Music has been transforming lives since its very first inception. Don’t believe us, then just explain how it is that Plato (who was around almost 2500 years ago) managed to give the power of music the best description of all time when he said, “music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” That is what music means to people, as poignant and dramatic as it may be.
But as much as you love your music, your listening experience may be lacking a little bit. It just may not be all that you hoped it was or all that it deserves to be. That is why we have come up with a list of ways you can upgrade your listening experience from every angle imaginable.
Sort Out Your Library
Unfortunately, the days of having box after box of vinyl are gone (even though a resurgence is in full swing). Instead, digital music libraries are the thing. Which begs the question, how can you enjoy your music if you can’t find it? So whilst it may not be the sexiest fix, just cleaning up your iTunes, favoriting your hipster music playlist and rearranging your Spotify can be well worth the effort.
Give Your Headphones More
While plugging your headphones (we’re purposely not saying earphones because most of them are just pointless) directly into your laptop or phone or iPod or whatever, you’re not unleashing their full potential and that means your ears are forever left a little bit sad. The easiest way to fix this issue is to get yourself a DAC and an amplifier. They may add a little more intrusion into your experience but they are worth it.
It’s Not Just Your Speakers
It is so easy to try and squeeze more out of your music experience by upgrading your speaker system so that your favorite songs get that clinical and crystal cut sound that you are so desperate to have. However, as you can read all about on http://www.vinylvintage.net/listening-room-acoustics/, it isn’t just the speakers that matter, it is also making sure that the acoustics in your room that can drastically upgrade the listening quality. That’s because, while the sound from your speakers does directly enter your ear hole, it also spreads out everywhere else, and that affects your experience big time.
Time To Upgrade The Headphone
That doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a $375 pair of headphones because they have the branding of some hip-hop artist who is in the game purely to make money. As you can see here http://lifehacker.com/5783272/turn-a-pair-of-30-headphones-into-a-300-pair, thre are ways you can upgrade your $20 pair and turn them into a legit instrument of musical awesomeness. Yes, there is a little bit of work, DIY and elbow grease required, but you can create a sensational pair of headphones for less than $100 this way and start enjoying your music the way the artists wants you to enjoy it.
You wouldn’t watch a CAM version of your favorite films, right? So why are you listening to your favorite songs in a sub-standard way, the songs that fill your world right up? It is insane and it needs to stop right now.