A generation of music lovers is getting ripped off.
That's the feeling among audiophiles who say that MP3 compression, which has made music portable, affordable, and packable on small devices, has ruined the music.
In some cases, it’s ruining your ears.
"There's been an overdose, in my opinion, of this altering of the original sound," says Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.
For years, Fleetwood and other artists like Neil Young have decried the "dumbing down" of their master recordings through MP3. Some of them have been developing technologies to try to restore the original sound, or at least improve upon it. But often that restoration results in songs taking up a lot more memory. Suddenly, your digital player goes from being able to hold 20,000 songs to, like, 100.