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Do You Still Own CDs, or Have You Digitized?

Times, they are a changin'. I used to shop for the most stylish CD shelves, now the only storage I look for for music is on a hard drive.

I don't miss having to find a creative way to keep all my plastic boxes, but I do miss shopping in a record store for new music.

But since I'm all about de-cluttering these days, I've sold back all my CDs (except for a couple discs, for sentimental value) and am almost totally digital.

What about you?

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kev23777 kev23777 7 years
It bothers me that music and movies that are not on a traditional physical medium are being referred to as digital...as if the CD/DVD/BluRay equivalent isn't digital.
Lady-J9 Lady-J9 7 years
I totally still keep (and buy!) CDs. Not only do CDs have better music quality (a big deal to me), but nothing goes wrong with them when you start to run out of disk space. Last year, I had to clear my computer hard drive of most music(ironically burning to CD) when I just didn't have enough disk! Now that I've bought a new computer, I'm thinking of reloading. Sure it'll take a long time, but I like the "random shuffle" and "endless loop" features.
jennythereader jennythereader 7 years
I've loaded all my music onto a computer, but haven't yet gotten rid of the CD's. They're in a box in the attic as back-up in case I lose the digital versions.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
More CDs than digital.
vitisva vitisva 7 years
CD's, i-opd, records, I even have a tape player. But I spend a lot of my time at the library getting book son cd for my i-pod
margokhal margokhal 7 years
Unfortunately I still have a LOT of burned CDs...I have a large CD stereo, and the only way I can safely play music on the loud speakers is to burn CDs with songs from iTunes to play in the stereo [The stereo is on a high shelf, and putting the laptop up there to hook directly into the stereo is a MAJOR hazard]. Now I've got a lot of CD clutter, don't really know which CD has what songs on it...I'm ready to go all digital and get a Bose iPod Soundsystem [hopefully for Christmas! Crossing my fingers!]. I *have* an iPod to use that stores a lot of my songs...it definitely would free up some clutter in my room!
imcs imcs 7 years
My husband has 48,000+ songs on his external hard drive. But being a musician he's having a hard time letting go of his CDs. We have them all in storage, b/c he's afraid that if the external hard drive crashes he'll loose all his music. A fair fear given that electronics do crash, and how many of us have not felt the horror of having our computers go down. True, he could back up his hard drive, on another hard drive and so on, but then isn't that all the same thing as having the CDs in a box in storage :-)
0037sammie 0037sammie 7 years
Bit of both
kristints kristints 7 years
I like to go and shop at Amoeba sometimes, but the vast majority of my music is digitized.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
i have all my old cds but they are also on my computer. i need to sell them.
ooglymoogly ooglymoogly 7 years
i dont have any cds.. just digital music!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
I've uploaded most of my music, but I still have the CD's.....sometimes it's just easier if there isn't an ipod hookup or whatever.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 7 years
I've completely gone digital. I hated the fact that CD's scratched after awhile so your investing would eventually go down the drain. Plus going digital has saved me space and time by not going to the record store to buy CD's and buying CD shelves to store them.
dootsie dootsie 7 years
I still have tons of CDs. And cassettes. And eight tracks. And records.
lovely2190 lovely2190 7 years
i have to say that i am 90% digital music, and very few cds.
amers230 amers230 7 years
i keep some of my old cds (and ones i've burned off of itunes) in my car, but i threw out the cases for them a long time ago. everything is on my computer now. i can't even remember the last cd i bought lol
devils devils 7 years
CDs =]
codewhiz codewhiz 7 years
I buy CDs if my nearby stores have them at a sale price when they first come out, otherwise I will download the album and then burn the music onto CD. As for non-current CDs, you know CDs wear out after 15 years or so, so that must be why there are all these re-mastered albums, because the original CDs don't sound so good anymore. When I rip some older CDs, like from the early '90s, I always have to crank up the volume afterwards when I listen to the songs.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i actually have a few yet i never listen to them. i've started to convert all my CDs so they are online on my computer - but i still have quite a few that i'm working on since i have too many
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I haven't gotten rid of my CD collection but I've definitely slowed down on purchasing CDs. Although I'd reather have the physical copy with the liner notes and artwork, downloading the albums from the Internet is just so much CHEAPER and more practical because everything just FITS in your MP3 Player's drive. I definitely miss going to the record store and browsing CDs...but we gotta get on with the times!
tyffi tyffi 7 years
Hee, I still have vinyls. *lol* And, or course CDs, and I keep all my babies. It's nice to have your music digitalized, but the sound quality isn't the same.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 7 years
Vinyl.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
I have a small box of CDs that I'll keep for my kids to marvel over one day.
krystalkupkake krystalkupkake 7 years
yes i still have cds but dont even listen to them any more! theyr so old!(the songs) i just plug my ipod into my dock and wallah! i have a disco!
Sarana Sarana 7 years
I still have all my CD's but I never use them as I ripped them all to my computer. Never thought of selling them though, figured they wouldn't really be worth anything. Once or twice a year I buy a new CD, that then gets put on my computer and is never used again....
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