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Where do you get your music?
iTunes all the way!
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
eMusic!
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Buy the CD and Rip it in!
32%
 32%  [ 12 ]
I use an online Music subscription service!
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Walmart Online Music store!
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other ways! (Explain!)
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
Combination of ways! (Explain!)
40%
 40%  [ 15 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Where do you get your music from? Reply with quote

There are a lot of options out there for getting music into your Mac! So how do you get your music?

I get most of my music from iTunes but I have been buying a few CD's lately!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I torrent lots of live music recordings (legal!) via oink, dimeadozen, etree. I also use news groups.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I typically buy my music from amazon because they have really good prices for new CDs compared to the lower quality iTunes version. Audio quality is a big deal for me so the highest bit rate i can get comes first.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: iTunes and CD Reply with quote

I buy the CD for stuff I like and get it from iTunes for music that is hard to find or if I just want one or two songs from a CD.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Robin on this one; if I want a whole album, I'd prefer the CD from Amazon.
1) It's a lossless format
2) I've got something to show for my money that I can hold in my hands
3) When I rip it to iTunes, the original disc acts as my backup

For some reason, it's often cheaper to buy a CD and have a supplier post it through the labour-intensive snail mail, than it is for Apple to send me the same music as a stream of zeros and ones down a phone line. How does that work? Sometimes, the exceptions to this rule are the audiobooks that I would pay £12 for on CD, but can download for about £5.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far I am a split between CDs and iTunes, leaning more towards CDs due to better quality. I haven't tried out Amazon yet, but your comments have convinced me that I should.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cds 80% and iTunes 20%. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i buy albums and records time to time, but mostly just torrent stuff
i buy music for the album art
that said, i listen to a lot of music
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
I'm with Robin on this one; if I want a whole album, I'd prefer the CD from Amazon.
1) It's a lossless format
2) I've got something to show for my money that I can hold in my hands
3) When I rip it to iTunes, the original disc acts as my backup

For some reason, it's often cheaper to buy a CD and have a supplier post it through the labour-intensive snail mail, than it is for Apple to send me the same music as a stream of zeros and ones down a phone line. How does that work? Sometimes, the exceptions to this rule are the audiobooks that I would pay £12 for on CD, but can download for about £5.


Yeh i rip them in Lossless too and typically CDs cost £5-£6 on amazon or other sellers on there compared to playing for a lower quality version for £10 on iTunes.

But i was shocked to hear that CDs and MP3s/ACCs were limited to 3dB range, which really sucks. The only format that exceeds 3dB were vinyl records which had a range upto 12dB, meaning you'd get the best audio quality possible, the only downside is that dust or any other particles would get on the record and affect the audio when playing as we all know.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robinscruffy wrote:
But i was shocked to hear that CDs and MP3s/ACCs were limited to 3dB range, which really sucks. The only format that exceeds 3dB were vinyl records which had a range upto 12dB, meaning you'd get the best audio quality possible, the only downside is that dust or any other particles would get on the record and affect the audio when playing as we all know.

Over the past 25 years , the marketing people have done a great job of indoctrinating us all with the mantra of "analogue = bad, digital = good". A friend of mine used to give a demonstration to anyone who was interested; he'd play the same track to them on a Rega Planar 2 and then on a CD player. Many a shocked face would admit that the vinyl sounded better.

I've got a stack of vinyl LPs in the attic, but that's where they're staying. The difference in sound quality isn't enough for me to forego the convenience of my iPod Shuffle. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
Over the past 25 years , the marketing people have done a great job of indoctrinating us all with the mantra of "analogue = bad, digital = good". A friend of mine used to give a demonstration to anyone who was interested; he'd play the same track to them on a Rega Planar 2 and then on a CD player. Many a shocked face would admit that the vinyl sounded better.


I think the best audio quality i've heard so far was from (now go easy on me) a Pink song and it was in the 'Wav' format. And it sounded really really good, the data rate was at 3Mbps, plus it had a really good dB range, you could ever her her run out of breath towards the end of the verses.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a mixture of buying cds limewire and bittorents (limewire beta client supports bittorrents so i use that and it works on mac wohoo)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Music: Rip CDs 99% and iTunes 1%.
Movies: Rip DVDs 100% and iTunes 0.0% Laughing
TV shows: Rip DVDs 90% and iTunes 10%
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Buy the CD and Rip it in"

That's me. I have another method for hard to find music, but I'd rather not go into it. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I buy new, I buy on iTunes usually. If it's an older album, I'll buy it on Amazon's used section, as there's some great deals to be had.
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