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Who buys CDs anymore?

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

  1. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    I pick them up on Ebay and Amazon at nice prices
    Although currently listening to Bent on YouTube via Pi and TAD DAC
  2. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    I still buy CDs but not before trying. I've bought quite a few based on discovering an artist on Pandora. Classical has to be on CD because streaming sound quality doesn't cut it for massed strings IMO. This is a great site for classical in the US (not sure if shipping to the UK would be worthwhile): www.arkivmusic.com. I probably listen to 80% CD, 15% streaming (mostly Pandora, which I pay for) and 5% LP (too much faff and I've recorded most of my LPs to CD).
  3. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    I have no personal opinion on streaming ,have about a thousand CD's. even more LP's and a high..ish end system on which to play them. As some one who loves music and perhaps an audiophile I strive for a high fidelity listening experience.

    Plus I enjoy reading sleeve notes.
  4. pure sound

    pure sound Trade: manufacturer/distributor

    Mostly pre-recorded 4T stereo R2R tapes for me these days. Almost always from the US although occasionally Germany.
  5. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Yeah, if that's the best or only way to get a particular piece of programme material. CF: King Crimson, ReR records and a bunch of other stuff.
  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I look for s/h on eBay or Amazon but if not available, I buy downloads from Presto classical. As an exception I buy new Classical CDs from places I visit overseas, then write the City and date inside as a reminder of the trip.
  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I bought the grand total of two CDs last year, the 50th anni of The White Album with the Esher demos and a second hand copy of something I've forgot, which came from ebay I think.

    I only have enough space to own one physical media so I went with vinyl as I ripped all my CDs in about 2008 anyway. The only new music that goes onto the headless music PC are download codes from new vinyl purchases.
  8. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I buy loads, all second hand, all dirt cheap. Why not? It's usually cheaper than iTunes.
    farfromthesun likes this.
  9. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    I still buy lots. Mostly classical, but some other stuff, too.
  10. Bob F

    Bob F pfm Member

    Still buying cds new and used. Charity shops are a great source, I've bought around a dozen recently for something like £3. I have to thank all the people who are turning to spotify etc.

    Bob F
  11. goatiebaby

    goatiebaby pfm Member

    I'm still buying lots new and secondhand at least a couple a week. I continued to buy new vinyl years ago when no one much wanted it but now I'm finding the price of it now means I get more music for my money with cd. I've been using Spotify on my phone to test out new stuff that I've read about and if I like it I will purchase the cd but that's as far as I've ventured with downloading. Part of the problem is I'm not very computer savvy and things seem unnecessarily complex when computers are involved, I know where I am with my CDX2 or LP12.
  12. Still

    Still beware of the duck

    CD is a redundant recording format and I strongly encourage panic selling.
    Happy to help if anyone needs assistance clearing the junk out.
  13. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

    A laudable sentiment although I suspect would probably help more by buying a t-shirt or a convert ticket.
  14. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    I would get too hung up about poor suffering artists these days. They can make recordings for about 10 bob a song these days and then stick them on Youtube. If they get a following they go on tour and make a packet.
  15. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Bugger - didn't know about the sale - will have to get over there tomorrow ......and a pint in The Broomhill Tavern
  16. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Barry is a great man of our time but he isn't exactly a marketing genius. ;)
    Taff63 likes this.
  17. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    It’s the thought that counts,

    Still likes this.
  18. Salamander

    Salamander pfm Member

    Still buying cd's here and then ripping them onto hard drive. :eek: Buy vinyl when its not too expensive, I like physical media.
    Rack Kit and flatpopely like this.
  19. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    I am still buying cds.

    Just added the Kate Bush remasters boxset #1

    Also buy many 2ndhand.

    I think I need a new cd player...
  20. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Absolutely......a law unto himself.....luckily it's a Sheffield institution still going strong

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