A current and I think synsinct comment on the relevance of CDs in today's market

Ash Kramer of Witchdoctor
Is CD dying? How long until Cambridge Audio (and the wider industry) does away with CD players and moves to a computer audio only model?

Adam Shaw-Cotterill of Cambridge Audio
CD has certainly declined, but it remains a relevant format. Since the CD was launched in 1982, we have seen over 30 billion commercial discs, and over 100 billion blank discs enter the market. Our sales of entry-level CD players remain very strong today. Whilst some other companies may choose to move away from CD, we are aware that there are many customers who still want to play back their collection as they always have, and who, for reasons of their own, are not yet ready to move to hard disc storage or streaming for their source. There are still many millions of such people in the world, and that’s a big enough market for us to continue to operate in.

Terry's follow up comment:
Many of our clinets have significant CD collections so to ensure they can continue to enjoy their music at a high level but to also enable them to be able to include other formats too, the majority of our CD players also include other relevant functions such as those found in the following line up of CD players:

Ayon CD-1 @ $7,495
Tube CD Transport class A w/ tube buffer 24/192 up-sample SPIDF ASE/EUB BNC 12S TLk inputs & remote
Ayon CD-7s tube @ RRP $3,995
Tube CD player class A  with DAC and Preamp w/ USB-24/192 RCA/XLR SPIDF TLink AES & remote
Ayon CD-1s @ $5,795
Tube CD player class A with DAC and Preamp w/ USB-24/192 RCA/XLR SPIDF TLink AES & remote
Ayon CD-3s @ $7,795
High-end tube CD player Class A with DAC and Preamp w/ USB-24/192 RCA/XLR SPIDF TLink AES & remote
Ayon CD-5s @ $12,795
Reference level tube CD player class A with DAC and Preamp w/ USB-24/192 RCA/XLR SPIDF TLink AES & remote
 
Bel Canto E1-CDt @ $1,995
CD slot loading Transport w/ AES/EBU-XLR & SPDIF dig outputs
 
Electrocompaniet EMP-3  @ $4,795
A high-end multi format CD/SACD/Blu-ray in 2D and 3D/ DVD/DVD Audio plater. It also comes with wireless and USB facilities that ensure long term future proof versatility.
Electrocompaniet Classic EMC-1UP @ $7,775
Reference Ctop loading D player 24bit 192kHz upsampler
 
Krell S350a @ $3,995
CD player / DAC w/ coax & toslink digital inputs/outputs
Krell Cipher @ $16,795
Reference CD/SACD player
 
Primare CD22 @ $1,995
CD player also plays MP3 & WMA files via USB and disc
Primare CD32 @ $3,495
Refenece CD player also plays MP3 & WMA files via USB or disc
 
Triode TRV CD-5SE @ $3.295
Tube CD player w/ headphone amp & 24/192 USB, RCA XLR, Toslink outputs    

With over 13 CD players / CD transports in our portfoloio, it's probably rather obvious that we don't buy into the myth that CD is dead, just like we also include an extensive range of Turntables because vinyl has also outlived the many death threats lined up against it in the past, Long live good music in all its many guises and formats.