A lot has been made of the rise and rise of vinyl records in recent years and even I started collecting vinyl about six years ago.

However, at the same time there has been two main conversations going about CDs. One is the old format snobs declaring that CDs don’t sound as good as vinyl. I think that one to bed (though it probably won’t) by saying that CDs technically are the superior format in terms of sound quality (this using the scientific and technical specifications) but that many people prefer the sound of vinyl as it sounds warmer due the fact it doesn’t reduce the highest frequencies in music and therefore the bass seems louder and the sound more appealing to the human ear. But that is not why I’m writing this blog post the fact is that vinyl is expansive, heavy and much larger than CDs. So as someone with a limited budget but almost unlimited desire to buy and collect music and have artwork, sleevenotes etc to hand. So I still buy CDs and I will continue to buy CDs for as long as bands and artists I like are releasing music on the format.

As a quick side interestingly CDs price for new releases have been rising recently as have prices on CDs where there is no vinyl release currently available. I’m guessing maybe the first has come about because some CD releases are being imported from America and maybe because of lower sale and low amounts of stock so the price goes up. Even with these rises CDs are still anything from £4-£12 cheaper than new release vinyl.

Do you still buy CDs? Let me know in the Comments below.