First off, I realize there are literally hundreds of threads discussing which format is better and, honestly, I think it's pointless to come up with an answer and annoy members with the same old question and stir things up, so this is not my intention by creating this thread. Long story short, I've been buying and collecting CDs ever since I was ten years old and my passion for them continues to this day. This forum has been, and still is, an essential part of my life and music experience because of you guys and everything you/we have to say about sound quality and all the different pressings and the ultimate guide for searching for the "perfect" pressing in the greatest format. But I must admit, I never really 100% understood why most people nowadays prefer records over CDs when this wasn't the case 15 to 20 years ago, I mainly chalked it to nostalgia and the beautiful big artwork accompanied by the ritual of placing the record and the needle and the whole physical experience. Personally I was ready to compromise record collecting, the fairly similar ritual compared to listening to it CD counterpart and everything it entailed (from record maintainance and cleaning to replacing the stylus, etc) and of course its alleged superior sound in favor of continuing my CD collection which I am perfectly happy with and satisfied with its sound quality, at least of most of them. Last year my girlfriend gave me two, restored to mint condition, Phil Collins LPs as an anniversary present even though I don't have a turntable to play them on. Those were my first records and I was overwhelmed with the art and the LP jackets and presentation, even though I had those same albums three times on CD. I recently saw them once again and decided if I should start a record collection because the idea was starting to be appealing, or if maybe wait a little ways down the road. Of course I know the position of most of you guys regarding the sound of records and of CDs, so I decided to check youtube for interviews or reviews on record collecting and came across this video. First of all, my hats off to TJR for a wonderful channel he has on youtube. This gentleman gives an a brief story of how and why there was a record resurgence, why CDs were ultimately replaced by so many listeners and who's to blame for bad sound quality. Needless to say the conclusion was way beyond satisfactory for me because he has not a single bad thing to say about either format, he just tells it how it is and I finally made a decision regarding this transition. So I wanted to share with all you guys; experts and non-experts, audiophiles and casual listeners, something I think all of us music lovers should know about the what's happening and better understand the formats and music sales. Of course I would love to hear your opinions on this video and something you may want to add. Of course I immediately suscribed, I hope this is a channel that informs you of such stuff like I was informed, and congratulations to TJR for such a magnificent video. Cheers! CD Vs Vinyl The Great Debate P.S. - I'm sorry if this video has been shared before on any other thread, I don't want to repeat threads and of course the staff can delete this thread if necessary. Anyways, I consider this video important for us music fans and should be viewed by as many fans as possible, so I hope this stays active. Thanks.