ID3 tags and the next Master format after DDP

I seriously doubt the requirements for audio delivery to become of a higher standard then the one in use now. Consumers don’t mind buying a collection of 160 kbps mp3s instead of a full Audio CD (and many don’t hear any difference in quality), so what’s the point for distributors to demand 24-96, if the end product will at the most still be 16-44?

Luck, Arjan