Do You Get Scoffed At For Still Buying CDs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MYQ1, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. ecoutez

    ecoutez Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Probably buy as many CDs as I have ever done (going back to 1990), partly due to higher disposable income, but also the internet (and forums like this) throwing up more information about things I might like. Enjoy my visits to Japan for some rare stuff. People do not scoff per se but perhaps unorthodox.

    In addition, I love technology: all CDs are ripped to FLAC, tagged, digitally filed and put into Sooloos/Roon (as well as backed up). Use Tidal for streaming new stuff sometimes ahead of buying (always want the physical product). One of the things I find interesting is that rare CDs (OOP SACD, DCC, Bowie RCA etc.) are really quite expensive despite run of the mill CDs going for peanuts.
    There are plenty of us weirdos around. :wave:
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  2. altaeria

    altaeria Forum Resident

    Mistress Veronika scoffs at everything I do.
  3. Weirwolfe

    Weirwolfe Forum Resident

    Buying cds has always brought me great joy. The idea of data being read by a lazer tickles my fancy. I find the sound very pleasing and I love inserting them into a tray. Plus my collection looks great. It's a tactile thing. No disrespect intended but vinyl just doesn't offer the same joy. Scoffers may scoff but cd lovers know why they love cds.
  4. Fletch

    Fletch Forum Resident

    Nowhere, man.
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  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I agree. I also love that I can listen to a very short section of a song over and over without having to get up and try to find it on a vinyl LP.
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  6. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    I hope not because I've bought 351 so far this year.
  7. Remote Control Triangle

    Remote Control Triangle Forum Member Rated 6.8 By Pitchfork

    Las Vegas
    Hard to get any more tactile than vinyl...
  8. Remote Control Triangle

    Remote Control Triangle Forum Member Rated 6.8 By Pitchfork

    Las Vegas
    I’m not sure what the most depressing element of your post is...whether it’s the fact that listening to a full album was a revolutionary concept for your future son in law, or the fact that there is apparently so little conversation going on during your visits that the silence becomes defeaning, or the fact that the silence can only be aleviated by a god awful 5 inch beats pod...or the fact that he probably thinks that crappy pod is “cool.”
  9. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    At The Stereo
    After a couple listens I'm starting to warm up to Girls To Chat, some......
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  10. Analogmoon

    Analogmoon All the Way Back in the Seventies

    I have had several people tell me I should rip them all to Mp3 and sell them.

    And now they say you should sell those cds and pay for a streaming service.

    Some laugh upon seeing thousands of cds and records. I do not.
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  11. Mr_Vinyl

    Mr_Vinyl Forum Resident

    No one should scoff at someone still buying cd's. In an age of streaming where you don't actually own the music, and where - should the streaming company/service disappear - your entire collection would just as quickly disappear with it, records and cd's are tactility's last line of defense :cop:
  12. Remurmur

    Remurmur Music is THE BEST! -FZ

    Maybe she was just grumpy because Mommy and Daddy was making her work a Summer job ...:winkgrin:
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  13. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    And then she disciplines you severely. Right?
  14. Erik B.

    Erik B. When Tyranny becomes Law, Rebellion becomes Duty.

    Dave's 1 or 2 ?
  15. BurtThomasWard

    BurtThomasWard Guided by Loke In Memoriam

    Just bad phrasing on my account, I'm afraid. I think I was refering to the 30 Trips... box.

    But I did pay 120 USD for DaP 2, now that you mention it :biglaugh:
  16. Audioresearch

    Audioresearch Forum Resident

    People look weird when they see me having still A discman when i'm listening in the train
  17. uncarvedbloke

    uncarvedbloke Forum Resident

    UK - Stoke
    To avoid embarassment I always ask for the CD to be placed in a brown paper bag...
  18. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

    You can get infected with malware, adware, and loose personal info when you just download from the net.
    I downloaded some music that was offered on Facebook and got infected. It took me two days to get rid of
    some bad stuff.............. It slowed my computer to a crawl.
    Yes, I have virus protection on all my computers.
    I'm still purchasing cd's, lots of new Blues players out there.

    I really don't care if I'm considered cool or not, I gave that up a long time ago. :)
  19. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

  20. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA
    CD's weren't 100% immune to that either.
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  21. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

    New York
    Just finished listening to a few cds in an ancient cd player. Lol and double lol. Yes I know flac sounds great but I love the sound of the old Onkyo cd player.
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  22. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

    DuBois, PA
    I think it seems unusual because of the ease of digital downloading these days.
    Gimmie the LPs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  23. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

    New York
    Going to blast this vinyl tonight.

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  24. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

    It can vary greatly.Not all vinyl is mastered from digital sources.I will say this vinyl pressings these days look different than vinyl pressings from the 60s-9os.
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  25. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

    DuBois, PA
    I've noticed that, too.
    Columbia pressings from the 60s...many have this...look...I can't describe it really. But they sound AMAZING (assuming they are minty and clean).
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