Should I continue to buy CDs or switch to downloading MP3s?

I thought CDs were much better quality, but does that really matter for alternative music? What about for classical music? If MP3, which MP3 player/format is best? Good MP3 download sites?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Buy used from Second Spin and Amazon. Sound Quality can make a difference if you have a good source, however I do not recommend buying new cd's because it pays the record companies to continue the fight through Digital Rights Management policies that are designed to put more $$$ in their pockets and rob the consumers of the music and rights that they are supposed to have when they buy a new CD.

  • I do both. I have a mp3 player and i get songs outta that..but if i cant find something online or on itunes then i buy the cd. If i dont have the cd, i buy/download my music. The site i use is filelodge.com

  • psyop6
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Having a CD collection certainly goes a long way toward helping replace your playlist when you MP3 player dies, is wrecked or stolen...

  • 4 years ago

    I oftentimes purchase the CD if i comprehend i admire the band.i admire watching the artwork artwork and examining alongside to the lyrics. i admire the understanding actuality that a number of it is going in direction of the band or artist. on occasion i will purchase couple of songs from a extra moderen a band (like if some made a tenet to me).If i admire the few songs then i will bypass out and purchase the CD

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    downloading mp3s is better because u can download as many songs as u want for free and still have the best quilty like this lime wire i have and its the best ever i can download any song from any artist u name it even cartoons song video images and more get it free at lime wire sure cd is great for going out to places were u cant take the computer but if u have a buner to burn cd thats great if u dont still downloading lime wire resloves everthing

    Source(s): www.limwire.com
  • 1 decade ago

    it is a personal decision. CD's do offer better sound quality but they take up space, cost money and scratch. MP3's take up no space and you can get a pretty good qualty, for me good enough to say goodbye to CD's.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    always get mp3's. they have way better quality. anyways everythings going to mp4 now so its even better no matter which genre of music.

  • 1 decade ago

    Just download your mp3's from limewire. It's free and has good quality

    Source(s): www.limewire.com
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