If there's a subject I continually debate with myself its chicken or the egg. In this case its: do I like bass in my music because I play it or the other way around. I say all this to ask can you get enjoyment or pleasure out of listening to music out of terrible speakers? Small speakers in phones and mp3 players just don't provide anything resembling bass. My nephew is always walking about with utter crap coming out of his iPod without headphones. I know some of it is halfway decent music butchered by horrific cheap speakers. To me it absolutely ruins the experience. If I can't plug my phone into a set of headphones or a decent stereo music doesn't happen for me. I'd rather do without. I wonder about this continually as I see people on the street doing the same as my nephew, music sans headphones. Is it just done to get attention? Are they genuinely trying to share something they love with everyone? Do they love it enough to hear it even if the reproduction is atrocious? I'm sure I come across as a snob but I can't stand it when someone wants to share music with me and they whip out their phone. I always tell them to not bother because I'll hate it. Anyone else do without when quality suffers?