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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got the Innuendo CD from Amazon today, and, listened to it at the office!! I must say, it is incredible, and, amazing to listen to with a decent set of speakers. I've been listening to Queen on my PC at home, and, have only heard Innuendo via youtube. I can't believe the difference.
Now that my Queen CD collection is growing nicely, I'll need something decent to listen to them on. Anyone have a suggestion as to a modest, but, decent portable unit I should purchase?

Thanks!


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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congratulations on finally purchasing 'Innuendo'. It really is a fantastic rock album. Anyway, I suggest in purchasing an mp3 player. I have a Zune, and I hear they've released (or about to release) a new version. If you want a CD player I couldn't help you. Every single CD player I've bought broke on me.


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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please try not to laugh...an Mp3 player doesn't play cds, right? You must download the music from somewhere?


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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you have a computer you could take the CD and convert the tracks to MP3 (this is called ripping). It can be done with Windows Media player. Then you could add the files to the player.

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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That actually sounds possible! I have Windows...

Thanks so much for all of your help! I just really want to be able to listen to Queen with decent equipment, you know? I am just floored by the difference.

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If you have a computer you could take the CD and convert the tracks to MP3 (this is called ripping). It can be done with Windows Media player. Then you could add the files to the player.



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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're welcome, Dusta. By the way, Zune comes with the software you need to convert your compact discs into mp3 files. Also, I was able to put Queen's entire career on the Zune, and some 2,000 other songs.

If you're interested:

http://www.amazon.com/Zune-Digital-Media-Player-Black/dp/B000EPLP3C/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-4444250-3927065?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193709974&sr=8-1


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Posted: 29 Oct 07, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, again, for all your help!!


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Posted: 30 Oct 07, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guild84BHM1 wrote:

If you have a computer you could take the CD and convert the tracks to MP3 (this is called ripping). It can be done with Windows Media player. Then you could add the files to the player.
... and listen to them again in almost the same poor quality as before!

The stunning difference in sound that you noticed is due to the CD format: MP3 drops a significant part of the sound in order to make the song fit into a much smaller file: that's called (lossy) compression...

FWLIW


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Posted: 30 Oct 07, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dusta wrote:


Now that my Queen CD collection is growing nicely, I'll need something decent to listen to them on.


I'm kind of in a similar jam. I just bought a case of light bulbs.

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Posted: 30 Oct 07, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmmmm...you must be...

all out of lamps, and so lost without them.





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Dusta wrote:


Now that my Queen CD collection is growing nicely, I'll need something decent to listen to them on.


I'm kind of in a similar jam. I just bought a case of light bulbs.



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Posted: 30 Oct 07, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for the clarification. I am, clearly, technilogically delayed. Haven't bought, or, really listened to music since I quit running marathons, which was about ten years ago. Back then, I had a host of cassettes, which I played on a little hand held(still kind of a pain when you are running long distances) player with ear plugs. I was imagining the same sort of deal with CDs, which doesn't really sound plausible.

Guess I may have to nix the portable idea for now, and, just try for a nice, compact CD player, and, get an MP3 player to run with, later on. I'm still a loooooong way from running, at this point.

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Guild84BHM1 wrote:

If you have a computer you could take the CD and convert the tracks to MP3 (this is called ripping). It can be done with Windows Media player. Then you could add the files to the player.
... and listen to them again in almost the same poor quality as before!

The stunning difference in sound that you noticed is due to the CD format: MP3 drops a significant part of the sound in order to make the song fit into a much smaller file: that's called (lossy) compression...

FWLIW



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Posted: 30 Oct 07, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The difference truly is astounding. Now, I am wondering what the MK performance of Somebody To Love would sound like on CD,or, some of the other live performances.

gnomo wrote:

Guild84BHM1 wrote:

If you have a computer you could take the CD and convert the tracks to MP3 (this is called ripping). It can be done with Windows Media player. Then you could add the files to the player.
... and listen to them again in almost the same poor quality as before!

The stunning difference in sound that you noticed is due to the CD format: MP3 drops a significant part of the sound in order to make the song fit into a much smaller file: that's called (lossy) compression...

FWLIW



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