to FLAC. When I need a copy on a ...   Jun 14 2012, 17:24
- - db1989   QUOTE (DonP @ Jun 14 2012, 15:40) QUOTE (...   Jun 14 2012, 17:40
- - mixminus1   1) FLAC downloads when available (primarily Bandca...   Jun 14 2012, 18:45
- - DVDdoug   1. New CD 2. Used CD (if it's not availabe new...   Jun 14 2012, 19:59
- - dumdidum   one thing that bothers me is that some albums are ...   Jun 14 2012, 21:11
- - kornchild2002   I used to primarily buy CDs so that I could have a...   Jun 14 2012, 23:18
- - 2Bdecided   CDs. Prices for new (i.e. not used) CDs that are m...   Jun 18 2012, 14:06
- - rohangc   CDs only. I am not a big fan of "digital purc...   Jun 19 2012, 04:40
|- - odious malefactor   QUOTE (rohangc @ Jun 18 2012, 19:40) CDs ...   Jun 19 2012, 05:05
- - Kohlrabi   In that order Direct download from artistBandcampC...   Jun 19 2012, 08:27
|- - skamp   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Jun 19 2012, 09:27) I a...   Jun 19 2012, 11:56
|- - Brand   QUOTE (skamp @ Jun 19 2012, 12:56) http:/...   Jun 20 2012, 09:52
- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (skamp @ Jun 19 2012, 12:56) Actual...   Jun 19 2012, 12:15
- - onkl   1. Spotify, Youtube, illegal downloads 2. Digital ...   Jun 19 2012, 13:30
- - frozenspeed   CDs all the way. Wife & I also have a pretty ...   Jun 19 2012, 15:59
- - Canar   There are plenty of retailers offering FLAC downlo...   Jun 19 2012, 22:14
- - Satellite_6   I searched around for FLAC downloads from artists ...   Jun 19 2012, 23:18
- - kornchild2002   Are there numbers breaking down how much a band/ar...   Jun 20 2012, 21:45
- - Brand   QUOTE (kornchild2002 @ Jun 20 2012, 22:45...   Jun 21 2012, 08:33
- - Nessuno   By the way: recently I started buying at eClassica...   Jun 21 2012, 09:25
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- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 21 2012, 12:14) BIS i...   Jun 21 2012, 12:00
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- - Porcus   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jun 21 2012, 18:25) This...   Jun 21 2012, 22:25
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 21 2012, 23:25) So, o...   Jun 22 2012, 08:20
- - Porcus   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jun 22 2012, 09:20) QUOT...   Jun 22 2012, 09:21
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 22 2012, 10:21) the o...   Jun 22 2012, 18:49
- - Porcus   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jun 22 2012, 19:49) By t...   Jun 22 2012, 20:15


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