iTunes vs CDs

Discussion in 'iTunes' started by lowram00, Sep 11, 2009.

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itunes VS cd's

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  1. lowram00

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    ok im trying think whats the best way to get music iTunes or cd's? only reason im asking because im wanting buy new music but cd's you have the disc and art work in hand but iTunes you go down the road or lay in bed and buy new music.. but only thing turns me off iTunes is they make some songs album only and then they only have the clean verison and not the good verison so what do yall like to buy from iTunes or cd's
     
  2. TarekElsakka

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    I'd buy CDs then rip and add them to iTunes if necessary.
     
  3. coasts

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    I usually buy CDs and rip them. I like to have the product as the musicians intended it to be.
     
  4. KabaModern

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    Neither. Torrents.
     
  5. AdrianCubed

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    Thankyou Kaba.
     
  6. styfle

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    CD for sure. Two reasons:
    1. CDs are better quality.
    2. CDs are tangible, you own it, you can copy/burn/rip as much as you want.
     
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  8. acosmichippo

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    CDs for numerous reasons - Better quality, DRM-free, and there's just something about having a tangible product that's nice.

    Vinyl is fun too.

    and you torrenters disgust me. for respectable people, you should know better. Not saying i'm perfect, but to do it and be proud of it is what kills me.
     
  9. Ramesh

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    I should buy CD's, but I usually only want a track or two. So for ease, I just use iTunes. If it's a great album, I do prefer the actual CD due to quality, and then I'll just rip it.
     
  10. MileHighRob

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    I purchase almost all of my music in digital format these days. I've had numerous collections become obsolete throughout the years and I'm sure this too will be the fate of CDs as we now know them.

    There are also many alternatives for purchasing music besides iTunes.
     
  11. acosmichippo

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    maybe CDs will become frill eventually, or be replaced by something similar, but i just don't see physical medium going away any time soon. Heck, even vinyl is still sought-after by many people.

    the biggest advantage digital media has is that most listeners DON'T want a whole album, which is a shame.
     
  12. Ramesh

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    True, but it is the reality. I used to buy cassingles... remember those? There are only a handful of groups that I would enjoy all of their songs on a given album.
     
  13. acosmichippo

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    To me, it would be like only watching your favorite scene in a movie.

    it just don't make sense.
     
  14. Ramesh

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    To me, it's liking 1 or 2 movies of trilogy or series... A song can stand alone. For example, (poor example) Shrek. I like the 1st one, not so much the 2nd or 3rd...
     
  15. acosmichippo

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    but you've still seen them all.
     
  16. Ramesh

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    But I didn't buy all the movies on DVD. If I could listen to an entire album via radio, internet, what have you, then I'd be more apt to buy an entire album.
     
  17. MileHighRob

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    I never purchase individual songs... albums only for me.
     
  18. acosmichippo

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    would you, though?

    you've seen all the Shreks, but didn't buy them on DVD... so if you heard all the songs on an album without having to purchase the album, wouldn't you be more likely to only purchase your favorite songs?
     
  19. Ramesh

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    It would just depend on my opinion of "quality". If I like the majority, yes, I would buy the entire album....

    I dunno to each his own, IMO. As long as it's being purchased, at least the artist is getting *something*, no matter how little it may be.
     
  20. acosmichippo

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    true... but it's more than just the money.

    Anyway, far be it from me to tell people how to enjoy their music.
     

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