1. PineappleGod

    OP PineappleGod 酔いどれ神
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    Personally I am forced to buy for 2 reasons: sound quality (I need my FLACs) and selection (the troubles of foreign music). What about you guys?
     
  2. BORTZ

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    I still go out of my way to have local digital copies on my devices. There are time when you have no signal, low data, or just don't want to be connected to anything.
     
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  3. GABO1423

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    Digital streaming is definitely the most convenient of the two, but I still prefer having a physical copy. The fact that digital media can be pretty fragile and how it can easily become lost and unaccessible just makes me feel worried that I might lose something that I "own"
    Physical media is just way easier to preserve, so that's why I prefer it.
     
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  4. PizzaBitez

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    Streaming made it much cheaper for the average consumer. I prefer it
     
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  5. x65943

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    The only music I buy are records for my record player - for everything else I stream
     
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    *Cough*
    piracy
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    sorry guys i meant spotify

    Honestly its hard to make money on spotify if you underground there was a chart i cant find it but it showed how many listeners you need + clicks to make even a dollar


    EDIT. found it https://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-many-music-streams-to-earn-a-dollar/ says 229 that is still alot.always support if ya can.
     
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  7. JuanMena

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    Buying or Streaming music?

    I'm still using Windows Media Player and MP3 files... I don't know what you're talking about... certainly don't.

    If it's not broken, don't try to fix it.

    PS: Streaming is a trend, and as all trends... it will get old overtime.
     
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    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.
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    Streaming is super convenient, if it were to die you would need something like p2p streaming - which admittedly would be killer
     
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  9. Chary

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    I had a spotify trial for a year. I used it all of two times, just to stream new songs to my phone, and another time to test integration with a review item. I get that it's convenient for some, but I just get FLACs and then upload them to Google Play Music, so I have them on the go as well. Best of both worlds.
     
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    The thing I like about Spotify is it can create a whole playlist for me of songs I never heard - all of which I somehow like

    It's a novelty I can't really find anywhere else - even other streaming services couldn't get it right for me

    Ofc I got music on my phone - but at some point I began to like hearing new stuff more than listening to my classics
     
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  11. nxwing

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    Pretty much always going with streaming when listening to my phone or iPad. Spotify's super convenient. It's suggestion algorithm is also pretty good. I use FLACs when I listen on my laptop. I do sorta buy CDs from time to time but only for the novelty of it really. I'd pretty much stick to digital.
     
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    The fact that Google Play Music transcodes to 320k MP3 is what out me off from using it. I don't want my 300gb of music tampered with lol.
     
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    Yeah, that's the coolest part. I think I just have really weird and/or specific tastes. I never liked what it tried to come up with for me lol

    It's not like it converts your preexisting files though? It just uploads them, then transcodes the ones in the cloud. Unless you mean listening while on the go at high bitrate quality.
     
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  14. JuanMena

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    I'm still using my stereo to hear cassettes and cd's pal.
    My music isn't going anywhere.
    Besides, if I want to listen music outdoors, all I have to do is to copy my files to my SD, put it on any MP3 player, and wear headphones.

    I literally don't get why people would pay money for something that's almost completely free?
     
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  15. cauliquackers

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    Once in a blue moon I'll feel super sentimental about something so I'll buy a physical thing to hold. Otherwise I stream harder than a pregnant salmon.
     
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    Streaming music is extremely convenient. Wanna listen to a song but not buy the whole album? Easy. Wanna listen to a bunch of albums and save money? Streaming.

    There's also curated playlists that are often updated, usually weekly. These playlists are a hit-or-miss depending on your overall taste. There's also song and artist suggestions based on your favorite ones and they're usually pretty spot on. Discovered lots of musicians I otherwise wouldn't have found through those algorithms.
     
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  17. slaphappygamer

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    For music, I like streaming.

    If I read books, I’d like to read an actual book. I’d like to not look at a bright screen for long time. Then I can also read outside and not have to deal with the glare on my screen.

    For movies, I don’t mind renting a kids movies for a party, or something. Mostly, I’d rather buy movies because they aren’t much more to keep forever.
     
  18. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.
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    The Kindle has a good lightless solution that works similar to etch n sketch - no internal light at all and it works perfect outside just like a book

    Highly recommend
     
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