Re: Audio-fool trends in the industry
Well, I agree that cellphone-speakers sound like crap. There is something to say for portability and the option to let a few friends of yours hear it on (cellphone-)speakers though - especially if you're out in the middle of nowhere.
On a few occasions on vacation I've plugged in my mp3-player to an old radio (probably from around the 30's), and enjoyed it because I didn't have better equipment near. Granted, even those speakers on the radio sound alot better than cellphone-speakers, but still, I get the idea of people using their cellphone in that way.
So for me relatively good sounding, small, portable speakers is a good thing - they don't need to sound "Hi-fi" or anywhere near to be enjoyable.
I have pretty high demands on headphones though...