View Full Version : Anyone going to subscribe to iTunes match?
I'm considering it. Anyone else?
11-15-2011, 07:22 AM
I will. I have tons of music that would be nice to back up and use on all devices. I am already living in Apple's Universe, so compatibility is a nobrainer.
Probably not, because lossy music files grate on my ears after awhile. I ripped my 2000+ CD collection into iTunes TWICE.
The first time as mp3 @320kbps, which sounded great on my iPod, ok on my car stereo, and crappy on my home stereo.
So I re-ripped them all into AIFF files ( I didn't want to get locked into Apple Lossless), which sound good on everything, even though they take up a lot of hard drive space.
So - in short, no. I like much of what Apple does, but life's too short to get locked into low-res music formats....
11-15-2011, 07:50 AM
I might. I've been using Spotify pretty exclusively as of late but I do have a more than healthy iTunes library. Why wouldn't I want it in the cloud?
11-15-2011, 07:58 AM
i'm pretty sure i will. i'm a little bit of an audio snob, but even with my mid-to-high-end stereo, i have a tough time telling the difference between lossy and lossless at 256 or better. the only time i notice is with my jazz records and a few other well-recorded albums. but those i mostly listen to on CD anyway, if it's not for background music.
for $25/year, it's hard to beat the convenience of not having to haul around all my music everywhere and wondering which device which album is on.
i say :aok
$25 a year for that service, plus buying more iCloud storage.. I'll just stick to manually managing my playlists. I've never felt the need to have ALL my music on my phone.
11-15-2011, 08:26 AM
I was an iOS 5 beta tester and have been using this for a couple of months now. The thing I do NOT like is that it basically removes all the music from your iPhone when you sync and requires you to redownload the music to your device to listen to it. I turned it off and haven't used it since.
I still like the idea of being able to scroll through my entire library and download a song I really want to hear but there are still playlists that I WANT to stay on my iPhone. When iTunes will allow that, I will probably start using it again.
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