http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/27/tech/innovation/death-stereo-system/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 I've had one of these since I was in college 40 years ago. Now it's a watered-down "home theater" system that handles both video and audio. It's still only two-channel audio, not surround sound, with decent "upper mid-range" speakers. I listen mostly to classical music, so sound quality is important to me, but I'm not a "golden ears" audiophile who can afford to shell out $2000+ for a pair of speakers. And I stream most of my music from iTunes on my computer now, after downloading it or ripping CDs from my collection. Sometimes I listen with a pair of headphones while sitting at my computer, or with an iPod while driving, but usually I listen to the stereo in the living room while reading or relaxing.