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Choice of format when purchasing music

  • Cassette tapes
    2 (0.3%)
  • Vinyl
    14 (1.9%)
  • CD-A
    641 (86.9%)
  • HDCD
    3 (0.4%)
  • SACD
    15 (2%)
  • DVD-A
    15 (2%)
  • Online
    48 (6.5%)

Total Members Voted: 845

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Choice of format when purchasing music
Reply #50
The good old audio CD mastered properly is as good as digital sound needs to be.  That is why I own a bunch of them.  And some not as nicely mastered ones  But ripping is a nice hobby and I like having a bunch of good quality music on my iRiver.  I couldn't see myself buying lossy compressed music online.  Maybe lossless but then I'd just rather own the CD.


+1 although I barely use mp3 players

  • WUXGA
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Reply #51
CD although I might look into buying off iTunes now that everything is DRM free now.

Choice of format when purchasing music
Reply #52
Vinyl mainly because I buy mostly 70's and 80's and for the price of one iTunes song I get at least one album and often 2 or 3.

iTunes for the rare new song or stuff that I can't find on vinyl and happens to be on iTunes.

CD for the very rare old artist that is still going, or very very rare new artist that I like more than one song from.


  • hero
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Reply #53
I went with CD-A
  • Last Edit: 29 April, 2009, 07:40:00 PM by hero

  • cpchan
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Reply #54
CDs is still my preferred format these days.

  • DARcode
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Reply #55
Still CD-Audio, don't trust anybody else with the encoding to lossless or lossy.
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  • Examiner
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Reply #56
The good old CD! Leaves me the freedom to rip to whatever format I choose or need.

  • viktor
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Reply #57
i spend most of my money on vinyls

  • odyssey
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Reply #58
This poll is 5 YEEAARS old!!! Back when iTunes didn't even exist (did it???) - How about making a new one?
Can't wait for a HD-AAC encoder :P