Most people, particularly millennials and Generation Z, wouldn’t stand for watching videos on a boxy, grainy television set. Yet, that’s essentially the equivalent of the poor-quality sound they get when they download or stream music from services that don’t support high resolution.
These platforms and services compress large music files to give customers an important trade-off: convenience. So, you get to listen to your favorite Pink Floyd album (plus millions of other songs) in every room of your house and while you walk to the subway, but you sacrifice the high-definition sound and arrangement the artist intended.
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