I am wondering if poor quality music, such as a bad mp3 (I know all mp3s are bad, but i'm talking really bad, like gain turned way up, distortion, etc., on the track) can damage your speakers? Or any other link if the playback chain? I searched the internet briefly but was unable to find a good answer for this.
The reason i'm wondering is that I live with several other people who listen almost exclusively to mp3s. Needless to say, they dont appreciate the same type of sound quality that i do and a lot of the music that ends up on the stereo is pretty bad. So bad, in fact, that I can frequently tell how bad it is from several rooms away while they seem to have no issue with it.
Also, any ideas on how I can convert these folks away from this music? Unfortunately our music genres don't line up completely so I can't just force them to listen to my stuff.