Ignoring that some of the very best songs ever were designed to come out of a tinny transistor and were none the worse for that, Lou Reed has been moaning about mp3s:
"If the guy making the record likes good sound, the price goes up. People have to have higher standards. Some might say 'that's elitist'."
Reed went on: "You can get any song you want in the world. If you don't care about good sound, none of this matters for a second.
"If no one cares, it will stay the same. Technology is talking us backwards, making it easier to make things worse."
Now, a nice quality sound is fine, but it's not everything, is it? Suggesting that it'd be better to not to be able to get access to a squillion songs because some of them you might notice are a bit flat if you play them through massive speakers seems to be missing the point quite spectacularly. It's like suggesting you'd be better off illiterate than to have to put up with books printed on cheap paper.