Sunday, April 5, 2009

Battle of the formats.

The good thing about not having a (known) large audience for this is that I don't have to wrack my brain trying to come up with a creative excuse for when this gets away from me, like the past 2 months... No pressure, and I don't have to find a new way to say I've been too busy/too lazy to write on here.

I'm in the laughable position of being a music enthusiast who's hard of hearing. I really can't hear a difference between the same song on CD, record, cassette, or Mp3. I've read the arguments about the "warmer" sound of vinyl, and how compressed formats like Mp3 are supposed to be "lossy" in quality. I'm not calling bullshit on that, but I can't tell, myself.

My main reason for buying stuff on vinyl is either the price is right, or it's out of print on CD. I've got some early Foetus records that were never put out on CD... and the first thing I did after listening to them? Yeah, I ripped the individual tracks and burned 'em to CD-R. It is good to be able to see the cover art clearly, too...

I'll buy cassette tapes, too. My car's got the "premium sound system" from the mid-1990s, which was better speakers and a tape deck with auto reverse! Some of my tapes are kinda old, so I'll rip all those eventually, too.

...More later.

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