How Much Does Great Sounding Music Cost?

Jane Relaxes With Computer Audio

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep mentioning this: we have entered the Golden Age of Audio. Never before has so much great sounding music been available to so many listeners for such low cost. Five factors are rapidly democratizing music playback as they drive innovation and digital music acceptance: offshore manufacturing; empowerment by the World Wide Web; the present heyday of digital music technologies; pressures of the world economy; and rising listener sophistication with insistence on high playback quality.

This mix adds up to unprecedented opportunity for all music lovers. The cost of an audiophile stereo system has dropped dramatically. . .

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