How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?

Maybe this topic is more of recommendation and sharing ideas than a question. We invested in our hifi systems for years to get to a place where we appreciate what our systems sound. Now, how do you find time to enjoy listening to music if many of us work long hours and still need to take care of family, errands etc…I don’t remember when was the last time I spent more than 2 hours a week at the most to enjoy the system I spent $$$ to build. How do you find time to enjoy your system?


I'm retired and a lazy bum. I now live in a small town with few distractions. When the wife is around I respectfully lower the sound level or simply switch the stereo off. When I feel like playing one of my musical instruments it's little problem, either. My piano is in a room off the garage. I can easily take my more portable musical instruments either outside or into the garage. In other words, I've finally gotten to the point where I can indulge my obsession with music any time I want. Ah! Bliss!

“Here honey, here’s 300$, don’t you need new bras’ and tops,,fuzzy,socks.


I have a good 4 hours. 
no work,next day, stay up late in the wee hours, stereos always sound better with cleaner 110-115 between 11-4;am

I’m good for at least 2-3 hours a day.  Sometimes much more.  My wife doesn’t break my chops about this.  She understands me. ( Usually! )  

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As you say, time seems to be in short supply for some of us these days. I sometimes joke to my wife that I think I'd be better inside a prison left alone with my HiFi and a collection of books.


I try to tend to snatch an hour here and there with my main system whenever I can, but I've always got my headphones outdoors and then there's the Bluetooth system downstairs, the media player in the car.

None of them sound anything like my main system though.

Lord knows why, but Nat King Cole sounds epic through it tonight.