Posted by Hypnosis4U2NV on Friday 23 May 2008 20:37 Granted, on good audio you can pickup differences but how many people are audiophiles… You mean how many people are tone deaf? Personally, I prefer the music to be accurate, crisp, and distinct. When I mow the lawn, thats when I listen to mp3. When I am on my PC, I listen to my music in FLAC, APE, or ALAC format. MP3 or other lossy formats have their purpose when you need a portable format to take your music on the move. Other than that, why listen to it? Well I guess you could make an arguement about space but with how cheap HDD are or DVDR, why worry? There is a down side to listening to MP3 and it explains it in that link to the article above. I would suggest everyone to read it.