Three articles on music listening are posted under Bits & Pieces in the RESOURCES part of the site because they go into more depth than the typical blog article.

Why Sound Quality Matters argues that sound quality is an essential part of the listening experience. Listener's Checklist presents an organized list of all the factors that can influence sound quality or the listener's experience of recorded music. Sound Quality Ratings explains where my personal sound quality ratings come from.

These articles will be of vastly greater benefit to the Alley if Cats chime in with their own points of view. Here is the place to have that discussion.