Aural Addict wrote:Steve jobs was an audiophile, but knew what the public wanted and gave that to them. How is that odd to believe? He didn't come up with the iPod. He also supported lossless codecs, but didn't offer them through the iTunes store because of storage space. Remember Beta vs VHS?
1) As a member of the public I never wanted low such a low quality audio codec to become widely acceptable, some older classical recordings are only available as downloads, its barely listenable. Only this morning listening to BBC radio 3 the announcer actually apologized for the compressed quality of the music he'd just played.
2) I realize I'm in the minority and I never listen to music on the move and have no intention of ever owning a mobile device. I also believe he was more interested in making money than giving people what they want.
3) Listening to a CD on my Macbook Pro through i tunes compared to my CD player is like removing all the flavour and colour from a delicious morsel of food. Is it i tunes doing this or just vastly inferior components? Isn't this the kind of set up a lot of people have these days?
4) I guess I'm just a pompous a$$.