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Curious about this.

As we continue to enter a world with streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, how many of you still buy and use CD's? Records, even? Do you think these methods of listening to music are outdated?
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I don't think they are outdated, but because I don't have a CD drive anymore, I won't buy them unless Amazon also offers AutoRip with them. I usually only buy them if they are cheaper than the MP3 album.
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I still have mine. They hold a lot of memories for me. In fact, I actually just ripped songs off them for my phone. :3 I agree with EC... they might be, but I think some people find them as collector's items as well. You really don't see anyone talking about them anymore tbh. It's all about those music sharing places now, like iTunes.
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I bought a CD like two years ago and then had to buy an entire external optical drive so I could read it on anything and that's when I decided I'd never buy CDs again. @_@
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    The CD isn't outdated. It's just being phased out since computers are being made without CD drives and accessing or storing digital content is more convenient.

    On rare occasions I'll buy a CD.
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    I still buy CDs... I enjoy having physical copies of music
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    I don't remember the last time I bought a CD...though I still have all of my old ones hiding somewhere.
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      I still buy CDs, as I mostly listen to music on my stereo.
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      CDs > digital

      More uses and they are cheaper than MP3
      I just bought another 7 CDs yesterday and I have at least 150 total
      It's much better than paying $10 a month for something like Spotify

      I can play them in the car and rip them to my computer to put on my phone
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      Yes. I can pay $10 a month for Spotify premium and get access to literally damn near anything I want, and can organize it into playlists however I want, and can access it from multiple devices. I don’t even have a CD drive on my computer and I’m much happier without it. Bring on that digital era, henny.
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      Based on the idea that CDs, at least music CDs, don’t occupy a special place in the heart of audiophiles and that the regular person doesn’t care beyond mere digital accessibility, they are becoming outdated. Like... vinyl’s comeback is due to its status as bringing a quality to sound that you don’t get with CDs, and digitally stored music is of a quality that barely differs from CDs to the ears of the average listener. They’re still relevant on a artistic and perhaps technological level depending on what purpose you need them for, and they’ll continue to be made while personal home stereos without digital capacities are still hanging around, but I don’t see CD having the same kind of nostalgic comeback nor applicability that defines our other musical options.
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      I have not touched an actual music CD in probably over a decade, so...
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      I have not touched an actual music CD in probably over a decade, so...
      Same. They became outdated the year Spotify and other streaming became widespread. Actually, even before that. When I was 14 ish, we used "mp3 players" hahah. Wow, they were so cool and only existed in the few gap years between the invention of digital music downloads and the evolution of smartphones. Them were the days!
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      I also haven't bought a CD in several years. I tend to only like a few songs from an album anyways, so I vastly prefer getting them through digital means.

      Funny mp3 players are mentioned as those are starting to get out of style too, sort of. You can still have your songs on your phone/tablet, but Spotify and such you can download as apps so that's a thing.
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