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    I used to listen to mostly cd's, but now I listen mostly online.

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    Majority of my listening is on my iPod classic, 160 gb. So far I have about 140 GB of music in my collection about 60-70% of that being classical music. I do listen to CDs as well, but honestly the iPod just works better for me, especially since I like to listen to music during my lunch at work. And with two toddlers....well it's impractical for me to have my full collection in CD form
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    Most of the music I have is in my email folder. I'm not well versed on putting music on cd's. However, I also have a massive cd collection from over the last 20 years. If classical were all I ever had to listen to, I wouldn't be sad at all.

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    I listen mostly to CDs (I still buy and collect my favourite works), but I use You Tube, Naxos Music Library, (free and trial) streaming, broadcast radio and whatever else is available in order to hear music that I am considering for purchase on CD, as well as for listening to pieces that I want to hear but not buy (yet or ever).

    I purchased a relatively expensive amplifier, tower speakers/subwoofer and CD changer last winter, so I am committed to my collection for the long term. I like the better sound, compared to digital media. I have pretty good speakers for my computer, but not even close to my dedicated music system. I also like hard copies. I enjoy the convenience of digital media, but I prefer the security of physically owning my purchases.
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    I also have a 160gb iPod that's practically bursting at the seams. About 75-80 gb are classical. I still have my old CDs but the only time I purchase CDs now is when they're cheaper than the digital download on Amazon, which seems to happen quite frequently. I still get the Mp3 versions too and mail the CDs to my father.

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    I'm addicted to youtube. I transfer the videos to my e-mail song folder. I'm not sure about gb but I have almost 400 vids in my song folder.

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    I go mostly with CDs; remainder is NML.

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    I buy CDs, make lossless copies and save the files on an external hard drive. I store the original CDs in a secure place and never touch them again.

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    I have a sizeable collection of cd's & my old collection of LP's & cassettes but increasingly, I'm spending my time exploring Spotify.... it has to be the best thing since sliced bread in allowing one to expand one's appreciation of classical music & of the wealth of recordings that are stored in it's digital vaults. I'm continually adding to my list of albums to listen-to at one end & deleting a corresponding amount at the other! I do wonder how long it will remain available as a free service though.

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    CDs and LPs, you-tube as a rarity. Was a member of e-music for some time, downloading some rare MP3s. Almost never on-line streaming (recently a few samples from the Moscow Conservatory website, some composer students there).
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    I have a media server that streams anything I want to listen to all over the house. I rarely listen to anything else, except for videos.

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    I like to own my music, so I still buy downloads and the occasional CD. Most listening is done thru the computer. I use Rdio and Spotify to check things out but rarely use them for serious listening.

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    Never downloaded a CD before. I buy all my CDs, upload them all to my computer, and then put the highlights on my 160GB iPod on a rotational basis.

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    I only listen to CD's. Well, that's not exactly true: I do spend some time listening to classical music on iTunes, emusic and spotify, but only to find music to buy as downloads or CD's.

    Surely, I can see the advantage of having all my music on a server, but given the time, money and effort I have spent building up my collection, I think it's nice to see the result in my CD shelves.

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    Well, you can buy the physical copy and then copy it to a server or hard drive.

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