Originally Posted by Domc76
So if I don't have cd's that would be your best suggestion?
Buy 'em, either in CDs or lossless downloads, then you compress that to 320kbps MP3 for most portable devices; the lossless is for your main archive and also when you upgrade your home system, you already have that copy. Think of it this way: you're going to buy audio equipment and not spend money on quality music copies? That would be like me buying a nice camera, then going on a tour group for free and none of them are photo hobbyists, so what happens is we go to one location for 30mins then leave - I can't wait around for proper lighting (ie sun angle, or for nice long exposure, at night) or better street scenes with people (locals) doing more interesting things, and instead I only get a few hurried shots of the area in bad light or photos of tourists holding up iPads to take photos and selfies. Or like buying a nice rifle, but never go hunting, no Zombie apocalypse or Commie uprising, and all you do is shoot cans off a bench.
Where are you anyway? Over here it's kind of tough to get quality music from outside the country thanks to corrupt customs officials but we found ways around that. Also local indie labels, thanks to tech advancements, no longer partner with big labels for production and distribution. Heck the older EP's I have look like some high school kid's music class project by today's standards.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 8/29/13 at 7:38pm