Items tagged with "compact disc"

CD Junkies: Collector Everett Painter

February 22, 2021 by

For this installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we caught up with CD collector and progressive rock enthusiast Everett Painter. The 49-year-old resides in Erie, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. An assistant professor of counseling at Edinboro University, Painter has been collecting CDs for more than 30 years and has about 4,300 titles […]

CD Junkies: Collector Oswaldo Pachecho

February 11, 2021 by

For this installment of 360°Sound’s series CD Junkies, we caught up with collector Oswaldo Pachecho. The 30-year-old Venezuelan, who now lives in Santiago, Chile, has been collecting CDs since he was 7 years old. Pacheco regularly posts CDs and records from his extensive collection on his popular Instagram account @collectingalbums. 360°: About how many CDs […]

CD Junkies: Collector Louis Garcia

January 18, 2021 by

Do you like good music? That sweet soul music Just as long as it’s swingin’ Oh yeah, oh yeah For this installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we caught up with soul and R&B aficionado Louis Garcia. The California native, who now resides in North Carolina, runs the Instagram account @record_collector_nc, where he regularly posts […]

CD Junkies: Collector Melina Richart

January 16, 2021 by

It’s not easy bein’ green. I imagine it’s also not easy to put Kermit the Frog in various poses as he holds CDs. But Melina Richart accomplishes just that on a regular basis. Her Kermit and CD-themed Instagram account @i.love.cd has amassed over 1,000 followers since its launch at the start of the pandemic in […]

CD Junkies: Collector Jim Farley

January 11, 2021 by

Here at 360°Sound, we’re big fans of the compact disc. We share The Audiophile Man’s view in that we believe CDs aren’t going away any time soon. CDs may be becoming a niche market, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Because CDs, SACDs, and CD players are now more focused on a specialized market, […]

The Audiophile Man on Why the CD “Ain’t Dead Yet”

December 27, 2020 by

British hi-fi journalist Paul Rigby, aka “The Audiophile Man,” recently posted an insightful video on his YouTube channel about CD players. The video includes recommendations of CD players at various price points. You may be wondering, “Why should I bother with a CD player when disc sales have been declining for years and streaming and […]

Format Wars: The End of the MP3 Era

July 17, 2019 by

In 2002, I saw a photo of Shaquille O’Neal walking through LAX wearing some bright white ear pieces and carrying what I learned was an iPod. It was a sports story and didn’t have anything to do with music or tech, but the device fascinated me. I was similarly fascinated in 1980 when Sony unleashed […]

RSD: A Celebration of Collecting

April 28, 2015 by

Record Store Day is a great example of the difference between music collectors and music consumers. People who ripped some of their CDs to their iTunes library and dropped the rest of them off at the Salvation Army don’t typically participate in the festivities on the third Saturday in April. Streaming and MP3ing are for […]