whats next after cd's?

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  1. ShortCircuit

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    Okay, we went from vinyl records, to 8track, to tapes, to laserdisc's, to Cd's....

    whats the next media storage? are Cd's the end of the line? I know about hd and bluray, but is a disc the future? Anyone know?

    Do they sell tapes anymore?
     
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    They have already been replaced by MP3 players, IMO.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  4. ShortCircuit

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    I hear ya there like..... digital storage type stuff. I can see that.....bluetoooth streaming from your comp to your phone to your stereo wirelessly digitally.....right okay im with ya, all forms like....memory stick type stuff. right right.
     
  5. Evan Goldsborough

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    The thing with MP3s and such is that, well, your computer crashes and you're screwed. We're bound to have some kind of physical form of music storage up until civilization ends.

    And, well, I know that you can find tapes at thrift stores and stuff. I've been copying the better quality ones (as well as LPs) to MP3 recently.
     
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    I still like my CD's. Great sound quality IMO, and I have too many to start over with something new. Plus I always liked the covers/booklets that they have as I'm a sucker for a good album cover (a dying art). Heck, I still have all my old vinyl records too-old school, I know.
     
  7. NeilJam

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    That's good enough for the general public that doesn't care about the degrading quality of their recorded music. Myself, I still prefer the superior sound of vinyl (records). And nothing will replace having the sleeve/case of your favorite record/CD to peruse while you listen to your favorite artist.


    Vinyl > CD > FLAC > MP3
     
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    …Sonic spores?
     
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    But this country lately has been about conveniance. It's easier for me to download a song or album, than trying to track down a vinyl. Im sure a lot of people feel the same way, which is why mp3s are so popular.
     
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    Yep. They tried DVD audio but it really didn't go anywhere. I've got some DTS music CD's that are pretty impressive though.
     
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    Oooh, that'd be cool. You'd be at a concert or something, and they'd have those misters out, and you'd just take a deep breath and then hear the music in your brain.
     
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    Good luck taking your turntable on a trip or in the car. Vinyl is good for certain situations, but they are few and far between. What good is superior (debatable) quality when you can't take it anywhere?

    I've never understood why people hang onto this (nearly) dead, very inconvenient format. IMO it sounds like crap, with all the popping and hissing.
     
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    QFT. Vinyl is like 8 Track stuff - it's cool because it's kitsch, but not because it actually sounds good.
     
  14. NeilJam

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    Wrong.



    I still have plenty of CDs for travel, but I prefer to listen to vinyl at home (which IS superior quality, not missing bits & pieces like CD and to an even greater extent MP3, I guess some just can't or don't care to hear what they are missing). There's just something I love about putting down that big record and having the full size album art for a release.

    No popping & hissing here either. That's what you get when you try to play the dusty records found in your parents basement on a cheap turntable. My records are well taken care of (most released in the last 20 years) and are played on high quality turntables.
     
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    You'll have to explain yourself, Neil. Seriously.

    While you may know scads more about this than I, and I'll be the first one to admit it - I have to know what is better about vinyl. "Wrong" just doesn't cut it.

    I understand about the waveforms from the grooves being exactly how the sound was recorded - in that respect, yes - first presses are more true to the original sound. However, CDs don't degrade over time... so in the longer run my vinyl of Creedence Clearwater Revival's '68 album will not sound as good as my CD of the exact same recording. Years of it being removed from the dust jacket degrade it. Years of fingerprints and needles degrade it.

    I have a lot of albums - stuff that I can't find on CD or haven't been able to, like my Moog stuff, The Carpenters, Eagles, and some Disney things I had as a kid - and I love them. But the ones that I have replaced - be it from my hearing not being up to par - do not stack up to a CD because of the age involved.
     
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    I was going to say SD Card/digital media type stuff.

    You can hold more than a CD's worth of uncompressed audio on a fairly reasonable priced memory card.
     
  17. Phy

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  18. DevilzFan

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    Errm...Vinyl? The fuck? There's no way in hell vinyl sounds better than CD's or FLAC's, or even MP3's at a decent bitrate. Vinyl sounds horrid compared to those. Hell, Vinyl's just barely better than cassette and the horrid "tape hiss"
     
  19. KA

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    i dont think stuff should be smaller that SDs. theyre already hella small. hella!
     
  20. Frognal

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    Vinyl is the bomb yo, just like Laserdiscs. Analog 4ever!!! :dunce 
     

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