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Poll: still buying cds?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Noel Patterson, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. tombayz

    tombayz Hey, can I get some bass?

    Yes, but basically two situations.
    1. Buying a physical product from an independent artist that only has material out on CD rather than vinyl.
    2. Used CDs, mainly of music from the 1990s. It's pretty easy to buy lots of inexpensive CDs from this time period of albums that either never came out on vinyl, came out on vinyl in the day in very limited quantities and is now going for more than I wish to pay, or stuff that is available on reissue but I don't have an endless supply of money to buy every vinyl record I'm half-interested in.
    nosliw and Man at C&A like this.
  2. UTP

    UTP Forum Resident

    Yes it is. The 2010 series was being discontinued and the local dealer offered the last one for half the price. Couldn’t resist.

    Not at all aggressive or harsh. Aggressive (forward) or analytical sound is the last thing I’m looking for. Compared to my previous CDP (Yamaha) it’s rather warm/musical sounding. Definitely not neutral.

    It does benefit from some warming up. I planned on connecting it to my Exposure DAC and do some comparisons but haven’t got around to it. I don’t use it very often but I’m not ready to give up my CD collection.
    Swann36 likes this.
  3. VU Master

    VU Master Senior Member

    I've been on a Joe Zawinul / Weather Report binge lately (I actually knew him fairly well). I had a few of the LP's but decided I wanted to own all the Weather Report titles so I ordered them from various ebay sellers. Most were just $3-5 each.

    CD isn't a perfect format but it's pretty good. I like having the artwork and wanted physical copies of all those titles. It seems like I actually stream less and less these days.
    Xabby likes this.
  4. roverb

    roverb Forum Resident

    some recordings are not available on vinyl and/or are very hard/impossible to find in digital format
    plus i can play them in the car
    Swann36 likes this.
  5. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Tampa, FL
    Yes, although nothing new outside of a handful.
  6. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

    Carbondale, IL USA
    Yes. I like music regardless of physical format. Plus, if it has good liners, it's easier to take to the potty.
    black sheriff likes this.
  7. Swann36

    Swann36 A widower finding solace in music

    Lincoln, UK
    Thanks for the insight ...very helpful
  8. Luftveraenderung

    Luftveraenderung Well-Known Member

    The Netherlands
    Me too. Since the start of the pandemic, I haven’t streamed music that much, but I’ve listened to plenty cd’s.
    angelo73 likes this.
  9. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
    It’s a freaking golden time to be buying CDs. Cheap as hell !! My local library lets them go for not too much money ;)
    YarRevenge, nosliw and Warand Pain like this.
  10. shug4476

    shug4476 Forum Resident

    Still buying the s**t out of them. Ordered about 20 off eBay today at silly prices.
  11. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    My local local library got rid of their CDs some time ago. However, many people are disposing of their collections for little money.
  12. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Almost exclusively; 99% used.

    I pick up an LP, cassette or 7" single once in a blue moon.
  13. mds

    mds Forum Resident

    Still am buying CDs, but at a much reduced rate due to pretty much having run out of storage capacity and having bought up the catalogues of bands I really like. I stream a lot now searching for new music. If I find that I am listening to a certain new band a lot more than I am listening to my current CD collection or random streaming then I will purchase a couple albums from that band. If those albums remain on high rotation for an extended time then I will usually try to grab up as much of their catalogue as I can otherwise I go back to streaming and my search.
  14. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    No music purchases in a long time, although I was tempted by an estate state. The only things I have purchased in the last 6-7 years where on bandcamp.
  15. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Four bought tonight.
  16. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
    I wonder if we will ever see some kind of rebound in CD prices. I bet we will. However I don’t think it will be like vinyl but it will happen. Look at cassettes !! It’s a matter of time imo :) Meanwhile getem cheap ! ;)
    Warand Pain and Man at C&A like this.
  17. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I think it's already starting to happen with specialist out of print titles. I was very into reggae about 15 years ago then lost interest for a long time and have recently got back into it. I'm finding that CDs that I missed that came and went in that time are often £20+. They'll have only cost around £7 new at the time.
    danielbravo and MikeJedi like this.
  18. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    A round silver thing with a hole in the middle that they used to put Dire Straits albums on in the 80s.
  19. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
    Lol !!!
  20. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

    Las Vegas
  21. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
    I still buy cds, but it’s mainly of an archival nature, ie boxed sets of albums I like or love and groups I want to have collections of.
  22. kt66brooklyn

    kt66brooklyn Senior Member

    brooklyn, ny
    The new car is a loaner from the dealership until they sort out a recall issue. It's taking a long time though. So, the car without a CD player found me.
  23. samurai

    samurai Step right up! See the glory, of the royal scam.

    I enjoy buying and selling CDs, but I find myself mostly buying.:help:
    Steve356 likes this.
  24. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    I got 4 jazz CDs this week right here on SHF. :righton:
    Dave S likes this.
  25. aunitedlemon

    aunitedlemon Music is medicine, dose often.

    I just bought 5 used cd's, which are the first I've purchased in years, and now I need a way to import them...

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