I have enjoyed reading what has been shared on this thread so far....
The truth is - I have become lazy - at a cost.
Years ago I ripped all of my CD's (400+) in to iTunes. This was when storage was expensive.
Unfortunately they were all at a lower quality.... hindsight blows.
When I first hooked up my turntable I was excited... spinning records like the old days!
I forgot what a pita it was to skip a song on the album....
The sound was nostalgic, I even remembered exactly in a song where to one "pop" was.
I was encouraged by my teenage children to subscribe to Spotify Family. I am happy that I did.
The iPhone interface is slick and the song database is huge. I rediscovered Groups that I forgot I liked.
I could never justify buying the album of the "one hit wonder" groups... now easily accessible through this service.
So here I am - amazing hardware and low res sources - all without having to move from my couch!
If you have read this far in to my reply, I suggest you read the article I have linked.
It's a bit dated (and a long read) but does explain WHY my AMAZING system sounds meh to me right now.
WHAT DATA COMPRESSION DOES TO YOUR MUSIC