Not as much of an antique as I am. I still buy LPs when I can find
them. CDs are second in line and I've never bought a download of
I do use an internet radio, because I have no radio reception here in
the hills of Virginia. It doesn't sound a lot worse than badly
processed FM for news and weather.
WTJU is almost acceptable at 192K, MP3 , and CBC usiong AAC at 128K,
but for music I listen to my LP and CD collection.
>I still think the demise will be slow in genres like jazz and
>classical, where buyers still want to read liner notes. However, I
>do think the day will come in my lifetime when the compact disc is a
>submerged medium. Also DVD/SACD/Bluray and all other 5" plastic
>shiny discs read by lasers. I don't think they'll be fully
>submerged, they'll pop up here and there in specialized applications
>and may well make a "comeback" among hipster music fans like the
>current cassette fad.
>For what it's worth, I still buy CDs and I occasionally buy
>high-resolution downloads. In the entire time since the launch of
>iTunes, I have paid less than $100 all told for lossy downloads.
>They are a last-ditch thing, I'll only buy them if I can't find the
>music in any better-sounding format at a halfway reasonable price. I
>know, I'm a walking antique!
>-- Tom Fine