Best Buy is not really stopping sales of CDs, in contrast to rumors from last winter.
Even though CD sales happen to be minimized by downloads and streaming, the silver disc will survive more time along at the retailer.
A spokesman sent me this statement: “The way people purchase and listen to music has dramatically changed and, because of this, i am decreasing the volume of space devoted to CDs in our stores. However, we will still offer select CDs, vinyl and digital music options in anyway stores.”
There are still numerous CDs sitting in Best Buy stores. And there’s no shortage of great values at Best Buy’s website. (I’d bunch now.) The footprint in the stores may shrink, but not less than we’ll see some stands everywhere.
I don’t understand what’s happened to CDs. Sure, streaming is just convenient, and downloads are. But a well mastered CD played for a good player (Denon, Marantz, Cambridge Audio, Creek) offers glorious, uncompressed sound that may be far better than whatever you can get on a telephone or MP3 player or iTouch (when they still help it become).
A lot of the songs popular now on streaming services is really so badly made, Observed why the acts don’t want CDs. They would reveal the indegent production. Paying attention to music on CD or LP will demonstrate to the actual qualities of your recording– or its failures. Constantly hearing music through earphones is less rewarding than playing a 45 rpm single at a plastic record player.