- Mar 22, 2021
It's not utilitarian - but I dispute the assertion that it's irrational.Yes, if you really want to do it that way, then you should be happy. It's still a crazy price for what it does, and we can still call it antiquated, and we can still call it audio jewellery because it's overpriced "prettiness" that helps fit into the psychological experience you have as part of the ritual of using it. If you want to spend your money (a tidy sum) on something like that then that's your choice, it's not that rational though really.
EDIT: I still buy music on CD's sometimes, but I rip them with a $10 USB CD Player (ha, see) - I buy them used, and as you say they can be bought for cheap (CD's that is).
If I couldn't afford it or had to sacrifice an essential to afford it then I agree it would be irrational.
It's an antiquated method of playback, I give you that but I am quite antiquated. CD wasn't even on the market when I started out, so it's still high tech to me.