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It's just not the same
Authored by: babertocci on Apr 29, '03 06:54:28PM

I can't see myself buying songs online more than once in a blue moon. For me, going to the store, browsing through the aisles, and taking home your CD/vinyl is an integral part of the music experience. Of course, I throw all songs onto my Cube and iPod after this, but I would still feel like I'm missing out if I just bought the album electronically.

My onlyother gripe is that they only offer songs in 128kbps AAC. I would like to see up to 192 kbps offered. Once they do that, there are a few random songs I would like to get.

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It's just not the same
Authored by: Dephex Twin on Apr 30, '03 11:24:32AM

I agree. I bought a couple songs to test AAC out, and while I
don't doubt that 128 AAC is better than 128 MP3, it's not as
good as 192 MP3, which is what I rip my songs at.

I'm not the kind of person who is going to be totally anal about
it, but in the two songs I downloaded, there was definitely some
of that tinny sound that comes from compression. And I wasn't
trying to hear it, it was just there.

99ยข for a single song is a good deal, but only if I feel like I'm
really getting a copy that I can't distinguish from the original.

"Alcohol: the cause of-- and solution to-- all of life's problems."
--- Homer Simpson

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I want to know.. legally
Authored by: dave1212 on May 01, '03 01:49:09AM
see, my big issue is that I can't stand to listen to anything less then 320 kbps (mp3), if not an 8- or 16-bit /22/44.1 KHz aiffs or wavs..

I really don't like the sound of the high-bitrate oggs, which is very unfortunate, since I very much want to support the format.

The worst part is, (other than ripping my own AACs from my DVDs/CDs and my own music) I can't hear what these supposedly-ripped-from-masters AACs sound like! You see, I live in the Great White North.

So if and when the service comes to Canada, I will be sure to check it out.
..hopefully they'll have higher bitrates available at that time.

The silver lining? I purchased a happy new 7200 rpm 80GB drive yesterday to replace my 30GB and complement my 60GB, with the purchase of a Firewire enclosure looming in the very near future for the drive without a home. Ahh.. room to breathe.

Last word? I don't want to search for AACs or mp4s on any file sharing programs, as I very much want to pay for good (sounding) music. If it must be compressed for the retail cost (argued for a loong time by the labels, I'm sure) to not soar to what we now see as stupid prices, then I pray that the available bitrate goes up and the service becomes available to a few more countries.


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