Thursday, April 16, 2009

Are you really listening?

Gizmodo had a great article on "audiophiles," those folks who will spent tens of thousands of dollars on fancy audio equipment, because they swear it sounds so much better. They say that the trend of popping little tiny ear buds in, listening to highly compressed low bitrate mp3s while we attack the treadmill has ruined our appreciation for the way music can really sound.

The author of the article is understandably skeptical when he's getting ready to meet this gentleman, but he changes his tune by the end. It's a good read; check it out.



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