Parting with CDs

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  1. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Custom Title" Unlocked Award

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    "Hey Siri, play [insert one of 45,000,000 songs on Apple Music here]."

    I haven't listened to a CD since 2009 and that's only because the Beatles remasters were only released that way. If not for that one anomaly, I haven't played a CD since 1999.
     
  2. schnitzerphilip

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    With Apple Music for $15 a month, I have the biggest music collection on SHF. You can trust me.
     
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  3. schnitzerphilip

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    "Hey Siri, play Whatever, by Oasis."

    "Okay, here's Whatever, by Oasis."

    "I'm free....."
     
  4. lambfan68

    lambfan68 Forum Resident

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    People can purge their CD collections all they want. More cheap CDs for the rest if us to buy used.
     
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  5. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Custom Title" Unlocked Award

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    Don't do that.

    Nothing hurts the recording industry more and curbs creativity and an artist's ability to make a living than used CD's.
     
  6. lambfan68

    lambfan68 Forum Resident

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    Most of my purchases are OOP pressings from the 80s.
     
  7. Gaslight

    Gaslight Kokomo or My Ding-a-Ling : Shoulda been a poll

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    Apple Music has 45 million tracks.

    Tidal has 60 million. I have a bigger music collection than you.
     
  8. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

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    I parted with my maxell xlii and TDX sa cassettes of all my 70s early 80s vinyl
    And my Nakamichi LX5 tape deck.
     
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  9. ClassicalCD

    ClassicalCD Make audio great again

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    I trust you have the lossiest, worst sounding collection on SHF.
     
  10. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    CDs is just another format that I've chosen to part with, like I did with LPs when CDs came out, or 8-Tracks when Cassettes came out.

    To each their own, as long as we still have and love our music!
     
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  11. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Custom Title" Unlocked Award

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    Doesn't matter. A used copy of Appetite For Destruction prevents you from buying a new copy of Appetite For Destruction. Hurts labels and artists.
     
  12. schnitzerphilip

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    I just signed up for a Tidal trial. So I now have 105 million tracks.

    Bend the knee, Gaslight.
     
  13. schnitzerphilip

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    That's forum mythology.

    Streamed tracks sound superior to physical media on audio equipment optimized for Streaming. Your 1985 Marantz rack system may be a nice conversation piece, but it cannot compare to a good Streaming setup.
     
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  14. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Guess I'd better go jump off a bridge, some random dude on the internet has a bigger music collection than me. Life just ain't worth livin' no mo'!
     
  15. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    Apart from the big shame that a lot of good records will have been thrown out then, they were great days for buyers. I got a lot of similar bargains, including an original Unknown Pleasures too! It lasted through the entire 90s to around 2012 for me. I still get the occasional bargain, but they are few and far between. Records were everywhere cheap then.
     
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  16. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

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    I have Spotify, Tidal, and Amazon Music Unlimited. I stream A LOT. But I still buy around 15 CDs a month, usually more. Both new and used. If I find a band, album, or song on streaming I like I have a tendency to buy it. I know that no matter how much I stream the artists aren't getting crap so I like to purchase their album (usually new, especially if it's a newer band just starting out). You can have my CDs when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.
     
  17. Gaslight

    Gaslight Kokomo or My Ding-a-Ling : Shoulda been a poll

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    Usurper!
     
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  18. Scott Davies

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    Great, another ridiculous story about how CD's are the worst thing ever in music. It's amusing how this mass hysteria gets started and how people convince themselves the bandwagon is the place to be. How nice that you have your collection on multiple hard drives scattered across various states. How nice that you haven't listened to a CD in 20 years and that somehow makes you a progressive person. The more I read the ignorant responses on threads of people who think renting their music from a streaming service makes them somehow smarter than those who prefer to own a physical copy for multitudes of good reasons, the more I'm reaffirmed that audiophiles are collectors, not streamers. I don't care if you can get an HD stream here or there, diehard fans on any subject are collectors. And when the stream of one of your favorite songs disappears for whatever reason, maybe you can borrow the digital file from one of your buddy's hard drives once it's FedEx'd back from the secret underground location in another state. I can't imagine the nominal space anyone saves by dispensing with their music catalog makes much difference unless you've downsized to a considerably smaller home for whatever circumstance. I mean, if people have entire rooms taken up by music then perhaps they were a form of shopaholic, but I suspect most people who collect the music they love(d) has a modest sized collection that may take up part of a wall or a couple corners here or there. But this constant "I'm so smart because I dumped my physical music collection in favor of a faceless digital back up or stream" is really pathetic.
     
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  19. Scott Davies

    Scott Davies Forum Resident

    No, you don't have a collection at all. You are just paying rent.
     
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  20. dh46374

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    I don't think that the author of that article is part of a conspiracy or anything, so don't accuse me of that. However, once the major music groups, Sony, Universal and Warner, stop selling cds I expect streaming prices to start a steady rise. Hang on to those cds, streaming prices may get higher than you want to pay.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  21. baptistbusman

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    I hate subjects like this. If you don’t want a collection of CDs you don’t want, don’t buy crap music that goes out of style.
     
  22. baptistbusman

    baptistbusman Forum Resident

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    This is my favorite post of all time! Thanks!
     
  23. aravel

    aravel starchitect...then, father!

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    ::: All My cds are kept inside safe places, shelves, tables, boxes, indivdually housed inside cd-sized poly bags, dust-free...digipaks and cardsleeves have same procedure like if they were mini-Lps (cds inside inner white envelopes, outside the sleeve, etc)...I even still have a bunch of US.imports with long-box packages, still in shrink, as they used to sold them in my country in the early days...I love to pick one CD from 80's, 90's whatever decade, play it in a decent volume, and I also love to play Lps, Cassettes, streaming songs in the phone, mp3s while working, I don't know...why get ride of something that contains something you like?
     
  24. I would be lost without my collection.
     
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  25. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

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    Agree 100%…statements by the author above reeks of snobbery and superiority. (You know.....us idiots who buy a physical music format are so out of touch). Actually, I have three CD players. One in my basement that I use while I ride my exercise bike, one portable and one a few feet away from me in my TV room as I'm writing this. I'll be using that one shortly to listen to a Spacemen 3 CD that I picked up used (maybe one the author sold :laugh:) for $3.99 the other day from my favorite record store. And for those who are tired of their CDs......please continue to dump your collections for my benefit. :D
     
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