Only on a good daySo you could consider yourself as "general public"?
In terms of format, as someone who grew up in the 80's it's probably Cassette tapes that I'm most attached to. Not in a quality or ease of use sense. But because they were interactive. You could create your own mix tapes, attempt to record stuff off the radio, talk in a silly voice and listen back, pretend you're a spy and record your Brother next door, or a radio DJ. Carry them around and blast your eardrums from your Personal Stereo. CD's were just one way and as I never became a vinyl junkie, format was irrelevant to me.
Hi-Fi Gear, now that was a different story. However a very expensive story, so I had to knock that on the Head when the kids came along.