Post by Digestive Biscuit on Nov 1, 2017 1:45:04 GMT
Inspired by this dick wipe...
Time Is On My Side:
Let me preface this by saying that I was born in '87 when CDs and cassettes were primarily the only way to listen to music at home (other than the radio). CD-Rs came out along with downloads and it changed everything.
I bought music off of iTunes over the years probably beginning in senior year of high school (2005) and ever since then have been upgrading my playback gear and speakers and, yes, 256k MP3 or 256k AAC does sound acceptable, but I want something future proof and "reference." Over the past few years I have gotten away from iTunes and have been buying off of 7Digital.
Long story short, I ran into some kind of error message on 7Digital and opened a trouble ticket. One week later I have gotten ZERO response from 7Digital. So I went on eBay to buy a CD of what I was trying to get on 7Digital. I got the CD for ~$6 with cheap shipping whereas the entire FLAC 16/44.1 album on 7Digital is $15 or something.
I just can't believe how cheap a CD costs on eBay barely used. You can get these for almost half the price of the FLAC albums, and a few dollars cheaper than on iTunes. And your CDs are always accessible and don't throw error messages when you try to listen to them.
I like vinyl and have a whole bunch of vinyl albums too, but I can't bring myself to spend that much on something I'll only listen to at home once in awhile.