It's the end of October so it's been a year since I bought my CD player and started listening to music through physical media again. When I first bought the player, I think I had around 50 or so releases on CD to listen to. Now, that number sits at 170 and it only continues to grow.
The shift back to physical media has had a really big impact on me. I can honestly say, I get a much better experience listening to music through CDs than just playing it on my PC or phone. It's more enjoyable and it's a great way to fight against major depression.
The player it's self has to be the best purchase I've ever made in terms of audio. It wasn't expensive, has the best audio quality I've ever heard and it has a year left on it's warranty yet it has not given me a single issue since Onkyo have built it like a tank.
Here's to a year of physical media which I really hope never dies off. I really don't want to ever touch this cloud and streaming stuff that is becoming popular. I want something to hold, as if I actually own a copy of the music. Thankfully, I see CD releases increasing within the indie scene, which is how I can get so many of them anyway.