Some people noticed that I buying lately quite some CD’s. They are right, but that was not very hard to guess as I place every new CD on my Facebook-page.
You may wonder why. Well, I have this great iPod Classic that can hold 80gb of music. I had my complete music collection on that iPod and I had a docking-station connected to my media-set, so I could play the music from my iPod on media-set and enjoy it without a headphone.
That was nice, until I placed one day a CD directly in the BluRay-player of my media-set. To my surprise the quality of the music was much better than using the docking-station. Trying it with more CD’s confirmed this.
Someone who has a lot more knowledge about music equipment, told me that the docking-station is the weak spot. The iPod gives music in high quality. My Pioneer media-set is capable of handling music of high quality. But the docking station is the weak link that bring down the quality of the music played from the iPod.
A lot of my music is bought through iTunes, so I have no CD of that music. So bummer there…
But there were some options to solve this. I could buy a better docking-station… or I could use the network that I have in my house to stream the iTunes music to my media-set. But I went for the most simple (although not the most cheap) solution: I started to buy CD’s.
I was amazed how many second hand CD’s there are available for a few euro on “De Marktplaats” (some kind of Dutch eBay). And all CD’s I bought this way are of good to very good quality and mostly after paying quickly delivered.
To keep it all affordable I have all the time I am just buying one CD at the time through “De Marktplaats”. This means that from the moment that I do a first bid on a CD (and mostly one bid is enough), until the moment I have the CD here at my place, I do no other bids on other CD’s. This means that I can buy one or two CD’s per week.
Of course when I see something I really want in a shop I most likely will buy it. I “hate” it that there is a Free Recordshop at Sloterdijk Railroad Station (I pass that station every working day and often on my way home I have to wait here a bit…).
Well, as soon I started to buy these CD’s I bought one CD rack in style of my other furniture. This first rack was quickly more than half filled. So I bought a second one, just to be sure.
Then last week I bought a third rack. Mostly likely to be sure that the shop where I bought these would not change collection and I could not get these anymore.
For now I have I more than enough space for new CD’s. When all three racks are full, there will be close to 700 CD’s in there. After that I have to re-think what I will do with more CD’s.
Yesterday, while I was doing some things for my work (on remote from home), Marion placed the third rack together… which gave me some interesting views! Not that I watched. I was busy with my work of course
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