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Worried About The Disappearance of Music CDs From The Market

sandeepss

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SAREGAMA is giving a good discount. They call it monsoon offer where one can get 60% discount. I had a few HD songs in my cart but the amount was too high. This offer helped me to save a good amount!
Anyone has any idea about downloads from Sony India. I have not been able to locate one.
Afaik, Sony isn’t offering WAV downloads. Best you can manage will be from their CDs listed on amazon and other dealers
 
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So conclusion, Keep the search for cds silently and grow your collection.People might think you as fool,But we would have a story to tell behind each Album, Music is about Emotion and only physical medium could quench the thirst IMHO.

In due course, I got many friends of same kind and started collecting the CD ripps for the albums which are not availale in CD or CDs are costly. Hope I would have time to listen my collection gradually and I never regret spending money on cds\cassette\LP :).
This post is triggering me to hold back the CDs that I wanted to sell. I feel that it is better to stack them up/listen occasionally when possible than just selling away each for the asking price of a Pre-recorded Cassette or even less!!

Like you have rightly felt & expressed, folks should understand the story & known ones should pass it on, to spread the value of these!
 

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More than Amazon.com Japan is a treasure trove for audio CDs, especially the high quality studio mastered ones. I've tons of them that are truly audiophile/reference grade and they also ship all over the world.
How do we get those cds from Japan?
 

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SAREGAMA is giving a good discount. They call it monsoon offer where one can get 60% discount. I had a few HD songs in my cart but the amount was too high. This offer helped me to save a good amount!
Anyone has any idea about downloads from Sony India. I have not been able to locate one.
hi Barun,

I saw this too. but I really didn't know what HD means. many of these music marketing companies, do not have a strong relationship with fraud. Once I got a USB card which was "HD" and it turned out to be high bit rate mp3 (320KBPS). I was tempted so if you did buy could you comment on the actual bit rate and the quality. (that's the other thing about saregama, many of their digital resources are direct LP lifts, many unfortunately not cleaned before ripping)

look forward to hearing your response.
 

sandeepss

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hi Barun,

I saw this too. but I really didn't know what HD means. many of these music marketing companies, do not have a strong relationship with fraud. Once I got a USB card which was "HD" and it turned out to be high bit rate mp3 (320KBPS). I was tempted so if you did buy could you comment on the actual bit rate and the quality. (that's the other thing about saregama, many of their digital resources are direct LP lifts, many unfortunately not cleaned before ripping)

look forward to hearing your response.
Quality is a mixed bag with Saregama. Many albums which were released 70-90s are upsampled mp3s. Newer ones with digital masters are lossless, you can go for them. The funny part is, the 90sec sample sounds good but the download can sound entirely different :)
 

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hi Barun,

I saw this too. but I really didn't know what HD means. many of these music marketing companies, do not have a strong relationship with fraud. Once I got a USB card which was "HD" and it turned out to be high bit rate mp3 (320KBPS). I was tempted so if you did buy could you comment on the actual bit rate and the quality. (that's the other thing about saregama, many of their digital resources are direct LP lifts, many unfortunately not cleaned before ripping)

look forward to hearing your response.
I agree completely that they should have clearly mentioned what HD means. I mean the bit rate, format etc. I had the same query and for which I contacted the customer care of SAREGAMA. Only after getting the clarification I proceeded with the purchase. I downloaded 4 songs initially.
The songs are in WAV format and bitrate is above 1400 kbps. I have a huge collection of 320 kbps songs and must say the songs which I purchased is a few times better. I would rate the quality above the FLAC collection which I have (approximately 200 songs). What I'd suggest is you download a few songs and compare with 320 kbps version of that song to get a fair idea.

P.S. - I think my Zensor 7 pair is yet to offer my the optimised fidelity since these are the early days for my setup. My experience may vary with others.
 
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