So, you love listening to music, but sometimes you feel like you aren’t getting as much out of the experience as you could. Your headphones are tinny, your favorite songs are hard to find, and you’re sick of listening to the same tracks even though you do love them. Fear not! There are so many things you can do to make music listening better.
Here are just a few simple changes you can make to improve your experience with music:
Become a Social Listener
Instead of always listening to music alone with your headphones on, become a social listener. Buy the Best Boombox you can afford and take it to the park.Let your friends stream their favorite jams to your device, and you might just discover something new.
Alternatively, sign up to music streaming services like Spotify which sync with Facebook and check out what your peers are listening to.it’ll stop your playlists from becoming stale and uninspiring and introduce you to genres you may never have considered before.
Invest in a USB DAC and Amp
Of you love listening to music on your headphones, but you aren’t getting the crisp, clear sound you would like, then invest in a Digital-Analog Converter and amplifier for your devices. They will completely transform the sound you hear, making it more akin to the listening experience you get from analog forms like Vinyl, and they’re not particularly expensive either!
Make More (and Better) Playlists
Having playlists is a great way to ensure that you can quickly listen to a variety of different songs without having to skip every second track like you do when you put your set your device to shuffle.
If you want to make your music listening better, then not only do you need to create playlists, but you need to create smarter playlists. You can do this by making lists of the best tracks of the year, your favorite tracks if a particular genre or even filtering your library to only play tracks you haven’t played more. Just do what you can to shake things up.
Once You Go FLAC, You Never Go Back
Any audiophile will tell you that, if you’re listening to music digitally, you should be listening in FLAC format. If you listen to your favorite song as a mp3 and then listen to it again as a FLAC file, you will notice that it sounds a lot more complex and you can hear more details than you did before. That’s because FLAC files are lossless and they present your music to you exactly as it was intended. Unfortunately, a lot of devices don’t support FLAC files, so you may have to purchase some new equipment, but it will be worth it if you’re serious about superior sound.
If you aren’t already streaming music, start now. Not only is it a great way to access music on the go, but it’s a great way to discover new artists you might not have heard of, but who you’re likely to enjoy based on your current preferences.
If you love music, you owe it to yourself to try out some of the above, to make listening better and ensure you never fall out of love with music.