good call. especially on #3
The poor sound quality of most recordings is my main complaint.
plus 2 on recording quality. it is a shame only jazz and classical seem to get better attention on the whole, than most other genres.
... and yes, I'm convinced having a dedicated low fi rig, ala desktop? is necessary to routinely appreciate those poorly done productions.
a fella in the recording mixing, and production vein once told me they would in the past mix music according to the demographic they envisioned buying it and further imagined the gear they would use for playback.
maybe that theme is back in vogue and much is being mixed for mobile device playback.
the woe of it is today the tech is immensely advanced and why labels are not striving to open new revenue streams via offering top quality HD cuts in addition to their main stream consumer slag just escapes me completely.