I've been buying some re-masters lately since I just upgraded my entire system (Yam RXV-1000, CDC 775, Klipsch RP-3's). Anyways, it seems to me that buying a re-mastered CD is pretty much a no-brainer, especially since they are similar in price to the original releases. Are there any exceptions to this? These are the remasters that I recently purchased: Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms Van Halen - Van Halen Bob Seger - Stranger in Town (Just released) The Dire Straits CD is the best sounding of the 3. Is there ever an instance when you would NOT want to get a remaster cd?