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Re: Records, CDs, or MP3s? all of the above, I have my top 20 albums of all time on Records, most of my collection is on CD, but I do find for storage MP'3 handy! so they all suite me......YOU FORGOT ABOUT TAPES, the best format in the world hahahahah i miss the whole rewind fastforward, and the tape getting unravelled in the stereo!! ah the memories :evil:

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Re: Records, CDs, or MP3s? Tough. I use CDs and vinyl frequently, but never MP3s unless it's verified 320kbps on my digital audio player. I prefer Lossless formats such as FLAC and ALAC. The compression (with loss of audio data) that is characteristic of the MP3 format sucks. For fun I'll pick vinyl. I do have over 1,500 CDs so I could pick that too... Hm... :?

records' date=' way more nostalgia :) i love it when i got the latest periphery EP on record, the sound quality was awful, but it was still a decent feeling to have[/quote'] The sound quality you're getting is likely due to your gear. Quite a few modern albums sound *better* on vinyl because they aren't compressed to death like their CD counterparts. If done properly, however, the CD will sound better, but won't offer the warm sound that vinyl has.

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Re: Records, CDs, or MP3s? I like records for collecting purposes, but I sadly do not own a record player. I usually try to buy CDs, but since a lot of good CDs are really hard to find in stores, I usually just end up downloading songs. But I prefer to own music on a CD.

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i've been looking for an old record player everywhere! but i can't seem to find ay that i can afford :L
Same here. I would love to have one, though. Nothing would be better than filling my entire house with the sounds of classic Slayer and Metallica, on a good and clear vinyl record.

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Re: Records, CDs, or MP3s? yeah i know right, it came in a collectors edition box set with all their albums on CD and their first album on vinyl :) it also came with instrumental mixes of every track on black clouds and silver linings and each individual instrument track for that album aswell! it was so awesome :) thank my girlfriend for getting it for me for Christmas

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Re: Records, CDs, or MP3s? I have quite a few CDs that are over 20 years old. No problems whatsoever. As for the vinyl vs. CD comment, it's analog vs. digital. Of course it's going to sound different. Depending on mastering, compression, and such, modern albums on CD many times sound worse than their vinyl counterparts.

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I love my Metal CD's but i also have them on MP3 when i am walking' date=' i walk a lot and it certainly beats listening to cars and sirens.[/quote'] :lol: I'd swear you lived here in New Mexico...sirens all the time. Plus, of course, I've got to compete with rap junkies, so at least I only have to feel their music instead of hearing it as well. Ahhh...Earbuds jammed all the way in, volume at roughly 75% listening to Solution .45, drinking a Squirt (carbonated citrus drink, if you can get it, try it sometime, it's vastly superior to Fresca) MOST AWESOME WALK EVER. :mrgreen: Anyhow, I find Mp3s are the cheapest by a long shot and they mean I don't waste $20 buying a CD when I only want 5 songs from it.

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Squirt? Shame they don't do them in the UK and yeah my volume is roughly loud so as i can drowned out all the usual rubbish when i am sat on the bus :)
Heck yeah! Used to ride the bus a lot...all they played was pop and country, but one guy did play classical pretty loud. Can't say I liked it but it was a welcome contrast. What ticks me off BIG TIME about Mp3s is that the vast majority of the speaker systems are suited to iPods...and I've got a Sansa. I still prefer Mp3s, but at least CD's work no matter what player you put them in. Do you have Stoney's ginger beer in the UK? I lived in South Africa for about five years and have been back there twice...and Stoney's is the best ginger beer I've ever had. Better even than the Jamaican ginger beer we can get here at our ridiculously overpriced co-op.

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Where the heck are you buying CDs, dude? :? I rarely ever pay $20 or more for a CD unless it's long out of print and I must have it (or for a particular pressing that isn't remaster and such...).
Amazon; I have to pay $3 shipping for any given CD so even if it's $17 I still pay $20 gross total. With Amazon Mp3 there isn't a noticeable sales tax - it's about $1 for a given song. Oh, and there isn't a single CD shop within 35 miles that stocks anything I want. :( About the closest they get is Iced Earth, Amon Amarth and Dream Theater but that's IT. And while I can respect the talent these bands have I really don't care for them.

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