MP3 vs HiFi
Much as I like the convenience of having an MP3 player for listening to music and podcasts on the go, I don’t think it can ever replace having a proper HiFi system at home.
Here are some reasons why I still love my HiFi:
- The sound quality! Lovely warm sound with lots of detail. I can really hear the difference!
- Being able to sing along and dance around the living room with my little boy or on my own.
- CDs and records are lovely objects to own and look at.
- Sleeve notes. Yes you can probably get the equivalent information in another form, but it is just not the same.
But there are some advantages of MP3 players:
- Very portable – no need to take a big stack of CDs away on holiday
- iPods are so simple to use that even my 3 year old son can operate them (and this means no finger prints on my precious CDs)
- The shuffle feature can help you rediscover tracks you haven’t heard for ages
And talking of the shuffle feature, Liz from margotandbarbara has tagged me to tell you the next 5 tracks that come up on shuffle.
1. Bat For Lashes – Pearl’s Dream (Two Suns)
This is one of my favourite tracks from a fabulous album that I bought after Stephen Fry raved about it on twitter.
2.Hugh Grant – Dance with Me Tonight (Music and Lyrics: Music from and inspired by the motion picture)
A wonderfully-cheesy song from a chick flick where Hugh Grant plays a singer who used to be a 1980s pop group.
3. Kate Bush – Sat in Your Lap (The Dreaming)
Hooray – here’s some Kate Bush from ‘The Dreaming’, which Bush herself referred to as her ‘she’s gone mad album’.
4. Paul Simon – 30 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Negotiations and Love Songs)
A gorgeous, gorgeous song. I haven’t heard this for ages and ages. Classic example of shuffle throwing up an old favourite.
5. Kate Bush – The Kick Inside (The Kick Inside)
I honestly didn’t fix this! But I suppose it is not too surprising that two Kate Bush tracks should be played in a set of five, given that every track of hers is on here. Lush, beautiful performance. Sounds better on vinyl though in my opinion…
Hey that was fun. Perhaps I should use shuffle more often?
What do you think? Do you just use an MP3 player these days or do you remain attached to CDs?
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