With more and more computers comming with toslink (optical audio) and SPDIF (Sony Phillips Digital Inter-Face), I wonder where the audio hardware market is going? The move to SACD and DVD-A is on with more and more titles being released in these high samplerate formats, that reach well beyond the 20KHz, which the human ear can hear. Sony's mini Disc almost made the cut, but hasn't seen the wide market adoption I'm guessing Sony was hoping for. The Development of higher quality 'compressed' audio formats is on ernest, with AAC currently leading the way. These formats are seeing ever increasing adoption in portable music player which seem to be replacing the once coverted 'CD Walkman.' I'm curious to see where the members of this fourm see the audio hardware and software market progressing in the not to distant future.