Out of all the mentioned streaming services here, only Apple Music and Google Play Music (soon to be obsolete) give you the option to upload your existing music to the cloud and access it on-the-go from different devices. Unless you have a car equiped with a CD player and all you do is drive around with an entire CD collection in your trunk, I really don't see myself walking around with a discman, or burning playlists to a CD with the songs I like. I do care about sound quality, but there's only so much I'm willing to sacrifice until it just becomes ridiculous, not to mention questionable as to how much difference I can actually hear and if a 256 kbps file affects my enjoyment and immersiveness into the music compared to a 1411 kbps file.
Originally Posted by FizzydizzyJF69
With Tidal, for example, you can download songs to your phone over your home Wi-Fi for example, and then listening to them offline when you are out and about if you don't have a lot of data.
Sadly you're not able to download individual songs from an album. On TIDAL you only have an option to download the entire album. Alternatively, you can create a playlist with favorite songs, then download the playlist. On Apple Music this is not the case as you can download only the songs you want, choose to add it to your library, or add a song to a playlist without adding it to your library.
At the end of the day, I would not be putting my money towards CD equipment and CDs as was once the case. If you still care about owning music, purchasing music from online stores such as HDtracks would be a wiser decision. Investing money towards audio equipment will also have a bigger impact on music listening experience. Then, using a music streaming service that fits your ecosystem to discover new music, unless you're done with 21st century music.
Originally Posted by Bill97Z
Ended up getting a sony 5 disk carousel off marketplace (used) for a ridiculously low price. Thanks.
That basically ends the discussion. Enjoy your music