I thought that there were enough musings around these parts to warrant a full blown discussion and because I know there is much I could learn about the various audio formats that make up this modern world. I have surmised that current wisdom is analog>.wav>.mp3, with .mp3 and possibly some other compressed formats possessing evil powers capable of destroying mankind as we know it. I will start by saying that I am done with vinyl. Static, scratched records, expensive diamond needles, skipping, warped records and the inability to step lively on the floor without loosing your place in the song are not for me. I will have to live without the liner notes so that I do not need a wagon to make my music portable. So what is a palatable audio format to the discerning ear in this modern world? Please weigh in.