Convenience vs Quality
For years now, I have stood by the position that vinyl (or reel to reel) is the only way to hear the organic, natural sound approaching live. And I put up with the inconvenience of a TT. Maybe a reflection of these tough times and a Silver Lining is that I surely enjoy listening to the Pandora app in my smart TV through my main stereo system!
Never thought I would opt for this convenience over quality but even though the fidelity has a lot to be desired, it is way fun to hear hit after hit of my favorite artists... for free! I prefer soft Rock/Pop in Pandora and think I am hearing the essence of the mostly midrange of the singers. And the mids being the most easy to reproduce, I really get into the words and the phrasing. And running an all tube SET system, the electronic edge is greatly smoothed out. And a Silver Lining of these times is the realization that good enough is good enough.