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#1
Hey UG,

Could you please tell me whether you prefer to listen to your music on Vinyl or on MP3? And why?

I know this question has probably been asked a million times on here, but I'm doing research for a schoolpaper and need to generate my own results.

Thanks a lot

Max
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#2
Can't put vinyl in your pocket.


V.0/320kbps mp3 or flac.
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#4
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If I could listen to vinyl everywhere, I would. But sadly, they never invented a car vinyl player. Probably something to do with he whole needle scratching thing, who knows.


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#7
CD.

MP3s are shit. Vinyl is inconvenient.

CDs may be the past, but they're also the future.
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#8
Vinyl is outdated and the sound quality is absolutely overblown. Anyone who thinks otherwise is waxing nostalgic about a time when they weren't even alive.
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#11
Vinyl. It's a more pleasurable experience on the whole. From the cover art, the packaging and the sound, to the fact that it forces me to listen to a whole album more than mp3s. i feel i have to listen to it through as skipping is a nightmare.
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#12
Quote by cliff_em_all
Vinyl. It's a more pleasurable experience on the whole. From the cover art, the packaging and the sound, to the fact that it forces me to listen to a whole album more than mp3s. i feel i have to listen to it through as skipping is a nightmare.

Yeah, if there's one way I'd describe the format of my music dictating how I listen to my music, it'd be pleasurable
#13
I like to listen to vinyl when I can (I don't own a record player) because putting it on and listening to the whole album is more of an experience to me than clicking play. Though, like already said, you can't really take records with you.

I'd prefer vinyl if I'm at home listening, but I do love the convenience and portability of mp3
#14
Quote by willT08
Yeah, if there's one way I'd describe the format of my music dictating how I listen to my music, it'd be pleasurable



Your loss brah.

I love flicking through iTunes to find a rarity.
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#15
Quote by cliff_em_all
I love flicking through iTunes to find a rarity.

No.

It is far better to browse through a shelf full of uniquely packaged CDs or vinyl. The pleasure comes from displaying and admiring your collection, not just looking at a load of files on your ipod/computer/etc.
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#16
Quote by GaryBillington
No.

It is far better to browse through a shelf full of uniquely packaged CDs or vinyl. The pleasure comes from displaying and admiring your collection, not just looking at a load of files on your ipod/computer/etc.

Whatever turns you on I guess.

Anyway, I don't care much about the specific format, but I definitely have everything on the computer.

Also, spotify, not that I use it atm, but I would if I had money.
#17
Quote by GaryBillington
No.

It is far better to browse through a shelf full of uniquely packaged CDs or vinyl.

Says who?

You'd have to have a real soppy boner for music
#18
Quote by GaryBillington
No.

It is far better to browse through a shelf full of uniquely packaged CDs or vinyl. The pleasure comes from displaying and admiring your collection, not just looking at a load of files on your ipod/computer/etc.


While I get where you're coming from (I myself buy CDs and vinyl records when available. Hi-res music I download because there isn't a physical medium for them), the convenience of having your music to hand is great. I've loaded all of my CDs onto a NAS drive using dbPoweramp and all ripped as FLAC. I use my iPad to navigate and play music, as well as control the preamp. It has all the album artwork and info on the app. It sounds fantastic, and is especially useful for when I have people round to choose music, or if I come back in after a tiring day, I can just turn on the app, and a few seconds later, there's my music.
#19
I started paying a lot more attention to all my favorite albums when I bought them on vinyl and listened to them that way, I think it's turned me into a much more active listener
#21
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I started paying a lot more attention to all my favorite albums when I bought them on vinyl and listened to them that way, I think it's turned me into a much more active listener


Probably the "mojo" factor with vinyl records. Listen back to your favourite albums on CD with the same attention you afford to your records. A lot of people hear, rather than listen, to music, and i think you'll be surprised as to how much really is on those little plastic discs.
#22
If I had a record player I would use it all the time. Vinyl is cool as all hell. I hate having my whole music collection be digital.

CD's get scratched to easily.

Also hate eBooks. All about the actual paper.


The only thing that I think is more convenient to have digitally stored is video games. Love Steam.
#23
Quote by GaryBillington
CD.

MP3s are shit. Vinyl is inconvenient.

CDs may be the past, but they're also the future.

#24
Being an Audiophile, my opinion is that Vinyl is better. the whole crackling thing in the background gives it a sort of character that you jsut dont get anywhere else, and if you listen to metal and rock like me the sound of the bands usually overpowers the crackling anyway. Also with Vinyl you are getting the pure original audio file. .mp3 files are compressed and the way the do that is to remove the high and low frequencies that they claim the human ear cant hear but sometimes, mostly in orchestral music, this actually removes parts of the song even if it is a few notes. The sound quality aswell is not just purely in the physical format either. It's also in the speakers, the wiring and the actualy player itself. If all those are poor quality then you'll think they sound shit when really it is just your equipment.

basically in my opinion I prefer Vynal because there is no missing notes and I feel that gives a better sound quality (In addition to everything else I just mentioned).
#25
MP3s are so convenient, but I still do enjoy vinyls. I certainly listen more to MP3s than vinyls.
#26
I prefer 196 kbps MP3s and up. I did a blind test, couldn't tell any difference in sound quality from that point up. My hard drive gets the benefits.
#27
Quote by Xpl0r
Being an Audiophile, my opinion is that Vinyl is better. the whole crackling thing in the background gives it a sort of character that you jsut dont get anywhere else
What the hell is an audiophile? Like, you want to fuck audio.
Also with Vinyl you are getting the pure original audio file. .mp3 files are compressed and the way the do that is to remove the high and low frequencies that they claim the human ear cant hear but sometimes

You get the 'pure original audio file' with lossless audio files. I don't know why people always compare Vinyl to mp3
basically in my opinion I prefer Vynal because there is no missing notes and I feel that gives a better sound quality
Yeah this is non.sense.
#30
I like 320kbps MP3's myself. Vinyls are nice and all, but much to inconvenient. I have a huge CD collection in addition to music I've downloaded over the years. It all gets backed up/Ripped, organized, and plugged into the Winamp library.

Then, all my CDs just sit on a series of bookshelves on display so that nobody takes them out and scratches them.

Thats the other thing about vinyl - even when you do all the proper maintenance to your Vinyl records (wiping them down, replacing your needle semi-frequently, etc.) they eventually wear out after so many plays. CDs and digital files have a potentially infinite lifespan.
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#31
Gotta go with MP3 all for the convenience factor. I can take it to the gym, then plug it into my radio in my car, go home and change things on it in an instant. Also it's a lot cheaper than vinyl. The sound quality on vinyl is better, but the prices today just don't give me enough reason to deal with it.
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#32
Quote by GaryBillington
No.

It is far better to browse through a shelf full of uniquely packaged CDs or vinyl. The pleasure comes from displaying and admiring your collection, not just looking at a load of files on your ipod/computer/etc.



>Sarcasm


>Your head.
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#34
Vinyl and Cassette at home, Digital (flac and mp3) on the go. Put me down as vinyl for teh indie credz :P

Honestly though, if you haven't before, go listen to a pink floyd album on vinyl, it's a wonderful experience.
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>Sarcasm

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#35
Quote by tukk04
Vinyl and Cassette at home, Digital (flac and mp3) on the go. Put me down as vinyl for teh indie credz :P

Honestly though, if you haven't before, go listen to a pink floyd album on vinyl, it's a wonderful experience.

Sarcasm doesn't work very well in text form without some form of indication.



2 posts back i speak about my preference of vinyl and the experience.
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#36
Quote by cliff_em_all
2 posts back i speak about my preference of vinyl and the experience.

Have to admit - I'd missed that your first post was the same person as the post I replied to so didn't spot the sarcasm in it
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#38
vinyl bcos omg so much charcther nd cracklz nd rerto! luk at me so rerto!


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#39
what a silly question
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#40
Vinyl ofcourse. MP3's are easily obtained and lost, and really nothing special since it's easily copied, where vinyl remains unique because you can't simply copy it without the master disc.
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