[quote user="Charlie Jefferson"][quote user="Hughes123"]I have, and I believe the computer is just as good a source for hi-fi[/quote] And there was me thinking good, old cumbersome vinyl was the best medium for sound. Hardly portable, ritualistic, fetishistic. . .and don't get me started on it's good points. My iPod & 500GB hard drive are both rammed with music and I've got thousands of CDs littered around the place but it's still vinyl that makes me actually feel I'm listening to music.[/quote]
Well said Charlie! I must admit initially I got caught up in the great CD buying frenzy some years back but after awhile I tired of them, started questioning the sound quality, the naff plastic cases which always break, the booklets which are sometimes impossible to read without a decent microscope and have often been creased whilst being inserted at the factory(that`s really annoying!), the ones that have `crystalized`!? and are now unplayable (the early 90`s seems to be the worst time for this) and the sheer inconsistency of the sound quality soon brought me back to my cherished vinyl collection. I now regret buying so many albums on cd when I could have got them on vinyl at the time. Oh, not to mention certain albums being re-mastered on cd twice or even sometimes three times! I also hate the way you can buy cds off a supermarket shelf like a can of beans. Doesn`t feel like a true record sale to me.
It`s very useful to have some music on the pc to listen to whilst doing computer based activities but I can`t see it ever becoming my main source.
So yep, my love affair with cds ended some years back.
Long live vinyl!