Subscription to Stereophile magazine: $10.
Additional hard drive to store your lossless music collection: $200.
Portable audio player that supports FLAC: $300.
High-end headphones and speakers necessary to hear the difference between MP3/AAC and FLAC: $1000.
Gold shielded power, speaker, and headphone cables to avoid picking up noise that masks the differences between MP3/AAC and FLAC: $2000.
Watching all that equipment turn into one big zombie spambot as soon as you press "play": priceless.