The Downside of High-End Audio Installs (4)

4. Got the hardware. Have the software?

Good audio equipment is one part of the ICE experience. Do you have high quality music? Audiophiles insist on CDs but honestly, they're so passé. You got to have a digital library full of high bitrate, clean songs. The inconsistent quality of various online sources won't make the cut, no. For the record, I now primarily download from iTunes India. Be prepared to put in a lot of effort to bring your music collection up to speed. I even went as far as to equalize all of the 3,500 songs in my iTunes (GUIDE : How to Normalize / Equalize the volume of your entire song collection). If I rip a CD, it's always the lossless way.