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Not a fan of the intended distortion.

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I'm fine with intended distortion on the vocals but the whole album sounds so terrible I can't listen to it. It's a shame because many of the songs on the album would sound epic with the proper mastering.
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I hate Spotify, it's helped the masses move even further away from critical listening. Where music was once something you actively listened to, now it's just background noise.
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I hate Spotify, it's helped the masses move even further away from critical listening. Where music was once something you actively listened to, now it's just background noise.

"Why do you have so many music files?"

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I hate Spotify, it's helped the masses move even further away from critical listening. Where music was once something you actively listened to, now it's just background noise.

 

How so?

 

I love critical listening on Spotify. 

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How so?

 

I love critical listening on Spotify. 


+1

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I hate Spotify, it's helped the masses move even further away from critical listening. Where music was once something you actively listened to, now it's just background noise.

Honestly, I still don't get how Spotify is so useful and "convenient." Having GBs of music files in my hard drive is something I'm kinda proud of (mostly because my hard drive is only 128GB :p). 

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You can listen to pretty much any artist you want for free, and for $10 a month you can listen without ads and on your smartphone, too. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.

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Originally Posted by ForShure View Post

I hate Spotify, it's helped the masses move even further away from critical listening. Where music was once something you actively listened to, now it's just background noise.
Honestly, I still don't get how Spotify is so useful and "convenient." Having GBs of music files in my hard drive is something I'm kinda proud of (mostly because my hard drive is only 128GB tongue.gif ). 
One good thing about spotify is you can find new music sometimes
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You can listen to pretty much any artist you want for free, and for $10 a month you can listen without ads and on your smartphone, too. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.

Well, Baidu Music apparently does the same thing and more. You get to listen to pretty much any artist you want for free on your PC and your phone, and for a Platinum subscription (just under $2/month) you get:

  • No ads
  • High-quality listening (up to 320kbps, even), and...wait for it...
  • Lossless downloads (if available, otherwise 320kbps CBR max.).

 

If you think that's too expensive for you, you could always try the Gold subscription at half that price (basically $12 a year) for everything the Platinum subscription does except the lossless downloads. So seeing as Spotify is at 5x the price of BM, well...

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+1 to the above. I am Chinese and can confirm.
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

Well, Baidu Music apparently does the same thing and more. You get to listen to pretty much any artist you want for free on your PC and your phone, and for a Platinum subscription (just under $2/month) you get:

  • No ads
  • High-quality listening (up to 320kbps, even), and...wait for it...
  • Lossless downloads (if available, otherwise 320kbps CBR max.).

 

If you think that's too expensive for you, you could always try the Gold subscription at half that price (basically $12 a year) for everything the Platinum subscription does except the lossless downloads. So seeing as Spotify is at 5x the price of BM, well...

 

Sounds like a great deal! I'll look into it!

 

Does it have the same range of artists as Spotify?

 

I also love the interface of Spotify, especially with add-ons like Equalify (EQ for Spotify).

Also yeah, for me personally, having one Spotify account across my phone, tablets, both computers etc... Makes listening easy, no matter where I am.

 

It's definitely not a replacement for having heaps of music on my HDD - nothing ever will be, imho.

 

:D

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Sounds like a great deal! I'll look into it!

 

Does it have the same range of artists as Spotify?

 

I also love the interface of Spotify, especially with add-ons like Equalify (EQ for Spotify).

Also yeah, for me personally, having one Spotify account across my phone, tablets, both computers etc... Makes listening easy, no matter where I am.

 

It's definitely not a replacement for having heaps of music on my HDD - nothing ever will be, imho.

 

:D

 

I'm willing to bet that Baidu Music should have a collection comparable to Spotify -- that is, if you factor in the foreign music artists. As for the interface, I'm not exactly a fan of it as, admittedly, I've never really used it for more than 30 minutes.

 

I still rely on my HDD to store the music I need, and iTunes to pump it into my iPod and iPad. I haven't bought a subscription yet as right now I'm not looking for any more music, but I'll try to get it if I can.

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It's a pretty interesting way to discover new music, I find!

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