As everyone knows, just as CDs supplanted vinyl and cassettes, MP3 and other digital-music formats are well on their way to replacing CDs as the most popular way to listen to music.
In our minds that usually means more convenience but worse sound – though that’s a whole other story which we’ve already covered extensively in our ‘Is studio recording killing music’ and ‘Does music sound better today than 30 years ago’ exclusive podcasts.
Streaming music using services like Last FM and Spotify are becoming increasingly popular and physical sales are continuing on their way down but a great many people still want to have something tangible.
CD sales account for 80% of total album sales, and although still tiny numbers, vinyl LPs purchased in 2008 almost doubled to 1.88 million units up from 0.99 million in 2007.
So what we want to know is, how do YOU listen to your music? We know you love music and we know you care how it sounds but we don’t know how you listen.
I’m guessing it’s a combination of the above but let us know, and even better, email us at email@example.com or send us links to pictures of your set-ups – or indeed your favourite Walkman.
As you can see from our artful photograph , we primarily use Sonos and our Zeppelin though we do have in-wall CCM817s too. And should you wish to know, as I write we are listening to a 62 track Crosby Stills and Nash marathon.
Looking forward to hearing from you.