A while ago, stereo music got DISSED on a discord channel. The dissers (I think @ratxt1 @deluks917 and @keithburgun ) discussed some of the negatives of stereo sound, and couldn't find any positives. Their conclusion: In an ideal world, all music would be mono. I don't think that's true, though. Here are some positive things about stereo sound which, in imo opinion, outweigh the negatives: 1: Stereo can be subtly used to improve the sound of individual instruments. Listen this song for a few seconds: Notice that the claps are spread out slightly across the two channels. Each clap consists of multiple sounds which are panned slightly differently, and the left side hits just a little before the right side (usually). 99.9% of people will not consciously notice this unless it is pointed out to them, so we know Glass Animals didn't do it to show off their sikk studio techniquez or whatever. They made the claps this way because it sounds better! Subtle enhancements like this are pretty common! Stereo has probably been increasing your enjoyment of music without your knowledge. Spooky! 2: Stereo can be used for gimmicky audio tricks. I actually don't like gimmicky audio tricks, but it's nice that they're available for people who want them! People listen to music for many different reasons. If some guy wants to signal that he's DIFFERENT by listening to the Beatles song Revolution 9, or if some other guy wants to signal that he's DIFFERENT by creating Revolution 9, the Beatles song, who are we to judge? Dramatic stereo panning allows Revolution 9 (the Beatles song) to send a stronger signal! Woo 3: Stereo allows more parts to be audible. For me, this is the best feature of stereo. To demonstrate this, I will need you to listen to music for about 7 minutes. I'm sorry! Please bear with me as you listen closely to the guitars in this song: For whatever reason, that upload of the song is in mono! Now try listening closely to the guitars in STEREOPHONIC SOUND: Wowow! There's a lot of extra detail. See if you can hear these things in mono, then stereo: The lead guitar (right) starts every phrase in the intro/verse riff with a low note The rhythm guitar (left) stops palm muting when the verses start During the first half of the choruses, the lead guitar chords slide down while the rhythm's stay put What the rhythm guitar is playing during the outro With stereo sound, two instrument parts with similar range and timbre can be clearly audible at the same time. It's pretty great! I like it. Thanks.