Portability and ease appear to be much more important to all of us than listening to the highest quality of sound. We all seem to enjoy mp3 players EVEN THOUGH the sound quality is usually less than that of a CD. And MUCH less than the sound of DVD Audio or any other new audio format.

Maybe we don’t care to have a special listening room in our apartment or house JUST so we can properly listen to surround sound.

Imagine this if you will: You go to a party in a fancy house. The living room has a great surround sound system. It sounds great just about in the middle, where the coffee table is. But if you walk to the back of the room, all you hear is the reverb, echo and other effects that the surround speakers usually pump out.

I don’t know anybody who has DVD Audio….well I knew a man at Epic Records a few years back who had one of seven existing DVD Audio players in his office. He told me it sounded great….aside from him I don’t know a single person who has bought him/herself a system like that.

No, we enjoy our portable mp3 players because we can carry 1,000 or 4,000 tunes with us – there is bound to be a sound in there for the mood we are in!!! We enjoy listening to mp3s at home because we can instantly create playlists for a dinner party and don’t have to worry about the music……

I think for now it is clear that portability and ease win over shear sound quality…