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Online francishuang

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Re: Enjoying CD again
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2020, 21:35 »
Quite a few of crystal CDs are of very good sound. U can start collecting CD again

I'm into vinyl too, I sold all my CD 10 over years ago 1st wave & 2nd wave 2years ago after getting the Aurender from audio basic. Now I've only 2pc of CD at home.
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2020, 13:45 »
I'm into vinyl too, I sold all my CD 10 over years ago 1st wave & 2nd wave 2years ago after getting the Aurender from audio basic. Now I've only 2pc of CD at home.

I also considered letting go for space savings since I never look at the CDs themselves, but decided against it. I recently removed all my casing and just put it into big CD organizer booklets, just like what I did for my DVDs.

Kind of illogical but it felt like I was going to throw away part of my life by getting rid of them for good. Anyway think I won't get too much money back. :)

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Re: Enjoying CD again
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2020, 14:49 »
I have never threw any of my CDs and vinyl since I started this hobby in the 70s and today I still buying them.  When everyone jumping into music streaming in mid 2000, I still listen to CDs and vinyl as the main source, though I had 2 different "streamers" and DACs hooked up in my system.  Up till today, either streamers is for background music when I am doing my work, CD for casual listening and vinyl for serious listening. 

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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2020, 16:13 »
Actually Memory Lane in B1 Adelphi every now and then has hundreds of CDs by collectors who give up when they go into streaming. I have seen many popular and rare imported titles, some still in shrink wrapped from Borders going at 10 bucks.
I doubt interest in CD will return in a big way like how vinyl return because streaming quality from Spotify  is catching up, especially recent release, with lyrics to boot.
I do listen to Jay Chou, Della, Hebe, JJ Lin, Yiruma etc and they sound pretty good on Spotify with Aurender and mediocre DAC.
But I will not listen to streamed Jennifer Warnes, Teresa Teng, Tsai Chin or Pink Floyd, Steely Dan etc. because their recordings sound better on CD and always much better on vinyl. For jazz recordings, it is always vinyl unless for background music
I usually listen to vinyl when I have more free time or in good mood. Otherwise, it is mainly streaming.
Spotify now even have remastered versions, just like CDs.

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2020, 16:47 »
Price of vinyl is now slightly higher factoring inflation. Price of vinyl such as U2, Depeche Mode cost $15 to $17  in the mid 80s or 1%of SAF Captain pay. Now it cost the same 1% of SAF Captain pay🙂

No doubt vinyl may be more analogue and better sounding than CD but the maintenance, more storage space to store these big and heavier vinyl....inconvenience far outweigh the listening pleasure of vinyl. Prices of vinyl are price so much higher due to its popularity now. Remember many years ago when I started vinyl journey, prices of vinyl are cheap. Anyway, I have given up vinyl now.
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