We've all had those times where we're stuck on the bus with some insufferable little shit blaring out the freshest offerings from Da Urban Classix Colleckshun Volyoom: 53 (or whatevs) on a tinny set of Walkman phone speakers. I don't really find that kind of music offensive, I'm just indifferent towards it but every time I hear something like this it just winds me up how shit it sounds. Does audio quality matter to these kids? I mean, isn't it nice to actually be able to hear all the different parts of the track going on at a decent level of sound quality rather than it sounding like it was recorded in a pair of socks?
I'm not really that bothered by the whole .WAV vs .MP3 debate anymore, most music you hear online is MP3 quality anyway so I've got pretty used to it now and tend not to notice the difference so much, but come on, there's a difference between a low quality MP3 and a terrible sound system.
so yeah, does sound quality really mean as much as it used to? Are artists who attract these kind of fans not just wasting there money on such grandiose producstion when apart from radio and in clubs these songs will generally be heard at such bad quality? hmm...