Ooo, you mean like when Nintendo bundled Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt with the original NES?
I do sort of miss the label art on the CDs themselves, flipping through my CD wallets and being able to instantly identify albums by the front of the CD
Yes. http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/193/ , top paragraph
Quote from: Porcus on 13 March, 2012, 10:01:54 AMYes. http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/193/ , top paragraph Wow - "it is my personal opinion (and not necessarily the magazine's) that the CD will wipe out the LP in less than five years as the preferred medium for audio perfectionists". In Stereophile. You've got to give them credit for putting all this up on the website. Next to a 2012 advert for a turntable (no adverts for CD players in sight!).Cheers,David.
[…] In short - while I buy lossless downloads whenever I can, I would indeed never buy another CD if Apple started offering all their tracks as ALAC downloads (16/44, please - bandwidth ain't free).
Have you ever actually seen a CD with CD-Text?
there was a time when CDs came in that people thought keeping vinyl records was ridiculous, and sending complete collections to the dump - yet mint first pressing of any half-decent vinyl album remain highly collectable - some are ridiculously valuable.
So no matter how often you play a CD, it will always be the same quality.
Have you ever actually seen a CD with CD-Text? The only ones that I ever saw were ones that I made myself.
Some amazing classical bargains on Amazon, EMI boxsets for peanuts!
PS, I do rip them to a PC and play them using a Squeezebox, the convenience is just addictive!