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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

we all know that, there are more and more scores issued through Amazon in CD-R instead of pressed edition in the US. But we can still get the European imported pressed edition.

As a serious collector, what shall we choose in this situation?

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

CD vs CD-R? Cant see any doubt here...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Hmmm a pressed CD is always preferred but I've not had any troubles with the Amazon CDR's so far. As far as being a "serious collector" ... eh well based on the size of my collection I'd say yes but, always am more concerned with the music itself. I don't mind iTunes or Amazon's MP3 store in some cases.

If the import is $20 not including shipping and the Amazon CDR is $12, I'm going for Amazon. Just have to be practical.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

The cheaper option - the CDRs come from the CD master, so the quality of music is the same.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

As a serious collector, we should go for the investment. That's a CD. A recordable disc is a different product, and it's unfortunate Amazon charges CD prices for an inferior product at less cost.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   sherrill50   (Member)

Import for me, as long as the cost differential isn't too big.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

but of course I'm in Europe, so any US CD is an import for me (expensive shipping, etc).

but I think even if the debate is 15$ a CDR vs 25$ a CD I will choose the later.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

As a serious collector, we should go for the investment. That's a CD. A recordable disc is a different product, and it's unfortunate Amazon charges CD prices for an inferior product at less cost.

The expected lifespan of a professionally produced cd-r is roughly the same as a pressed cd.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

That's possible (though not definite) if optimal conditions are observed - quality blanks, drives, software, burn speed etc. There's no guarantee of that with some faceless MOD program.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

That's possible (though not definite) if optimal conditions are observed - quality blanks, drives, software, burn speed etc. There's no guarantee of that with some faceless MOD program.

Well, for most of the stuff you buy you can't be sure how it is made.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The cheaper option - the CDRs come from the CD master, so the quality of music is the same.

unfortunately quality of the production hardly is... out of a few CDrs I bought I had issues with most of them. Not eager to buy any of them ever again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Well, for most of the stuff you buy you can't be sure how it is made.

True, but at least full QC on a real CD is in actual production, and doesn't come later with wild variables. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Limmerine   (Member)

It seems that most of you prefer European imported pressed CDs to Amazon CD-Rs.

Good~

 
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