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Cassette, Vinyl LP, CD or Digital?

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Which one do you prefer? Do you miss any of them and wish they became popular? Which one do you use most often?

summa68
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

I listen to digital most because its convenient and I can create playlists but I also like CDs

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

I think I prefer Digital although it's also very handy to have a tangible source of music so I don't lose it!

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seasider71
seasider711 month ago

Other than cassette I use them all. Listen to lots of radio - all day at work and occasionally at home. Streaming through Spotify. I own hundreds of CD's that I still listen to regularly. Although I don't buy as many I did I will buy new releases from my favourite bands or to support new acts. Love the sound and look of vinyl. Will dig something out of my old record box sometimes. I buy LP's quite rarely. Usually a classic album, a Record Store Day release or just something I like the look of.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

I download the mp3 version and then upload and play it through Google Play Music.

Unfortunately, this is changing to YouTube Music next month which is inferior in my opinion and just another way of trying you to shell out £9.99 per month so that you keep playing music without having the YouTube Music screen open.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

YouTube Music offers plenty of albums free of charge, the catch is that free members can't listen to it in the background or be ad-free.

From time to time they'll give users a one month trial as an incentive to stick around.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

PhilipMarc Yeah, but I don't want free albums, I just want to listen to my music.

It's just another money making exercise by the turds.

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Golfforall
Golfforall1 month ago

I doubt there is any difference in quality that 99% of folks could perceive (I'm not one of then !).

Maybe some folks think its "posh " to have (what we used to call a record player !)

I used to love my albums , artwork and lyrics many years ago . I still prefer CDs rather than downloads which have no soul or intimacy -and no physical presence . But maybe I'm just a nostalgic old fart ?

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

For most, yeah. I listen to radio and I know the audio quality is lower, but it doesn't bother me as I'm fine with it.

Other stuff, I just want in high quality (FLAC).

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold1 month ago

I use digital mostly. It's so convenient! I still have my teenage collection of CDs in loft tho. I will never miss cassettes!

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neo1
neo11 month ago

Ive kept some of my old cassettes but havent played them in years. Mostly play mp3's which are ripped from my own CD's or i stream from spotify. Havent given away or sold any CD's, sometime play those from time to time

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

I mainly use digital and CDs. If I a lot more space I would also buy vinyl 🎵

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G0501
G05011 month ago

I use Spotify. My CDs are boxed up, I don't have a CD player anymore.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

CD. The easiest way to make a high quality, lossless copy of the disc.

And then, it's Digital (Bandcamp and iTunes). I'd say Vinyl although I don't have the equipment to make backups of it.

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TheChimp
TheChimp1 month ago

PhilipMarc Please tell me what's the point in vinyl?

It's inferior compared to CDs or downloads.

And do you have to be a wannabe hipster and have a beard to buy vinyl?

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

The difference between CD and Vinyl is negligible for the most part. It's just nowadays some find it "cool" to collect them.

I actually had way more vinyls than I do now, but I sold them to some collector who lived/lives in U.S. and he had people to handle the transfers. I didn't mind selling because I found them by the garbage bin, and some were missing its disc and so on. Just kinda annoying.

Now, I have another batch which I also found by the garbage and this one was in way better condition.

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Lucky for me, I enjoy Country Music so it's nice to have it. TheChimp

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Mick82
Mick821 month ago

Really miss the days where you would copy a play list on a blank Cd would feel like world's best record producer for a while.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE1 month ago

I'm the same as Imnotcheap really..... digital most for convenience .... but also CDs ... but...we also have 100s of LPs which are going to be payed soon...I am promised!

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644681 month ago

My partner still has a cd wallet which he has in his van and listens to his UB40 albums lol

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