Originally Posted by xorbitman
SACD and DVD-A have both died as new mediums because the baby boom gereration and the other generations also decided to choose simplicity (MP3) over hi quality.
The new status symbol is the IPOD, especially the new IPOD Touch.
I disagree. Most baby boomers do not even know what DVD Audio or SACD is!!!!
They never chose iPod, it was poured down their throat with strong marketing to poorly informed consumers. Can you say Bose?
The reason high quality audio solutions died was because of competition between themselves, lack of remasted music that baby boomers wanted to hear, and a lack of support from hardware vendors for the new formats.
I do agree that good audio quality is less important than bragging rights over how many songs one can fit on an iPod to the x generation, and many baby boomers but if this conclusion was entirely true, CD's would be dead too!