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What's Your Favorite Music Format?

Online Streaming 16 34.78%
CDs 13 28.26%
MP3 13 28.26%
Vinyl Records 2 4.35%
Cassette Tapes 0 0%
8-Track 0 0%
Other 2 4.35%

Mostly use streaming services these days, namely Amazon Prime music, since it is included with my Prime sub for free.

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.mp3 320kbps all day.

Digital and streaming. Loved having my iPod Classic and taking it everywhere with my music. With it now being dead for a while, I opted to build my playlist on Spotify.

I listen to music (excluding music videos) exclusively via CDs and FM radio.


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I really only use downloads and streaming.

I like CDs more, I like the hardware and the physical CD/case itself and they have a nostalgic quality but it's just less convenient.

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I'd say 95-98% of the music I listen to is streaming/digital radio.
The other 2-5% is music videos.

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CD's or FM Radio, since I only listen to music in my car and don't have a mobile phone to stream anything to. 91.5 The Beat aired from Kitchener ON is pretty much what the radio is always tuned on. I have to go to record stores nowadays to buy CDs, I'm back in the eighties! Vinyl has a bigger section than CD, crazy. What else is crazy is that my favorite genre, 80's / 90's techno trance, is mostly vinyl albums mixed on CD.... Those pops, crackles and hiss sound just the same on CD.

Best music is on blu-ray, 7.1 DTS-HD MA, specifically mixed to make full use of surround, can't beat that. But too bad, not much available in that format. The music at the end credits of movies sure sounds good. Movies like Tron Legacy are really only good because of the music. Yet then I bought a CD from Daft Punk and it just sounds flat, no 7.1 DTS-HD MA.

Music videos.

Hunting Season is done...

My favorite format (or should I say place) is Youtube...

Though technically speaking it's not about it being my favorite, it's just that it's very easy to use and completely non committal for me. Also there is a huge choice on Youtube.

I can't for the life of me understand that some people pay a subscription to services like Spotify when you can hear pretty much anything (with the added bonus of video) on Youtube AND for free.

Never paid for music.
Use Spotify


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