Do you still listen music on CD?

  • 5 December 2021
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Hi.

Streaming seems to be the way now, but is there anyone still listening CD on their machine?

I do not listen on CD, and I had 3 cd in my house creating dust, so I just managed to sell them.

Do you still have CD’s and why you prefer them over Streaming.

If you have no CD, why?


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Of course! CDs, especially until 2000, sound far better than hifi stream. With the CD, I know what year it's from and who released it, so I can find out its quality, DR.With Deezer, I don't know the source!  Real lovers of quality sound have streaming services only as an overview, if they are interested in something they will buy quality CD or vinyl, which unfortunately is quite a problem with today's Loudnes War and remastering..

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Next thing, if they shut down your Internet, end up streaming  service, you got nothing. It's good to have a collection of your favorite music and not be dependent on a third party..

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Next thing, if they shut down your Internet, end up streaming  service, you got nothing. It's good to have a collection of your favorite music and not be dependent on a third party..

This can happen, especially at this big competition in the market.

I hope Deezer will survive, so our music won’t go away out of blue. The loudness war is indeed a thing. How big CD collection do you have? In my country there’s some die hard cd collectors, but most of the people are completely find with streaming. So far it’s going on from 2009, but for how long?

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Another important thing that speaks to not having a streaming service as the sole source of music is property rights. We often read here in the discussion that this and that album, intrpret, etc. disappeared due to problems of property rights. It happened to me, too. Another thing I fear is the current upward policy of "Cancel culture" In my opinion, it is not unlikely that certain artists who do not have the right profile will be blocked, which is already happening on many radio and music television. Therefore, having your music on CD,LP, stored in H-Res on disk is definitely wise. Also, not all music on streaming services is available. As I am happy for my box full of cassettes, where among other things I have recorded a lot of albums from the early 90s when techno and trance started, these albums and performers are not on Deezer at all. The quality of the recordings is already poor, they are not recorded on metal cassettes, but it is still a treasure.

 

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Still have a blu ray player, but seem to be buying more vinyl recently!

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Another important thing that speaks to not having a streaming service as the sole source of music is property rights. We often read here in the discussion that this and that album, intrpret, etc. disappeared due to problems of property rights. It happened to me, too. Another thing I fear is the current upward policy of "Cancel culture" In my opinion, it is not unlikely that certain artists who do not have the right profile will be blocked, which is already happening on many radio and music television. Therefore, having your music on CD,LP, stored in H-Res on disk is definitely wise. Also, not all music on streaming services is available. As I am happy for my box full of cassettes, where among other things I have recorded a lot of albums from the early 90s when techno and trance started, these albums and performers are not on Deezer at all. The quality of the recordings is already poor, they are not recorded on metal cassettes, but it is still a treasure.

 

Exactly.

And if they close the Internet the Kim Jong-Un way, at least you’ll have something to listen.

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I still have hundreds of CDs, probably a product of my age. Even after iTunes started, I used to import my favorite tracks from my CDs into iTunes. I still have about 1300 imported songs in my Apple Music library.

As long as HiFi streaming be the same as redbook 44/16 bit rate quality thru Flac files, there is the same.

Punctual to your question, not for now but I still have a bunch of CDs as collection. I am a CD fun instead of LPs… 

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