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

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  • Vinyl

    12 7.95%
  • CD

    76 50.33%
  • Digital Files (MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc.)

    50 33.11%
  • Streaming

    13 8.61%
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Thread: Which format are you using most?

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    Moderator Poisoned Youth's Avatar
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    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?
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    Oh my God! Don't polls go in the OT forum!

    I use CDs.

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    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.
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    Cds for me.
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    No polls please (we got PA for that), voted for CD though.

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    This poll is sticky.

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    CDs on home stereo and car. Usually Spotify on pc

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    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".
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    Download mainly, if that's not possible the cd,.never vinyl, never streaming.
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    So we can start doing polls?
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    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
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    Mostly CDs,some downloads.That's all folks.
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    Vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    This poll is sticky.
    You're, ahem, not using it right.
    "If you want to see the true nature of humanity, just look at the internet."

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    At home vinyl and downloads (Streamed from my nas to the stereo) and occasionally cd’s.
    In the car mainly downloads.

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    Vinyl by a decent margin at home. Then CD rips both at home and in the car.

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    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.
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    Mmm...polls. Shades of PE 2.0
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    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.

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    Mostly streaming on Youtube.

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    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.

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    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.


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    CDs almost exclusively. I don't download or convert CDs to MP3. Also don't listen to vinyl much anymore. I can no longer stand any surface noise.

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    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!.
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    Interesting. The thread has had 488 views and only 48 votes.
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    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.
    One person’s noise is another’s signal.


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