Originally Posted by ILYfp
I prefer buying physical copes of albums then ripping them onto my pc
Same here. I've been all about top quality in music production and
playback. I'm not about to pay premium prices for a small fraction of the bits that went into the grand master of the album, or "buy" music on terms that look more like renting.
The only way to be certain that I have an album that sounds precisely how the artist intended it is to buy the disc and rip it, using cdparanoia
or similar software that keeps on trying until every last bit is in its place.