Download v CD. Cost VFM, Sound Quality.
Is it just me, but why on earth buy a “download” @ 320 kbps, when you can buy the actual CD only £1.96 more ? Ie you can buy the CD then rip it yourself @ 320 kbps. The actual CD has 4.4 times the bitrate of the download. Am I being daft here ? also if you have a HDD failure of some sort and have bought say 100 £6.99 downloads, you have just lost £699 worth of music, where as hard copy wise. You’d just rip again onto a new HD.
£8.95 (free postage) Full CD, ie 1411 kbps
£6.99 320 kbps MP3.
And to think Play are one of the better “download” stores with 320, Apple is 256. I know Linn offers full resolution downloads at same price as CD, ie 1411. Why on earth are downloads when their quality is so crap.