For a forum full of people who care very much about sound quality, I often scratch my head why forum members prefer to buy the CD version of a release, when there is a high-rez digital version available of the same release (e.g., a 96/24 high-rez version). I am talking about releases where the CD and high-rez digital versions contain the same music content, and are based off the same mastering. The high-rez digital version would seem to be the better choice in sound quality. (I understand buying vinyl over a high-rez digital version, as that is a totally different format.) Perhaps people find physical media more collectible. Perhaps people have a harder time understanding spending their money on a digital file, versus a tangible item. Perhaps people have a better CD playback system than high-rez playback system (or they are not set up to play high-rez files). Price difference could be a differentiator. Personally, I would go for the high-rez version, unless the physical release offered additional content (like a DVD or Blu-ray with live performance videos) or I felt the price difference was not worth it for how much I would listen to the music. I know everyone makes their choices in different ways. I'd be interested in hearing how people make their decision.