Don’t Throw Away Your CD’s and LP’s

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We live in the age of digital music. It is crazy to think how far music has come is such a short time. Today with music subscription services, like Spotify, we can instantly have access to millions of songs on a small device we can fit in our pocket. We can quickly add background music to our life or hook up to a speaker to share. We can create a playlist of our favorite songs, so we don’t have to worry about skipping the ones we don’t like. I and so many other listeners love it for these reasons. However, there is one drawback to digital music many people do not realize because we have become so accustomed to listening to MP3 recordings. Many people do not know that MP3 technology actually compresses the music file to create more space on a device. MP3 recordings have a lower sound quality than earlier formats of recorded music. Digital music is great, but don’t be afraid to throw it back to enhance your listening experience.

Over the last ten years vinyl records have been making a comeback, which is really exciting for music listeners. Many people don’t know that vinyl records have the best sound quality, because the music has not been compressed to fit a smaller format. I love listening to vinyl because it sounds like the band is in the room with you. A record player and vinyl records can be pricey these days, but I’d definitely recommend buying your favorite albums on vinyl to experience them in a new way if you can. Unfortunately, the record store is almost extinct but there are still places to but records. Most Barnes and Nobles locations have a vinyl shop with a large selection of albums. You can but them online, but that can be risky because they can be warped in the shipping process. Thrift Stores and Flea Markets are also great places to look for records and a great way to save money. Vinyl is a great way for an avid music listener to experience music in their home.

As much as I love vinyl, the one big drawback to vinyl is the fact that it’s not portable. As someone who enjoys listening to albums all the way through, if I could play records in my car I would. This is why I love CDs. CDs have a clearer sound quality than MP3 recordings and still can easily be listened to on the go if you have a working CD player in your car. Just like records, I definitely recommend having a couple of your favorite albums on CD to mix up what you listen to in the car. CD’s are not collectible like vinyl, making them really easy to get for a low price. 

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2 comments

  1. annabechtel · October 22

    I love that you provided the fact that vinyl records have the best sound quality, and compared them to MP3s and digital music.

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  2. cailinrayerivest · October 22

    I love physical copies so much! I only have a cassette player in my car, so I don’t have access to CDs all the time. I DO have a stereo at home and shelves of CDs in my room. I would really love to get into vinyl but it seems like a hobby I’ll have to have later in life. My friend is very adamant about keeping physical copies, because we might not have access to these digital copies one day.

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