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Old December 13th, 2018 (12:31 PM).
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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 Do you think these methods of listening to music are outdated?
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Old December 13th, 2018 (12:51 PM).
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I don't think they are outdated, but because I don't have a CD drive anymore, I won't buy them unless Amazon also offers AutoRip with them.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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Old December 13th, 2018 (4:46 PM). Edited December 13th, 2018 by AdorbzFangirl.
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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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Old December 13th, 2018 (4:52 PM).
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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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Old December 13th, 2018 (9:25 PM).
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    The CD isn't outdated.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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    Old December 14th, 2018 (1:44 AM).
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    I still buy CDs... I enjoy having physical copies of music
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    Old December 14th, 2018 (3:58 AM).
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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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    Old December 14th, 2018 (6:07 PM).
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      I still buy CDs, as I mostly listen to music on my stereo.
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      Old December 14th, 2018 (6:14 PM). Edited December 14th, 2018 by Sawsbuck.
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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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      Old December 14th, 2018 (6:35 PM).
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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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      Old December 14th, 2018 (7:35 PM).
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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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      Old December 27th, 2018 (3:22 PM).
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      I have not touched an actual music CD in probably over a decade, so...
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      Old December 29th, 2018 (8:18 AM).
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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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      Old December 30th, 2018 (10:47 PM).
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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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      Old January 25th, 2019 (9:35 AM).
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      I buy some CDs just because I like owning physical copies, but it's moot point in a way, because I just end up uploading the music to iTunes...
      So I could just buy it digitally to begin with, tbh. lol
      Sometimes I do.
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      Old January 25th, 2019 (5:33 PM).
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      Nope. I still encounter many situations with limited accessibility, so CDs are still handily appreciated.
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      Old January 25th, 2019 (10:32 PM).
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      yes. i cant even play them in my car. the future is now baby
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      Old January 26th, 2019 (7:44 AM).
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        CD's from a music standpoint are becoming outdated with online platforms taking over. iTunes, and to a lesser degree Napster and other online music platforms at the time, destroyed Tower Records. CD's will still have a role to play since people are resistant to change but in time they will go away like that of the 8-Track and Cassettes. In terms of Computers, they're still required as unbelievable as that may seem with USB drives making OS installation a breeze but Recovery, if memory serves, is still done via CD-ROM. When that stops is when the CD will cease to exist since there's a market now for taking older games(that ran on CD) and porting them to modern OS to run without CD while remastering them at the same time.
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          My dad and i had always purchased pirated CD stuff from Flea Market, we purchased a lot of eletronic music and they we're amazing and instantly fell in love with it until the rise of streaming service has allowed more music for newer generations to litsen to it.

          I still download MP3 as an torrent from time to time.

          I know one country that is unwilling to enter the streaming music is Japan.

          Here is the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/business/media/cd-loving-japan-resists-move-to-digital-music-.html

          (sorry for my poor English)
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            My dad and i had always purchased pirated CD stuff from Flea Market, we purchased a lot of eletronic music and they we're amazing and instantly fell in love with it until the rise of streaming service has allowed more music for newer generations to litsen to it.

            I still download MP3 as an torrent from time to time.

            I know one country that is unwilling to enter the streaming music is Japan.

            Here is the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/business/media/cd-loving-japan-resists-move-to-digital-music-.html

            (sorry for my poor English)
            That's actually really interesting information, thanks for sharing! I'd guess with how much Japan loves idols and performances, they sure also love collectibles and actual stuff, it makes sense and it's also amazing that the CD Market is still alive.

            As for me, I buy some CDs of stuff I love. Use them in the car and stuff.
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              I go to a used bookstore often around here and every now and then they have a CD of an artist or band I really like so I buy one, they're only 2 dollars so I figure why not, it's a good deal and I would have ended up buying the album eventually digitally at some point anyway. I import the music onto my mp3 player. There are specific artists I always buy a physical copy of CDs just to collect.
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