But you no longer need a hifi system to listen to the music.
Reasonable cost personal earphones have way better quality sound than really expensive speakers, and you can listen without interruptions.
And the small portable boom box lets you share when you want, wherever you are.
Big hifi systems no longer serve any purpose. Small has replaced big.
- I like the surround -a - sound experience, earphones can make music more personal, but has a degree of anti-socialism about it, small portable boom boxes have a tendency to be bass-y - I think music it is for sharing ,,, so I do