There we go again…the standard of “CD Digital Audio” doesn’t allow the inclusion of software other than the “wav” music files. So we are buying CD-Roms with music and control software, that force us to install it “inside” “our computers”, if we want to listen to the music…and all this after getting paid by ourgoodselves!!! Ok, we get the special favour of copy authorization to use in the car…but if our local law allows it, is no favour at all !!! And what is the “price” we have to pay, quality wise, when we listen to theses discs in a good Hi-Fi system? Presented as the perfection and eternal media, the CD has the signal cut outside the band 20-20000 Hz. Some recordings are just crap, in technical grounds (mixing, balance, etc.), and we were expecting it to go the direction of quality (old LP still can give the CD a run, in a good system), SACD was supposed to be it but the market went another directions: DVD-Audio, not the best quality if quality meens something other than 5+1 or 7+1, and all the compressed formats that started as CD quality to become “near CD quality”, but represent the Eldorado for the industry. They dream about the day they can dematerialize music sales, cut the distribution costs, and sell only online compressed files to you, in a way they continue to control those files inside your own machines. Meanwhile, we have a good solution: don’t take the discs from the shelf and don’t go after compressed music downloads at the price of a good CD.