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Old 04-30-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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There's is definitely a difference in sound quality between MP3s and CDs but the question is, is the difference large enough to warrant buying CDs over MP3s? For me, the answer is no. MP3s just make it way too easy to listen to music anywhere.

What I really miss are LPs and the cool album art. I know I can still buy records but they are way too expensive, not too mention the price of a really good record player.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Weddington
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Not sure how long ago this happened, but F.Y.E. at Concord Mills has closed. I always thought it was cool that Concord Mills still had a record store and beyond that it was huge for an F.Y.E., but like everything else these days it has succumbed to the Internet.
Walked past that area yesterday and it looks like they are not gone for good, they are moving to a spot on the other side beside Macdoos(sp)
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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There's is definitely a difference in sound quality between MP3s and CDs but the question is, is the difference large enough to warrant buying CDs over MP3s? For me, the answer is no. MP3s just make it way too easy to listen to music anywhere.

What I really miss are LPs and the cool album art. I know I can still buy records but they are way too expensive, not too mention the price of a really good record player.
I buy CDs at extreme discounts and rip them to my PC. At that point, I'm at the same place as you are by buying the MP3. The difference is I have a much better version to start with, and to play when the quality really matters.

That being said, the majority of my listening is from music services, which are MP3 based.

"Record player"? Are you 12?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I buy CDs at extreme discounts and rip them to my PC. At that point, I'm at the same place as you are by buying the MP3. The difference is I have a much better version to start with, and to play when the quality really matters.

That being said, the majority of my listening is from music services, which are MP3 based.

"Record player"? Are you 12?
Hey, they still have a good sound. Just crazy expensive.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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They re-opened with the same exact everything except the name. Just a franchise owner who didn't want to pay royalties and will probably now be sued by the franchisor.
And you don't want to be in the chair when the mailman shows up with the paperwork.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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Hey, they still have a good sound. Just crazy expensive.
I was busting on you for the childlike use of "record player" rather than the more commonly used term "turntable".

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I was busting on you for the childlike use of "record player" rather than the more commonly used term "turntable".


Old farts like me still call it a record player.........................

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I was busting on you for the childlike use of "record player" rather than the more commonly used term "turntable".

I get it now. I've always called 'em record players so it didn't even occur to me.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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FYE is supposed to be relocating to the other end of the mall somewhere. The old FYE store is going to be the new super duper Forever 21 store that was announced.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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FYE is supposed to be relocating to the other end of the mall somewhere. The old FYE store is going to be the new super duper Forever 21 store that was announced.
Thanks for clarifying. I don't frequent Concord Mills much these days, but I was there a few weeks ago and thought I recalled signs to that effect.
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