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Poll: still buying cds?

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

  1. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Sunshine State
    I haven't purchased any cds this year.
    There is no reason for me to buy them as I can stream whatever I want and often in better sound quality. If I decide that an album deserves a purchase, it's gonna be the good ol’ vinyl LP format.
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  2. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    Gotta love that snap crackle pop.
  3. DPC

    DPC Forum Resident

    Yes, but generally rip immediately and store.
    Usually stuff I'll only occasionally listen to at home or in the car, or not warranted (or unavailable) on vinyl.
    I have purchased a lot of "Greatest Hits" etc. on CD, as they can generally sound pretty good and they give me just enough of whatever band/performer.
  4. DME1061

    DME1061 Forum Resident

    Trenton, NJ
    Yes. And now that my favorite record store opened up a couple of weeks ago (where I haven't been since March but am going this weekend), I'm sure I will bring home quite a few more. :righton:
  5. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover

    Hampton, VA
    Only when not available as SACD or HiRes download. Don't buy as much as in the past. Perhaps one a month or two.
  6. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA

    Just recently got my copy of Lee Morgan's The Cooker on CD.

    But, I also have a couple of LPs in my cart at Music Direct, too.
  7. Madness

    Madness "Hate is much too great a burden to bear."

    Maryland, USA
    If I can get the digital download at cd quality for less than the price for the cd, I won't buy the cd. My digital purchase frequency has dropped down to almost non-existent, however, and I don't own a cd player. I play my digital content from my Pono attached to my int/pre.
  8. Cast Iron Shore

    Cast Iron Shore Forum Resident

    I've found that with some albums the CD is actually cheaper than the download.
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  9. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    If they keep making them, I'll keep buying them!
  10. regore beltomes

    regore beltomes Forum Resident

    Helenville, WI
    Even if they became obsolete I would continue to buy them. There's a glut in the pre owned market for cds , dvds and vinyl at present.
    Anything priced over a dollar I keep walking. Flea markets and swap meets are a great source for used media. Plus I get to meet a lot of new people with similar interests.
  11. uofmtiger

    uofmtiger Forum Resident

    Memphis, TN
    No, I can't remember the last CD I bought. I prefer streaming and have more than enough CDs to fall back on if that has to end at some point.
  12. TarnishedEars

    TarnishedEars Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    I'm buying lots of new CDs right now. Strangely, due to all of the new music that I'm discovering by streaming on Amazon HD on my Marantz streamer, I've actually been buying more CDs than ever recently.

    Unfortunately, I'm also finding that many of these new (to me) artists that I'm discovering, either are only releasing via streaming now, or that CDs by these artist are so rare as to be priced into the stratosphere.
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  13. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
    until we can download CD quality files (that i can own, save and back up) at reasonable cost with CD title catalog availability i will continue to buy CDs.
    those are big asks at the moment.
  14. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

    Vallejo, CA
    I'd also like to be able to purchase used downloads from random Amazon sellers for $5.
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  15. youraveragevinylcollector

    youraveragevinylcollector Forum Resident

    Hartwell, GA
    I buy used anymore. I've found a few sellers on Discogs that have very good deals on used CDs, that's been the majority of what I buy anymore.
  16. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
    that would be nice.
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  17. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger Forum Resident

    I'm buying lots of new and some used CDs; great vfm. I buy vinyl too but recently most of my £££ has gone on CDs.
  18. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    I used to buy 10 a month. Now its like 10 a year.

    More a function of lifestyle changes than format/musical taste.

    I would buy more SACDs, if 'they' would make them, tho...
    bhazen likes this.
  19. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    I will always purchase cds (and SACDs), it's however getting more and more difficult to get cds in a jewel case. And that last one is important to me, so I'm hunting jewel case versions in countries like Japan, Taiwan, Russia and even Argentina. It's always a hunt in a hunt which is asking sometimes a lot of patience and detective work.

    Sometimes a big megastore somewhere is selling suddenly a jewel case version of the cd you're looking for and you have even to beg friends for getting one for me. Thank God I've friends almost everywhere ... :D

    PS: I still need a friend in South-Korea and in Brazil. Someone? :sigh:
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2020
  20. Nope. I buy the occasional record, but not interested in CDs.
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  21. Still buying, only used, only if in the DR database. With DR less than 10 the music begins to be much less enjoyable.
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2020
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  22. bhazen

    bhazen Beatles Forever!

    Newcastle, WA
    Voted "yes", but really voted "yes, but far fewer than in years gone by". Nothing to do with CD as a format (it's perfect), it's just that I'm drowning in the things. And, I suspect my collection is nearing "completion" ... I've probably got, I dunno, 97% of the music that's essential for me to own. At some point I'll get Internet at home and the free version of Spotify to listen to that stuff they write about in Pitchfork ...
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  23. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Yep. I do stream in the other room with HT gear but for real listening it's in the 2 ch rm.
  24. condorsat

    condorsat Forum Resident

    North East Ohio
    No CD's this year. Bought two last year that I ripped to my old Ipod Classic that I use in the car and for walks. Still buying both new & used Vinyl. Other wise I mostly stream.
  25. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    As long as the Beatles keep reissuing CDs, I'm still buying 1 a year!!!!
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