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 Doc Sage
Joined: 7/24/2006
Msg: 28
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Yep. Still buy CD's. But if the quality of sound from an Ipob can match my high end CD player, I may look into it. Convenience sake? Why not?

Doc Sage
 white noise maker
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 29
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/25/2007 11:57:32 PM
I am a huge collector. I refuse to download music. I fear it's going to kill the industry eventually. I worry about new artists that everybody knows about but that don't move any product and for that reason aren't signed for future albums. I have a small collection of about 500 c.d.'s and if hadn't been ripped off over the years I'd probably have 1,500 to 2,000. My friends bought me an ipod shuffle for christmas and the only music that will ever go on it will come from c.d.'s that I have payed for. Music that will not be shared. Right now I've got the best of Frank Black featuring the Catholics and the best of the Pixies on my shuffle. 130 songs taken from 25 different c.d.'s. A good example of an artist who's music is worth much more than what it's sold for. As a side note ITUNES SUCKS. After owning this shuffle and having to use itunes I swear I'll never buy anything from Apple. There I said it. Perhaps we shouldn't be rockin' in a free world. Sorry Neil. Rock on c.d. buyers
 kasbia7000
Joined: 10/22/2005
Msg: 30
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Posted: 1/26/2007 11:46:45 PM
As a musician and a songwriter i can tell you that IMHO commercial Cd's are going to disappear very soon.
For as much as this may sounds not good for the music industry, I actually think it's really good for independent artists like me. We are now able to market and sell our music over iTunes or other online sites without needing huge support from recording labels.

This is increasing the exposure of new groups and artists everyday more an more.

Also this serves as a lesson to the big labels that ignored us for the last 2 decades. They should finally realise we don't need them anymore! we can sell our music and make it public for anyone who wants to listen to/but it.

just my 2 cents
 CheapFatBastard
Joined: 7/10/2006
Msg: 31
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/27/2007 6:34:51 PM
I 'm sure a similar argument was had when the Cassette Deck was introduced, allowing people to tape songs from the Radio. "Oh no!! Cassette Decks are going to Kill the Vinyl & 8-Track industry!!" The music industry found a way to survive. Cassette Decks never Killed the Vinyl industry. Cd's practically did though. CD's still seem to be holding there own. I wonder if Itunes or other Downloads will be the death of CD's or will another format emerge and replace CDs? I still like to be able to physically hold the Music I buy. It's to weird to buy a Download and not be able to touch it. I can't see Downloads replacing my CD collection.
 mini_skittles
Joined: 6/19/2006
Msg: 32
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/28/2007 5:00:22 PM
Yes, I buy CDs all the time. I like to buy collectors CDs and the ones that are hard to find.
I also order CDs online once in awhile, from USA. I have a friend who lives in Las Vegas, he has a CD online site.

If you like rare metal music, 80s era thrash or progressive thrash, message me and I'll hook you up. That is if you like metal,

:p
 Lick it Up
Joined: 12/27/2006
Msg: 33
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/28/2007 6:00:57 PM
I like CD's, I plug my iPod into my car, turn on a song, then quickly change to the CD player to the same song, the CD sounds 3X better...sure, you can only fit...24 songs max on a normal 80 minuet CD, but the sound quality speaks for itself...

I don't collect vinyl records, my dad does...but I don't...because you really need to have a good pair of speakers for vinyl records.

I tease him about it, pick up a record.."Hey, where in the hell did you find this giant CD?"

I kid, I kid.

 FOUNDnLOST
Joined: 6/26/2006
Msg: 34
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/28/2007 6:09:52 PM
i dont really get this whole analog vs digital debate...i know this isnt teh thread for it...i already posted my thoughts on this threard...but you realize digital music on a cd (not talking compressed mp3s) really only eliminates certain spikes along the analog spectrum. these spikes are frequencies we cant hear...as for the theraputic effects...how could it really be any different from one form to the next? that doesnt make sense...once you realize how the spectrum works and what we can actually hear...studies like that dont really make sense.
 grungelives
Joined: 1/23/2006
Msg: 36
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/30/2007 11:34:50 AM
I still get CD's! Black Parade by My Chemical Romance I highly recommend.
 lephermessiah
Joined: 7/11/2006
Msg: 37
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/30/2007 1:00:07 PM
I buy CD's, because most mp3's have crappy quality compared to the actual CD.
 Melusine
Joined: 7/10/2006
Msg: 38
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/30/2007 1:17:31 PM
Yep....I love CD's....I don't have an mp3 player or an ipod. I don't "steal" music from the net to burn onto my own cd's....I am totally "old school" when it comes to music. Well, not my taste in music...but, the fact that yes, I still spend the cold hard cash to own it....
 iluvsalad
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 39
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/30/2007 11:09:39 PM
~OH YES! in fact, the last cd i bought was alanis morissette's jagged little pill (acoustic version) only because i wore it out twice...i haven't the heart to download THAT...not a big downloader at all. if i need to check out a song, AOL or musiclaunch is my domain...but then again, i have friends who will send me songs to listen to that they have downloaded...~
 jakethesuperhero
Joined: 12/11/2006
Msg: 40
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 1/31/2007 4:58:21 AM
Im a traveller and have to be selective of what i carry, i started out with CD's but as with lots of other stuff, went missing while staying in different BackPackers.
So after many thousands of dollars and years of suppling my family and friends with CD's, i learnt about downloading, my music collection is getting bigger everyday.
 Random Entry
Joined: 12/30/2006
Msg: 41
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Posted: 2/3/2007 11:11:12 AM

Theyve been around about 20 years now. 8 trakcs, records, cassettes didnt last that long. I hope they dont change to only downloading though, I still want to be able to have hard copies. Computers are far too vulnerable to trust with hundreds or thousands of dollars of music.


Exactly!

I still buy CDs. DVD 5.1 sound is nice but I wish more discs had music only playing modes. I will not buy mp3s because of the low quality. What a ripoff. TEchnology is supposed to get better not worse.
 Lick it Up
Joined: 12/27/2006
Msg: 42
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/3/2007 2:32:11 PM

If I download.. it is always the free p2p method where someone ripped it from a cd/dvd...


That's still illegal...technically anyways...

 zeesmuse
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 43
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/3/2007 8:10:45 PM
I don't have an ipod or an mp3 player. I got a CD player a few years back, and I pulled it out of the dumptster! (It still worked!) I still my albums... hundreds of them, as well as several hundred cassettes. I go to Goodwill and garage sales and buy buy buy those things for next to nothing!

And yeah, I'm a music teacher and I use them all!!!!

Zee

 ReloadZ
Joined: 10/10/2005
Msg: 44
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/4/2007 2:56:09 PM
Always buy cds
 renecan
Joined: 8/19/2006
Msg: 45
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/20/2007 8:47:38 PM
I always download, listen many times, and if it doesn't get old I buy the CD for my car. Only the best albums deserve my money :)
 100017747
Joined: 9/28/2006
Msg: 46
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/20/2007 10:23:17 PM
i'm a music junkie. if the album is real good, i will buy the cd to add to my collection, other than that, i'm gonna download it free or i'll even pay for it on itunes...i don't care. most of my cd's that i buy are imports, which i like to collect.
 flame_tiger86
Joined: 5/11/2005
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Posted: 2/23/2007 10:27:13 PM
I still buy CD's from time to time, the CD I bought was Yellowcard's latest album. In a way I like to think of my downloading as a sort of "preview." If I only end up liking only one song by a band/artist then I probably won't get their CD but if I find I'm liking several of their songs I usually will go out and buy their album. Does that make me a bit of a cheapo?
 Blossom65
Joined: 9/26/2006
Msg: 48
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/24/2007 3:53:37 PM
I still buy cd's loads of them, but almost ALWAYS used!! Ditto for DVD's as well... However, even tho I do buy them, I must admit my downloaded tunes collection is quite extensive!
 speller1
Joined: 5/21/2005
Msg: 49
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/24/2007 8:12:59 PM
so right u i buy cds some of the sounds are'nt as good as the record r tape but i still buy them there r still alot of cds not on-line plus am a big fan of jazz & europe bands & indie bands
amazon.com have many of cds that i could'nt find on-line

so cds i do collect
 bobalouie
Joined: 1/5/2007
Msg: 50
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Posted: 2/25/2007 3:20:20 AM
I only buy CD's, don't download em unless I buy em first. Have a collection of cassettes and (gasp) vinyl too. Damn! I'm old!
 greyhnd
Joined: 1/30/2007
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Posted: 2/25/2007 10:50:03 AM
I still buy cd's as well. About the only time I download anything is if I want something that was on vinyl only and can't be found any other way and someone has ripped it.

I usually rip my cd's to my PC. I don't use mp3 unless it's at 320kbps or VBR and I use LAME. Otherwise I rip with FLAC.
 blondago56
Joined: 8/21/2004
Msg: 52
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Posted: 2/25/2007 3:13:38 PM
"are there still CD buyers out there"?!? haha~snork-snork~giggle i am so very PROUD of the CD's that i have work hard to buy (after housepayment/car pymt/inusrance/bills/etc/etc) i have two big cases that i really need to insure...(i hope they are if they're in my vehicle ..) i dont download, my sons do..Geez.... i'd still have ALL MY ALBUMS FROM THE '70's & '80's if they werent lost/destroyed when my marriage ended and the house was lost...*sigh* and i *gasp* had 8 tracks!!!!!!!! (i still have the box of cassettes i had for my honda Civic! Hugs to all
 AeWingnut
Joined: 2/11/2007
Msg: 53
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/26/2007 7:10:46 PM
I am up around 1,000 CDs. I also have DVD-A and SACD. Seems like I keep buying the same music over and over again as they continue to re-master and re-package it.

example: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon. I bought the LP twice then bought the CD.
Then Mobile Fidelity released it on gold CD. Then it was released on SACD. I bought a universal player just so I could hear it in 5.1 surround. The DSD mastering makes the noise floor very very quiet. I enjoy it alot.

I've had a few CDs just up and quit on me. Different genres, labels and years of production. I always take care of them. they are either in my player or in the case. Never left out. I've picked up CDs laying in the street and they will stil play. These don't have a mark on 'em. it's like the plasic lost it's seal and the aluminum oxidized and kaput.

I'm terrified that some of the out of print impossible to replace CDs I have will do that someday.

I kinda want to leave my collection on loan to a library in my will but I've seen what they do to them. They are scratched up beyond belief and they probably would sell them.
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