For some reason I keep thinking that music reproduction is getting worse; what with the proliferation of iPods and portable music devices. But I am wrong.
A quick listen and a bit of remembering about just how bad audio has been in the past – the first CD players, AM radio, cheesy one-box systems – and I am pleasantly surprised that the new bad is pretty good.
Which means that if the new bad is good, then the gap between low-end and high-end audio is narrowing.
This is great news and just in time for the music industry to start flourishing again with their new model.
I’d say with some level of confidence we’re right at the cusp of great things happening for music and high-end audio.