CD players - Are they a dieing breed?
I have been a happy user of my Cyrus CD 6 for a long time. But technology has change my listening habit. I AirPlay and stream much more although I am aware this is not to be compared to CD playing, which is much better. However I see myself buying from iTunes in future and less CDs.
My problem is that my CD player is now broken and I found myself not really missing it. I tend to drop the CD into my mac and it appears a few moments later on my Apple TV, iPad and iPhones.
However what should I do I am in need of some advice. Do I get my CD player repaired by Cyrus which is just over £200 or buy a new player like the Marantz CD6004 for about the same money, or completely go for a network player?
I would not upgrade my CD player because I cannot justify the cost for something I think I will not use that much. But the network player will mean I will not have a CD player when I want to listen purely to the music in the best possible light.
The other option is a universal players that I can replace my BluRay player. This will upgrade my BluRay to something better and will be okay CDs. This could be okay for me since I hardly use the CD player.
What I am noticing is that technology has driven me down the quality ladder. Before it was simple CD and Amp from Cyrus, and the rest AV is of moderate quality. But with my listening increasingly from iTunes material this has all change. I now don't know what to do regarding my CD player that is broken.