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EvanJ
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Jonbonbon
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Cassette Tapes are better than Compact Disks

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Jonbonbon
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/27/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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EvanJ

Pro

Cassettes have been used for decades and were one of the most popular forms of storing music. The usually last longer, because they are easier to care for. They look better, you can record off the radio with them, and they work a lot cooler as well.
Jonbonbon

Con

Interesting debate topic. Now, I'm going to go down all of the reasons why your statements are wrong.

Debunking the first assertion that Cassettes last longer because they are easier to take care *of*

That's not actually true. First of all, the tape can break pretty easily, especially if your kid like unrolls the whole thing and gets it all to come out of the bottom. Then it ends up being some really weird rendition of a dubstep drop every time it hits the tape because it skips and reverses a few times just to get out a couple words.

Debunking the assertion that they look better

That's an opinion. I can easily say that CD's look better and thus negate his statement with equal force. So I will. CD's look better.

Debunking the assertion that you can record off the radio with them

That's kind of illegal nowadays. Last time I checked, you're not allowed to get copyrighted music for free without some sort of actual consent from the producers. Especially if you give it to others or sell it. So it's not actually a benefit.

Debunking the assertion that they work a lot cooler

CD's spin around really fast while a little laser reads the information off of the code engraved in the CD (last time I checked anyway that's the basic idea). That's pretty freaking cool.
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Anyway, a benefit of CD's is that they have better music quality. You can put HQ music on a blank CD or buy the CD that also has HQ music on it. Cassettes are not HQ by any means. Thus, it's better for actually listening to music.

With that, I give the floor back to my opponent.
Debate Round No. 1
EvanJ

Pro

EvanJ forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Jonbonbon forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
EvanJ

Pro

EvanJ forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Oh yeah I was in this debate. Vote for me.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Sswdwm 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Weakly supported arguments from Con, weak rebuttals, but was enough to win. Forfeit from Pro counterbalanced by Con's final remarks.
Vote Placed by Actionsspeak 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con since Pro forfeited first, and argument to Con since A. Pro's argument was completely subjective B. Pro never really debated. "
Vote Placed by zmikecuber 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro didnt rebut any of Con's arguments and forfeited every round. Con made good arguments and debunked Pros