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Links for 1.7.08: Ringtones’ value, Rolly’s rollout, Napster’s MP3s…

*Napster is starting to sell DRM-free music now. MP3s. Funny. [paid content]

*To get Sony BMG’s DRM-free tunes, you have to go to a physical store and buy a card. Dumb. (More at Mashable.)

*The estimable Clive Thompson on the Loudness Wars: “Audiophiles are jackasses.”

*Soulja Boy (who is 17) is having a baby. (No supersoaking jokes from me.) [earsucker]

*Want headphones endorsed by the one and only Dr. Dre? $400. All hail the Loudness Wars. [daily swarm]

*Why Ringtones Are More Valuable Than MP3s. []

*The Sony Rolly music player is coming to the U.S. in the spring. [engadget]

*More CES: Metallic wireless earbuds.

*Me too.

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