For "audiophile" listening right now I use a good cd player, old school amp, cd's and also good quality headphones. I also have good quality cd burner "stand alones". Right now for jamming with bass I'm using components from the above.....I have a number of pieces of equipment. In my travels around the stores to "update" I notice that cd-related equipment seems to be on the demise. What they sell now in that regard is mostly cheap bad-sounding stuff..... so ...thought I would make the move to MP3-related products.......but after reading up on this stuff the general concensus is that the audio quality has gone downhill bigtime compared to times gone by....... (progress?) So when you want hear something good at home with very good audio.....what system are you using.....?