How many CDs and LPs are in your collection?

How many CDs and LPs are in your collection?
Fewer than 100
2% (8 votes)
100-300
21% (73 votes)
301-600
27% (92 votes)
601-1000
20% (68 votes)
1001-2000
17% (57 votes)
2001-5000
8% (26 votes)
More than 5000
5% (16 votes)
Total votes: 340

Maybe it doesn't really matter how much music you have if you've got those three great albums that do it for you every time, but some folks just can't stop collecting. How about you?

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Anonymous's picture

No more new formats please! Wish I stayed with vinyl!

Emmanuel Fonte's picture

Isn't this what it is all about? The Music is what should be driving us. The equipment is there to serve the sounds that speak to the human spirit. Personally, I'm on my way to 2000 and there's still so much to hear.

Greg Roe's picture

It just keeps growing and growing. My wife says as long as it keeps me home at night. Last week while at the gaage sale I found a British Trac "Are You Experienced" Some Decca Rolling Stones. And a unpeeled Beatles "Butcher cover. How could I possibly whith finds like these out there? They ain't mint but, they're mine!

Thad Aerts's picture

When I started out, I had more CD's then I did vinyl...then I realized that that was rediculous. I found that not only did a record sound better but they are also cheaper. The price of one CD ca get you anywhere from two to fifteen records. Now my Lp collection is triple that of my CD's. I only buy CD's when the LP isn't a option. Only the foolish buy only CD's!

Neil Zasman's picture

A CD collection which includes a broad range of music from Rock through to classical. Includes a number of rare finds collected over many years from many places around the world. Very few "Audiophile" recordings as they often represent good sound quality and rarely good music.

Harold A.L.  G's picture

I am basically a vinyl-only person, but I do own 350+ CDs for all the obvious (?) reasons. I will keep on buying (new) LPs till I run out of resources. LPs and their covers give me so much more enjoyment, both sonically and emotionaly. New LPs used to be so much more "cost-effective" to obtain musical enjoyment from compared to CDs. Above all, record-stores, with their handy LP bins, kept me off the streets. I hardly spend time in CD-stores, they are so boring. hgunther@euronet.nl (the Netherlands)

Thom Moon's picture

Still have some of the first LPs I bought in the mid-60's. And I continue to spend several hudred dollars per year on new recordings -- few of which duplicate anything already in my collection. There's a lot of music out there I still desire!

JPW, Jr.'s picture

I have learned something from this music-media conversion (read my caps): Any new CD/DVD 24-bit/96kHz player DARN WELL BETTER BE BACKWARDS-COMPATIBLE OR I WILL NOT BUY IT!

spook's picture

...and 30 MD's...

Keith Miller's picture

With 400 CDs and 200+ LPs, I am not looking forward to any new DVD-Audio standard that is not backwards and forwards compatible with CD.

Daniel Long's picture

That's how many I own but only about 80 visit my CD player/turntable on a regular basis.

Doug Bogert's picture

This is a mix of L.P. and CDs

Mike D.'s picture

Closing in on 14,000, 95% vinyl.

Akla's picture

Not buying anymore. Waiting for new audio formats in DTS, DVD, 24/96 or anything that is better than the current coding system. HDCD is dead.

HORACIO CACERES's picture

A BETTER QUESTION - HOW MANY CDS DO YOU LISTEN PER WEEK?

MK's picture

I bought LPs in the '70s because my father would not let me go near his stereo McIntosh components. I overreacted by buying, buying, buying my own records. It was a sickness. The unquenchable desire for spiritual fulfillment through the endless accumulation of materialistic possesions. Also, I like music.

Alan G.'s picture

My music purchases have been guided largely by personal taste and popular trends, both past and present. While I admit that there are some titles I own that I seldom ( if ever) listen to anymore, they did provide me with much enjoyment in their day. Conversely, there were some titles I purchased that took some years before I grew to appreciate them. Of the many titles I own, there are those which have risen to the surface to become timeless classics to me. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But I'm still playing!

Julian Spring's picture

I personally feel that it is verry important for us, the listeners, to support our favorite musicians and purchase their work. It is a direct way to tell these performs that we either like what they are doing or we don't. My collection has tremendous range and is one of my most prized possetions.

Lee Hirsch HiFi Centre Canada's picture

There are two addictions in my life. Music and music equiment. Because I am a retailer I have access to both great deals on equipment, but i am exposed to a lot of great music. I try to follow a simple equation ... $1 spend on components must be met with $2 spend on CDs or LPs. That way I always have something new to listen to even if its been 6 months since my last upgrade. I cant actually recalla week going by that I havent bought at least one cd or lp.

David L.  Wyatt, Jr.'s picture

On one hand, one can NEVER have too much music. However, it's easy to point to stuff I like that hasn't been played in a long time.

Bill Hilson's picture

Combined Discs and LPs, rith relatively few overlaps.

PAUL RANDAZZO's picture

LOTS OF LP'S FROM THE EARLY 70'S JUST WAITING FOR A GOOD TURNTABLE CD COLLECTION IS GROWING AND IS JUST ABOUT TO OUTSTRIP THE LP'S - FUNNY THING, I CAN REALLY SEE HOW MY TASTE IN MUISIC HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS

Karl Richichi U.T.  Media's picture

The Linn cd and lp 12 players are always hungry...

Alan Richey's picture

Most of my discretionary income is spent either on CD's or audio equipment. This is my one true hobby!

Bj's picture

A good record is just like a good friend: you don

John Valvano's picture

Just love music. The collecting isn't as important as the enjoyment of listening.

Nigel King's picture

I remember when I first started my collection. Until I hit about 600 I often felt I could go through my entire collection and not find the thing I was in the mood for. Now as I get perilously close to 2000 I find that I am not able to give the music the time it deserves. But, there is too much great music out there to stop listening to something new. Music enriches the soul.

T.  Billman's picture

Finding it harder and harder to find the time to listen to them.

pete's picture

waiting for DVD-AUDIO

Rusli Arshad's picture

I play LPs most of the time. CDs only when I feel lazy or for running in components.

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