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The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 3: Audiophile Man on CD’s 2nd Wave

May 16, 2021 by

Even though CD has fallen out of favor in recent years, we’re totally convinced that there will be a “2nd Wave” for the compact disc format. So we tracked down The Audiophile Man, Mr. Paul Rigby, to help us sort out the finer detail of why CD is not only still viable, but how it’s […]

Rocktology! Top CDs of the ’90s tournament results

April 17, 2021 by

It’s Rocktology! Our Top CDs of the ’90s tournament. And Metallica’s eponymous 1991 disc, popularly referred to as the Black Album is the winner of our annual full-field event. But this tournament was as much about the audio format as it was about the artists who released these albums. The 1990s and the compact disc […]

The Paul Rigby interview: Audiophile Man Talks CD

March 27, 2021 by

Paul Rigby wants you to make room in your heart and your life for all music formats.  Known as “The Audiophile Man,” Paul has been a technology journalist for some 35 years, building a broad base of knowledge by learning from experts he’s interviewed. He writes for British magazines Hifi World and Record Collector, and has also […]

CD Junkies: Collector Ben King

March 4, 2021 by

360°Sound recently caught up with CD collector Ben King. The 32-year-old punk and metal fan lives in Bellingham, Washington but was raised in northern New Hampshire. He’s been collecting CDs for about 20 years. King regularly posts selections from his extensive collection on his Instagram @compactdiscgeek, which currently has almost 9,000 followers. 360°: About how […]

CD Junkies: Collector Andy Murray

March 2, 2021 by

For this latest installment of our CD collector series CD Junkies, 360°Sound spoke with metalhead Andy Murray. Murray, 30, lives in Wirral, England, which is right across the River Mersey from Liverpool. He has been seriously collecting CDs for about 15 years and currently has approximately 1,200 titles in his collection. Murray regularly posts photos […]

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 Pacheco

February 11, 2021 by

For this installment of 360°Sound’s series CD Junkies, we caught up with collector Oswaldo Pacheco. 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, […]