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MAXELL Digital Audio XL-II 80 Blank Music CD-R - 50 Discs £12.79 Dispatched from and sold by TapeCity
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MAXELL Digital Audio XL-II 80 Blank Music CD-R - 50 Discs £12.79 Dispatched from and sold by TapeCity

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Posted 5th Oct
If you want audio cds which you have made to play in your car or on your hi-fi cd player, music centre etc. not only do you need to convert the tracks to wav but the disk has to be a special audio cd. Some car audio system will recognise non-audio cds. This is the cheapest price per disk AFAICT. Richersound have them (it seems) at about this price to collect
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Northerndave05/10/2019 14:39

Wtf?



I don't really see why this deserves -25 just because people don't know what they are or how to use them
Man I feel old looking at these. I don't think I even have a working CD writer anymore
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Wtf?
Gee, I used to buy 100 x spindles of DVD+Rs and CD-Rs years ago but then pen drives and streaming happened.
Northerndave05/10/2019 14:39

Wtf?



I don't really see why this deserves -25 just because people don't know what they are or how to use them
louiselouise05/10/2019 14:49

Gee, I used to buy 100 x spindles of DVD+Rs and CD-Rs years ago but then …Gee, I used to buy 100 x spindles of DVD+Rs and CD-Rs years ago but then pen drives and streaming happened.



Some people still buy music cds, at least I do. In the same way as some people still buy dvds (I don't understand that, personally) and blu-rays (as do I) if you don't understand why, I can't tell you.
On the other hand, some people now buy vinyl which to my mind is absolutely crazy.
jasee05/10/2019 15:06

Some people still buy music cds, at least I do. In the same way as some …Some people still buy music cds, at least I do. In the same way as some people still buy dvds (I don't understand that, personally) and blu-rays (as do I) if you don't understand why, I can't tell you.On the other hand, some people now buy vinyl which to my mind is absolutely crazy.



I didn't offer an opinion about you personally, simply that I've moved on. I assume many others have too.

In saying that, mum recently advertised a Tevion (Aldi brand, I think) DVD Player on Gumtree and we all said there's no way on earth you will ever sell that. Someone bought it within 24 hours!
Standard CD-Rs are 5 for £1 at Poundland. Never had a need for any special kind of disks on any of my audio equipment, tbh.
Edited by: "adamguest1985" 5th Oct
louiselouise05/10/2019 15:09

I didn't offer an opinion about you personally, simply that I've moved on. …I didn't offer an opinion about you personally, simply that I've moved on. I assume many others have too.In saying that, mum recently advertised a Tevion (Aldi brand, I think) DVD Player on Gumtree and we all said there's no way on earth you will ever sell that. Someone bought it within 24 hours!



I didn't take what you said personally
If youve bought a laptop or pc, it's probably fitted with a dvd reader/writer which can play music cds and (surprise) DVDs. If you've got a radio in your car it may well have a cd player in it, probably you can also play music on it through a flash drive.

In fact the mp3, mp4 format which is commonly used for audio files is not as accurate as the files on a real cd, some people can tell the difference.
Edited by: "jasee" 5th Oct
Man I feel old looking at these. I don't think I even have a working CD writer anymore
Are these tea coasters?
Most charity shops will have 25 for a couple of pounds.
adamguest198505/10/2019 15:16

5 for £1 at Poundland


I don't think they are, these are specially made for audio CD copiers.
jasee05/10/2019 15:00

I don't really see why this deserves -25 just because people don't know …I don't really see why this deserves -25 just because people don't know what they are or how to use them

jasee05/10/2019 15:21

.In fact the mp3, mp4 format which is commonly used for audio files is not ….In fact the mp3, mp4 format which is commonly used for audio files is not as accurate as the files on a real cd, some people can tell the difference.


FLAC format, all the way (whenever I can find them)
Edited by: "louiselouise" 5th Oct
I dont have any devices in my home that requires CD’s. Although I would love a tape player as still have some of my old tapes from my teens in the attic. God I feel old and I grew up in the 90’s.
louiselouise05/10/2019 16:41

FLAC format, all the way (whenever I can find them)



Flac format is good but if you put them on a cd, many physical cd players won't play them
Edited by: "jasee" 5th Oct
mrsilly05/10/2019 16:25

Most charity shops will have 25 for a couple of pounds.



Those are not suitable, please read my OP
adamguest198505/10/2019 15:16

Standard CD-Rs are 5 for £1 at Poundland. Never had a need for any special …Standard CD-Rs are 5 for £1 at Poundland. Never had a need for any special kind of disks on any of my audio equipment, tbh.



Maybe not, it depends on the cd player you have. But traditional cd players need these disks, poundland ones won't do, they simply won't read them
Ok, I'm wasting my breath here no more comments from me. There's so much igorance and nonsense here
Edited by: "jasee" 6th Oct
jasee05/10/2019 17:03

Flac format is good but if you put them on a cd, many physical cd players …Flac format is good but if you put them on a cd, many physical cd players won't play them



I know that, but you can convert them to the highest bitrate mp3 (or whatever format floats your boat) if CDs are still your thing. And I use pen drives nowadays anyway.
jasee05/10/2019 17:09

Ok, I'm wasting my breath here no more comments from me


You tried.!
I’ve got a Bose cd interchanger in my 350z and I’ve never bought ‘special’ cd-r’s for it and never had an any issues. In fact any old cd-r’s have worked in anything I’ve tried them in.
louiselouise05/10/2019 16:41

FLAC format, all the way (whenever I can find them)



FLAC + DAP = good listening times And saying them is fun Well to me it makes me chuckle (sometimes).


@jasee Vinyl is analogue which will give a better sound than digital. Therefore that is why there is a surge in vinyl sales again. electronics.howstuffworks.com/is-…htm
Superduperade05/10/2019 17:34

I’ve got a Bose cd interchanger in my 350z and I’ve never bought ‘special’ …I’ve got a Bose cd interchanger in my 350z and I’ve never bought ‘special’ cd-r’s for it and never had an any issues. In fact any old cd-r’s have worked in anything I’ve tried them in.


This. I'm not deliberately being obtuse, but I don't understand how these are special. I've used various makes of CD-R over the years, and without trouble 99% of the time, at home, in the car, or elsewhere.

(If you're using some fancy Hi-Fi which doesn't read any old discs, I'd have saved my money and got a Sony. )
Edited by: "adamguest1985" 5th Oct
adamguest198505/10/2019 18:42

This. I'm not deliberately being obtuse, but I don't understand how these …This. I'm not deliberately being obtuse, but I don't understand how these are special. I've used various makes of CD-R over the years, and without trouble 99% of the time, at home, in the car, or elsewhere.


Nor do I mate.
jasee05/10/2019 15:06

Some people still buy music cds, at least I do. In the same way as some …Some people still buy music cds, at least I do. In the same way as some people still buy dvds (I don't understand that, personally) and blu-rays (as do I) if you don't understand why, I can't tell you.On the other hand, some people now buy vinyl which to my mind is absolutely crazy.


Vinyl can be as good as a digital source of the same recording when played on a proper turntable, but kids these days seem to buy cheap turntables that'll potentially damage their precious new records
louiselouise05/10/2019 16:41

FLAC format, all the way (whenever I can find them)


Ogg was a format that should've really replaced mp3 but unfortunately didn't and to my ear sounds close to FLAC, if there's any ambient noise around
jasee05/10/2019 17:03

Flac format is good but if you put them on a cd, many physical cd players …Flac format is good but if you put them on a cd, many physical cd players won't play them


A PC can easily convert to CD audio with any number of free converters
kyeung05/10/2019 15:22

Man I feel old looking at these. I don't think I even have a working CD …Man I feel old looking at these. I don't think I even have a working CD writer anymore


I have 2 collecting dust in a cupboard somewhere and one in my laptop that I only used once to back up windows
kyeung05/10/2019 15:22

Man I feel old looking at these. I don't think I even have a working CD …Man I feel old looking at these. I don't think I even have a working CD writer anymore


They still sell CDs y'know. It's not that ancient. Most pre-built PCs and laptops come with a burner.
jasee05/10/2019 17:09

Ok, I'm wasting my breath here no more comments from me. There's so much …Ok, I'm wasting my breath here no more comments from me. There's so much igorance and nonsense here


The biggest quote of ignorance is you stating these are any better than a standard CD-R. Get a 10p disc, burn it with a lossless cd format and any cd player will play it
Northerndave06/10/2019 20:45

The biggest quote of ignorance is you stating these are any better than a …The biggest quote of ignorance is you stating these are any better than a standard CD-R. Get a 10p disc, burn it with a lossless cd format and any cd player will play it



Ignorance is bliss
jasee06/10/2019 20:54

Ignorance is bliss


Don't you have any £50 a metre HDMI cables to flog?
thetarget05/10/2019 18:09

FLAC + DAP = good listening times And saying them is fun Well to …FLAC + DAP = good listening times And saying them is fun Well to me it makes me chuckle (sometimes).@jasee Vinyl is analogue which will give a better sound than digital. Therefore that is why there is a surge in vinyl sales again. https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/is-the-sound-on-vinyl-records-better-than-on-cds-or-dvds.htm


Agreed, I’m using a pro-ject turntable with Bluetooth preamp transmitting to my DAC.. it sounds lush.
JamesSmith10/10/2019 01:39

Agreed, I’m using a pro-ject turntable with Bluetooth preamp transmitting t …Agreed, I’m using a pro-ject turntable with Bluetooth preamp transmitting to my DAC.. it sounds lush.



CDs vs Vinyl? Yet more ignorance
jasee10/10/2019 07:25

CDs vs Vinyl? Yet more ignorance


I didn't mention CD in my post.

Yes - vinyl is brilliant - the number of people who agree is voluminous!

I wrote the first software based ABX comparator. In the world.

Know what I mean?
JamesSmith10/10/2019 07:40

I didn't mention CD in my post.Yes - vinyl is brilliant - the number of …I didn't mention CD in my post.Yes - vinyl is brilliant - the number of people who agree is voluminous! I wrote the first software based ABX comparator. In the world.Know what I mean?



No I don't
HE is talking about CDs with FLac files on
YOU are talking about Vinyl
Know what I mean?
Ps so you wrote some software based comparator, so what?
Edited by: "jasee" 10th Oct
jasee10/10/2019 07:47

No I dont


ABX is a world renowned objective double-blind testing method commonly used in ascertaining high fidelity.

That's what I'm talking about!

The merits of vinyl is germane to the discussion of playback media.

Look at this orange and blue number for example :

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JamesSmith10/10/2019 08:01

ABX is a world renowned objective double-blind testing method commonly …ABX is a world renowned objective double-blind testing method commonly used in ascertaining high fidelity.That's what I'm talking about!The merits of vinyl is germane to the discussion of playback media.Look at this orange and blue number for example :[Image]



What!, who is interested in that? This is about AUDIO writable CDS which people here don't understand.

Ps I still have my micrseiki DDX1000 plus three SME arms of various types fitted with top of the range (then) moving coils and moving magnets connected to a Burmeiser pre amp and a Bryston 500 watt amp connected to 7ft transmission lines. And Stax Lambda Pro Headphones.
Of course, I eventually gave the vinyl bit up when cds came with their greater dymamic range and extended frequency response, so it pains me to see people going through the same thing again for 'musicality'
Pps I KNOW about double blind testing of course. It is still rarely used by the magazines.
This looks to be quite a good read on Vinyl and CD music:

wiki.hydrogenaud.io/ind…yl)


I do buy CDs more than other formats. I bought a turntable several months ago to listen again to vinyl I bought as a child. Some fun vinyl (Spitting Image, The Firm- Star Trekkin'
etc) and more 'regarded serious?' stuff. Turntable has a USB connection so I can at some point transfer the music to a PC and have it as digital files for additional use and as a backup. Didn't buy a really really cheap turntable but likewise didn't splash out a lot. Went for one with decent reviews - opted for Sony PSLX300 and got a refurb RS one for about £50. It looked new apart from the box being a bit tatty. Had to install the belt on it and put it together as you would a brand new one.

I'd say, just enjoy your music. Listen if you get the opportunity to different sources. Although speakers and headphones and other equipment inbetween can have an impact too. Get something affordable to your means, where you are happy with the sound. There are so many options out there. Can be a bit mind boggling especially when speakers can sound different in your actual home to the store demo room. I'm no expert but what may sound excellent to one person may not sound quite as good to another as an alternative setup. Due to different people liking a more neutral sound or one where there is slight enhancement to the bass, mids or treble; or a combination there of.

Anyway, I've linked to The Firm - Star Trekkin' to lighten up the discussion Enjoy, avoid or cringe!
Edited by: "thetarget" 10th Oct
Having used a lot, these work fine to produce 'traditional' music cds, just like the ones you can still buy everywhere which will play on cd players, dvdplayers and even blu-ray players. However the dye seems thin and the reflective layer also seems thin, so I wonder how long these will last however Maxell seem to be the only manufacturer of these audio disks AFAICT so no choice
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