Ummm how can you say CD sound quality is only ok? 320 kbps sounds pretty good to me!
I do all my mp3s at 320, and that sound just as good as cd. I think his point was aimed more at the mp3s you find on the net, which could sound great, or could be total shit. This is exactly why I don't fish for mp3s from others - you never know what the hell you're getting.
As far as collectability, I think that's a subjective thing. I get singles from the UK once or twice a month and have a ton of cds. The single market is dead in the US, so if I want b-sides and remixes, I have to import.
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