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Who buys CDs anymore?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by gassor, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

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  2. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Me. I love 'em. Although nowadays I tend to go for well-curated box-sets or CDs that are attractive physical objects in their own right.

    That reminds me, I must remember to get down to Record Collector this week - 30% off all CDs.
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  3. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    Putting them back in their cases and returning them the 'right' place on the shelf was always too demanding for me!
  4. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Same here. And I still rip them all to flacs which I then convert to mp3-320, in fact I never use the flacs, they just fill the HD.

    Being an old fart I still can't resolve to rip to mp3's directly (or simply download mp3's, actually.)

    Another reason: my GF is a journalist, I am now much more conscious of the value of intellectual property, plus I believe that more money paid to artists means better music. I don't send much money to Africa, I prefer sending it to the music industry, hoping that some of the money goes into studio time and not only to the marketing department.
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  5. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Bought one yesterday.
    Boycott streaming, support the artists, buy Bandcamp.
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  6. herb

    herb music live

    Mainly buy CD box sets of classical music these days from Amazon. With operas you often get the librettos which is very useful. I also buy some CD jazz box sets to complete my collection of known artists. I have no interest in streaming, liking the physical object.
  7. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    I was trying to find a cd (as it wasn't on amazon music) that I wanted to listen to last Friday... took me ages to find it as I have a cd rack that contains ~1k of them.. :(
  8. Mick P

    Mick P Retired and content


    CDs are brilliant value in todays market, the retailers can hardly give them away and for once the consumer is winning all the way.

    It's going to get even better with Spotify and the likes piling on the pressure.

    So lots of music for bugger all money - what's not to like. I just wish all this had happened 30 years ago.


  9. Ragaman

    Ragaman pfm Member

    I stream everything these days but buy the odd old cd from amazon, just to keep my collection in tact.
  10. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Mainly Bandcamp, some CDs, and Qobuz which I rarely use. CDs are ripped to the SSD and played.
  11. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    I tend to now buy on vinyl or stream it, can’t remember the last CD I bought!
  12. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Not at the moment. In fact I own none. I am waiting for them to become cool, expensive and collectable. They don't sound as good when you can get them for 1p plus p&p. They currently clash with my hipster lifestyle.
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  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’m buying more CDs than anything else at present - stockpiling any collectable early pressings I see plus buying a lot of major label classical shovel-ware box-sets etc. It is a golden age that reminds me exactly of what I did with vinyl when all the flavour-of-the-month types were dumping their record collections for CD. Given how unpredictable streaming services are when it comes to mastering quality my bet is there will always be a collector market for the best CDs.
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  14. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    Received three CDs as Xmas presents, and along with those I got for 2018 birthday presents, they may have been the only ones to come my way all year. It seems these days if I don't get them as presents, there's hardly any being bought.

    I get the benefit of first listen to the sampler CDs on Uncut, Mojo, Prog, and various other magazines that friends subscribe to, and there's perhaps a couple of tracks every few months that grab me.

    With home recording of archive BBC sessions and concerts from 6music, along with classicals from Radio 3, I find that I need very little in the way of new releases to fill the day.
  15. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    What Tony L said, though not on the same scale...
  16. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Nowhere to buy them from in Kuala Lumpur now.
  17. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    I'm buying them. As Tony says, it's a good time for box sets and bargains.
  18. Chops54

    Chops54 pfm Member

    Bought a three cd comp in Tesco’s the other day for six quid. I bought a cd transport recently too :)
  19. The Chronicals

    The Chronicals Disruptor

    I still buy them, sheerly because I cant always afford vinyl, and that I can rip them to FLAC rather than have to suffer the poor bitrate downloads from Amazon and Apple.
    But in reality, if I could download everything in FLAC/WAV or at least 320kbps, I wouldn't buy them, they are merely an spacial inconvenience, when vinyl is a romantic inconvenience.

    I don't like Spotify as its merely throwaway music and thats not right.
  20. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

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