So I decided a few weeks ago, that there are a few bands out there that I like enough to actually go out and buy their CD’s. Namely Weezer, Radiohead, and Coldplay. So I bought a whole pile of them, a number of which I had to take back to the store to exchnage them due to scratches (yes, on a brand spanking new CD) or imperfections (spots on the playing surface where the plastic wasn’t finished properly).
As if that wasn’t bad enough having to return those ones, but there have been a few that have have imperfections in the audio. They aren’t actual skips that interrupt the timing of the song. The best way I can think of to describe them is ‘tiny flecks of audio static’. It’s a tiny split second “tick” sound that occurs once or even a few times throughout a song. It’s not real loud, but with my earphones on, when I am paying attention, I can hear it.
I have listened to sound files of the songs with these imperfections on the internet. Some have them, and some don’t at all. Some I have exchanged to find that the clicks are gone in the original spot, but are present in a different song.
Has anyone else experienced this? Why am I paying money for these CD’s? What is the benefit of buying these CD’s? I feel like an idiot when people ask me “How come you’re buying them? Why don’t you just download it for free?”. I want to say “So I can have a higher quality CD”. But clearly that would be a big fat lie.
Tell me there is SOMEONE out these that is having this same problem. I personally don’t think I am being too picky when I am paying good money for these things.
Help me lol