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  • Vinyl

    3 9.38%
  • CD

    7 21.88%
  • Cassette

    1 3.13%
  • Mini-disc

    1 3.13%
  • mp3 and other similar

    19 59.38%
  • Phoenix Fire

    1 3.13%
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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Your Preferred Music Listening Format

    Am currently listening to some records. I always used to be quite sceptical about the whole "records sound better" theory but I have succumbed, I much prefer listening to music on vinyl as it sounds that bit better.

    That being said, other factors have to be considered; I can't exactly listen to my Dig Out Your Soul or Chinese Demorcacy LPs on the train to work, and I can't put my records on if I'm busy doing other things whilst listening to the music because of the fact that I will have to turn them over etc.

    Not a huge fan of downloaded music, I am a bit of a saddo who likes the artwork etc and also having a new album in my hands is always exciting. But this is another area where LPs come into their own; the artwork looks more impressive and you feel you have bought something more substantial. I read an interview with some geezer from some band once, he was ranting about CDs and saying "how the **** could you love this?" He may have a point, I dunno

    Anyway, for me it's vinyl. I don't have anywhere near as many records as I do CDs (basically have a few GNR & Oasis albums and boots, a couple of Beatles LPs then a whole load of GNR, Oasis & Motley 7" & 12" singles) but if I own an album on both CD and LP and am just going to sit and listen to it then I will put the LP on, no question.

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    I think vinyl sounds better too. But maybe that's just because it's slightly different.

    Can't beat mp3 players for their convenience though. You can lie in bed, hook it up to some speakers and hear any song in the world that you take a fancy for at the touch of a button.
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    Went CD, mainly because I haven't had a working MP3 player for a few years, and am to tight to bo and buy a new one.
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    Vinyl every day of the week.
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    Gone for MP3.

    Nowt against Vinyl, probably prefer it over CD, dunno but you can just 'feel' the music more through it (thinking old albums though, where production wasnt always glossed to hell, so its probably less so the disc material that does that). CD convienient and ease are great.

    However, whenever i can i'll listen to music through headphones. Would do when driving if it was legal. My hearing isnt the greatest (least i dont think it is, probably just paranoia due to my dads hearing loss, convincing myself i'm getting it too), find through headphones/earphones you hear so much more depth and discover so many different layers to songs that you just cant pick up through speakers.

    Gone MP3 then because my ipod has become my main music method, for the reason above and the convenience of having all i want on it
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    I think vinyl has more warmth and depth to its sound than digital formats, but I've invested so much time and money in CDs over the years I feel obliged to stand by my man now.

    Agree with cpr about headphones tho. When you're listening to an artist who fully utilise stereo (Jimi Hendrix & Spiritualized are two examples off the top of my head, probably because I've listened to albums of both on my "cans" walking to work in the last week) headphones totally change the sound of the song. Voodoo Chile and Crosstown Traffic become almost religious experiences.
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    Using my iPod just for the convenience of listening it where ever.

    Prefer listening to music on my stereo because the actual quality of music is better, but as said before convenience is better.

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    CD obviously.

    However for sheer convenience, voted for MP3.

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    Have only ever listened to one vinyl album, and that's Dig Out Your Soul. Bought it as a collectors' edition. Loved the sound of it tbh. I don't really like downloading music, because I love buying cds, particularly when they're $9.99 at JB.

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    Well, vinyls apparently sound 'warmer' (I haven't listened to many, though, so I can't really comment). However, there are those bloody clicks and they don't last for as long as CD's. In terms of convienience, mp3 easily wins. Based on that criteria, I'd vote for mp3 (and because you can edit the audio on mp3's easily).

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    CD's or 320 kbps mp3's. Any less than 256 kbps and I find myself straining to figure out what parts I'm missing rather than sitting back and enjoying the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    CD's or 320 kbps mp3's. Any less than 256 kbps and I find myself straining to figure out what parts I'm missing rather than sitting back and enjoying the music.
    256VBR is virtually lossless for all intents and purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    256VBR is virtually lossless for all intents and purposes.
    Didn't know that. The difference isn't apparent on playing them on the stereo or the PC, but its noticable on earphones. But then I'm the guy who once spent an entire afternoon installing half a dozen of the most popular music players on the PC and figuring out which sounded the best Could be all in my head.


    EDIT: Does anyone know if there's a way of transferring songs from an Audio CD to a DVD without converting them to mp3's? The idea is to have the content of around 6 CD's on one DVD to listen to on the home theatre system.
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    Normal 256kpbs is noticably poor, but when ripped properly and in a variable biterate they're virtually lossless. If you want actual lossless music, start listening to .flac music.

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