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    • > I’d wait for some clever chap who can upload vinyl recordings without the compression distortion of mpeg (or whatever the current compression standard is)

      That's been around for years. Take a look at FLAC. It's a lossless compression that unpacks to the original signal on playback. It's also compatible with high resolution audio - the kind you find at places like www.hdtracks.com.

      There's also MQA, which Meridian Audio has been pushing in the last few years. It's a compression method that seeks to make streaming high resolution audio more practical. The technology has to be licensed from Meridian, though. I won't get into whether or not it's worth it, since I have no personal experience there.

      If you're listening on your phone, though, high quality mp3 is most likely as much as you'll need.

    • Audiophiles would definitely benefit from that much storage. When it comes to lossless audio like FLAC format taking up six times as much storage as MP3 320, having that 1TB would be handy.

      I used to be avid lossless music aficionado buying CDs and ripping them at MP3 320kbps (for convenience) and FLAC (for archival), but then Spotify came along and offered high quality streaming. So just like having an iCloud for backing up my photos and videos, having Spotify no longer necessitates carrying a large collection of songs with me.

      If buying lossless audio becomes as easy as streaming (marginally inferior quality) songs from Spotify I would reconsider upgrading and storing my music library. For now, the convenience wins over best possible quality.