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Where do you typically buy your music? [message #89757] Fri, 08 February 2019 09:58 Go to next message
Porter is currently offline  Porter
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Registered: December 2018
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Where do you all usually buy your music? I get most of my digital music through iTunes due to the convenience of it. I've tried ordering from Amazon with mixed results. The digital music is okay, but the records I've bought are very thin and the music doesn't sound as "warm" as it should.
Re: Where do you typically buy your music? [message #89758 is a reply to message #89757] Fri, 08 February 2019 10:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Location: Kansas City Missouri
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I buy online mainly for my vinyl. Both new and used. It seems the few small local shops have a limited variety for my tastes. Otherwise I would support them. Discogs is a good source for used records and c.d.'s. For those artists and titles you just can't find elsewhere.
Re: Where do you typically buy your music? [message #89768 is a reply to message #89758] Sat, 09 February 2019 10:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
musicluvr is currently offline  musicluvr
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Porter, you might be falling into the trap of buying poor quality reissues instead of the originals which can make a difference in how the music sounds. Some reissues are excellent, you just have to make sure you're getting the analog format rather than something that is digitally enhanced or remastered.
Re: Where do you typically buy your music? [message #89773 is a reply to message #89757] Sat, 09 February 2019 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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I'm not sure what you're comparing it to, but records made in the mid to late 70s and 80s are going to be thinner and flimsier than those made in the 60s and earlier. The country's energy crisis meant materials cost more, so the studios used less materials to make more money. In the 80s, cassette tapes were very common and most labels switched to that format. In the late 80s compact discs were all the rage and labels spent money on that too. Those that still made records had to save money where they could which meant thinner records and lighter album covers. One key thing to find out is whether the original source was used to make the reissues.

I second using Discog for great sounding vinyl records. That's where I buy my vinyl online for the most part. I've snagged some great albums at thrift stores and garage sales and I think it's easier to shop that way since I can look things over before buying.
Re: Where do you typically buy your music? [message #89801 is a reply to message #89757] Tue, 12 February 2019 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Newjack is currently offline  Newjack
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I prefer to buy my records from a local shop in town. They always have a great selection and very low prices. It's much more expensive for me to purchase records online. Barring access to a good local shop, I'd recommend Discogs as well.
Re: Where do you typically buy your music? [message #89878 is a reply to message #89757] Sun, 03 March 2019 21:56 Go to previous message
TheWanderer is currently offline  TheWanderer
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For digital music, I stream it from Spotify or YouTube. I used to have a Google Play subscription but I didn't care for the interface. As for records, normally I buy them from Amazon. I've never noticed anything wrong with the audio quality.
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