A weird thing happened on the way to the future. The audio quality of the music we listen to has gotten worse. An album purchased on CD in the 80s sounds better than a version of the same album that was released yesterday. MP3s don’t sound anywhere near as good as CDs. But it doesn’t matter because more and more people are happy with the sound they get from crappy earbuds or their laptop speakers. All this is helping to contribute to a growing backlash for better sound. One thing we’re hearing a lot about is High-Resolution Audio. These are digital music files recorded in ways to offer much higher fidelity—even better than CDs in some cases. Selection is still a bit sparse, but you can download this material from online stores like Technics Tracks and HD Tracks. Companies like Technics and Sony are making new High-Res audio gear. And let’s not forget about Neil Young and his Pono project. Could true high-fidelity make a comeback? I sure hope so.