I have a couple of questions for you. Basically, at the moment I'm in a state of postponing my music "sorting-out", as I try to research what would be best. I have around 500-1000 song 'details' (title, artist, album stored in Spotify, text files etc.) and I want to know how I should go about obtaining them as files (or if I should just subscribe to Spotify Premium).
Right now I'm just listening with Etymotic MC5s, through an iPod, my phone, my PC etc. - nothing remotely audiophile-worthy. I don't expect to have anything more than that, other than possibly a portable amp, some nice headphones, and maybe a solid portable player + sound card for my PC for the next few years at least. In 4-5 years I could see myself possibly splashing out on a home system, but at the moment when I see something like this http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee46/Yikes99/System1-1.jpg?t=1216170866 I want to cry because of how little I know :P .
I'm inclined to buy the songs from somewhere such as 7Digital, Spotify, HMVDigital etc. which would mean 320kbps MP3s, and make do with those, as there's no way I could hear the difference between those and lossless files with my current equipment. Will I need to then go for lossless when it comes to getting my home system, or will the MP3s sound the same? And if I do then want lossless / decide to go for it now, how am I supposed to get it?
I'm not going to buy albums, because I never listen to whole albums - I normally pick out the odd song to build a collection, and as such my 500-1000 (can't even remember how many there are, they're spread over so many lists) will probably span the same number of albums, which would cost thousands of pounds to purchase in album form. How do you guys get your lossless music?
Answer any of my questions and I'll be very thankful
Edited by Perplexed - 2/19/12 at 6:16am