Will New Audio Formats Get Rid Of The CD?
from the some-say-they-already-have... dept
I recently read a review of an SACD (Super Audio CD) where the reviewer said it made the music on the CD sound more like live music. The music industry certainly hopes that others feel the same way about either SACDs or DVD-Audio discs. In both cases, they’re touting these as successors to the audio CD, whose quality, they say, has “run its course”. Of course, they don’t put as much emphasis on the fact that both the SACD and the DVD-A come complete with copy protection. Instead, they focus on why the CD just sounds flat compared to these new formats. While some audiophiles might go for these new formats, I would think that (for at least the time being) most people find regular CDs “good enough” for their purposes, and don’t necessarily want to upgrade to an expensive new system. Then, of course, there are some who say they’ve already moved away from CDs and are enjoying their MP3 collection instead… I doubt those folks will be all that interested in having to buy an expensive new audio player along with expensive new music to replace all their old “obsolete” music.