View Poll Results: Since the start of 2020, which format are you currently using most to listen to music

Voters
165. You may not vote on this poll
  • Vinyl

    18 10.91%
  • CD

    77 46.67%
  • Digital Files (MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc.)

    54 32.73%
  • Streaming

    16 9.70%
Page 1 of 8 12345678 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 176

Thread: Which format are you using most?

  1. #1
    Moderator Poisoned Youth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Nothern Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2,185

    Which format are you using most?

    Just an informal poll here, which format are you using most since the start of 2020 to listen to your music?
    WANTED: Sig-worthy quote.

  2. #2
    Oh my God! Don't polls go in the OT forum!

    I use CDs.

  3. #3
    Moderator Poisoned Youth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Nothern Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2,185
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    Oh my God! Don't polls go in the OT forum!

    I use CDs.
    No, and use the poll.
    WANTED: Sig-worthy quote.

  4. #4
    Subterranean Tapir Hobo Chang Ba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Frownland
    Posts
    1,041
    Cds for me.
    No humor please, we're skittish.

    Never let good music get in the way of making a profit.

  5. #5
    Member TheH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,032
    No polls please (we got PA for that), voted for CD though.

  6. #6
    This poll is sticky.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    The Right Coast
    Posts
    555
    CDs on home stereo and car. Usually Spotify on pc

  8. #8
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    4,264
    I use lossless files in my home office, where most of my listening is done. If I am in the living room where the big stereo rig is, then it's CDs (my turntable went tits up in 2018). If I want to play music that I have only on digital in the living room, I bring in the laptop and DAC, run it into that stereo.

    I only stream when I'm working in the kitchen and its easier to annoy my wife with just streaming something obnoxious from the Echo device there. This morning she walked into "It's a Long Way to the Top" by AC/DC. "What is that racket?" "Oh, they're running a bagpipe through a guitar amp." Leaves, muttering about my musical taste. If it had been prog or jazz, I would have been accused of playing "wanker music".
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  9. #9
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,157
    Download mainly, if that's not possible the cd,.never vinyl, never streaming.
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  10. #10
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,157
    So we can start doing polls?
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  11. #11
    Boo! walt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Oakland Gardens NY
    Posts
    4,512
    Mostly CDs,some downloads.That's all folks.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    W MI
    Posts
    93
    Vinyl.

  13. #13
    Member moecurlythanu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    The Planet Lovetron
    Posts
    7,010
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    This poll is sticky.
    You're, ahem, not using it right.
    He did not know that the sword he'd hold, would turn his priceless empire into fool's gold...

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

  14. #14
    At home vinyl and downloads (Streamed from my nas to the stereo) and occasionally cds.
    In the car mainly downloads.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    NH, USA
    Posts
    140
    Vinyl by a decent margin at home. Then CD rips both at home and in the car.

  16. #16
    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    2,497
    I buy CD's first, bandcamp etc downloads second.
    I rip all cd's and listen to the files in flac or mp3.
    No streaming.
    But I have been ripping Casettes and vinyl that I have owned since the 70's.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    -- Aristotle
    Nostalgia, you know, ain't what it used to be. Furthermore, they tells me, it never was.
    A Man Who Does Not Read Has No Appreciable Advantage Over the Man Who Cannot Read - Unknown

  17. #17
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    4,264
    Mmm...polls. Shades of PE 2.0
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  18. #18
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    4209′30″N 7108′43″W
    Posts
    3,182
    Since I got a new car last year, I have to use files on a USB stick, but I mostly rip them from CD. Not interested in streaming because it's too glitchy.

  19. #19
    Member Vic2012's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    La Florida
    Posts
    4,421
    Mostly streaming on Youtube.

  20. #20
    I think there's a difference between a moderator starting a poll infrequently, vs. having to endure ten polls a week about favorite ELP album, favorite VdGG album, favorite Trevor Rabin album, etc.? I don't want this place to become inundated with polls but I have no problem with this one.

    Anyway, I typically buy things on CD and then rip them to MP3 for playback on PC or smartphone. I'll usually only play the physical format at the radio station.
    Infinite Ceiling on www.ckcufm.com every Thursday night at 8:30 with me or Mark Keill, archived shows: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/112/...tml?filter=all
    Electronic Meditation on www.ckcufm.com archived shows: https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/462/...tml?filter=all

  21. #21
    Member Boceephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    250
    I buy a few CDs, mostly bands I feel close to, but mainly downloads from iTunes & Bandcamp. The CDs I usually rip to digital & play everything through iTunes on my phone.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  22. #22
    Casanova TCC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Costa Rica
    Posts
    2,024
    Hello Gang!.
    In my case, CDs and bandcamp mainly and, records once again: I'm starting to rediscover their "magic" and as a support and research tool Spotify and Youtube.

    Cheers!.
    Last edited by TCC; 03-09-2020 at 12:08 AM.
    Pura Vida!.

    There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind. ∞
    Duke Ellington.

  23. #23
    Member Garyhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    588
    Interesting. The thread has had 488 views and only 48 votes.
    The Ice Cream Lady Wet her drawers........To see you in the Passion Playyyy eeee - I. Anderson

    "It's kind of like deciding not to date a beautiful blonde anymore because she farted." - Top Cat

    I was expecting to be kinda meh, but it made my nips stiffen - Jerjo

    (Zamran) "that fucking thing man . . . it sits there on my wall like a broken clock " - Helix

    Social Media is the "Toilet" of the Internet - Lady Gaga

  24. #24
    Member Firth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Severn, MD
    Posts
    3,495
    My CDs and Bandcamp files become Apple lossless files on my MAC. Then playlists of these are placed on IPhone. I also listen to internet radio via the highest resolution streamed to my phone.
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

  25. #25
    At home I mostly pay CD's. Otherwise I play mp3-files from my CD's, only German-language mainstream stuff, most of you don't know, like:
    Bap, Brings, Udo Jrgens, Karat, Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Maschine (group from former Puhdys member Dieter 'Maschine' Birr) Ulla Meinecke, Wolfgang Niedecken, Die Prinzen, Puhdys, Rocklegenden (City, Karat, Puhdys) Santiano (featuring former Wally-member Pete Sage), Pe Werner and more.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •