iPod digital or physical

miTunes75

macrumors 6502
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May 29, 2006
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What is your preference on your music collection. Do you prefer to have all your music on your pc and have no cds to save room in your house? Do you prefer to have the physical cd instead of just a copy that you ripped or d/l off iTunes Store?

I'm just curious on what peoples views are.
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
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Buy CDs only. Mostly new, but sometimes used through eBay and other places.

Why?

• Sound quality
• No DRM
• Immediate master/archival copies
• Easily transferable to different media
• Larger range of less-mainstream music

To me, these qualities far outweigh any short-term convenience of using the iTMS.
 

Synapple

macrumors regular
Mar 29, 2004
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Rome, Italy
If it's the occasional song I might like for a month or two I prefer to download off the iTMS.

For the majority of CDs, though, I would typically buy a physical copy and rip to iTunes: I like to encode at higher settings than the iTMS offers and I enjoy having a physical copy of the booklets.

It also gives me peace of mind for back up purposes (even though I do have a back up of the iTunes library on an external hard drive).
 

LethalWolfe

macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
9,372
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Los Angeles
Blue Velvet said:
Buy CDs only. Mostly new, but sometimes used through eBay and other places.

Why?

• Sound quality
• No DRM
• Immediate master/archival copies
• Easily transferable to different media
• Larger range of less-mainstream music

To me, these qualities far outweigh any short-term convenience of using the iTMS.
What BV said.


Lethal