Not saying this isn't true but how different is it really compared to average household in decades gone by? Most people I knew had the same old cabinet style stereo for years, stacked up a bunch of records for playback, and were usually doing something else while the music was playing. The main activity in improving sound was replacing a broken needle.Tonybro wrote: ↑22 Oct 2019 09:55I'm going to be facetious now and say, the masses, especially the young masses, just want to isolate themselves from their surroundings and will have any old noise going at it so they can facebook, snapchat, instagram to their hearts content.
Young people particularly have no comprehension of the potential quality of playback systems and sources - even digital. They'll just consume in whatever form/quality it is delivered. Variety in and of music is dying because of it. There is a link somewhere on here pointing to academic studies indicating as such due to the lack of originality in current music.
Kids were lucky to have some hand me downs, or maybe a boom-box that dad pulled out from behind the couch on Christmas day. The appreciation of music was primarily what ever the radio fed you. Kids got older and talked on the phone - a lot.
I personally think modern access is pretty amazing, and there are lots of musicians out there trying to be original which only gets a bit tougher. My kids have introduced me to new stuff and likewise I've shared some old. And honestly, I can't think of a kid who wouldn't appreciate a nice stereo system. On the flip side, not to many adults have even had the experience of sitting down to hear what high-end 2 channel playback can even do.
Also- there is always crappy music around and gems in-between. I can imagine a personal hell where I have to buy and listen to every left over record at the local Goodwill for ever and ever.