Never had a problem with anything off ebay. Conversely I've had damaged sleeves from HMV (twice with the same album that has a plastic outer) and a German site. Some very minor corner crushing from amazon as well.
Do prefer to get older stuff on vinyl but hard to justify the cost when CDs can often be had for under £2.
I can't personally understand why anyone would want to buy a vinyl copy of any album (unless it's been deleted of course). They are bulky to store, a faff to use, sound poor, the only redeeming feature I can see is the artwork is nice.
Since the sound quality is comparable to mp3 at best, you'd be better of downloading it from Amazon or iTunes or better still just buying a second hand CD, at least then your getting a Hi-Fi quality recording (if mastered well).
Lol , I deleted my response to Mr Toasty.
Hey Egg, you clearly haven't heard but everything sounds much better on vinyl. Get on message man.
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Or is that eggonface?
Come on, you're not serious are you, what is it 1985.
There is no comparison between CD and vinyl. A £50 CD player can outperform a vinyl set up of hundreds of pounds, easily.
I'll take that Pepsi Challenge any day of the week. Besides, if LPs suck so much, why are you around this section of the forum? Pretty transparent.
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If you hadn't already guessed, there was a little bit of tongue in cheek involved.
Well done, you've managed to cram a whole barrelful of utter boll*cks in just 3 sentences.
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I don't really go to any section of the forum, I just click on latest posts and go through the list. There is certainly some passion in this section though, what hostility lol, I'm even being called names from some members with limited brain cells and vocabulary
Don't get me wrong I really want to like LP's (please help me convert) but every time I revisit them I find they just sound rubbish. Perhaps it's something to do with mainly listening through headphones, I think it highlights vinyls limitations such as the lack of detail and all the erroneous noises which go with the format. I guess judging by the number of vinyl advocates that the enjoyment of music doesn't have to necessarily be Hi-Fidelity.
Really.....which part, explain the merits of this waning format over its digital counterparts.
I have a total of 5 albums on CD and on vinyl. So far every single one of them sounds better on vinyl. The differences are large enough to easily hear within the first few seconds of most tracks.
Anyone who doesn't rate vinyl needs to spend some time listening to a record player of the standard of an EMT 950 to change their minds.
I have a total of 5 albums on CD and on vinyl.
That's not a big enough selection to make statements on the superiority of any format.
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About 2000+ CDs (the format I grew up listening to), 4000+ LPs, several dozen hi-res downloads, gave SACD a dabble (maybe 100 or so discs) - the humble LP has no real challengers when it comes to high-end music reproduction.
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