I'm not an audiophile by any means, but I have a moderately decent system and care how it sounds. I sometimes find myself really enjoying music on other people's crappy systems, or from a TV speaker, and I figure the key to this enjoyment is that any neurosis about sound quality is gone and I'm just listening to the music. I'm not thinking, "do I need to tame the treble on my system?". I wonder if a lot of the time audiophiles fall into a cycle of constantly trying to iron out niggling doubts about the finer details of their setup, just so they can stop worrying and get back to what they did in the first place - focus on what the musicians are doing. I was wondering if you guys around here think there's any truth to this? I'm sure the rewards of a top system can be well worth the effort and expense, so I'm not trying to poop on your hobby. But what if your only option was an old dansette? Would you still listen to as much music? Would you listen to the same music? Kids 50 years ago must have been able to "get" rock and roll through tinny record decks and radios otherwise the revolutions in 60s music wouldn't have been kick-started by Elvis and Little Richard. What do you think?