Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs? Or are you using modern technology?
At first I didn't like the sound of CDs. Then, I preferred them because of their ease of use. I really wanted to be able to make some "best of" CDS, like I used to do on cassette tapes. When I finally got a personal computer, I was able to do that. That phase didn't last long.
I only had about 250 CDs in my collection when I ripped them all to WMA files on my Windows PC. Since then, I have been selling as many of my CDs as possible, including about 50 MFSL "Gold" Original Master CDs, which I had no trouble getting rid of. Other than that, it is difficult to get more than a dollar for a good CD.
I no longer have any use for CDs. As soon as I get one, I download it to my PC, then copy the songs to my MP3 music player (notice I didn't say "ipod") and USB Flash Drives. Listening to music is now so much easier than it used to be. I can use the flash drives at work, at home, and in my auto. Flash drives can hold hundreds, if not thousands of CDs, and you don't have to carry around a lot of CDs, or change CDs every time you want to change music. Some people may say that CDs sound better, but I don't notice any difference, except with CDs music flows smoothly from one song to the next, and on flash drives and MP3 players, you get an annoying hesitation between songs, which is very distracting sometimes, especially with some Pink Floyd songs.
Music listening technology has really advanced in the last 30 years. I was too young for reel-to-reel, or 8-tracks, but I do remember trying to get all the dust off of vinyl albums, to play music, or record onto cassette tapes. And there was always the annoying "tape hiss" on cassettes. Then you had to carrying around a bunch of cassettes or CDs. And if you wanted to listen to your favorite songs, you had to constantly change cassettes or CDs, which could be dangerous while driving.
Now, I just leave a flash drive plugged into my car (they don't need charging), and listen to any of my music, by simply navigating through menus on the audio system's display screen. I do this at work also. And if I go somewhere, I can take my MP3 player, which also has all of my favorite songs. I am so thankful that I lived to be able to experience the ease of modern music listening.
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