Audiophiles will be pleased to hear Apple is considering adding a "lossless" section of their iTunes store. I've never been impressed with the quality of on-line downloads. To me, they have a very strong background "ringing buzz" that makes it sound like the music's being played through a bell. Because of that, for my own listening purposes, I've never taken downloads seriously as a way to listen to music. If they ever actually do implement a lossless codec format for downloading, I'll most likely change my mind.