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How Digital Music Has Changed Our Listening Experience

If you were born in the 90s, then you most likely listened to music through an mp3 player, a cassette player and so on. The way we have been listening to music has changed over the centuries. Initially, you could only hear it during live performances, and then came vinyl and turntables, then cassettes and CDs, and now you can listen to music on your phone, your laptop and other devices. So, the experience of listening to music, like everything else in the late 20th century, started to go from analog to digital.

A lot of us find this convenient since we do not have to buy CDs or recordings and then play them on a separate device anymore. We can listen to any song from any artist around the world with just a few random swipes on our phone, and a lot of people say that this has helped music from different cultures become more global, and while that is true, a lot of traditionalists argue that digital music has changed our listening experience immensely.

These people claim that music listened from a vinyl disk is the best, and if you want to give it a go, you can check out turntables for $300 or less online and see if the experience is any different for you. With digital music, you have control over what parts of the song you want to skip, or whether to skip entire songs in an album entirely, and while some find this great, traditionalists say that it ruins the listening experience since you are not appreciating the artist’s entire album properly. They also argue that the quality of sound is very different, because digital music ends up changing some aspects and format of the song, which is found to be true.