As I think about getting something like a Squeezebox Touch, I'm curious about whether it is worth the time to put my CDs on my hard drive - or what other benefits people have felt they have gotten by moving away from a CD player? Perhaps a better way to word the question is, 'why did you switch, and what did it do for your listening enjoyment?'
I have a dedicated listening room, so I generally have to be in the room to enjoy music (as opposed to having it on as background as I do other things).
Would hi-rez downloads be a reason to make the switch?
I have a number of LPs, and still listen them, though maybe only 20% of the time. Do LP purists record LPs for casual listening, or do they do so because they feel it faithfully captures the 'sound' of the LP?
I've read Kalman Robinson's reveiw of the Sqeezebox and it sounded like his enjoyment was about accessing other formats, rather then discontinuing use of his CDs. If I had to buy the Ayre player he mentions to get good sound, it would seem to defeat the purpose...