Mitch2, i agree. I have a burning need of having my own discs. Actually, when i was at a demo last year, i had a cdplayer at my disposal and a media player. The last was as good as the cdp i was told. When i had listened for over 2 hours using my own cds, i was curious on the media player.
I figured i had a good over view of how the system sounded now. I took a selected bunch of cds and a selected amount of tracks. Run a track and changed back and forth between cdp and media player. On all occasions the cdp was prefered. I was indeed puzzled of the verdict from the people claiming the media player was as good. I would say, if it was, then no one should even bother with any cable or any isolation feets or any tweak. I did find it even stranger as the guys also told me, this specific set up with these speakers that i was actually there to listen to, was the best they had heard or used in this room. Personally i noticed right away media player was not for me, neither was those speakers. I must admit, my doubts of the longivity of compact discs life span as a format has increased. Almost everybody i know loving music, not audiophiles though, have stopped buying cds. These are people living very close to music and involved dearly. I thought i wish to hear with all of you how you perceive this. I thank you all for the inputs and hope that you continue to share.