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View Poll Results: I pay for music cd's because. . . .
I like the cover art; burned cd's look ghetto. 6 27.27%
Downloading pirated material is against the law, done-diddly-doodly 3 13.64%
Downloading pirated material isn't worth the fine$$$. 3 13.64%
I am computer-illiterate; don't know how to download and dont know how to burn a cd! help!!! 1 4.55%
I have enough money, so what if i'm being screwed. . . some money still goes to the artists. 9 40.91%
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      07-27-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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If you buy music cd's. . . .

Why do you do it?
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Cause my stupid ipod thing that connects my ipod to my car stero only works when it wants to.
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Cause my stupid ipod thing that connects my ipod to my car stero only works when it wants to.
which reminds me of something. . . my shuffle and nano work great in my car, but my iphone doesn't play.
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which reminds me of something. . . my shuffle and nano work great in my car, but my iphone doesn't play.
My nano is gay in mycar. Some days it plays and today it wouldnt..Thats why I have my Britney Spears back up CD!!
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I couldnt remember the last time I bought a cd if i tried.
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i buy cd's if i like the artists
thats about it...
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buy singles...
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ok. so for those that dont buy cd's where do you get your music from?
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ok. so for those that dont buy cd's where do you get your music from?
Limewire.

CD's are obsolete and a waste of money.
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I like owning and buying CDs... I have a huge collection and I also like large music files... nothing is worse than that cheap compressed online files, talk about getting ripped off!!! Paying 99 cents for a song that is 1/10 the file size of a true CD quality song is just blind IMO. It is sad that younger people don't have an appreciation to high-quality sound. Most can listen to mono and think it's cool. What ever.
Very truee! I hate low quality shit thats why most of the songs I download are encoded to be like 300kb/s. Just gotta find the good shit
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i don't even remember the last time i saw a CD which was worth paying for....
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It is sad that younger people don't have an appreciation to high-quality sound. Most can listen to mono and think it's cool. What ever.
lol. seriously? you are trying to say that CD's are of a high-quality sound? CD sound quality is degrading year after year in a race to make CD's sound louder, not better. I doubt you're paying attention to waveforms of stuff you hear. I do, and i have to tell you that it is pure shit now days.

To hear real sound quality go listen to some vinyl.
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ok. so for those that dont buy cd's where do you get your music from?
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Because I like to have the physical case and cd. I did the whole mIRC thing back in college which spured my interest in a lot of bands. Which I've since bought their albums.

I get the albums home and convert them to mp3.

Solefald, I actually agree with you. I've noticed it a bit. Something did sound off a little. But it still sounds 10x's better than most mp3's you can download.
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1. I don't like the fact you can't buy music online that is lossless (even if someone says the quality is already shit).
2. The artist really should get paid.
3. I want a hard-copy backup, in case my computer and backup HD are stolen/fried by lightning.

I wish players and home stereo receivers were more FLAC-friendly.
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ok. so for those that dont buy cd's where do you get your music from?
i use utorrent to download whole albums, and limewire for singles. i also have a good antivirus and antispyware in case i download a trojan mofo.

last time i bought a cd, damn, maybe the year 1999 at a used cd store, $5 each and i thought i was being ripped off.
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to tell you the truth i buy all my music on cd's or from i-tunes because i am affraid of getting caught. my wife could possibly get into trouble at her job with the type of work she does if i did anything illegal like this and i feel i have to much too lose. i mean to steal music and save what a few hundred dollars a year is just not worth it to me when i think what it would cost me if i got caught. jmo.
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I still buy music CD's, but it is fairly infrequent. Unfortunately, most current artists have no more than 1-2 songs worth listening on a full album.

On a decent audio system, you can still tell the difference between an mp3 (even at high bitrates) and the original CD. Now, if there was a way to get lossless downloads, then I would never buy another CD.

I am in the process of converting all of my CD's to a lossless digital format. I am probably going to use Apple lossless (though I hear FLAC is good, too). For my ipod I have been using mp3, but will probably do all future tracks as AAC (smaller filesize).
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To hear real sound quality go listen to some vinyl.
vinyl is the shit when you combine it with the proper equipment. NOTHING compares.
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to tell you the truth i buy all my music on cd's or from i-tunes because i am affraid of getting caught. my wife could possibly get into trouble at her job with the type of work she does if i did anything illegal like this and i feel i have to much too lose. i mean to steal music and save what a few hundred dollars a year is just not worth it to me when i think what it would cost me if i got caught. jmo.
does your wife work for The Software & Information Industry Association's Anti-Piracy Division?
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