'Over compressed music is just about a requirement for any music to sound acceptable to the masses on the near universal phone and earbuds setup.
Us audiophools comprise a tiny segment of the customer base and we are not the ones who are downloading songs and paying for said downloads to our iPod or whatever similar piece of gear.'
'There’s no conspiracy here, music is just not being mastered for Audiophiles anymore, if it ever was. It’s being mastered to sound as good as possible on the devices that 98% of the world listen on. Phones, tablets, laptops and earbuds.
Is it a sad state of affairs for audiophiles who love dynamic range? Definitely. Is it a conspiracy? Not at all.'
Yes, nothing to see here, no conspiracy.
They have never promised to give us good sound. If they do it's an accident, it won't happen again.
Their business is to sell music. We're not even 1% of their market, and they know we'll buy anyway, despite our complaints.
As for big pharma, well that's another story altogether.
I find it amazing (and slightly depressing) that after decades and decades of research and untold billions spent doing it, that the single biggest ever medicinal breakthrough only happened to come by through sheer accident.
In his own words:
"One sometimes finds, what one is not looking for. When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn't plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world's first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did."— Alexander Fleming