IMHO the problem at the root is ignorance, a lack of culture.
I can't agree at all. I'll bet you could find many highly intelligent and cultured people, with a love of music from all genres (including many trained classical musicians), who are happy to listen to music on equipment you would scorn.
Care there, I'm not insulting people at all. There are many culture lacking people who are extremely brillant in their own way.
I know that there are (few) people who enjoy all kind of music, just like me, but it's not the trend, they are more like exceptions and there are fewer and fewer.
All the people I know who enjoy good music also have a proper equipment to listen them. Some of them can't afford a real hi-fi system and they are always looking for ways to improve their listening experience (through used market for example, head-fi or DIY).
IMHO who really enjoys music is always after a way to listen to it properly (and tend to learn to play an instrument because it makes you appreciate others' work better).
Lee H said:
Donluca, (cool avatar by the way)
has this not always been the case? There are those for whom convenience is the most important factor. We all fall in to that camp to a greater lesser degree. I stream all my music using Sonos because it's more convenient than a CD. CD users often find their discs more convenient than vinyl and so it goes on.
It doesn't matter what you listen to, whether it's pop or classical, different people will have different needs for their system.
thank you sir
If I recall correctly my avatar is from a cute flash game named "Castlemania" where you control a little Dracula and you go around chewing the pesky villagers that are disturbing your slumber
I've been using it for... 10 years?
Anyway, you've got a strong point there, I totally agree with you.
But I want to stress that "to a greater lesser degree".
We know how to handle convenience, we know when it starts affecting SQ or other important points that would compromise our listening experience.
Again, I'm not saying that this is true for everyone, I'm just sharing my experience and my thoughts.