I have a beef with Mp3. I hate it. People think that this compressed and limited form of audio sounds good :eek: .\r\n\r\nMaybe it has to do with society. Society has allowed the infiltration of an inferior media format to basically take over cd. Cd was better than cassettes, cassettes were better than 8-track. We were moving in a positive direction until we got to mp3. Mp3 struggles to be slightly ahead of cassette in terms of fidelity and dynamic range. Why has this happened??\r\n\r\nI think it is because society (at least in the US) has become complacent. Basically having a "it's good enough" attitude. Super Audio CD and DVD audio have basically flopped because people thought cd was "good enough". We still primarily use internal combustion engines because they are "good enough", even though the basic design is over 100 years old!! The majority of Americans still have standard definition TV, why? You guessed it, it is "good enough". \r\n\r\nThere was a time in our not so distant past when things were NEVER good enough. Just think, what if the Wright brothers and others in aviation at the time would have thought the flyer was good enough. Or, after their fourth generation format of flyer, said "that's good enough". We may still be using basic turbo-prop aircraft with today's society's mindset of "it's good enough".\r\n\r\nThis "good enough" mind set has permeated the workforce as well. It is very difficult for employers to find good employees. Most employees are only "good enough" not to get fired. I am not saying that they should put in overtime for free or anything like that. However, there was also a time when people took a little bit of pride in what they did. No matter what it was. Flipping burgers, picking up garbage, ethical sales, looking out for other employees, ect.\r\n\r\nWhat will it take to get us out of this current state? When will society start demanding QUALITY over quantity again?? \r\n\r\nI would not have a problem with Mp3, IF (big if) it offered a SONIC ADVANTAGE to the current media standard. Unfortunately it does not even come close. In fact, because of the popularity of Mp3, some artists I enjoy (rather used to) have decided to start slacking on superior recording techniques. Their reasoning is, "why spend more money on the recording process to make it sound better, when it is just going to be compressed to hell?" It is understandable... from their standpoint.... I guess. :( \r\n\r\nPlease weigh in with your thoughts or comments. Sorry for my really long rant.