questionshow big is your music collection?

vote-for16vote-against
vote-for6vote-against

Neighborhood of ~60 gigs, part of it is that I started getting music with better file quality... I usually go for v0 if it's available. Above that, the filesize jumps up pretty sharply for the increase in quality you're getting, not to mention you'd want a really solid sound system + a good sound card and all that jazz.

Here's a chart comparing audio quality to filesize.

vote-for6vote-against

We have hundreds of old cds, records, tapes, and even a random laser disc. Much of it is no longer in print, so making a digital copy before the discs degrade is a bit of a chore. I have no idea how much we have in digital storage. But then to have to back that stuff up? ugh

Thankfully with how easy it is now to access music without actually owning it, I cannot see our physical collection growing much. Though I do miss the liner notes/artwork that come with actually holding the album in your hands.

vote-for6vote-against

going on 4 TB of FLAC, around 1.3 TB of mp3 right now.

physical collection was reduced greatly a year or two ago when I sold over 2,000 vinyl lps and 12" singles. I currently own about 1,000 CDs and another 300 or so DVD backups of mp3's.

I will never trust in my access to streamable music, when I can have multiple terabytes on a NAS that I own, and that I can access from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

vote-for3vote-against

I own (2) chrome NSF foodservice storage racks, both full of boxes of 45's, 12" EP's and LPs. Most are in M/NM condition and have been in storage for the last 30 years or so. I was in the music business for a while, and my current collection is maybe half of what I used to own before I moved out west. Tons of rare & collectible vinyl, including lots of Punk and imports. Some autographed pieces too (Bob Marley, Madness, Rachel Sweet, Kirsty MacColl, Beastie Boys & others). I have already purchased shipping boxes so I can begin to auction off the collection on eBay. Oh, I also have a 32gb iPod Touch that is about 75% full.

vote-for4vote-against

I'll just say that I'm trying to find a new storage system for mine because it's outgrown the last 3

vote-for3vote-against

I remember when it was comprised of over 100 CDs and some audio cassettes of music that I had ripped off of PS1 discs. Man, I was cool back then! lol

I've consolidated everything down to around 180GB of music though. I've only organized half of it by Genre and Artist though...

vote-for3vote-against

I have to go by track count because not only do I not pay attention to file size, I don't care so long as its 128kbps. I COULD get into audiophiling, but that would just give me another expensive habit and a higher bar for music to get over, so I don't.

About 8K tracks.

vote-for3vote-against

Mine isn't huge, roughly 300 CDs or so, 50 or so DVDs and maybe 700GB or so of MP3s, FLAC, DVDs etc

vote-for4vote-against

42GB, 5300 songs. About a third of that was bought/downloaded in the past 2 years. Discovering an entire new genre of music will do that.

vote-for3vote-against

I have 148gb of digital music files. While about half are FLAC, I delete music files when I buy new, or just leave the new in the cloud (Amazon, Itunes, Google) until I decide what I am tired of. My ipod only holds that much and I have about 6tb of photos that are more important than music files that I can redownload from the above mentioned.

vote-for3vote-against

I have 50-60g, all in MP3 format. I am not that fussy about quality, as long as the bass sounds true I am happy. I primarily listen to music when I am "speed" walking, and for safety I play it low enough to hear the world around me, so I am not going to notice minor flaws. I play it sometimes in the car, but I generally like the quiet. And I only play it at home when I am cleaning, exercising, or have guests.

vote-for1vote-against

I have around 100 CDs, none of which I ever listen to. I used to have a ton of mp3 downloads, but after a computer crash several years ago I never got the urge to chase them down again.

vote-for2vote-against

I have just over a 1000 cds. I worked at a couple music stores for 5-6 years.
as for digital, its around a tb, mostly mp3 @ 320 kbps & some flac.