What about people who no longer buy CDs,and only listen to downloads? I belong to a couple of listservs,and Yahoo! groups for classical recordings.I got ridiculed enough for saying my preferred way of listening to music,especially classical,is original issue vinyl,on a high end audiophile system,from the 50s and 60s,that I no longer say anything about it.
Increasingly more and more classical music listeners and buyers are abandoning CDs for downloads.I know all about the alleged improvements in downloads in recent years,MP4s, lossless downloads,yadda yadda.In my book,"CD quality sound" is still an insult,but that isn't the point here.The point is,that a lot of the people who buy this crap,listen to it exclusively on their computers,or an iPod,or iPod clone MP3 player,as their preferred way of listening.4" television speakers are three dimensional high end sound staging,compared to earbuds on an iPod,or 2" computer speakers.
Television has been trying for better sound,while music has been moving away from it,for at least three decades now.
--- On Sat, 2/5/11, Louis Hone <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Louis Hone <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Vintage coloration [was: How would a band be setup...]
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 4:26 PM
> Sorry but no one of the general public will hear any difference at allWell I disagree. I don't know what kind of TVs you have in Sweden, butelsewhere, people have much better sounding TVs nowadays. So to forego
quality because it might be coming out of a 4 inch speaker, is no longer a
valid argument in my book.