I think people who take music seriously, in other words not just as pleasing background noises, are more likely to invest in sound quality. I used to believe that most audiophiles are classical music fans. I know that's not true, but good sound quality is really quite important if you want to hear the nuances in good classical recordings.
Perhaps the real question is whether we as a society (young and old) think of music as a commodity or as art.
Edited by transient orca - 6/21/10 at 4:30pm