vinyl vs cds what do you prefer

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  1. nukeboy95
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    soo i wanted to know what you prefer good old vinyl or cds and why
     


  2. frogboy

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    MP3s because no matter how hard I try, vinyls won't fit in my computer.
     
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    well you can get really good digital copy if you use a Stanton ST-150 clug in to a pioneer mixer and then clug the mixer in to a aux in

    but that cost $1000+
     
  7. Plstic

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    CD master race here. Vinyl is scratchy and crackly, plus there's too much maintenance involved.
     
  8. ShadowSoldier

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    It actually depends on the type of song for me to be honest. Otherwise, I'm allllll atrac baby.
     
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    Certain albums were also written to be enjoyed from beginning to end with only a break for flipping the record (Pink Floyd--Meddle, Neil Young--After The Gold Rush, etc.) Other albums gave you almost two distinct views (Led Zeppelin III, Abbey Road, etc.) Mp3s simply give you too many options to skip around, repeat and such. Sure, these are nice features; but I think it's easier to appreciate some vinyl in it's front to back form.
     
  10. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Cassette tapes are where its at man. ^^ (80s <3)

    Really, whatever format one grows up with is what they will have the feels for.
     
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    na man its all at the 8tracks
     
  12. Clarky

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    vinyl due to the better dynamics most the time, that and most cd's tend to be brick walled
     
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    I like cassette to digital conversions, so long as it's something not available on cd; bootleg tapes of early punk shows or soundboard recordings, for example. If I like an album enough, I'll buy it in vinyl and digital format.
     
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    This is a really good article with a simple explanation of why Vinyl releases may be better choices than CD releases. And then ripping the vinyl to a digital format to make an audio file should make a better sounding encode than a track from a CD. (I'm still not sold on cassette tapes...there has been a huge resurgence in the popularity of the cassette tape as a distribution medium, thanks in part to small black metal and death metal labels, which has seen limited runs of albums/ep's only released as tapes{or with other formats only months later}. Tapes are not friendly for use, they don't survive well and most people have already ditched any way to play them!).

    Despite everything i'll still plump for CD's as my archival format because they're easier to store, rip and use. Brick walling isn't universal and i believe it's height of popularity has passed.
     
  15. Kouen Hasuki

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    I bought like 20 CD's last month xD
     
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    I prefer vinyl but cds are more plentiful
     
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    mp3s because I can take them anywhere and everywhere. All I need is a pair of headphones and a charged phone.

    Of the two choices though I'd go with vinyl. They make me look oh so sophisticated and they're easy to spin backwards to hear all the satanic messages.
     
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    Whichever is mastered better but if the digital media is mastered the same then no contest there and if I can just rip the other then that works too.

    I think my favourite phrase once uttered in a similar discussion was "if it sounds better to you then great but do not expect your mates to hear the difference".
     
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    Vinyl or digital.
     
  20. pwsincd

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    I prefered having vinyl for the covers , and cared for they can sound better than cds , I recall the day CD's arrived and i did buy a cd stereo system , they did advertise cd,s as scratch resistant , i recall someone spreading jam on a cd then wiping it clean and then playing it as part of the campaign to promote them. I always felt kinda ripped off financially for the price of a cd compared to vinyl in those days , having less physical product for my money. But im old School when it comes to music . Still have tons of vinyl but need to get a turntable .